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Voting closes peacefully in Milanzi and Mufumbwe

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Voting closed on a peaceful note in both the Milanzi and Mufumbwe parliamentary by-elections.

Voting officially closed at 18:00hrs.

AVAP executive director Bonnie Tembo told QFM from Milanzi that the voting process in the area went on peacefully with no incidents of violence.

Mr Tembo has hailed the people of Milanzi for turning up in numbers to cast their votes.

He particularly paid tribute to women who made up the large number of voters who turned up to cast their votes in Milanzi.

And AVAP National administrative officer Dominic Mumba told QFM from Mufumbwe that voting closed without any incident of violence being reported, apart from the incident this morning were a police officer was attacked by suspected UPND cadre.

Mr Mumba has however bemoaned the voter apathy that has characterized the Mufumbwe by-election.

He attributes the voter apathy in Mufumbwe to the violence that characterized the campaign period.

Results for the elections are expected to start trickling later this evening.

QFM

57 COMMENTS

  1. Great news for those distressed by the prospects of chaos. Mufumbwe incidences should propel parliament to enact rules that will stop cadres from camping at poling stations or even the NCC to declare a seat for 5 years thereby doing away with bye elections. It is impressive that no life has been lost. In this regard, Zambia remains on top. Compare this to pictures and media reports of Zimbabwe elections!

  2. [-x Of-course, voter apathy was to be expected. I too would have thought twice before stepping outside my home with all those para’s and kapokola’s hanging around. Waiting for the results!

  3. Katie Good and Company.
    Waiting for the above to start blaming the PACT for the low turnout in Mufumbwe!!!

  4. VIVA PACT, we’re making serious inroads in taking MMD’s previously held seats and in a serious way. That’s the way to go. Together we shall overcome. God bless you

  5. MMD in the lead with over 4000 votes, followed by UNIP – with about 1900 and PF 1800 votes. 4 more polling stations to go out of 40, as reported on radio QFM.

  6. i wish the opposition did fuse in their candidate in milanzi coz it was knwn that those villager chaps feed on sugar.

  7. An alliance with the people is the only winning alliance against that of two self seeking pinheads rumbling in anger, external debts and vanity. In applied politics, elections are about voter conversion rates than fantasy driven on none voters. Zambian democracy, towards a People’s National Mass Party against tribalism, incorrigible hatred, lies, imaginary mukolokolo fantasy, religious counterfeit cults of Die Zambia, unpatriotism, miscalculated insurgency and anti Christ crusade by masonists and sadistic Satanists. In the eyes of multitudes 10 thousand of the evil ones are falling at the hands of the noble and just men. No dividends in lies, tabloid gutter journalism, violence and insulting blogs.

  8. Senior Citizen says:
    October 15, 2009 at 10:27 amWhich way does Kasama Central go?

    Good question LT! MMD’s Mugara will sail through come what may.I now advise all PF kaponyas to print this statement and use it to vindicate me if my statement turns a total illusion distant from the ballot verdict. I make this statement under no usual political inclination but as a grounded actor in predictive sciences that has never failed me in business, statistical analysis and political resaerch. I have used many variable to reach this conclusion. Should Mugara lose i will salute him with respect, but vow to retire from blog politics and own business. Instead will enter active politics which has never been on my calendar beyond blogging during free times. But i vow MMD victory

  9. senior citizen
    October 15,2009 at 10:27am

    I now advise all PF kaponyas to print this statement and use it to vindicate me if my statement turns a total illusion distant from the ballot verdict. I make this statement under no usual political inclination but as a grounded actor in predictive sciences that has never failed me in business, statistical analysis and political resaerch. I have used many variable to reach this conclusion. Should Mugara lose i will salute him with respect, but vow to retire from blog politics and own business. Instead will enter active politics which has never been on my calendar beyond blogging during free times. But i vow MMD victory

  10. Senior citizen
    I now advise all PF kaponyas to print this statement and use it to vindicate me if my statement turns a total illusion distant from the ballot verdict. I make this statement under no usual political inclination but as a grounded actor in predictive sciences that has never failed me in business, statistical analysis and political resaerch. I have used many variable to reach this conclusion. Should Mugara lose i will salute him with respect, but vow to retire from blog politics and own business. Instead will enter active politics which has never been on my calendar beyond blogging during free times. But i vow MMD victory

  11. UPND scoops Mufumbwe while MMD retains Milanzi which was expected knowing the voting pattern in East.
    The big loser in all this is MMD, losing their Mufumbwe seat!!

