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Bowman Lusambo and Joseph Malanji’s Elections as MPs Nullified by Lusaka High Court, Miles Sampa Survives

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THE Ndola High Court has nullified the election of Kabushi Member of Parliament Bowman Lusambo on grounds of electoral malpractices.

In this matter, United Party for National Development (UPND) losing candidate Bernard Kanengo petitioned Mr Lusambo of the Patriotic Front (PF) citing malpractice before and during the August 12 General elections.

Lusaka High Court Judge Edward Musona sitting in Ndola nullified the seat stating wide spread violence noting that Mr Lusambo did not disassociate himself from his militia group known ‘the Nato Forces’, which was attacking the electorates.

“I am satisfied that the respondent had knowledge of the violence and his alibi regarding the violence episodes which were successfully challenged by the petitioner,” judge Musona said.

During hearing of the petition, Mr Kanengo narrated to the court how he went to hide at a mosque after the respondent’s supporters known as the Nato Forces searched and chased after him as he ran for his dear life with Mr Lusambo and his Nato Forces in hot pursuit.

The Petitioner said he was dissatisfied with the Electoral Commission of Zambia’s declaration of Mr Lusambo as the winner of the August 12 parliamentary seat for Kabushi Constituency because he breached the electoral code of conduct.

The UPND candidate also told court that the Nato Forces poured hot porridge on his supporters in Masala.

“On July 17, I was informed by Robson Kapambwe and Andrew Mulenga on how they were attacked by the Nato Forces. The people were assaulted after the attackers saw them putting on UPND regalia,” he said.

But Mr Lusambo who is popularly known as the ‘bulldozer’ dismissed thhe allegations that he bribed choir groups stating that he has between 2015 and 2021 attended over 40 churches in his constituency in his capacity as area lawmaker.

“As an Mp, my job is to interact with the people and being a Christian my Lord, from 2015 to date, I have visited more than 40 churches and I have interacted with congregants including choir members, ” he said.

Mr Lusambo further dismissed allegations that his agent, a Mrs Nyirenda rounded up UPND members and treated them to a banquet of food.
He described the allegations that he gave a group of young men K4000 and also promised them slug dumps once they voted for him as total imagination and fabrication.

“On the material day, I was in Lusaka preparing campaign materials for our party on the province,” he said.

And The Lusaka High Court has also nullified the Kwacha parliamentary seat held by former foreign affairs minister Joseph Malanji.

PF Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa
PF Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa

Meanwhile, the Lusaka High Court has dismissed the election petition by losing UPND Matero constituency parliamentary candidate Tom Michelo.

Mr. Michelo had petitioned the election of PF Matero Member of Parliament Miles Sampa alleging that he had engaged in electoral malpractices thereby rendering the election not free and fair.

Rendering judgment in the matter, High Court Judge Derrick Mulenga dismissed the petition on the basis that the petitioner failed to prove the allegations leveled against the respondent.

Judge Mulenga says the petitioner failed to meet the threshold required for an election to be nullified.

And speaking to journalists shortly after the judgment was delivered, Mr. Sampa described the whole process as emotional especially because he was accused of beating up voters when he was the victim.

Meanwhile visibly annoyed UPND members accused the opposition PF of having placed cadres in most government offices, hence the unfair outcome of the petition.

35 COMMENTS

  1. House of Exile
    Jimmy Cliff

    There’s a day of feasting and a day of famine
    Day of sadness and a day of joy
    You couldn’t  see in the day of feasting
    Thst life isn’t just a little play-like toy

    So your day arrived when you least expected
    ‘Cause you always thought you were well protected
    Now you feel like a fish out of water
    So now you’re wondering what’s the matter

    Oh remember you said it wouldn’t happen to you
    Now you’re thinking how to start a new
    A drowning man will catch at a straw
    You were warned but you wouldn’t take heed

    Everything in creation must obey a law
    It’s true in words as it is in deed
    You were so puffed up in your pomp and pride
    You’re exposed you got nothing  to hide

    Yes, you used to look down on the folks beside youe
    Never they…

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  2. House of Exile
    Jimmy Cliff

    There’s a day of feasting and a day of famine
    Day of sadness and a day of joy
    You couldn’t  see in the day of feasting
    Thst life isn’t just a little play-like toy

    So your day arrived when you least expected
    ‘Cause you always thought you were well protected
    Now you feel like
    You were so puffed up in your pomp and pride
    You’re exposed you got nothing  to hide

    Yes, you used to look down on the folks beside youe
    Never they thinking you would come down too

    What are you doing in the house of exile
    Watching you now on your last mile

  3. Truth be told………

    90 % of PF electrol victories was due to violence , intimidation and bribery ……..

