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CCC Double Candidacy Saga: Hlabano Refuses To Step Aside

CCC Double Candidacy Saga: Hlabano Refuses To Step Aside

One of the two Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) aspiring candidates for Bulawayo’s ward 26, Norman Hlabano, has refused to step aside to allow Mpumelelo Moyo to be the party’s sole candidate in the 26 March by-elections.

Hlabano and Moyo both successfully filed their papers at the Nomination Court in February but some party officials have endorsed the latter as the sole candidate.

Hlabano was the councillor before he was recalled by the MDC-T together with seven other Bulawayo councillors in September 2020.

On Saturday, during the CCC rally at White City Stadium in Bulawayo, Hlabano was blocked from addressing party supporters when CCC leader Nelson Chamisa took the opportunity to officially unveil all party candidates.

Chamisa apologised for the double candidacy mistake and promised that it would not happen again.

However, speaking to CITE, Hlabano vowed not to step aside arguing that he has to finish his term. He said:

There is no stepping aside. How can I step aside before I complete my term?

The decision comes from the people and not certain individuals.

CCC had similar incidents of double candidacy in Ward 9 in Bulawayo and Ward 4 in Masvingo.

One of the candidates in Ward 9 stepped aside but the situation is still to be resolved in Masvingo and in Ward 26 in Bulawayo.

Observers say fielding double candidates could affect CCC’s prospects of winning the two council seats.

More: CITE

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19 Comments

Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

Confused Citizen Coalition


Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

I'm a full time ZANU PF supporter and I'm non tribalistic I don't know the difference between a shona ndebele ndau Tonga or shangani as long as you are black and stay in this teapot shaped country we are all Zimbabwean

Tkt 5 months ago

Vybz Kartel e original supports my party n is busy nowadays,he is preparing for e by-elections

Armed Robbery 5 months ago

Ahhh wena Vybz Kartel Ibakwazi ukuthi ume nga....caca lapha hayikhona ukuba liwule lama party ugcwele yonki ndawo

Vybz kartel 5 months ago

Vote for mthwakazi republic party
shonas have failed for 40years
allow a ndebele to rule
otherwise we seperate


Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

Usade kushatisa Zita rangu with your tribalistic comments ndokuregera uchitaura dzimwe **** but apa wa nyanya @ fake vybz

J 5 months ago

Madii mangodzikisa level renyu retribelism mamwe ma comments just try keeping to urself.tozviziwa munozodawo ka attention mbijana saka muchikomenta zvisina dhiri

Mthembo 5 months ago

Kari why oMthwakazi party bang'khona bengayenzi ama rally sibazwe ukuthi bathini. Hatshi ukuzwa ngama hem hem

5 months ago


Bright 5 months ago

Vanongoita ka ma election avo vari two ka


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factos 5 months ago

i think the devil is ugly so finding yourself voting for ED it means you like the devil 😂


Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

Who are you to say to another man a devil since you are a so called Christian aren't you told not to judge?

▪️ 5 months ago

Mudhoto wamai vako

Gushungo 5 months ago

Hlabano can stand for MDC A, permission granded.


Shadows 5 months ago

Confusion kutanga kuna kachamisa kacho. Akatadzanei kuzvigadzirisa.


Muchama 5 months ago

Mukurarama haungosangani nezvaunoda chete


𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗮𝘃𝗮𝘇𝗮 5 months ago

𝗛𝗹𝗮𝗯𝗮𝗻𝗼 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸𝘀 𝗖𝗰𝗰 𝗶𝘀 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝘅𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘁𝗶𝗼𝗻 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗱𝗰𝗔, 𝗻𝗼 𝗶𝘁𝘀 𝗮 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗽𝗮𝗿𝘁𝘆 𝘄𝗶𝘁𝗵 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝗰𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗿𝗮𝗰𝘁𝘀. 𝗧𝗵𝗲 𝗽𝗿𝗲𝘃𝗶𝗼𝘂𝘀 𝘁𝗲𝗻𝘂𝗿𝗲 𝗶𝘀 𝗻𝗼𝘁 𝗿𝗲𝗹𝗲𝘃𝗮𝗻𝘁. ℳ𝒶𝓇𝒶𝓋𝒶𝓏𝒶


Vybz Kartel 5 months ago

How can it be not relevant my brother when your own party said the previous candidates are the ones who are being made to re run for former positions

Nyondeni 5 months ago

Kuzoti Nerusoni akapinda pauPresident mungazokwanisa kumubvisa here iwo manyana ake achiramba kusuduruka iwo asati atombovhoterwa Kkkkkk svinurai maZimbo,



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