  12. Thats Senior Citizen aka BK (ex znbc 19hrs news caster) for you people
    a complete joke of of a human being
    Siliya,Chimanse and him went into foreign missions almost at the same time,Dora was smart,quit her post and went back to zed to stand as an mp,Chimanse devoted her time to studies,went back and got a job at ZPPA,uyu mudala has been busy blogging his life away at the embassy,meawhile last time RB met some chiefs on the copperbelt,the chiefs gave him a list of names of their children and relatives who they want RB to appoint,that mmd youth chairman from Western province who fell sick at state house has his own list as well

  13. i spy with my little EYE
    almost all the staunch mmd supporters on this blog are either working in foreign missions,married to someone who works there or they are relatives to some minister,one way or the other,they have some form of connection

  14. Senior Citizen says:
    October 15, 2009 at 11:07 amAll PF Kaponyas, greetings to you. I pray you are strong enough to stomach the disappointing Armageddon out of Kasama at hand for your PF despite your vested cadre spirit. Sata and Lubinda’s nonsense talk that Kasama is their PACT litmus test will only serves to expose their indefensible vulnerability and irrelevancy now and in 2011.

  15. Senior Citizen says:
    October 15, 2009 at 11:09 amTake it from this post I make, In Kasama MMD’s Mugara will sail through come what may. I now advise all PF kaponyas to print this statement and use it to vindicate me if my statement turns a total illusion distant from applied politics and the ballot verdict. I make this statement under no usual political inclination but as a grounded actor in predictive sciences that has never failed me in business, statistical analysis and political research endeavors.

  16. Senior Citizen says:
    October 15, 2009 at 11:09 amI have used many variables to reach this conclusion. Should Mugara lose, as a democrat I will salute him and his party with dignity, but then will retire from blog politics and my business. Instead, will enter active politics which has never been on my calendar other than just blogging during my free times. But I vow MMD victory in Kasama is undebatable.

  17. Senior Citizen says:
    October 15, 2009 at 11:14 amAll you PF Kaponyas with self internal strife breeding insults on me, are wasting your valuable time. Your misconduct do not bother or distort my ability for predictive analysis.I stand on the rock and a thousand will fall on my right hand side while i live to be vindicated.If i’m a dreamer come back here tomorrow and prove my illusions.I repeat Mugara is heading to Manda Hill.

  18. IWE NUMBER 9 KWALIBA AMA VOTES YAFUMA WITH EXACT NUMBERS I CANT BELIEVE THAT LOOK AT THIS PEOPLE MMD 4000 UNIP 1900 AND 1800 NO NO NO NO SOMETHING IS FISHY HERE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!:-?:-w[-([-x>:/:-t:-t:-t:-t:-t:-t:-t:o:o:o:o:-w:-w:-w[-([-([-(:-t:-t:-t:-t:-t

  19. Dream on with the delusion of your BK with gland scale failure to know who SC is. Even when the foreign Affairs will relocate BK evn to the london mission you will be hallucinating that i posting thousands of miles from Washington DC is BK. This kind of failure on you kids has no future. Its actually very dangerous handcapsy LT keeps laughing around the clock. How do you fail to know and allocate a simple blogger when even cheap and simple cyber bleach could prove you ignorance? You have all failed to get even closer to the state where I have been for the last 13 years considering that i have never relocated with all my family? You keep hallucinating of ZNBC when i have had early years of Global education opportunities from Europe to North America while you are hallucinating in illiteracy.

  20. Solwezi central lconstituency ikely to head for a bye-election if its Member of Parliament WATSON LUMBA is arrested and convicted on criminal charges of abducting a police constable in Mufumbwe. Abduction is a criminal office in the laws of Zambia with a jail term of not less than 5 years.

