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Presidential Hopefuls Will Now Need US $20k To Contest Zimbabwe Elections

Presidential Hopefuls Will Now Need US $20k To Contest Zimbabwe Elections

New election regulations say anyone wanting to contest the presidential election in Zimbabwe will need to pay US $20 000.

The new rules were issued this week as part of Statutory Instrument 145 of 2022.

Payment is also required for other election positions:

  • Senate and local council: US $100
  • Member of parliament: US $1000
  • Presidential: US $20 000

Commenting on the new fees, NCA leader and presidential candidate in the last elections (2018), Prof Lovemore Madhuku said:

Excessive, undemocratic and unconstitutional. ZEC fails to appreciate that a ” free and fair” election starts from that being a candidate must not be unaffordable to an ordinary politician. The amounts MUST be substantially reduced. US$500K for a party to field ALL candidates?

The July 2018 elections had 23 presidential candidates.

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62 Comments

njj 1 month ago

This z Zim 4 us


ComedyHalfHour 1 month ago

😂 😁 😂 😂
What's next 😂

pk 1 month ago

go fund me achawanda gore rino. plus president asina mari hatimude.


Isu 1 month ago

Ichokwadi mind yedu yakadzungaira. How many leaders vamakasarudza vanemari vasina zvavari kuita. Kurai.
Enda unotsvaka basa ra President ugoziva

mubhabhatidzi 1 month ago

yakanaka iyo kwatiri ichange idzo


Dove's 1 month ago

Free and Fair.

R. I. P.

Bossolona 1 month ago

Yet u are using pindula free version...dnt talk nonsense just to fit in, being broke as well isnt a crime my brother

Dr Hercules 1 month ago

We will contribute it wont work. It will not work. Skilled Rhebhara


The Zebra 1 month ago

No more Lowlife persons , yeyi non refundable if you loose , kkkkk pakaipa wena !


Worzell Gummidge 1 month ago

Ah. Handiti maLow-life person's vanhuwo vane kodzero dzakangoenzana nedzema High-Life person's here. Muri kureva here kuti democracy nePolitics zvave zvevanhu vakapfuma bedzi? Ndopanotangira corruption ipapa. Vese vakaba Mari dzenyika vanokwanisa kubhadhara vachiziva kuti vachaba imwe voita maSuper-massive profits. Dzimwe nguva ane Mari Shoma anenge atori honest & sincere nekuti haana kubira nyika. Uku ndiko kuvaka Oligarchy. Vamwe vari bogus vachabhadharirwa kuti vagobatsira pakutsigira hudvanyiriri nehukopekope. Mari ngaidzike iyi. Ndinoziva vamwe vachaikwidza kumatate epamusoro. True democracy should not be exclusionary in the basis of financial status. Ko iko kuzoti U$ Dollar, varombo vachibhadharwa nemaBind Paper? Wohwa rimwe Diro/Dede richipaumba rakanzunzutira nezhara richitsigira madhokororo akadai...

Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 1 month ago

It makes sense to me coz people jus field themselves as presidents to get money like we saw past election, the money paid to those who participate should less than they pay coz they busy spoiling votes. its ZanuPf vs CCC in Zimbabwe period...


Dred 1 month ago

Tht is not democracy @jah.there has to be room for other political players

should be* 1 month ago

🙅🏽‍♂


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Zelensky 1 month ago

urikumusha ukubhala mari yese iyi pay yacho kuma RDC tunzungu , unoshandira Corona .


washy 1 month ago

Good move,we won't see useless fellas like Kisinoti Mukwazhi, Brian Muteki,Hosiah Chipanga on the ballot paper et al.With POLAD in mind the ballot paper could have ballooned to around 100 candidates. ZEC is basically trying to save resources.


Sekuru zvambu 1 month ago

@Washylite asi musiyano wa O na i hauzive here

washylite 1 month ago

@washy for your iwn infirmation brian mteki is filthy rich that fellow ane garage rogadzira maBMw kuWgmfalls plus anema bhawa mutiwn also anoita zvekuveza matimbo guess what ndye ane contract rekuvesa mombe pagarage reTrek Petroleum mombe dziye dzaunoonabdzinoitwa naMteki its 7000usd price kugadzirisa maombe dziye dzaunoona

Putin 1 month ago

Ndiani arikugadzira zvidomoro zvemitemo yakadai ,


HKD boss 1 month ago

Chasara ndechekunzi kuvhota kwakubhadhariswa..


