THE Chipata High Court has dismissed with costs petitions for United Party for National Development (UPND) for non compliance of the petitioners.

Losing UPND parliamentary candidates for Chipangali constituency Champion Tembo and Japhet Msimuko of Chasefu had petitioned the elections of Vincent Mwale and Gerald Zimba both of the Patriotic Front(PF) on grounds that the August 11th 2016 polls were marred with electoral malpractices.

The two UPND officials who did not appear before the courts had also petitioned the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) as a first respondent as well as Mr Mwale and Mr Zimba as second respondents respectively in the petition cases which the trials was expected to commence on Monday.

Dismissing the Chipangali petition, Judge Mwamba Chanda said it was evident that the petitioner absence and non payment for security for costs was sign that he was not ready to persecute his own case.
She said the petitioner petitioned ECZ and the second respondent on August 29th but he has failed to appear before the court to persecute the petition.

“I, therefore, dismissed this petition with costs,” Ms Justice Chanda said.

And Judge Betty Mung’omba dismissed with costs the petition of  Msimuko.

Ms Justice Mung’omba said it was not disputable that the petitioner had failed to persecute the petition case after he failed to pay for security for costs and his unavailability in the court.
She dismissed with costs to be paid at a current rate.

Meanwhile,Mr Zimba hailed the outcome of the court.

He said this was now the time to concentrate on doing developments.

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22 COMMENTS

  1. All petitions are baseless. These 1diots only want to delay govt operations and apease their tribal leader. No wonder they failed to produce evidence on 14days.

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    • These drunkards will take Zambia to the garbage. Lungu is an illegitimate president and all his political bastards will soon be running to Zimbabwe.

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  2. DOES UNDER FIVE AND HIS PIMP FAT ALBERT BELIEVE THEIR LOOSING MEMBERS WHO ARE PETITIONING IN THE SEVEN PROVINCES OF PF STRONGHOLD WILL WIN THEIR CASES? THIS IS THE SAME AS GETTING PETROL FROM GRASS. ITS PF WHO WILL WIN THEIR PETITIONS IN WESTERN, KAPIRI MPOSHI AND NORTH
    WESTERN PROVINCES. THE REASON IS SIMPLE, THERE WILL BE NO CHIEF RIGGER TO INFLATE THE RESULTS
    OF THE BY ELECTIONS IN THESE AREAS.

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  3. GOD HH HAD ISSUED A DECREE THAT HIS MPS WHO LOST IN LAST ELECTIONS SHOULD PETITION THEIR LOSS TO PF. BUT WITH TIME, IT IS BECOMING EVIDENTLY CLEAR TO THEM THAT THEIR GOD WAS JUST FORCING THEM TO DO WHAT THEY DID NOT UNDERSTAND. THEY HAVE REALIZED THAT THEY ARE FIGHTING THE WILL OF THE PEOPLE. CHARLOTTE SCOTT PULLED OUT A LONG TIME.

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  4. IT IS BECOMING HARD AND HARD TO UNDERSTAND OUR COURTS. FROM THE LITTLE KNOWLEDGE I HAVE ON LAW, DECISIONS OF THE HIGHER COURTS ARE BINDING ON LOWER ONES. THE CONSTITUTION COURT RULED THAT ALL MINISTERS WHO REMAINED IN OFFICE AFTER PARLIAMENT WAS DISSOLVED DID SO ILLEGALLY AND WHERE ORDERED TO PAY BACK THE MONEY TO THE STATE. THE SAME MINISTERS USED THESE RESOURCES TO CAMPAIGN (PROCEEDS OF CRIME) & WON THEIR SEATS. I MAY NOT BE A STAUNCH SUPPORTER OF ANY POLITICAL PARTY BUT THE MANNER IN WHICH “SOME CASES” ARE BEING THROWN OUT OF OUR COURTS IS WORRISOME

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  5. Yes but they pick their own legal fees even Mushipe hasn’t been paid. Bailiffs visited her AND the party leaders HH/GBM have not visited her ,only chad came as he has a vested interest but as cadres we stood by her .she made frantic calls to the various leaders, garry, jack who all promised to come but soon cut their lines. She finally got Kakoma who says his accounts are frozen, she called Nchito he says his 14b dbz loan and counting is finished…so we are no going to launch a campaign so she doesn’t lose her home, and livelihood, next month we going before LAZ with her…2021 Zambia forward its a sad morning today…

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  6. Someone gets 39,000 votes against your 5,000 surely wouldn’t logic prevail here before you even start your petition?

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    • Lungu is worshipping Satan. You think by having a religious affairs ministry he will be saved. His time is coming. You haven’t seen anything yet.

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  7. all of you posting this can’t afford polony, a piece of chicken… Omellete for for breakfast tmrw morning, muleikalako na outside to open up.,very dull

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  8. Hakashide and Fat Albert should pickup the bills for misleading their Caders to baseless petition the outcome results.
    These self egocentric *****s have caused so much misery to so many vulnerable people who committed crimes during and after elections and now there all behind bars. Who is and will be providing for their poor families?
    Disgustingly Pathetic *****s.

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  9. In 2021 only a f00l will apply to stand on upnd with hh on top in 6 and half provinces(Lusaka and copperbelt urban,Luapula,Northern,muchinga, Eastern and bemba speaking areas of Central)!!!same PF must not let its members stand on PF in southern,western,n/western and tonga/lenje speaking areas of central.THE LINE IS CLEARLY DRAWN NOW BETWEEN PF AND HH’S UPND!!VOTING PATTERN WILL ONLY CHANGE IN ZAMBIA ONCE HH IS REPLACED BY UPND WITH A NONE TONGA LEADER!!!

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    • HH has increased UPND MPs from 28 to 58, the highest ever, even more than Mazoka did in 2001. And despite PF blowing $9.2 billion on roads to nowhere, Lungu had to do serious rigging to barely scrape through. Come 2021, after hyperinflation and widespread serious abject poverty, PF will have nobody to vote for them. PF’s incompetence has finished themselves off.

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  10. When you go to court, it’s not a matter of luck or No luck. You are required to prove before the learned people hearing your ramblings that you have a valid point. Some just reAct to situations because Mr.X has done this then let me do the same ending up wasting the few Kwacha leftover after the campaigns.

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    • But in Zambia, once you get the brown envelope, justice goes out the window. political prostitutes every one ofhte PF

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    • In Zambia justice can be bought. Tell me which judge and I can tell you their price. There’s also incompetence brought on by being paid off by PF. That is how otherwise clever people start behaving like they have no brains, a prerequisite to joining PF.

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