The Nelson Chamisa led opposition party, CCC, has slammed 41 alleged impostors whom they accuse of forged signatures and submitted nomination papers under its name. The party has given them a 24-hour ultimatum to withdraw their candidature or face civil and criminal charges.
According to CCC spokesperson Fadzayi Mahere, the party has lodged an electoral appeal to the Electoral Court and filed criminal complaints against the impostors at the ZRP Kopje.
The party has also objected to the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) for accepting the nomination forms of the fraudulent candidates, but has not received any response from the electoral body.
CCC has blamed ZEC and some Zanu PF malcontents for infiltrating its candidates selection process at the nomination court and causing disorganization within its ranks.
The impostors include 20 National Assembly candidates and 21 local authority candidates.
“We have noted an electoral appeal to the Electoral Court under EC3/2023 against the decision of the Nomination Court to accept the nomination forms of fraudulent double candidates whose forms carried forged signatures,” Mahere said.
“Should the fraudulent candidates withdraw their candidature within 24 hours, the CCC will not persist with both the civil and criminal proceedings against them,” she added.