Maxwell Mwale
Maxwell Mwale

High Court Judge Albert Wood has nullified the election of former Mines Minister Maxwell Mwale as Malambo Member of Parliament.

Judge Wood nullified the election of Mr Mwale when he delivered judgment in the matter this afternoon.

Patriotic Front’s Kaweche Kaunda, son of first republican President Kenneth Kaunda had petitioned the election of Mr Mwale citing electoral malpractices during campaigns.

Mr Kaunda in his petition contended that the former Minister’s election was influenced by bribery and vote-buying.

Witnesses in the matter testified how money was being dished out to voters about 300 metres from one polling station on polling day.

QFM News reports that delivering Judgment in the matter, Judge Wood noted that it was not possible that 1,000 bicycles could be distributed as charity to the people in the constituency.

He also noted that the fact that the distribution of bicycles was done on a large scale is evidence enough that the move could influence the outcome of the election.

Judge Wood further noted that the use of government facilities to store political campaign materials is by law prohibited, referring to storing of MMD campaign material at a post office in Malambo.

And Judge Wood has upheld the election of Chisamba Member of Parliament Moses Muteteka.

He dismissed the petition by the PF’s Osward Chuulu and UPND’s Joe Mboyoma on grounds that the petitioners failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the alleged corrupt practices took place.

MMD Chisamba Member of Parliament Moses Muteteka has hailed the judgment saying it is a clear indication that the judiciary is independent

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35 COMMENTS

  1. THE WHOLE OF EASTERN PROVINCE VERY SOON WILL BE UNDER PF, THAT IS THE PF STRATEGY OF DESTROYING MMD

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  2. This pf cadre judge dead woods is very smart. He knows the pf has no chance in Chisamba where the upnd lost by just 4 votes and decides to maintain the status quo. He thinks Kaunda’s son can be mp in malambo and nalifies the duly election of Mwale. His judgements are always written by Mmembe

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    • You are now thinking with your arse. Two out of three elections go against PF and the judge is a PF cadre??????? You have issues bitch………..

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    • You should know that Muteteka is PF underground, wait if he doesn’t get the MMD presidency, he will change lanes! PF is targeting the ARROGANT BIG FISH ONLY with bloody hands in CORRUPTION. Mwale has been sorted out!

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  3. Ba LT its not Judge would but Judge Wood, we are tired of your mistakes – Employ a good editor or spell check your work please

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  4. when is LT going to learn Ichisungu. Same person is Wood and Would in a 20 line article. We re waiting for George Kunda’s petition out come.

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  5. Yaba!it looks like troubles have hit maxwel left right nd centre!loosing seat,2 warn and cautions.Sry!

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  6. Ba LT naimwe, look at line 14. I guess it’s supposed to be “Witnesses in the matter”and not ‘Witnesses in the MATTERED’ as indicated.

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  7. More to fall to mighty PF ,, soon and very soon you shall say it,, the people we call kaponyas, monkeys/kolwes uneducated do actaully out smart us yaba!! What is the Point of us even making noises we are skunkuastans for real

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  8. What does it matter anyway because as we all know Sata will sooner than later kick the bucket instantly inside the country with the acting presidence landing on Guy Scott. A battle ensures as the Northern Alliance Janjaweed baboons try to illegally install an unelected Chikwanda sparking a spectacular inplosion and sinking of the ‘Bwato’. Mark my word, the PF’s stay in power is very limited, engineering bye elections is a waste of time for all.

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  9. To hell with politics,let them kill each othe if the want!!!!!!!!!

    BRAKING NEWS ON SOCCER
    Heavy in the game….
    Word has it that Clifford and company will be sent out of the Zambian camp for causing cacophany ….I hope that does not affect us as we meet Sudan

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  10. Uphelds? Its a first! I’ve never heard of such a word in my life. Ba L Times please employ a sub editor or copy editor. You never listen to us because you have survived witthout them but we will soon abandon you!

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  11. PF will win petition were they know they can win. But in certain areas. The whole thing is calculated. Hitlers work at hand.

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  12. I knew this was coming.this man truely dished money in the area and the chief should be investigated i mean chief Msoro for recieving stolen property and a vehicle(light truck) .i have been there

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  13. Next it’s Dora’s and Musokotwane’s seats to be nullified. All RB henchmen and henchladies RB’s inner circle will fall. They benefited greatly from RB’s corruption. Were given a lot of resources illegally aquired for campaign.

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  14. Ka terminal mutinta. You are a witch forget about de way u killed Mazoka to parveway for ka under five. Presido is there for 10years. This time u ll not survival in dead blood. Go to heal

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  15. Maxwell is a shrewd quiet fellow. Yu would normally not imagine such things falling on him at such rate. He was on of the quietest MMD ministers. Meanwhile nothing seems to be happening to talkative Ronnie Shikapwasha. Eeish…life

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  16. A Mwizyo a Mwale esade nkhawa. The Malambo Constituency is Mr. Mwale’s natural seat. The PF has just inflicted a temporary setback to punish Mr. Mwale by incurring extra financial resources to win back his seat. GRZ built a large mansion at Jumbe but Kaunda children neglected to maintain it because their roots are vested in Chinsali. The people and Chiefs of Malambo will not forget worst insults Sata poured on our people of Malambo. Sata described the Chipata-Mfuwe Rd as a Project for ANIMALS. Kaunda’s sons merely exploit Malambo area for their selfish ends. Only Mr. Mwale can usher in development to Malambo and stop the extension of madness and nepotism to Eastern Province. Kaweche must go to SHAMBAKALE in Chinsali beacuse he has not credible links in Mambwe District.

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  17. I feel bad for this man, he was not the most corrupt in the MMd but he was naive and an ordinary guy. Now he has lost all he had, probably may lose more, who know???

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  18. Mr. Mwale, just appeal to the supreme court. the distribution of bicycles to adult voters cannot be said to ahve swayed them in a particular. Is the judge telling me that there are less than 1000 MMD cadres in this constituency. The guy could have given these bicycles to foot soldiers, for all i care. Infact, all those chaps who got bicycles and did not vote for MMD must be arrested by obtaining good by false pretences, including those witness.

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