ZEC urges candidates, parties facing payment challenges to seek courts

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Zimbabwean Electoral Commission (ZEC) says it has seen reports that some prospective candidates have been disqualified from lodging their nomination papers ahead of the August 23 elections.

This is attributed to difficulties experienced in the payment of nomination fees due to the current challenges within the banking system.

The Zimbabwean electoral commission is calling upon all candidates and political parties whose nomination papers had been submitted but had challenges with the Commission’s point of sale machines and those who had submitted proof of payments but funds reflecting in ZEC’s account to approach the respective nominations courts.

The commission further says it wants to accommodate all candidates ahead of the 23 August elections and ensure that Zimbabweans exercise their democratic rights.