Apolitically 1 month ago

vele why bachibhadharisa it doesn't make any sense.... anyone who knows someone who stays in another country who wants to be a Zimbabwean we exchange in zvemuno naaaah

Onlooker 1 month ago

Yaa vagona.Hwese huya hunositi pwetere pwetere h****.


Mahewu 1 month ago

Ndiri ndichapinda presidential koita desputed election koita POLAD tombotsika Statehouse topihwa mota manje $20000


Eagle eye 1 month ago

@ washy goood overview

Mahewu 1 month ago

Ndiri ndichapinda presidential koita desputed election koita POLAD tombotsika Statehouse topihwa mota manje $20000


Dennis 1 month ago

Yangova yevaviri chero dougie haapindi.Zvanaka manje.


Asi chii 1 month ago

I don't understand this so called laws... vele does one has to pay a fee for one to be part of elections.
isn't it suppose to be free as the people are the ones who chose those they want to represent them.

now question is why charging fees for that while people are there to vote, why one has to register with money to represent people.


Stop nonsense 1 month ago

Of cause elections are supposed to be free, but Zimbabweans are abusing that freedom. Better if your have people that will vote for you, they find your candidature than spoiling election outcomes knowing that only your family will vote for you.

Gaddafi 1 month ago

$1000 Magata pa Mp ndirikuoneswa nemweya mutsvene CCC ichitadza kuisa macandidates akawanda kwaita kusawirirana panyaya dzendarama .


Eagle eye 1 month ago

@washy good overview


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

Advocate Lovemore Madhuku is right. Contesting any political position must be affordable and not prohibitive.

But on the other hand, it must not be for free. In the 2018 Harmonised Elections we ended up with 23 presidential hopefuls most of whom were hopeless.

These fees must be revised downwards to make these elections democratic and affordable.

[ THE FEES MUST BE FOR THE PEOPLE, FOR THE COUNTRY, FOR THE LAW ].

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


ET 1 month ago

Fake analysts who were praising the Kenyan ballot paper for having 4 candidates will come out crying for ZEC to be inclusive to all presidential hopefuls. I, for one, support ZEC on this. We need not more than 4 candidates on our ballot to avoid too many spoiled ballots and other players crying about split votes.


clueless 1 month ago

ndokuti tiri venhamo hapana zvatingaite kana vachipa munhu mari kuti azobha yakawanda todii hama dzangu APA mumwe arkutoshaya chekudya havana basa naye asi vote yake mwari honai Satan pepuka


Jah🇿🇼Tsvarie-07 @Dred 1 month ago

We need a serious election with real leaders, we cant afford to split votes because of presidential candidates who come to make money for themselves, Zimbabwe is a very small country with 23 presidential candidates with only one fighting for Citizens.
remember elections are to change the lives of people from poverty to @ least three meals per day with proper and affordable medication.
Democracy when you get a leader for the people 😂


Vladimir Putin 1 month ago

Ndoopaunoona munhu akadyiwa anoridza pfuti , ameno have vadzosera vanotakura rekeni


Maparamuro 1 month ago

Forget democracy. That amount could be increased further to eliminate certain people.
The potential MP has no cash so will have to surrender the post to someone who has cash


EDIOT 1 month ago

Aa pakaipa apa zec yagona ana hwiza muteki motonoromba Nana muera mvura Linda masarira motokumbira futi Mari yamakabuda muchiri makaramba


cde wirebrush 1 month ago

all voters to have at least 5olevels


Mari Toiwanepi 1 month ago

Pavekudiwa go fund me yakasimba for President, MPs, councillors + polling agents.Ku Zanu PF hakubhadhare ma polling agents.


