Moyo loses appeal to stand in Zimbabwe poll

Zanu-PF has formally rejected an appeal by Information Minister Jonathan Moyo to allow him to stand in the forthcoming parliamentary elections, the final blow to his bid to get sympathy from a ruling party which has rejected him.

Moyo and scores of other candidates who lost in primary elections at the weekend had appealed to the ruling Zanu-PF election directorate to either reverse the primary election results and do fresh re-runs or to re-consider the decision to reserve specific seats for women.

But Zanu-PF secretary for the commissariat Elliot Maniika announced after a meeting of the party's election directorate that the decision to bar Moyo would stand.

A furious Moyo is still breathing fire and has sued party chairman John Nkomo and politburo member Dumiso Dabengwa for Zim$2-billion, accusing them of causing his downfall. - Foreign Service

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