ECZ sets 6 August for Bangweulu by election

ECZ Public Relations Manager Chris Akufuna
ECZ Public Relations Manager Chris Akufuna

THE Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has set 6 August 2015 has the date for the Bangweulu constituency parliament by elections.

The Bangweulu constituency seat fell vacant after the death of Patriotic Front (PF) Member of Parliament Chifita Matafwali on 20 May 2015.

ECZ public relations manager Chris Akufuna in a statement released in Lusaka today said the nomination date has been set for 9 July 2015 as candidates will be required to carry nine supporters and other requirements for the nomination.

“The ECZ has set 6 August 2015 as the date for the Bangweulu seat that fell vacant after the death of the area MP Chifita Matafwali. Seven local government seats will also be held on the same date,” he said.

Mr Akufuna added that the local government seats fell vacant after the resignation or expulsion of the area Councillors in the affected wards.

Mr Matafwali passed on 20 May 2015 at 11:00 hours in India whilst undergoing treatment at Jehangir Hospital. He was put to rest on 27 May 2015 at Lusaka’s Leopard Hill memorial park.


  1. Yes wonderful!!this is the seat where i want to prove Hildah Malama and Danny-2 vocal UPND cadres on-line wrong for claiming that 84% Zambian voters want HH and in 2016 almost all voters will vote for their HH!!WE WILL SEE IF UPND CAN WIN IN BANGWEULU-PF’S BEDROOM!!LET WYNTER KABIMBA’S PARTY RAINBOW ALSO SHOW US HOW HE WILL WIN 2016 GENERAL ELECTIONS EASILY BY STARTING WITH A VICTORY IN BANGWEULU!!

  2. Change the electoral laws.the current laws belong to the stone age era.a country cant develop whn our leaders are pre occupied with campaigns on daily basis while accumulating hefty allowances.let pf find a replacement without since its their stronghold .zambia the real africa kwena.

  3. Too many elections… Can we really convert these daily elections into development? Campaigns and violence every day! Pathetic way to interpret democracy. We need to work with our hands. Do something progressive. People please…..

  4. Too many bye elections pls we can do without expensive..cant thi money be used fr devrlopmnt?een buying medicines fr our hospitals..2016 another election again?..let th constitution be changed.millions going down th drain ehn we are such a poor country no no..Edgar act pls.99

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