Commissioner Juliana Cherera 1 month ago

What the problem.
0.01% of 20 000 =200


tongwai 1 month ago

vanongotengesa mota dze polad after election kouya dzimwe


Mlotshwa 1 month ago

Why is Mr Madhuku crying foul about the new ZEC fees?He was one of the principal in the so called POLAD and he was supposed to have advocated for a democratic 2013 Harmonised elections.


Besty 1 month ago

it's lyk chidhomoro kune Vaya vakapihwa mota under Polad ,so dey wilb now paying back ,dar is kana achida contester 2023 elections,,


ComedyHalfHour 1 month ago

😂 😁 😂 😂
What's next 😂


Election 1 month ago

thus a good move ZEC we are tired of time wasters


buddy 1 month ago

This is abuse of power. Is ZEC now a profit making organization. Does someone need to pay to be elected at a people's president. This is just but embarrassing.


Tkt 1 month ago

Great move there by @ZEC
Hameno kune vasiri kuzvi nhonga mushe


Gafa 1 month ago

Vakaoma mabharanzi anoda kutongwa nevanhu vane mari.Majority yemaduche mazhinji anotsigira Zanhu pano paPindula vanhu vanotambura and hev given up hope of life.Muchabhadhariswa kuti muvhote itii pwitiripwitiri life is not about politics its about you progressing in life living legacy for yo future kids and generation.Some are buzy bootleaking ED and Zanu look at yoself tovaona vanopfekedzwa tumaplastic t shirt tweZanu kano svipa kuti tsvaa ndokega.So pathertic


OG 1 month ago

Inyaya yakanaka iyoyo kanauchiziva kuti hauna vanhu hautambisi mari yakooo kkkkk isu kuCCC tounganidza hameno Daggie


Hh 1 month ago

Kana daggie akasaibhadharirwa nezanu zvavharana.

K**** Dhambi 1 month ago

@washy apo warova mhazha mwana wo mwana wangu. bato kana candidate inotadza ku raiser US$20k ingasiya vanhu vachifema here kana yaisa gumbo mushuga?


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Someone must have been listening. After the March 26 by-elections, I proposed exactly this amount and I was labelled elitist for cutting down the number of useless candidates for presidency. Benefits of such arrangements are many but the major ones are:-

1. It get rid of time wasters, such as Egypt Dzinemunenzwa whose perennial supporters are his 3 wives.
2. Opportunists bent on splitting the opposition vote are hereby exposed, including surrogates propped up by ZANU, the likes of Bryan Muteki and Co. If they are willing to put up their US$ 20K knowing fully well they won't get a refund, all the good.
3. The future of this country is a serious matter, and this exercise winnows the chaff from the kernels, better a 2 horse race than the expense of another re-run.
4. Those bent on reaping POLAD Vehicles and trip junkets are hereby thrown under the bus. Useless parties should be allowed to die and be buried rather than waste our resources, including reduction of noise pollution and bashing our ear drums.

Politics is serious business, and those that Candy cough up money and want to get into politics to enrich themselves should sit at home


Phukani Regiment 1 month ago

@washy you are on point. imagine entrusting the country's treasury to a penniless party and its already severely cashstricken top hierarchy sezvakaitwa muna 1980 Pano. ma. mi. wa for another half century 😅😅


zanu 1 month ago

kwedu ku CCC kwakarongeka we have more than that...


kkkkk 1 month ago

ana linda vachaibepi mari nechiya chimadzibaba kkkkk gore rino toonerera


Doug 1 month ago

US$20000 polad joining fee.


Boxer 1 month ago

I propose US$1 million for presidential candidate non refundable.🤣😂


Boxer 1 month ago

And MP should be $20 000 🤣


Dr vv 1 month ago

Its game over for the likes of Linda and Brian Muteki. No more free meals ku POLAD


Vandem 1 month ago

This will force small opposition parties to join the main one or kusiya zvepolitics zvacho


Brian Muteki 1 month ago

ndokutiburitsa muRace umu betta go back kunoimba bt at least I possess mota yePolad ndakambodyawo


Two Boy 1 month ago

Wobvisa 1k or 40k wobirirwa.


spear 1 month ago

yaaa gud23 presidential candidates thing of the past.



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