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Losing PF candidate in the recently held Sesheke parliamentary by-election Dean Masule has asked the Lusaka High Court to declare the election of UPND’s Romeo Kangombe as null and void.

This is according to a petition filed in the Lusaka High Court Registry by Masule who came out second with 3, 640 votes against Kangombe’s 8, 496.

In his petition, the ruling party member wants the court to declare Kangombe’s election null and void on grounds that the election was characterized by political violence.

According to Masule, the campaigns in the said elections were characterized by undue influence that resulted from threats and violence to life and property and rampant physical attacks on the members of the PF and the general public, resulting in severe injuries to persons and property.

He further claims that the said acts of violence resulted in several people being occasioned with several injuries and being treated in hospitals and most of the perpetrators of the violence being arrested by the police.

Masule recalls that on January 10, 2019, PF member Evans Chakwanda had his motor vehicle, registration number AJC 6658, stoned by suspected UPND cadres and was allegedly beaten with sticks and short batons.

He states that another incident was on January 23 where suspected UPND cadres allegedly removed his campaign posters.

Masule adds that another incident occurred on February 2 where several of his cadres were allegedly attacked by UPND cadres at Lusa Ward camp, which resulted into several attacks and damage to one of their motor vehicles, among many incidents in Mulimambango, Katima Mulilo and Kalobobelwa Wards.

The petitioner has since accused Kangombe of having acknowledged in the News Diggers newspaper that the elections were not free and fair as they were marred by political violence.

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22 COMMENTS

    • The Deads did something wrong. You had a portion of wrong doing too. Yes you can petition the election but can’t you let sleeping dogs lie?

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    • PF so preoccupied with bye elections, to the extent of forgetting that civil servants have to be paid they February salaries, have you paid civil servants their February salaries?

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    • Clutching at straws.

      It wasn’t even close number wise – they don’t want him
      If those numbers are anything to go by.

      Rerunning it at a level
      Playing field he will still
      Lose.

      Try in a couple of years sir and save your legal fees.

      How about common sense prevailing for once.

      Thanks

      BB2014,2016

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    • Davies Mwaila, Kampyongo and other PF monions including the PF candidate who clearly lost are free to petition Sesheke win by Kang’ombe but even if the court overturns the declaration of Kangombe and call for another election, PF will shamefully lose. They are just covering up the shame after the dances from the president but the people did “don’t Kubeba”

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    • Ba opposition supporter here, you are all biased. Kano if it was your ka 6 times loser petitioning. Let him petition also, he has a right. This thing were you declare no-go areas will back fire when your friends do the same to you & you will cry the loudest up to your masters ba ICC. Let this guy be free & get a hearing also.

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    • Hooo so he has name that PF candidate? He looks like those thugs from Intercity bus station.

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  1. Intimidation doesn’t come in because turnout was good. Musule or whatever they call you just swallow the pill no matter how biter. By the way you can repeat that election infinity times, believe me you will still lose; right now with a wider margin

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  2. Just accept you are a loser and wait for 2021 general election nothing will come out positive for you.

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  3. Thats how you present your petition facts. Not saying that maureen found 2000 ballots in the bin. Believe me his petition will be granted.

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  4. Have the cadres who attempted to bring down an opposition helicopter in the last Presidential and parliamentary elections in Shiwangandu constituency by heavily pelting it been arrested yet

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  5. All things being equal, absence of political violence alone can not in any way change numbers

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  6. Mr man,u lost so just accept it,coz people of Sesheke wants development not useless petitions… If u will luz for the second time,wat will u do this time? U need to be whipped coz u are a cry baby…grow up man!!!!!?

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  7. It looks like law has been cheapened by politicians and their cadres. We used to respect courts of law but they’ve now just become an extension of the political field. No wonder seats are being declared vacant by unqualified individuals. Bushe nsoni shile kwisa mu calo chesu?

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  8. my dear brother you have just retired from where ever you were working. at the second attempt soon will just make you get broke though we know they will pump in more money without taking care of civil servants that will still make you lose terrible and shameful. go and get organised for 2021. i also feel pit for other guy from zampost go get organised and try later. that place you cant easlly take it away from upnd. who were those thugs beaten by police and some of them listed on reported suspects to icc.

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  9. By the time this petition has an outcome it will be next year 2020. Even if he wins and there is another by election it will be in second half of 2020 or even 2021 and within a few months there will be general elections So stop wasting time and money and just wait for 2021.

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  10. You just lost you ***** there better things that resources can be channeled to than your stupid violence

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  11. These *****s pfools, stand no chance. If they force themselves again, termites will invidie them, into their trousers , stay away from kangombe

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  12. I quote Chishimba Kambwili “If a man of integrity like Given Lubinda can keep quiet when things are going bad, what more Chiteme and Kambamba? they will be frozen”

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