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'CCC nominees face axe'

by Staff reporter
07 Apr 2023 at 09:14hrs | Views
OPPOSITION Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) yesterday said it would automatically disqualify nominees implicated in violent skirmishes during the selection process held on Wednesday.

Addressing a Press conference in Harare yesterday, CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere said: "Violence is a Zanu-PF culture and we condemn it in its totality. Any person found responsible for violence or causing violence will be automatically disqualified from any form of participation in our candidate selection process."

The CCC candidate selection process was abandoned at some centres due to violent clashes among aspiring candidates.

Mahere said those nominated would be vetted and key community stakeholders would be consulted to make their recommendations on the candidates.

"Thereafter, the very important community consensus which builds part of the panel starts. There will be citizen caucuses, where citizens will come together and will be told of who their candidates are and asked of their preference."

The Zimbabwe Peace Project (ZPP) in a report said its monitors witnessed acts of violence in Glen View, Harare, and Zengeza West constituency in Chitungwiza.

Zanu-PF primaries held last week were also marred by reports of violence and vote rigging.

Source - Southern Eye