The Lusaka High Court has nullified the parliamentary election of United Party for National Development (UPND) winner Herbert Shabula as Member of Parliament for Itezhi-Tezhi Constituency in Central Province.
This is in a matter in which losing Patriotic Front (PF) candidate in the Itezhi-Tezhi parliamentary elections Greyford Monde had petitioned his seat in the Lusaka High Court on grounds that the opposition Mr. Herbert Shabula employed rigging schemes in the just ended elections.
Lusaka High Court Judge Pixie Kasonde Yangailo declared the parliamentary election of Itezhi-Tezhi Constituency, null and void.
Justice Yangailo cited extensive acts of violence perpetrated by Shabula and his supporters against the supporters of Monde.
Meanwhile the Lusaka High Court has upheld the election of PF’s Kelvin Sampa as duly elected Kasama Central Member of Parliament.
This is in a matter in which UPND Kasama constituency losing candidate Sibongile Mwamba had petitioned the election of Mr Sampa and the Electoral Commission of Zambia.
Ms Mwamba had asked the Lusaka High Court to nullify the election of Sampa alleging malpractices and widespread violence.
But when the matter came up for Judgment today, Justice Susan Wenjelani stated that the petitioner failed to prove the allegations to warrant the nullification of the seat.