Zimbabwe Elections: ZANU-PF Mwenezi west House of Assembly candidate disqualified

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) has taken the decision to disqualify Priscilla Moyo, a candidate from the Zanu PF party, who was vying for the Mwenezi West House of Assembly seat.

This action comes as a result of alleged misconduct by Moyo.

Utloile Silaigwana, the Chief Elections Officer of ZEC, released a statement expressing the commission’s serious concern regarding Moyo’s breach of electoral code of conduct regulations outlined in Section 32 of the Act.

Moyo, who was Zanu PF’s nominee for the House of Assembly position in Mwenezi West, was found to have engaged in severe misconduct.

Silaigwana said that after an extensive investigation, ZEC invoked the authority granted to them by Chapter 21, Section 238 of the electoral act of Zimbabwe.

This authority enabled them to disqualify Priscilla Moyo as a candidate. It’s notable that Moyo’s name will still appear on the ballot paper despite the disqualification.

However, any votes cast for her will not be counted; they will be classified as spoilt votes. This information is intended to be communicated to the general public for awareness.

The decision to disqualify a candidate based on misconduct reflects ZEC’s commitment to upholding the integrity of the electoral process and ensuring that candidates adhere to established codes of conduct.

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