  21. Police warn and caution HH

    Police in Mufumbwe have recorded a warn and caution statement from a security Officer of UPND leader HAKAINDA HICHILEMA, PRETORIUS HALOBA on the abduction and assualt of a Police officer this morning.

    And Police have launched a man hunt for Solwezi Member of Parliament WATSON LUMBA over the same matter.

    Police Acting deputy Spokesperson MOSES SUWALI confirmed this to ZNBC News in a telephone interview from Mufumbwe.

  22. Senior Citizen aka BK
    have i struck a raw nerve somewhere

    you promised yourself that you would quit blogging after Mugala wins kasama central with your predictive sciences
    come on Mr SC aka BK,have some b.alls and stand on your word for once instead of all your hallucinations and delusions

  23. Mr SUWALI said that Mr HALOBA told Police that Mr LUMBA allegedly ordered 15 other cadres to abduct Constable ELIJAH CHILUBA.

    He said that this led to Police codoning off the UPND camp.

    And Mr SUWALI has refuted media reports the UPND Leader HAKAINDE HICHILEMA is under house arrest.

  24. Mr SUWALI said that the Police has no right to put anyone under house arrest and that the presence of Police at the camp was to apprehend the people that abducted the Police officer.

    He called on Honourable LUMBA to surrender himself to police.

    Meanwhile a Police Officer was today abducted and assaulted by suspected UPND cadres in Mufumbwe Constituency.

  25. Acting Deputy Police Spokesperson MOSES SUWALI says the officer had gone to the polling station alone ahead of others when he was confronted by the cadres.

    Mr SUWALI said the cadres assaulted the officer using a craw bar and left him seriously injured in a vehicle belonging to the UPND camp.

    He told ZNBC in Mufumbwe that the situation is now calm and people are voting peacefully.

  26. But UPND Leader HAKAINDE HICHILEMA accused the MMD of planting cadres to pose as geniune police officers.

    Mr HICHILEMA said his members found a suspected MMD cadre who was confronted but failed to produce his indentity as a genuine officer.

    But MMD Mufumbwe Campaign Committeee Member RICHARD TAIMA dismissed the allegations by Mr HICHILEMA and accused the UPND of fanning violence.

  27. And Mufumbwe District Electoral Officer AARON KAMALONDO said the meeting called yesterday to discuss how elections would be conducted flopped because UPND representatives stormed out.

    And UPND Representative to the Meeting JACK MWIIMBU said his delegation stormed out of the meeting because it was biased against UPND leader HAKAINDE HICHILEMA.

  28. RED CARD-Smoothcriminal

    Kwena ulichipuba ka. All elections are just about to to be aggregated in final tallies for announcement, you mean you cannot spare yourself from this self exposure of being ichipuba?

  29. The ghosts HH must wrestle with

    In life to attain greatness, whatever greatness we measure up against, we are certain to meet battles, which we cannot, indeed, must not, run away from. The darkest and most eerie demons and nightmares must be met head-on. This we must do, otherwise, we are certain to be miserable failures in life. The option of failure is a cruel one.

    HH is a leader of a Political Party who aspires to the great office of commander in chief of the Armed forces, the Chief Executive officer of the Republic of Zambia. Has he counted the costs to meet such a high goal?

  30. There is a daunting task ahead of him, no doubt. On the way to greatness one is bound to stumble, not once but many times. His recent behavior could be taken as mere slip-ups from which he could recover?

    But on the other hand, these slip-ups could mean something deeper, an outward admission of failure. As an aspiring President to be, it is expedient of him not to portray a flaw in character. His reaction in Mufumbwe, at the Police station, is certainly disappointing, to say the least. The rigors and pressures of the highest office require impeccable resilience, an inner strength. So far, he has proved to lack that.

  31. The Presidential elections are just about 12 months away and all is clear that things are gearing up. The political temperature is bound to rise even higher as we draw near to the day. And the nation is watching, every step the Politician takes. This is not a time for the aspirant to whimper and throw tantrums. There will certainly be more poking to be done.

    What are the battles before HH, what hurdles lie ahead before he submits his candidature at the Chief Justice office?