    Very few of PF could win without GRZ support structures and stolen monies ……..

    For lusambo, this I’m afraid is the beginning of a spectacular fall from grace , because HEHH does not accept stone throwers ……….he has no chance there.

    Lusambo made to many enemies with his sheer brazen determination to bootlick…….

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  4. Even if the cheif bootlicker changes his twins names from Edgar and eshter to hakainde and mutinta lusambo , ……….

    He won’t be allowed near the corridors of power……..

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  5. Very good outcome i’m celebrating this and what a time to celebrate on a friday zoona… After they lose the by election- for joe you gona have to explain how you got that chopper and for the other rebel leader he’s gona have to explain the hacking of obed. These fools thought they owned this country

  6. Politically inclined courts. We all saw this coming. Very predicable under this evil new govt. New dawn? More like new dark government. To my brother lusambo, do not worry about these azzholes

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  7. Kuli kantu. Manje Malanje ali na ko ika ma chopper aja awili? Lusambo’s violence is clear. We agree with the judgment. Nanga Malanji ni cani analakwa? There was that rumor kuti sanapite ku sukulu ya Grade 12. Zambia has these subtle laws that just prove a big knockout mwandini. Anyway, we move on. We have other things of interest going forward. Congratulations Miles. Unamwai.

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  8. Meanwhile visibly annoyed UPND members accused the opposition PF of having placed cadres in most government offices, hence the unfair outcome of the petition. Is that so? How have Malanji and Lusambo have lost? Are those courts filled with Upnd cadres. Lusambo it was gone conclusion,…. evidence weighted heavily against him and nothing to do with leaning of the presiding officers.

  9. The bulldozer has been bulldozed. Bye bye lusambo now it will be very difficult for you to win without state resources. At least malanji will have a chance to practice his golf.

  10. This moron Bowman has now lost his title it just gets worse by the week now he won’t have excuses to leave the house and Mr Helicopter has been brought down to earth…these jokers were so full of braggadocio during Lazy Lungu term.

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  11. Things are happening and happening fast. Anyway Hon. Lusambi said he did not have anyone capable in his Kabushi Constituency to handle K25.7m CDF. Nature has allowed that someone with a different view point should come in and find brains in Kabushi which NO doubt are plenty to help manage the resource. Mwatujoina bakalamba. Soon those mansions will be on sale as we return to the normal class where we belong.

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  12. Bowman you will soon remember diaspora Zambians you were ridiculing…really laughable..you are being chopped down to your level of what you’re really are a door bouncing thug for hire!!
    Where is your humble master Edgar Chagwa Lungu?

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  13. Balanced Ruling that’s what we want that the courts should do their work independently. Miles, Congrats infact you are an example, you were far better than the other PF thugs like Lusambo, Malanji, Kampyongo who thought they are more Zambian than others. It is fair that Lusambo has his seat Nullified. Next, we want those boys he was beating during Mealie meal Shortage to open cases of Assaults. These people terrorized and divided our communities. I wonder how they called themselves leaders. Let GOD Punish them.

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  14. Now what will happen in southern province where the partisan monitors were beaten and chased away from the voting stations, those chased where PF monitors what will the judges say!

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  15. As much as UPND sympathisers and supporters can celebrate Lusambo and Malanji losing seats through the courts we should be sincere also about the violence in UPND strongholds against PF candidates. Some even lost their lives in the process. Nevertheless, let us see whether people were truly intimidated and bribed to vote for PF in these two constituencies through the bye elections. Its through the bye elections we will see what really Zambians in these two places were and are thinking. Further, though through a sad process, Kabwata constituency will also be another testing ground of the UPND popularity. UPND should not lose any of these three seats. If they lose any, it will energise the PF tremendously for 2026. I am sure UPND knows that.

