Police in Mwinilunga district in Northwestern province have arrested and charged United Party for National Development (UPND) Mudanyama ward councilor for allegedly forging a grade twelve certificate.
Facts were that Felix Kuwema, 29, allegedly presented the forged certificate during nominations in last year’s general elections.
ZANIS reports that Northwestern province Commissioner of Police Auxensio Daka who confirmed the development to in Solwezi today adding that Kuwema tempered with grades on his certificate.
Mr Daka said however records at the Examination Council of Zambia differed from what Kuwema submitted to the Returning officer during nominations.
He said the forged certificate suggest that, Kuwema sat for grade 12 at Lunga day secondary school when infact not.
In a related development, a 43 year old independent losing candidate in Munyambala ward in Mufumbwe district has been arrested for forgery and uttering a grade 12 certificate.
Mr Daka said George Masandishi forged and uttered a grade 12 certificate which he presented during 2016 elections.
He said Masandishi is alleged to have forged his certificate at Lusaka city market and uttered it in Mufumbwe.