ECZ Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima
ECZ Chairperson Justice Ireen Mambilima

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has postponed tomorrow’s Livingstone parliamentary bye election to March 14 2013.

ECZ Chairperson Irene Mambilima told a media briefing in Lusaka this afternoon that the Livingstone election has been postponed due to the violence that has rocked the tourist city.

Justice Mambilima however clarified that the Mpongwe parliamentary bye election and several other ward elections will proceed tomorrow as planned.

She said the ECZ believes that the violent atmosphere in Livingstone would not have guaranteed a free and fair election.

Justice Mambilima said the decision by the ECZ is in line with the Electoral Act and that the next election date falls within the legally stipulated time frame.

She also called on the political parties to ensure that Zambia continues safeguarding its strong international image of holding violent free elections.

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94 COMMENTS

    • Postponing the elections is just another way of postponing the violence.You think changing the date will change the mentality of the cadres ? We might aswell have them tomorrow and get done with it.

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    • “Why are you fighting? Stop fighting and stop killing each other, your blood is the same. The blood that you kill does not show that this isTonga, Lozi or Bemba (local language groups),” Sata said.

      “We are the same people and so you should stop killing each other.”

      Independent Online News 27/02/2013

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    • When will the lumpenic behaviour of so-called cadres ever modify to accommodate the eternal truth that the myopic ingrates whom you call your leaders will NEVER lose life and limb while sitting in their pretended Ivory Towers feigning Mastery of the Universe? You however will, and for what?

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    • What a loss to that colored Lawrence, all that free Chibuku he was brewing day & night for nothing. He should claim reimbursement from Kabimba & PF.

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  1. Zambia needs serious prayers. Christians it is time to pray for the nation without ceasing, everything happening in the nation is a reflection of the state of the Church .

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    • Kekekekeke, ho jah owe owe ba PF disappointed!! Fi ma erections cancelled, so what are they going to do with those ifi bwato!?

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  2. Now let the law tyake its course on those found culpable of murder, remembering that it is a non-bailable offense!!! Life should be respected and not to be taken just like that!!

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    • In a civilized society, the law is very clear. Whoever threw the first punch, or went to another persons premises to start a fight is is responsible for the consequences.

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  3. But in whose interest? to let the Pagan Fools (PF) rig? come on, we all the know outcome UPND was going to take the day! another strategy by these desperate electrol hooligans

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  4. in future let us ban violent political parties from contesting be it the ruling party or opposition without fear nor favour like the police.

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  5. DID ANY ONE TELL THE MAN TO GO TO UPND CAMP MOREOVA WHY BE SO OVA ZEALOUS ABOUT P.F INSTEAD OF LOOKING AFTER HIS FAMILY SHAME DYING LIKE A CHICKEN

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    • We are free to go any where the late did not deserve to die your man HH is doomed I know Zambians.br Mumba we are waiting for your press conference this time to denounce HH.

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    • @Good Move< Dreaming of Muchinga Republic in which the three contestants should be Sata, Chipimo and Mumba!

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    • I cannot imagine myself being in the forefront while the politicians who ‘eat’ are in the background. Some people are just plain stupid. Too bad for the guy’s kids, but I guess someone has to be the fool!

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  6. I THINK THE SITUATION WILL NOT CHANGE SOON, BETTER APOINT UPND candidate to paeliament cos the seat was won by UPND, will ECZ pay campaign bills for all the parties in the extension period?

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  7. This is a good idea and what must be done now is a tightening of law and order with out fear or favour by police so that all is controlled and non violent when elections take place. I believe a curfew situation is in existence .

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  8. Well, i am very very very suprised that the Police have faild to pick anyone from the PF camp for provoking their counterparts. They should have been the first to be captured. It is the dirty PR tricks at work. I would like also to request the man who caused this by-election to go and pray earnestly for what he has caused. God will surely forgive you if you are sincere and repent. Remember this rent and its not too late to repent. May the Good Lord bless his people.

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    • Do you know what the word of God says to tame our tongues HH is in trouble and what ever he said is on tape to be used as part of evidence or he may charged for conspiracy. we say in Bemba. Mumbwe wibilima ababilima tabaya

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  9. Thats the way to go atleast we feel relived for,because i wondered how would vote tomorrow with fear of being harassed by certain section of political party.

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    • Problem is the culprit was not arrested. Instead the PF militia are under instruction to make political arrests. Remember the PF cadre a Menyani Zulu who was killed in Rufunsa? No one has yet been arrested and charged with the murder. Chanda’s murder will go the same way. The Police are just been used to score political points and have no time nor incentive to get to the truth!