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  16. Miles Sampa is smart enough to know what electro malpractice is and isnt 100% in the current PF he is not stupid enough to lead call boys to look for a Political opponent to beat up or pull down your opponents posters but if he was in the UK his seat too would have been nullified remember those bumpy gravel roads that were being graded and patched up by Mile’s people in Matero during campaigns.
    Almost 80% of PF seats can be nullified just read the archives where social cash was being distributed and Disaster Management was handing out free maize meal and cooking oil.

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  17. Tonight I will listen to my favourite Pan-African musician Fela Kuti drink some red wine whilst I smoke a Cuban cigar and laugh out loud at the lyrics ..we are simply passing through on this earth treat people fairly on your way up or else you will come tumbling down and no one will assist you. 10 years I warned some of these chaps

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  18. Bulldozer has been crippled and Malanjis
    Helicopter has been grounded.Every one
    Has his time and always remember these
    Posts are not going to be forever so let’s
    Leave when people are still clapping and
    Try to humble ourselves.lesson for upcoming
    Leaders.

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  19. Tarino that is why I say you are not patriotic. Instead of listening to Zambian musicians you are even proud to listen to Nigerians. Why can’t you promote your fellow Zambian musicians from that era? Your head has been colonised by Nigeria asylum seekers in UK, you weak boy

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  20. Iam not happy for our democracy we fought for from the one party rule , opposition is good it helps any seating government to do a good job now we can a danger of having a one party state which we rejected.
    Democracy is good as it offers good leadership but with one party state everything is going to be up to what that party wants.
    Really bad and you will see corruption to be the order of the day .

  21. Moto – Indeed they had it easy, constant flow of million dollar GRZ contracts they don’t deliver via their proxy companies, living in ZAMTEL guest houses rent free for years, Ministerial vehicles, Parliamentary salary and allowances. gratuity after 5 years …the taps have been turned off now, Malanji will soon sale that chopper!!

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  22. And soon Lusambo will join UPND let’s wait and see what Tarino and Spaka will say….just known criminal Moses Mawere joined UPND and all UPND minions became quite….and am told there’s confusion at state house…just alot of people showing up for work without even knowing what they’re supposed to be doing….chimbwi no plan government

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  23. flag Jigga Kayama Simangulungwa (formerly Corruption scandals: 48 Houses Social Security Cash Luxury Presidential Jet Ambulances Fire Trucks Mukula Trees Ndola-Lusaka Rd Malawi Maizegate Fuelgate Swaziland landgate Zesco Loans Honeybee)

    I don’t like electoral malpractice and how PF abused govt resources at the detriment of the then opposition. However, I also don’t like how UPND are trying to increase their numbers in Parliament through these petitions. To be fair, if MP elections were rigged and thus null and void, it probably should extend to the Presidential elections.

  24. Saulosi – I dont know why you are referencing me in this…you still dont understand my train of thought …I called Kambwili a BUFFOON when he was in PF, called him a BUFFOON when he was in UPND, Called him a BUFFOON when he was in NDC…still call him a BUFFOON in PF. I dont want him to be anywhere near PF leadership or any leadership capacity in Zambia because I have no respect for him. My party is the Zambian people and people like Bowman should never have been in cabinet but we had a weak President in 2016- 2021 who saw it fit to surround himself with bootlickers this was the end result. Bowman like that mixed race lady in Kafue who jumped seats from UPND to PF and back again have no place in modern politics…such people should be discarded by every Zambian.

  25. Saulosi – I dont know why you are referencing me in this…you still dont understand my train of thought …I called Kambwili a BUFFOON when he was in PF, called him a BUFFOON when he was in UPND, Called him a BUFFOON when he was in NDC…still call him a BUFFOON in PF. I dont want him to be anywhere near PF leadership or any leadership capacity in Zambia because I have no respect for him. My party is the Zambian people and people like Bowman should never have been in cabinet but we had a weak President in 2016- 2021 who saw it fit to surround himself with bootlickers this was the end result. Bowman like that mixed r ace lady in Kafue who jumped seats from UPND to PF and back again have no place in modern politics…such people should be discarded by every Zambian.

  26. It’s time to Learn for all patriot fools of the PF that when you are on top with the elected position and you feel to be there forever then something is wrong with your mind,pf treated the Zambian people so miserably but see now today where’s the the power kaizer explain something or you are going to disappear again like in a Nigerian movies.kkkkkk?

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