European Union Election Observation Mission in Zambia Chief Observer Cecilia Kashetu Kyange with McDonald Chipenzi shows off the General Elections and Referendum Final Report at Intercontinental Hotel shortly briefing
FILE: European Union Election Observation Mission in Zambia Chief Observer Cecilia Kashetu Kyange with McDonald Chipenzi shows off the General Elections and Referendum Final Report at Intercontinental Hotel shortly briefing

Gears Initiatives Zambia has called the Electoral Commission of Zambia(ECZ) to quickly announce the Katuba by-election date to avoid alleged electoral malpractice as political parties will have more time to prepare.

Speaking today during a Press briefing where the NGO gave its Final dissemination report on the Roan Parliamentary by election, Gears Executive Director Macdonald Chipenzi called for an interrogation on why some political parties do not participate in elections hence limiting choices for electorates.

Mr Chipenzi said that the trends of paper political parties is destroying electoral democracy in the country.

Mr. Chipenzi said there urgent need to review the impact of Voter Education conducted by ECZ to ensure voters fully understand the Electoral process.

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  1. A government that is an expert in calling by-elections at the expense of national development. Democracy does not exist in zambia. See, these western ideals when brought to africa take on an african form which conflicts with their purposes and values. Hence when democracy came to africa it changed to a black man’s: Demo-“CRAZY”- Demonstration of craziness. The farce of elections on the african continent will continue. instead of wasting money we might as well just pick some one by the flip of a coin- it is cheaper and less of a hussle

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    • Katuba constituency is full of abazezulu who claim to be Tongas. They have been recruited by the few Tongas who settled there to farm after they destroyed southern province with there cut & burn agric system. So result of the bye election is obvious. So let’s move to other more important things

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    • Assuming that you are right, what should we do about this unfortunate situation where we lost our Honourable Member of Parliament? Should or should we not have a by-election?
      What is your advice?

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    • the death of an Mp is unfortunate. However, for a poor country like zambia we need to try and amend our constitution to include clauses that will make it unattractive for people to jump ship and cause unnecessary elections. And maybe even in the event of death, it might be cheaper to only have an intra-party contest to replace the mp that passes away. these are my personal thoughts on the matter

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    • Mr McDonald Chipenzi is a UPND sympathiser and most of his contributions are subjective rather than objective…

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