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  10. I think the electoral commission must be commended. Half of key the opposition members including their leader are in detention, the Police have thrown neutrality and professional ethics to the wind. All devils and demons have left Hell and have descended on the city of Livingstone. The obvious losers are those in charge of the instruments of power as this has happened in their watch. This is unprecedented and dents our record as an oasis of peace and a good example of good governance on a troubled continent. Well done Judge!

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    • Because of your corrupt leader ,who wants to cover his past as a result wants by all means to go to plot one.

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  11. And the losers in all this are the selfsame political parties and their dumb cadres who started all this violence….Zambian politics is an utter disgrace…where are the sober rational voices? Its a shame elder states man KK is compromised!!

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  12. This is now chance for PF to campaign and change the voters mindset in Livingstone. Am sure HH and team will still be in side until after the 14th and the young ones out side will feel intimidated to campaign

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    • Inside where? He’s already outside . Was this the PF strategy? You people are really desperate, eh? You’ve scored an own goal on this one. The international community and media has taken this accusation against HH with a pinch of salt. He’s been in and out of court over different charges recently. And their conclusion is that he is been PERSECUTED by the man they call KING COBRA. Next time try another strategy to dent his image. Revealing his Bank accounts did not work. Murdering your own cadre to pin the death on him is also falling flat! Desperados!

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  13. The levels of violence in the country is a recipe for anarchy and should be condemned by all. Insulting political leaders whether from the ruling or opposition parties is also not acceptable. To calm the volatile situation in the country I propose the following: His Excellency the President of the Republic of Zambia Mr Michael Chilufya Sata should convene a meeting with all political party Presidents with representatives in parliament. I further propose that His Excellency the first President Dr Kennethy David Kaunda should be in attendance with Justice Irene Mambilima, ECZ Chairperson. I hope this will be given serious and urgent consideration. No other attendees please.

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    • Good suggestion, but this may not work just now. Sata has just sworn in another mp for UPND. What reconciliation language is he going to use in the meeting? MCS has an agenda and from the look of things, he intends to see it through to the end. So this idea, good as it sounds, is unworkable at the moment.

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    • A healthy suggestion. Tis irony in play when our past Presidents can sit and negotiate peaceful settlements in foreign lands when they could meet behind closed doors and deal with the problems in their own backyard. As difficult as it will be something needs to be done even if it means all face hard truths about their own individual weaknesses.

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    • We have some leaders who can’t accept defeat .HH your action will cost more lives as a leader you should apologise to the nation especially that your members killed an innocent person .Shame on you

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  14. No one should die because of elections you brothers why kill your brother that is primitivity every zambian has a right to be where he wants to be at any time

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    • True, as long as you are not throwing missiles at them late at bed time . Besides the guy was scraficed by the PF leadership. PF might have killed him to frame UPND. You cant put anything past these thugs!

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  15. I don’t support the idea, being held to ramson by a named political party? Why didn’t the same violence spill over to Mpongwe? This clearly shows that a named political party is responsible and has held ECZ to ramson.

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    • Rapson Chilufya’s village has been burnt in Mpongwe! PF cadres culpable. Police are scared to arrest them! They are still waiting for instructions from State House.

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  16. The fact is : the opposition in Zambia has never accepted the will of the people who elected Sata and his PF to power. At every opportunity they have tried by all means to demonise him. They see no good in him even when he makes progressive decisions. When the alliance with PF broke down, HH teamed up with with the “enemy” MMD to ensure, thinking in his usual political miscalculations that Sata would lose. When this failed he got so frustrated and bitter that it took him a very long time to even congratulate him. As typical of him the alliance with MMD has ended acrimoniously. Now he is courting RB the same person he called names only yesterday hoping to gain some political fortunes but typical of him it won’t even last. This man is too bitter to be entrusted with the keys to plot 1.

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    • I would rather give the keys to Milupi than HH,what is in plot one that he does not have at home.His ego is bigger than the country and his brain is as small as a pea.

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    • Mmmmmm ba @Kalikeka, and what percentange voted for HH for him to be running around acting like he has half the population of Zambia supporting him?

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  17. please spare us soli people of Lusaka province we want to mourn our beloved Late chief BundaBunda may his soul rest in peace

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  18. SUICIDE MISSION:

    Chanda was reportedly carrying explosives (terrorist style) to bomb the UPND camp, unfortunately they (explosives) exploded on him. That is the cause of his own death. It appears he was inexperienced in detonating explosives. Says the eye witness.

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  19. Can you deliver this message to all concerned and hear their reaction. I am sure Dr Kaunda can help.

