Kasukuwere alleges political persecution as ZACC visits his family home
HARARE – Saviour Kasukuwere, a former cabinet minister and a presidential candidate in the 2023 elections, has expressed concern over the recent visit by the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC) to his home, labeling it as a disturbing case of political persecution.
Kasukuwere has characterized the move as “Desperation on steroids!” but as of now, ZACC has not provided any clarification.
In a tweet, Kasukuwere questioned the motive behind the decision to send ZACC to his family home and raised doubts about the purpose of their valuation. He also pondered whether contesting against the incumbent President, President Emmerson Mnangagwa, was being treated as a criminal offense.
Adding to his troubles, the Supreme Court has recently rejected Kasukuwere’s appeal against his disqualification from running for president.
Kasukuwere had filed a Supreme Court application after the High Court invalidated the Nomination Court’s acceptance of his papers.
This action was prompted by a challenge from a Zanu PF activist, Lovedale Mangwana, who contended that Kasukuwere no longer qualified as a registered voter due to spending more than 18 months outside the country.
In delivering the ruling, Justice Chatukuta stated: “We meticulously examined the evidence and oral submissions presented by both counsels. The court is of the opinion that the appeal lacks merit. Therefore, the appeal is hereby dismissed, and no costs are awarded.”