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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Lawyers demand for cancellation of Monze Central Parliamentary Election

Headlines Lawyers demand for cancellation of Monze Central Parliamentary Election

Lawyers for Governance Expert Isaac Mwanza have demanded an explanation from the Electoral Commission of Zambia to explain why the elections in Monze Constituency have not be cancelled.

Mr. Mwanza has stated through his lawyers Dzekedzeke and Company, that an Independent Candidate in Monze Central, Maambo Musute withdrew his candidature and made the announcement in writing on June 14th 2021.

Mr. Isaac Mwanza has stated that in accordance with Article 52(6), the ECZ have not canceled such an election as they did to those in Lusaka Central, Mpulungu and Mandevu Constituencies.

He has given the ECZ upto Tuesday, June 29th,2021 to act or face legal action.

According to the Constitution, when a candidate resigns his or her position after closing of nomination and before elections, the Electoral Commission of Zambia must cancel the election and call for fresh nominations. The follow-up election is to be held within 30 days from the filing of fresh nominations.

22 COMMENTS

  1. I think this country is full of jokers nowonder its so poor. Too much focus on elections.how many elections have u had since 1990. has the country improved in terms of standard of living..nooooo.

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  2. Those who drafted and approved the current constitution are VERY DAFT . Their interest was to just be earn hefy sitting allowances. This high level of buffoonry in Zambia is highly unacceptable.

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  3. Withdrawal and Resignation are not the same.
    So which position did the independent candidate resign from?

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  4. Somebody said that wrong people continue to die…
    I hear that Reverend permanent secretary for Religious Affairs died, and you can give us is this styupid idyot Mwanza..

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  5. PF is trying to create as many By-Elections as possible after August 12. PF thinks it can rig By-Elections easily than to change the electoral outcome on August 12. PF feels it has no handle to influence the outcome of Elections on August 12 in the Constituencies where they have suspended the Elections. The PF doesn’t want Parliamentary elections to take place in Monze,Mpulungu etc. The PF thinks there are voters in Lusaka still undecided. PF are mistaken as People in Zambia country wide have already decided that the Lungu is going “ku wire ” on August 12. Forward chabe. Whatever ECL does kuya bele.

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  6. ECZ must reign in the matter and clear the air. We must not speculate but let us be guided by the provision of the law. Mwanza has simply exercised his rights and so he must be answered.

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  7. I agree with Mwanza. ECZ must cancel that Election in Monze. Jack was an idyot to refuse to amend that part

  8. PF throwing all types of smoke screens trying to avoid the inevitable…….

    These are the same gimmicks like lungu resigning after every 2 years of his second term and running again and again…..while installing stooges to cover him.

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  9. Sata’s words are now haunting all of them. Remember these words, Sata told then Finance Minister Alexandra Chikwanda that he can not resign because he would be prosecuted for corruption during the rebasing of the Kwacha as he is suspected to have received huge gratifications from companies that printed and minted the new Zambian currency.
    Sources at State House revealed that Sata told Chikwanda on Wednesday night that it was easier for him to protect his uncle from possible prosecution while serving as Cabinet Minister unlike when he was an ordinary citizen.

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  10. PF Cadre Lawyers have realised that ECL and PF have lost this Election. They are coming up with all sorts tricks to find a scapegoat to postpone the 2021 Elections to a later date. Thank God the August 12 date is specified in the Republican Constitution so there is no way to amend the Constitution with Parliament dissolved. Whichever way ECL and PF are going “ku wire ” on August 12. The Opposition Supporters and the People will this time around stand up and fight the PF Election Riggers. There is going to be total war to protect the Vote at all costs. The writing is on the wall.

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  11. The logical decision should be that: A withdrawal by an Independent Candidate b4 Ballot Papers are printed shouldn’t lead to a Cancellation of an Election. All this confusion of Cancellation of Elections should be blamed on ECL who signed the 2016 Amended Constitution with his eyes closed. There are too many lacunas in the 2016 Amended Constitution which the New Govt after August 12 should seek to remove. We hope those without a Vision and who close their eyes while signing Constitutions shouldn’t be re-elected becoz they are irresponsible.

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  12. The Law applied in Lusaka and Mpulungu should be applied everywhere that is Mwanza is intelligently asking. Mwanza sees double standards in the application of the Law. He has point

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  13. If Charity Lumps an independent resigned in Lusaka Central and the parliamentary elections were canceled, they should be canceled in Monze if the same thing has happened.
    Fairplay

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  14. The law should have stated that there will be no cancellation of elections once ballot papers are printed. Cancellations due to resignations, deaths etc should have only been considered by ECZ before the printing of ballot papers. So the date of printing of ballot papers could have been used as the closing date for any cancellations by ECZ. Furthermore any fresh nominations by ECZ should have taken place before the date of printing ballot papers. There is no need to stop constitutionally scheduled democratic elections due to endless resignations, withdraws and deaths. Zambians are now victims of those who blindly signed the current constitutional provisions and laws !!

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  15. Even Linda, Hansungule, Ndhlew, will agree with Mwanza!! Before you open your mouths ba sankwa, seek legal advice, but at a fee of course!!!

  16. Shame to some people running out of ideas. Now looking for non issues to confuse the elections, that independent Maambo was a non issue in Monze elections. Find another strategy to use.

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  17. Now I have seen a lacuna in how to cancel and postpone the whole election! Suppose one bribes one of the Presidential candidates who is broke, to resign and withdraw their candidature, we could have no elections in August! Voila! Who needs a state of emergency?

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