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    • Kaunda cant help. He sent his supporters to burn Munu Sipalo in 1959 for challenging him for the UNIP Presidency. Kaunda is the original thug.

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    • Kaunda’s help is a hand from the Devil himself. Atleast Sata has not killed yet, Kaunda used to kill as if killing was on discount. Between the two of them, Sata should be the one to counsel Kaunda. The only one who can stop this is Sata himself. If he can’t stop it, it will swallow him in the end. They all go the same way. Mention any dictator on earth who has died honourably….who? where? They all died like rats, some of them not even buried respectably…other have died in absolute humiliation infront of billions of people all over the world watching the incident live on TV. So it is up to Sata. God always deals a fair hand – if his children are too powerless to defend themselves, He always steps in with loving brutality.

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  20. ve warned grz many times that treating upnd with kid gloves is a recipe for civil strife. This is a party that is well schooled in Boko Haram tactics. Knowing that it can never win any election, upnd and its bitter boko haram commander ll do anything filth to make this country ungovernable.
    Upnd must just accept that the ever healthy brainny talented and skillful experienced MCS is the president of zed.

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    • It is dinner time for some people. So please put MCS, healthy, experienced, talented , skilful in a single sentence. It is not true and its nauseauting! He is the worst President of all the ones who have occupied that office. He is incompetent and a rabid tribalist.

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    • If you touch HH, we will start with you. Make no mistake. All those you are mentioning come from more or less the same region. Make no mistake about that.

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  21. What a mess sata has done. He’s given pipo of l’stone another chance 2 completely change their minds and vote upnd whole heartedly. This chanda who was kiled went 2 stat a fire which he failed 2 stop. Sata has failed 2 run zambia. Simple.

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    • @ 100% correct..thats rubbish,Sata is only doing his job like the rest of the presidents we have had so its either people start to accept him as president or visit one of the countries until he is voted out.. those stirring violence are jus stupid because the people they are fighting for are in the comfort of their homes and luaghing at their stupidity..

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  22. For the first time ever in the history of Zambia, a bye-election is being postponed due to violence pertrated by the ruling party. Sata will be proud of his history in Zambian politics. His name in the political history will be erased as soon as he dies. We have never seen this level of animal behaviour in our history. God knew what he was doing by letting him grow old until he is sick before he made him president. But he still hasn’t got the message. All *****s don’t. Thank God we are under his protection from Heaven – because we are sure in His Name that this won’t last. The angel of of the devil will not rule for many years…

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  23. People should realise that Law is Law, and worse still its murder. Even if I came to your house and provoked you and you kill me at least the minimum you can go away with is manslaughter to earn a life in prison. So the issue of a PF cadre going to a UPND camp does arise here. The Law is looking at the issue of a killed person. The UPND has to prove that they acted in self defence. Look at things objectively.

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    • But why won’t the same law prevent them from provoking a situation. By all accounts the UPND camp was attacked, so the UPND guys were merely defending themselves. That is if the guy was really killed in the UPND camp..if the autopsy report is not tampered with and the forensics are clean I am sure you will find that that chap was already dead.I hope I’m wrong but I know I’m not

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  24. BOB MARLEY LYRICS

    “One Love / People Get Ready”

    One Love! One Heart!
    Let’s get together and feel all right.
    Hear the children cryin’ (One Love!);
    Hear the children cryin’ (One Heart!),
    Sayin’: give thanks and praise to the Lord and I will feel all right;
    Sayin’: let’s get together and feel all right. Wo wo-wo wo-wo!

    Let them all pass all their dirty remarks (One Love!);
    There is one question I’d really love to ask (One Heart!):
    Is there a place for the hopeless sinner,
    Who has hurt all mankind just to save his own beliefs?

    One Love! What about the one heart? One Heart!
    What about – ? Let’s get together and feel all right
    As it was in the beginning (One Love!);
    So shall it be in the end (One Heart!),
    All right!
    Give thanks and

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  25. Viva chamda Chimba. i remember towards 2011 election Wonama called you Chanda Chimbwi…but i am sure every one knows now who´s CNP..Lol

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  26. MAMBILIMA IWE BE TOUGH ,YOU EARNED YOSELF RESPECT IN 2011 DONT FALL PREY TO THE NCHITOZ ,MMEMBES U MUST KNOW THAT THEY RE THE ONES CONTROLLING CIMBWI NO PLAN .LET ECZ DO THEIR WORK PROFESSIONALLY.NO RIGGING IN MPONGWE .WE KNOW NAMULAMBE HAS LOST TO UPND CHILUFYA OK MADAM

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  27. Mambilima mama just cancel don’t postponed. These pipo are used to see animal blood that is why they killing and they will kill more. I think let Sata start mugabe method.

