Candidates ill-preparerd for Nomination Court Last minute rush: Independent National Assembly candidates sorts out their (Pic by Yoliswa Dube-Moyo) paperwork outside the nomination court sitting at the Gwanda Magistrate's Court

Yoliswa Dube, Matabeleland South Bureau Chief

A MAJORITY of opposition and independent candidates appear to have been ill-prepared for the Nomination Court, although the 21 June date was announced about three weeks ago.

There were hilarious and sometimes heartbreaking scenes at the court in Matabeleland South as aspiring candidates came with inadequate papers and had to be turned away to get more documents.

Opposition CCC candidates retreated in despair to the company offices dubbed the yellow house as they waited for the party leadership to send their papers through, from Harare.

Some independent candidates did not have enough money while others scrounged for registered voters to nominate them, as part of the requirements to file their papers.

The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission ZEC has been educating voters and aspiring candidates about the necessary requirements for months.

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