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ConCourt Declares Sampa, Prof. Lungwangwa Duly Elected

THE Constitutional Court has upheld five election petition appeals among them Kasama Central and Nalikwanda constituencies after finding that the petitioners failed to prove allegations of electoral malpractices.

According to five judgements delivered today, the court upheld the decisions of High Court judges who found that Kasama Central PF member of parliament Kelvin Sampa, Nalikwanda UPND’s Professor Geoffrey Lungwangwa, UPND’s Gift Sialubalu of Sinazongwe, Elliot Kamondo of Mufumbwe and Rogers Mwewa who is PF Mwasabombwe member of parliament were validly elected.

In the Kasama Central parliamentary seat that was petitioned by UPND’s Sibongile Mwamba, Constitutional Court judge Mungeni Mulenga said the court did not fault the findings of the lower court which dismissed all the grounds, stating that Mwamba failed to prove that Sampa engaged in electoral practices during the August 2016 elections.

The court dismissed all the grounds advanced by Mwamba among them that the raid at her house was sanctioned by Sampa and also that he donated shoes in order to influence voters.

She said there was no evidence to show that the shoes were donated during the campaign period.

Judge Mulenga said there was no evidence to prove that the unfair and hate speech messages that were put on banners and flyers alleging that UPND president Hakainde Hichilema was a Satanist were orchestrated by Sampa or his agents to prevent the electorate to vote for Mwamba.

She said the allegation that Sampa distributed alcoholic beverages also failed because the evidence on the same was not corroborated.

“The appellant did little to establish that the first respondent distributed alcohol and therefore, we will not fault the findings of the trial judge,” judge Mulenga said.

She also dismissed all the grounds of appeal in the Nalikwanda petition appeal, saying they lacked merit.

Judge Mulenga said the Constitutional Court would not doubt the findings of the lower court as it had an opportunity to observe the demeanour of the witnesses and also the benefit of seeing the witnesses.

She said the court would not reverse the findings of facts based on the credibility of witnesses.

Judge Mulenga added that the ground that Prof Lungwangwa distributed K100s was not proved because there was no evidence to show that the member of parliament distributed the monies and they cannot fault the lower court’s finding.

And judge Margaret Munalula upheld the election of Mwewa after dismissing the grounds of appeal filed by Sunday Chitundu Maluba of the MMD for lack of merit.

Judge Munalula also dismissed the Sinazongwe appeal lodged by PF losing candidate Richwell Siamunene against Gift Sialubalu.

Meanwhile, judge Palan Mulonda threw out PF’s Steven Masumba’s appeal against Kamondo of the UPND for failure to prove the allegations of electoral malpractices.

29 Comments

  1. CHEERS

    What about presidential petition?…show your muscle concourt kaili we see…

    • Chichi

      By midnight, I will be making a major announcement to the world. I will post it on this forum. Watch this space.
      Signs off cute Chichi girl.

    • Zambian retport can you improve please. you keep on recycling outdated reports. the reports were captured on Friday and you are still reporting. yoi move with time.

      Zambian report you improve. You keep on reporting outdated reports. Surely you move with time. You postwed

    • hanene

      Zambian report I beg you to improve. The report you are posting are too outdated and even have grey hair. You posted this information on Friday. Let the media bring forth new information than keeping on bringing the same items.when are you going yp report what happened yesterday an today.

    • Zambia@53

      The ConCourt already showed its muscle on the petition when they threw it out. Wake up and smell the coffee

  2. Paul

    Stop malpractice

  3. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle

    Sure sure

  4. josphat

    Stop malpractice. It is distroying the development of the country.

  5. Prisona

    Congrats guyz

  6. lemmy

    What about presidential petition?

  7. ECL

    GO AHEAD

  8. vincent kiboko

    congratulation winners

  9. LUKE

    GO AHEAD

  10. lungu felix

    Lead an example by what you do ….solve first issues than these petty ones presidential petition is our giant expectation…this moment but it seems like failing is our answer…

  11. Next

    Waiting for presidential petition

  12. Wisdom Mukanda

    Serious Malpractice! this can not be codon, but any way we are behind you

  13. Trust

    To God nothing is impossible hence the truth will be revealed it’s just the matter of time! You ought to say the truth and it shall set you free 1!!!!!!!!!!!! This is just earthly judgment and hence the heavenly is coming and will suffer for our sins! So speak the truth please! Go Zambia go by the grace of God!!!!!🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏🙏 with you in prayers!!!!!

  14. JMS

    Please stop malpractice

  15. Vincent

    Stop malpractice u ar bring de nation down

  16. kk

    Presidential no matter what it will be dismissed for security reasons or even the evidence will be or is their God loves Zambia come 2021 real results will come out like that of 2011 genuine results. God lead Zambia amen.

  17. Daka

    Hahaha haha! !!!!!!!!!what a drama Hahaha! !!!?.

  18. FGM

    The losing MPs in constituencies contested by ministers have a prima facie evidence. Public resources and positions were used in their advantage. Their seats should be nullified if we truly preach justice and fair play in this country. Loosing contenders take up the petitions basing on that.

  19. STAR

    are u sure hh is a satanist the answer is no

  20. lawrence

    God knows everything

  21. Kan-zee

    2021 Ni HH

  22. Sunta sunkutu

    Serial wankers are still waiting on the judgement of the presidential petition!!! What evidence was presented within the constitutional period allowable??? Thrown out due to lack of evidence!!!!!!

  23. Mabibo odesta

    I doubt if this girl is innocent, why did she yeld into? She kg just have to pay for it.

  24. kaumba james

    ZANUPF

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