  32. His Party (UPND) in pact with Sata’s (PF) must choose between the two of them to lead. Therefore if ever HH intends to lead the nation, he must in the first place face his partner (Sata) in battle. This will be the preliminary round. This is one of his demons and nightmares. Fate demands that he cannot shy away from this battle.

    HH cannot afford to be viewed as negotiating for a position from Mr. Sata. That will be the end of him.

  33. The basic aim to form a party is to lead the nation. Any message by the Party leader that supposes that the highest office is secondary will not hold. It is inconceivable that one could form a party only to aspire for an office less that the goal. Any person who aspires to lead the nation cannot do so with a secondary objective. He would be a laughing stock.

    That is why even those who have hardly been able to have enough supporters at the final declaration of interests will still go ahead to stand as Presidential aspirants. In Politics there are no assured positions of appointment. For HH to assume he will be appointed by Sata as his Vice, in a PF government is just utter recklessness and the worst Political naivety ever.

  34. The demons that confront HH will not sit with him and negotiate a settlement of interests, no! He must make up his mind to face his adversary. What complicates the matter is that he is not dealing with a preliminary within his own party but with another independent party.

    Mufumbwe if it goes HH’s way will only make it worse because whilst it might prove that he is gaining popularity, it will however threaten to tip the balance away from Mr. Sata. He must face the man who called him a ‘calculator boy’ before He ever dreams to make appointment with the Chief Justice to file his nomination papers.

  35. Mr. Michael Sata, it seems has so far taken it for granted that he is the most popular between the two and as such the default candidate, portrayed by the ‘Post’ as the mature and natural option.

    When HH was given to lead the UPND, the instruction handed him was to rule the nation. This is the expectation from the grass root and the Party hierarchy. On joining the ‘pact’ the promise was with the view to win Sata’s support, who is expected to ‘return a favour’ with history in view. There is no other expectation from HH’s supporters outside this.

  36. This is precisely why the Party stalwart, Major Chizyuka, has been under attack from within the ranks, refusing to buy into Mr. Sata’s promise. This is the thin line by which the Party holds – HH’s promise that he will lead the ‘pact’. Failure to deliver the promise will mean doom to HH and his Political life.

    This explains so much why the Mufumbwe seat means so much to him, it will give him that extra confidence besides giving hope to his supporters that he means business.

  37. Will the staunch grass root supporters take kindly when they hear that in fact HH has accepted to fall for a deputized position under Sata? For that matter even within Sata’s PF, the Party figures such- Guy Scott, Given Lubinda who considered themselves eligible will not take kindly to such a proposition.

    ‘Assumption is the mother of all failures’ so it is said. HH is making a terrible assumption if he thinks Sata will allow him to lead the ‘pact’. Sata has not even as much as once allowed anyone in his Party (PF) to challenge his leadership. So why on earth does HH think that the ‘Cobra’ will give him such a favour, on a silver platter? Surely HH cannot be so naïve!

  38. It would seem on the bare face of it that if anyone in PF showed even a slight intention to challenge Sata’s leadership, that person would literally be bitten by his bare teeth. So how on earth has HH come to the conclusion that he has become so good buddies with he, who by the way, not long ago called HH a ‘calculator boy’, that he will now hand him the candidacy? Mind you Sata’s followers have previously likened their leader as ‘thier Obama’. Sata for them is fondly Obama. HH must desist from making cheap assumptions if he is to be great.

  39. HH to become great must surpass the oratory skills and brilliance of Obama, he must prove to be a greater mind than Professor Chirwa, surpass the ingenuity of Chiluba and the Diplomacy of Rupiah Banda. For To President of the nation requires something greater than his current circle of admirers. What a daunting Task before him.

    But then, this is the price of greatness yet a great opportunity for him. HH must surpass the idea that his piece meal cattle donations are sufficient to win him a national following. Failure, as we began, is not mere easy way out, it is a great cost.

  40. Ba Mwata grow up.give chance to people with sensible comments.U make me sick.don’t you have anything else to do?

  41. @ # 37 Mwata
    I wont waste time with you,
    i’ve never read your own opinion on this blog,all i’ve seen are cut and paste articles
    try to use your own brain and construct something sensible,if at all you have a small brain

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