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Zambian electoral process has faired well in line with international standards-Chief Justice

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Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima
Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima

Chief Justice Ireen Mambilima says the Zambian electoral process has faired well in line with international standards.

Justice Mambilima says Zambia has always conformed to legal provisions in the conduct of general elections.

She said Zambia has adhered to international standards of conducting elections, hence making her one of the countries that have demonstrated good governance.

She was speaking in South Africa when she attended the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa in her capacity as board member.

Justice Mambilima said Zambia has always conformed to the law on how elections were supposed to be held.

She indicated that EISA had helped the Electoral Commission of Zambia to build capacity in ensuring that credible elections are delivered.

Justice Mambilima said Zambia was still learning from other member countries on how to enhance citizen participation and dispute resolution in elections.

Justice Mambilima observed that Zambia’s membership to EISA has enabled the country to learn how to make the electoral body effective.

She added that Zambia could gain more from the expertise of EISA as the Electoral Commission of Zambia needed to be bestowed with some powers.

Justice Mambilima said SADC countries should endeavour to enhance citizen participation in elections as it was currently one of the thorny issues.

Issued by: Mrs Naomi Nyawali,
First Secretary Press and Public Relations, Zambia High Commission South Africa.

28 COMMENTS

  1. No doubt about that.
    Only one overzealous business tycoon a d political masquerad almost brought shame to our land by dragging democracy to courts through flimsy petitions.
    Nevertheless, the judicial process has also faired well in line with international standards.
    God bless Zambia.
    Long live Zambia, short live political and unpatriotic masquerads.

    • She meant it as a joke and you “thorn in the ars” having no sense of humor want to start attacking the opposition over a simple joke.

    • She had no Ethics and controlled by Lungu. The Justice Division should be non-partisan and above a President. This woman and those at ECZ are Jokers.

    • She said the truth about the election.
      But does she know some PF dogs are above her court systems and they can’t be arrested according to international standards?

    • Yes, Zambia is doing very well in the election area, many thanks to Kaizer Zulu “management” and the fact the Maps continued getting salaries even after parliament was dissolved.

    • Thorn in the butt your comments are ever negative, do you at one time put yourself in a person let’s say in some village somewhere, who has never watched TV or read anything on social media, these are the masses these politicians have taken advantage of due to poor education and electoral processes

    • Justice Mambilima used to be a honorable person. However, she completely became a different person when Pres. Lungu assumed power. She now makes the most nonsensical judgements and statements. One wonders what has happened to her. There are CLEAR elections outcome manipulations that has happened in recent past without consequences for the culprits – Justice Mambilima has remained quiet. A case in point, PF working together with the returning officer and the police, attempted to switch ballot boxes in just ended elections in Western prov. There has been no consequences for culprits involved!! The police created a fake “crisis” by firing live ammunition and create commotion to facilitate this crime.

    • @ Empire Bakuba and Manyozo Banda.

      Let’s roll folks. Quit your mediocre attacks on Zambia its democracy and institutions you shameless alients.

      Utwakulondolola londolola kwati twefumo.

    • @Thorn in the Flesh, maso yube.
      Stealing of votes is supposed to be treasonable. How are you going to campaign in places like Kalulushi next time? Because you think we are foolish, you are going to pretend as though ballot papers just fell off a van and landed in unknown gave.
      The video in which UPND Kalulushi Candidate Evaristo Mwalilino’s  driver  was revealing how HH and GBM’s Kalulushi Constituency  votes where concealed went viral after it was aired on Prime TV.
      In the video, Wanna Chiyanga confessed that his boss Mwalilino was given K21000, K360 000 for 21,966 votes and dropping the election petition respectively.
      He disclosed that Rupiah Banda, Mulenga and axed PF Deputy Chairperson for Elections Kelvin Fube Bwalya (KBF) and Mwalilino were heavily involved in the scheme of…

    • Mambilima iwe kolwe what about the land in the forest area that you deGazetted and allocated to yourself together with your prostitute friend Jean Kapata. What is wrong with you? I don’t understand you still alive mis-using oxygen

  2. It is saddening to see, not only a learned person, but a woman for that matter sinking so low due to the dollar. A lack of integrity and honesty being exhibited by the highest judicial office in the country. It leaves me baffled that a learned person can wake up in a country like zambia and actually believe that the electoral system is fit for purpose in the 21st Century. The same electoral system, and the failure by judicial officers to be independent, is the reason incompetent parties like the PF are currently in power. In other informed countries, this woman would have been stripped off her legal qualifcationsdue to the level of mediocrity she has shown since assuming that office. She stinks of corruption and the sad thing is that her down fall like kaizer zulu’s will be very painful…

    • All the electoral process can be followed, campaigns up to voting, it’s those that do the counting that can puke on the entire process.

