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Lubansenshi Constituency Seat nullified for being marred with corruption

Feature Politics Lubansenshi Constituency Seat nullified for being marred with corruption

The Kasama High Court has nullified the election of PF’s Taulo Chewe as Member of Parliament for Lubansenshi Constituency of Luwingu District – Northern Province.

And the Kasama High Court has upheld the elections of George Chisanga and Robert Kalimi as Members of Parliament for Lukashya Constituency in Kasama District and Malole Constituency in Mungwi district.

Sitting in Kasama High Court today, Lusaka-based High Court Judge; Maria Mapani Kawimbe nullified the Lubansenshi election on account of electoral malpractice.

Judge Kawimbe cited the distribution of mealie meals under the Disaster Management and Mitigation Unit (DMMU) when there was no hunger to warrant the distribution of relief food.

She also cited that the respondent also took advantage of the Social Cash Transfer money to influence people to vote for him.

The Judge said traditional leaders were also involved in partisan politics during the campaigns in the constituency.

And Patrick Mucheleka who was one of the petitioners is happy with the delivery of the judgment.

Mr. Mucheleka said the judge has agreed with him that the election was marred with serious corruption.

But the respondent Mr. CHEWE of the PF said he will sit down with lawyers to find the next course of action.

Meanwhile in another sitting, Lusaka based Court Judge; Mathews Zulu has upheld the election of George Chisanga as MP for Lukashya.

Judge Zulu said he did not find proper evidence to warrant the nullification of the seat which was petitioned by DAVIES MULENGA of the UPND.

And in another sitting, Lusaka based High Court Judge, CHARLES ZULU sitting in Kasama also dismissed the election petition against Malole MP, Robert Kalimi of the PF by losing UPND candidate, Chilufya Chikonkolo.

The Judge dismissed the petition on grounds that the witnesses presented un-collaborated testimonies.

13 COMMENTS

  1. Ladies and Gentlemen brace yourselves for more drama and misery …just how much will all these by elections cost tax payers money….HH has failed completely and just less than 4 months into office and you can even see the frustration of his die hard supporter Spaka who has resorted to insults sensing that HH won’t deliver on his promises

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  2. The former regime was too corrupt to do anything within the confines of the law. This is the only reason they lost elections and the seats they won are being nullified. Of course the courts have proved without reasonable doubt that there was a lot of cheating and irregularities during the past elections all committed by the PF regime. Hopefully the next elections will be held under a clean environment. Looking forward to seeing some transparency in the elections commission in the manner they handle elections in the future.

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  3. SURE WE IN FOR ROUGH TIMES !! CERTAINLY NOT CAUSED BY THE PRESENT GOVERNMENT
    THIS IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN ONE ALLOWS A ROGUE PARTY TOO RULE FOR TOO LONG

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  4. Distribution of mealie meal by DMMU…. The traditional leaders behaved in a partisan manner….I am failing to see how the MP is connected in all this.

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  5. This is unbelievable…..just whats happening….are we safe????
    Is this what Zambians voted for…..elections are won at the ballot box not by appointed Cadre Judges….Zambians wake up and it’s almost time to start demonstrations….HH has been having meetings with Munangangwa and other African leaders now they’ve given him an idea on how to rule for 30 years straight

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  6. There was certainly very fishy in this election. They were no free and fair. PF was right. In provinces like southern, western and North Western, no PF monitoring personnel were not allowed during voting and counting. Some ballot papers where counted from the Bush.. PF must have won these elections

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  7. 80 to 90 % of PF MPs were elected under the influence of corruption like using social cash money , violence , intimidation or GRZ machinery……….

    Let’s see how they will perform without any of that………..

    You can’t say because running investigations is expensive let’s live with crime ????

    The majority of the voting public want justice

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  8. This judgement is wrong. DMMU and support from traditional leaders can not be equal to corruption on the part of the MP. Something is wrong in this country. Fili uko tuleya.

  9. My good old friend Patrick Mucheleka who I now avoid because of being loud-mouthed cannot win Lubansenshi even after the nullification of Chewe’s seat. His roots are well-known in Lubansenshi the resting place of my maternal ancestral spirits. The name Mucheleka is that of his step father, former Isoka district governor in late Dr. Kaunda’s government. Only his mother is from the North. His biological dad is a Southerner. No little wonder he refused to work with late President Sata when he invited him to organise the PF in Northern Province. His heart was and has always been with the Southern Province where his dad hailed from. The people of Lubansenshi know all that and Mucheleka will be pushing his luck too far to go and stand there again.

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