Nomination of candidatesZama Fakudze2018-06-07T08:20:16+00:00
Nominating electoral candidates
(1) On the day, times and places specified under section 27 [Elections Act], the returning officer shall attend to receive nominations of candidates for election.
(2) The number of candidates nominated pursuant to section 27 [Elections Act] shall not be less than three and not more than twenty.
(3) The nomination of candidates for the respective elections shall be endorsed with the consent of the candidate for nomination and supported by at least ten registered voters.
(4) The fact that the name of a supporter of a candidate is struck off the voters list subsequent to nomination shall not invalidate the nomination of the candidate.
(5) The nomination of a candidate shall be made on the approved Form No. 2 which shall be delivered to the returning officer.
(6) A candidate shall at the time of his nomination deliver to the returning officer a declaration on oath in the approved Form No. 3 as to the qualification of that candidate to be elected and also that the candidate is not disqualified from being so elected.
(7) Following nomination, a candidate shall present himself to the Police for the purpose of getting a clearance certificate which shall be delivered to the returning officer.
(8) A candidate shall not be nominated for election−
for more than one Umphakatsi or recognizable community;
in more than one Inkhundla;
whilst the candidate is a member of the House of Assembly, Indvuna yeNkhundla and Bucopo; or
where the candidate has at any time been, under a –
the Prevention of Corruption Act, 2006;
the Prevention of Organised Crime Act;
the Sexual Offence and Domestic Violence Act, 2013; or
any other offence listed in the under the Fourth and Fifth Schedules of the Criminal Procedure and Evidence Act, 1938
Provided that if five years or more have elapsed since the termination of the sentence of imprisonment, this paragraph shall not apply.