  3. Madam Mambilima you are deluded and you are a joke l ve never come across on this planet earth.
    You re incompetent foolish, disillusioned and partisan. You saw Chavula and KBF electronically manipulating results and yet you’re claiming the process to be fair!!! You’re joke, PLEASE RETIRE you have passed used by date madam-meaning your time has expired.
    Stop that nonsense!!!

  4. Once powerful Woman and earned the respect of all Zambians for demonstrating integrity, but alas only to loose it within the brink of an eye. What a shame to mother Zambia these are people who are supposed to inspire young ones but look what they have turned Zambia into a nose diving plane. what a shame. Those people can not even think what kind of a Zambia they want to leave for their Children. You can acquire all the wealth for yo Children but wen u leave them in a most disorganized society that means you have miserably failed them coz they will not be able to enjoy the same wealthy cry mother Zambia.

  5. Mambilima you’re a judge ,you’re NOT an electoral official or a democratic process expert so you should be respecting separation of powers.Wise judges always avoid commenting on matters that might come before them in court.

    • @ MZAMBIA
      Please do not let your hate for this woman cloud your thinking or judgement.

      The report says: “She was speaking in South Africa when she attended the Electoral Institute for Sustainable Democracy in Africa Meeting held in Johannesburg, South Africa in her capacity as board member.”

      Firstly she’s a board member of EISDA and secondly she did not go as the Chief Justice of Zambia unless she is a board member by virtue of her position as Chief Justice. If the later is true she still would be entitled to comment on the issue as that was the subject matter of the convened meeting.

      Talk about your perceived ills that you find in her and not to fault her for commenting on a matter for which she travelled to SA.

    • @OldMan but her being a board member of EISDA is a serious conflict of interests.My point still stands strong.

  6. This disgusting coming from this dishonourable chief justice who must believe that the public will take her seriously when its open secret to whose whims the judiciary panders in this country. The corrupt cow must just shup up that annoy the thinking populace and insult our intelligence. This is he worst Chief Justice since independence, like her appointing authority! The thinking people of this country hear the drivel out of this woman and just wanna puke!!

  7. Forest 27 beneficiary….
    She(dishonorable Chief Justice) , Matibini(Useless Speaker) and Wina (dishonorable VP) will have to explain how they acquired land in a gazetted area.
    Holding council meetings now to legitimize the illegality that took place earlier won’t shield anyone from a clear case of abuse of office and disregard of laid down procedures in land acquisition.

  8. Forest 27 beneficiary….
    She(dishonorable Chief Justice) , Matibini(Useless Speaker) and Wina (dishonorable VP) will have to explain how they acquired land in a gazetted area.
    Holding council meetings now to legitimize the illegality that took place earlier won’t shield anyone from a clear case of abuse of office and disregard of laid down procedures in land acquisition.

  9. Very correct, your honour. ECZ has overseen elections since 1996 and fairly represented the will of the people. 2001 Mwanawasa won and that myth that Mazoka’s victory was stolen is total rubbish. 2006, Sata lost. Zambians ought to be proud of ECZ despite various challenges it has faced. 2016, all political players are allowed at polling stations to monitor and count ballots; Even to witness printing of ballots.

  10. Obviously the current electoral system is better than Chiluba’s Nikuv system. However, the problem is with the managers. I have issues with what happens after the ballots have been cast. The UPND must be ashamed of themselves for insulting you Madam CJ. In 2016 almost every Tonga that was on the voters’ roll register cast their ballots in Southern province, including the dead.It’s only Hichilema who can explain how the dead voted for him in areas that he recorded 98% voter turnout. Please ensure that those that don’t verify their details are removed from the voters’ roll because the PF are just as desperate as the UPND. Mwami 1 isn’t moved even when they butcher each other

  11. No with those dodgy artificial figures in Lundazi which were produce ECZ ! What has happened to that man who entered the IT protected Zone .Is he in custody or he has disappeared in thin air with the help of kabova’s ?

  12. Not with those dodgy artificial figures in Lundazi which were produced by ECZ ! What has happened to that man who entered the IT protected Zone anyway ?Is he in custody or he has disappeared in thin air with the help of the state ?

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