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Voting in the rescheduled Livingstone parliamentary by-election has opened on a low note.

A check by ZANIS this morning at Mujala polling station in Dambwa North found a handful of people preparing to cast their votes.

Presiding Officer at the Polling Station Kanyimba Millius said only four people had cast their votes by 06:10 hours.

Clement Hibeenzu who queued up as early as 05:00 hours was the first person to cast his vote at 06:01 hours.

And at Dambwa North Community Centre, 30 people had voted by 06:50 hours in the two streams at the polling station while 31 people had cast their votes at Old Boma Polling Station by 07:15 hours.

At Damwa site and service 14 people had voted, while at Bomb site polling station 30 people had voted between 06:00 hours and 06: 25 hours.

Meanwhile, a check by ZANIS at Rainbow Africa, Old Kazungula Boma and Libala polling station between 07:00 hours and 07: 20 found no
queues.

Presiding Officer at Rainbow Africa Julia Mushota said at least 40 people had voted by 07:10 hours .

She however expressed hope that more people will trickle in as the day progresses.

At Maramba polling station 23 people had voted by 07:03 hours and at Mbita more than 50 had voted with short queues of people waiting to
cast their vote.

The Livingstone Parliamentary By-elections is being contested by UNIP’S Green Mwanagombe, UPND’S Regina Musokotwane, PF’s Lawrence
Evans and MMD’s Fred Siasuntwe.

The Seat fell vacant following the resignation of Reverend Howard Sikwela who later joined the ruling Patriotic Front.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia-ECZ postponed the by-election from last month on 28 February following political violence that erupted during campaigns which left a PF member dead.

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30 COMMENTS

  1. Mission accomplished! Low turnout makes it easier for my PF to rig. When you have East African and South African newspapers commenting on the dark clouds hovering over Zambia…….it is a dire reminder of how pathetic my President and our PF are!

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    • Lord actorn once said power tends to corrupt and absolute corrupts absolutley.sata is high on power rite now that he has forgotten the very institution that put him their uus the youth of this country.the polical dynamics in zambia has changed in this country ,we the young people have the power to change governamennts because the people that vote these days are between the age of 21 and 42.we are very inlightened about what’s happeneing to our country.its time we put a young person in the state house and the old fork just be their for advice.

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  2. SATA IS KILLING OUR DEMOCRACY IN ZAMBIA. SATA IS KILLING THE MORALE OF THE ZAMBIAN VOTERS. PEOPLE WANT TO VOTE FOR LEADERS OF THEIR CHOICE, BUT SATA WANTS TO IMPOSE LEADERS ON THE PEOPLE. THIS IS A STUPID ACT. PF AND SATA ARE SATANIC! IN LIVINGSTONE, PEOPLE WANT UPND AND REGINAH MUSOKOTWANE. VIVA UPND1 VIVA HH! VIVA REGINAH!

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    • Just wait Mrs Truth. There will be a lesson tolearn from the outcome of this election.

      I hate your insults UPND, lets talk issues on the blog.

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    • @number 3, all insults and messages of hatred, BACK TO SENDER AND HIS OR HER PARTY. We are all free to choose the leaders we want in office. Yes you can criticize, but not by way of insults. What are you portraying to the young ones, especially your children? Be negative but not by using insultative words. Hope you have gotten sense here! Regards to you and yours.

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  3. Its 50 pa 50 so let that candidate who deserves it get it. It s obvious that upnd I’ll get it so no sweat

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  4. Am sure UPND will carry the day. The mood of the Livingstonians is solemn. PF will pay back their evil. God bless Zambia

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  5. I wish UPND could get it to avoid Zambia drifting to a one party state. Otherwise I do not care who gets it, after all MPs just work for their stomachs and their pockets. Voters are mere ladders to enable some people to get to good life.

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  6. UPND supporters hold your fire and lets all wait for the results because last time you won with the help of the MMD but this time votes will split.

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  7. Mosokotwane is the only hope for Livingstone or else Satanists and known PF murderers like the one who assorted Garry will paint the town black.

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  8. The names are fascinating: Bomb Site, Old Kazungula Boma, Old Boma, Rainbow Africa… Anyway, I hope the voters do turn up in big numbers as the day progresses so they can convincingly express their wishes. It is very, very important.

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  9. Clement Hibeenzu who queued up as early as 05:00 hours was the first person to cast his vote at 06:01 hours. Dont cheat people how can someone be on the line for one hour and yet in front their were on 3 pipo, cos .u say by 6 koloko 4 pipo votedi

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    • Do you know anything about voting? Poling stations open at 06:00 hours, whether you go there at 02:00 hrs, 04:30 hrs or 05:00 hrs you still have to wait for 06:00 hrs.

