A record 23 candidates yesterday registered to contest for the presidency of Zimbabwe on 30 July including Ambrose Mutinhiri who was last week fired from the National Patriotic Front which is allegedly backed by former President Robert Mugabe.
He registered as the candidate for that party. It is not clear whether his rivals ultimately managed to become party of the Movement for Democratic Change Alliance or not.
Below is the list of the candidates and the parties they represent.
1-Emmerson Mnangagwa (ZANU-PF)
2-Nelson Chamisa (MDC-Alliance),
3-Peter Gava (United Democratic Front),
4-Hlabangana Kwanele (Republicans Party of Zimbabwe),
5-Divine Mhambi (National Alliance of Patriotic and Democratic Republicans)
6-Blessing Kasiyamhuru (Zimbabwe Partnership for Prosperity).
7-Thokozani Khupe (MDC-T)
8- Professor Lovemore Madhuku (National Constitutional Assembly),
9- Noah Manyika (Build Zimbabwe Alliance)
10- Bryn Mteki (Independent)
11-William Mugadza (Bethel Christian Party)
12-Evaristo Chikanga (Rebuild Zimbabwe)
13-Joseph Busha (FreeZim Congress).
14-Violet Mariyacha (United Democracy Movement)
15-Joice Mujuru (People’s Rainbow Coalition),
16-Nkosana Moyo (Alliance for People’s Agenda)
17-Johannes Chiguvare (People’s Progressive Party)
18-Daniel Shumba (United Democratic Alliance)
19-Elton Mangoma (Coalition of Democrats)
20-Peter Munyanduri (New Patriotic Front)
21-Ambrose Mutinhiri (National Patriotic Front)
22- Peter Wilson (Democratic Opposition Party)
23-Melbah Dzepasi of #1980 Freedom Movement Zimbabwe