BREAKING: ZANU PF's Scott Sakupwanya wins uncontested in Mabvuku-Tafara by-election
High Court Justice Never Katiyo, who initially issued an order on Thursday, October 7, barring the eight recalled CCC MPs from participating in the by-election, withdrew the order today. However, in a twist of events, a fresh order has been issued, now including Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi in the list of candidates barred from contesting.
●Victory for Scott Sakupwanya as he gets elected unopposed after Justice Never Katiyo withdrew a 1st order, barring 8 recalled CCC MPs from participating in Saturday's by-elections. He issued a fresh order now including Munyaradzi Kufahakutizwi in the list of candidates barred pic.twitter.com/sdOcS9giqS— NewZimbabwe.com (@NewZimbabweCom) December 8, 2023
The legal saga unfolded after CCC Interim Secretary General Sengezo Tshabangu took the matter to court, seeking to prevent the recalled CCC MPs from participating in the by-elections. Tshabangu argued that these MPs, having been expelled from the CCC, should not be allowed to contest the elections on behalf of the party that had removed them.