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  10. The problem with our brothers and sisters in UPND is that they want to behave as if they are popular they dont want to accept the outcomes of all elections, you are too fast my brothers and sisters the purse that you are moving at you will soon crash and root in cells whilst your HH moves freely. Your party is long gone with Mazoka who was indeed popular among zambians he never new a tonga, bemba, lozi or tumbuka he embrassed everyone as zambians HH is a useless upcoming politician please wakeup before he destroy your party you have laboured for

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    • WHAT HAS YOUR PF PARTY BROGHT TO THE PEOPLE OF ZAMBIA?MISERY,TRIBALISM,HATRED,MEALIE MEAL QUES.THERE IS SO MUCH TENSION IN THE COUNTRY.
      WHAT POLICIES HAS PF COME UP WITH SINCE THEY CAME TO POWER ?
      UNIP HAD DEVELOPMENT PLANS,MMD UNDER MWANAWASA HAD VISION 2030 AND PF HAS……..?? DON’T KUBEBA.

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    • @Zambia4life. IT IS THE VOTING THAT CAN SHOW YOU THAT PF HAS DONE A LOT. A PERSON LIKE YOU WILL NEVER BE CONVINCED THAT SATA HAS DONE A LOT FOR THIS COUNTRY. SO FOR A PERSON LIKE YOU WHAT I CAN TELL YOU IS PLEASE LOOK AT THE VOTING PATERN. THE VOTES SPEAK A LOT. IF PF CONTINUES TO WIN BYE-ELECTIONS IT MEANS THE VOTERS HAVE SEEN IN HIM WHAT THEY WANT. EVEN IF YOU CRY YOUR LUNGS OUT, THE VOTERS WILL JUDGE. THAT IS THE BEAUTY OF DEMOCRACY.

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  11. VERY INTERESTING. LOW VOTER TURN OUT IS NOT GOOD. BUT YOU CANNOT BLAME THE VOTERS. THEY ARE TIRED OF VOTING BUT NO DEVELOPMENT. FOR A CHANGE I HOPE OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS IN LIVINGSTONE WILL VOTE FOR THE PF. THIS WILL FIRST OF ALL PUNISH THE UPND FOR BEING ARROGANT AND FOR MURDERING CHANDA. SECONDLY, THIS CITY HAS BEEN HELD BY THE OPPOSITION FOR A LONG TIME BUT WITH NO DEVELOPMENT. AFTER FAILING TO BRING ABOUT DEVELOPMENT, THE OPPOSITION BLAMES THE GOVERNMENT. THE PF MAY HAVE ITS OWN WEAKNESSES. BUT VOTING FOR A PF CANDIDATE WILL BE BENEFICIAL TO THE PEOPLE OF LIVINGSTONE. WHAT WITH NO SUPPORT FROM MMD THIS TIME. I AM SURE THE VOTES WILL GO PFs WAY. ANY WAY, LETS WAIT AND SEE.

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  12. two wrong never correct anything bane. if you think ba PF are not doing the right thing, why insult them? why not offer an alternative solution. PF ma saveji balitemwa ulubuli ne nsele. But ob the other side naimwe muletukana when you should stress you points amicably. Ninshi mwapusa pati? pantu naimwe muli na ka musango. hmmmm UP N Down party… Seleni tubombeko!!!!

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  13. @ Chalo Bantu … if HH is useless why does every speechby PF including yours has HH all over? We know the tricks of over-rating Chipimo Jr to people, when HH is the real deal, even better than that dictator zambians were tricked into voting for. Pipo are talking Livingstone election then you bring HH. HH has an auditor whos your president.

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  14. @ Kampamba … what is an alternative solution in your eyes, when pipo say Sata is dictator? HHHHHHHHHHHHHH even Sata knows that.

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  15. Am just from voting Regina.Viva Regina,Viva HH,Viva Upnd.I can tell you that people are just waiting to take to the street to celebraty regina’s victory.Pf a trying all the tricks in the book to rig but i can tell you that people of ston are more than ever before determined to make sure regina wins.

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  16. @ Maulesa 2, I believe you dont live in Zambia hence rely on what you read, onlines news so do those foreign reporters. I left Zambia just after 11′ elections, I go back every 3 months, to be honest with you the President and PF are not pathetic. Actually there is a lot of hope. People are just waiting for the outcome of the immunity issue so that allegations that led lead people to vote out Alabi are looked into, if he is clean, he shall be free man. GOD BLESS ZAMBIA.

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