Linda Masarira & Ors v Presiding Officer of the Nomination Court & Ors Judgment 2023

Electoral Appeal

Mr A Makoni for Appellant

Mr T M Kanengoni for 1 st, 2nd' 3 rd and 4th respondents

No appearance for 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th respondents


On the date of hearing this appeal (24 July 2023) Counsel representing Appellant and 1 st to 4th Respondents agreed and advised the Court that 1 st to 4th Respondents' heads of argument be filed before end of day on Tuesday 25 July 2023 and if need be, Appellant files supplementary heads of argument before end of day on Wednesday 26 July 2023 and thereafter I would then consider the papers filed of record and determine the appeal on the papers so filed unless there were issues that needed clarification. I sought clarification from appellant's counsel as to why appellant did not attach the bank transfer application forms to her appeal as was done in the matter ofElizabeth Isabel Valerio v Presiding Officer ofthe Nomination Court & Others HH 432/2023 under case EC 02/2023. The response was that the appellant's matter was different from Valerio's in that appellant presented forms which had not yet been submitted to the bank but it was her intention to pay through an RTGS bank transfer.