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  28. HONESTLY, DO U HV TO KILL S’BODY EVEN IF U’RE POLITICALLY PROVOKED? THIS NONSENSE WILL NOT TAKE UPND ANYWHERE IN ZAMBIAN POLITICS. ZAMBIANS WILL NOT VOTE FOR VIOLENT LEADERS. THEY WANT PEACE AND TRANQUILITY TO ACCOMPANY POLITICS IN THIS GREAT NATION. VIOLENCE WILL WORSEN THE PERFOMANCE OF UPND AS A PARTY IN NATIONAL OR GENERAL ELECTIONS, WAIT AND SEE.

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  29. They are not zambians. These pipo are very luck sata has a heart of a parent. We are coming and we will remember everything these pipo are doing just like shaka who remembered everyone who did wrong to him.

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    • !diots who come to “politically provoke” you with all manner of weaponry deserve what they get in return. If even the so called police are nothing but an extension of the ruling party, then citizenry have the right to defend themselves by any means necessary! As for the dead man Chanda, he was killed by his own people in the PF. It was an evil deed. And I have no doubt that it will bring Sata’s gov’t down!

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  30. All that upnd thugs have done is well documented.When upnd was in power the facts are there.ln this era they are just repeating their satanism.Going by deir comments u can tel who de aggreser is. Which int.com. can tolerate u thugs?Go on.1 de u’l c

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  31. I meant wen mmd was in power.Sata have treated dese dogs with kid’s groves.Hh and Rb must be heading 2 de Hugue 4 crime against humanity. Upnd b warned u bastereds dat 1 de we shall act and o your relative in our land will cry. Mwebana bamufigololo.

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  32. IN ALL YOUR COMMENTS INCLUDING WHAT IS POSTED ON YOUR DEMONIC ONLINE ZOMBIS AND WATCHING DOGS (ZWD) IS O PROVOKING. EVEN THESE HYPOCRITES IN CSO ARE SUPPORTING THESE IDIOCY BY DEMAGOGUES IN MASONIC UPND .EMBACILES U OUT OF WEDDLOCK BEINGS.

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  33. Wina azakadabwa again mu 2016!

    It is closing in fast and they are doing completely nothing to strength their party standing in areas they did badly in the last election. Mapatizya fimo fimo, or any other form of violence, ain’t gonna force any presidential candidate down the throats of Zambians—get a grip folks!!!

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    • Tell Sata to allow his militia to give them permits you !diot! Your Sata and his militia are stopping them from organizing? Wasn’t Mumba arrested for speaking to marketeers! Please get that Stu.pid head of yours from inside your backside. How can you organize when you have 5 political persecution cases against you! PF you are scum. You will be Zambia’s worst govt in 200 years!

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  34. Now imagine what i go through from sunrise to sunset everyday?You bloggers can’t even stand my hubby’s face but i have to everyday and his diminishing voice ,ala things are very tough.I warned him about all this but he never listened to me.Things are tough mwandini.

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  35. UPND is a tribe party.U can’t like it the way watchdog dog cadres insults bembas.why???.let us not bring Rwanda here.Always insulting one tribe.I can’t really vote 4 HH Coz Zambia will be like Rwanda in 1994. UPND is a party of one tribe.And Mr.Sata should be very careful with Winter Kabimba coz such people can’t organize a party. I was very annoyed when one cadre said we have killed one bemba.please UPND guys behave and stop cadres who are promoting tribe politics.I don’t how can i join when U attack my tribe?

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  36. They call it “Natural Selection”, if you’re not selected, YOU DIE! Just what was the fool doing trying to burn down the UPND campsite? Unless you’re not the biblical Moses, do not venture into the Lion’s den and expect to come out well and alive. It’S Murphy’s law, the ***** brought it upon himself, “bamu jaya mapatizya formula suntwe baTonga pa”

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  37. I am supporting th decision to postpone the Livingstone parliamentary by-election. Loss of human life is regrettable and unfortunate. Party representatives need to cooperate with police and ECZ in order to build a strong democratic government in the country.

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    • I agree with you we need to have discipline in these cadres why shade blood, we are one. If they dont show change we are better to postpone indefinite. Good decision Mambilima

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  38. We also need a Police Service not a Party Militia masquerading as Zambia Police. These Police !diots have never arrested PF cadres wielding dangerous weapons. Remember those thugs in Kabwata who were wielding all manner of deadly weapons. Not one was arrested. We have a problem with the police!

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