The D-day has finally arrived, the 21st of June 2023 won’t be a normal day in Zimbabwe as political players fill in their nomination papers for the 2023 general elections set for August.
The ruling party, ZANU PF who conducted their primary elections have already revealed names of those who will be filling their nomination papers.
While their main opponents CCC party, have kept their nominees secret, triple C, leader Nelson Chamisa told members of the press that members of their party know who will be representing them.
Meanwhile, CCC leader Nelson Chamisa announced on Twitter that he has filed his nomination papers at the ZEC offices in Harare.
“PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE NOMINATION PAPERS FILED!! Have just successfully filed papers at ZEC. It’s all systems go! A New Great Zimbabwe is loading.” he wrote on twitter.
An urgent application challenging the 2023 candidate nomination fees was dismissed on the eve of the sitting of the nomination court by High Court Judge Justice Munamato Mutevedzi.
For Presidential candidates they are expected to pay $200 000 (USD), the National Assembly Woman party list should consists of candidates above age of 21 paying $200 (USD) submitting six names.
In the national assembly list for youths the candidates should be the age between 21 and 35. With each party with the names of at least two candidates paying $200(USD).
In terms of council the list will consists of 10 names, the candidate list should consist of women.
Local authority party list ,21 years above must consist of women only. They don’t pay for the nomination fee. For the Senate they need to be aged 40 and above and to make a payment of $200(USD).