ECZ Warns Candidates of Disqualification if Violence Continues

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has warned that it may disqualify candidates that may flout the Electoral Code of Conduct in the Sesheke by-election.

ECZ Public Relations Manager Margaret Chimanse said in a statement that the Sesheke by-election will go on as scheduled.

“The Commission wishes to remind political parties and their candidates that it will not hesitate to disqualify any offenders who may contravene the Electoral Process Act No. 35 of 2016, if the situation degenerates any further,” Chimanse said.

“Furthermore, the Commission wishes to appeal to the media, particularly social media, on the need to report accurately in order to avoid alarming the general public.”

Chimanse urged the police to be professional.



  1. Musole

    Wala ba koswe!!!!

    • Oko2

      Meanwhile, UPND National Chairperson Mutale Nalumango has complained that the ugly PF violence under President Edgar Lungu’s leadership has once again been experienced in the usually peaceful Sesheke Constituency, in Western Province.

    • Break News

      PF thug armed with gun abducting UPND supporter
      9 February 2019
      As you can see this thug can’t be a police officer. Look at the face I have circled and the pistol I have circled.
      And this is the party member I doubt he is alive because at the time this thug pulled towards his fellows and isolated him completely and then they charged towards me when they saw the camera.
      UPND member in Sesheke

    • Mavuto

      Sesheke PF violence coordinator calls for reinforcements
      4 February 2019
      In this audio, PF violence coordinator in the Sesheke parliamentary by election only identified as Mwanza is heard calling for 70 + 70 reinforcement from Kanyama and Lusaka’ Intercity bus station.
      Mwanza is calling for more funding and thugs to go and beat up Sesheke residents whom he refers to as ‘ba fontinyu’ (uncivilized, dirty and dull people). See video on zambiawatchdog

    • Gap

      Does ECZ have power to disqualify pf if not pf disqualifying ecz

  2. Abashitina

    Disqualify of first

  3. Hev rena

    Just disqualify pf and upnd so that they stop this barbaric behaviour.Arrest hh and edgar.

    • Wakishale

      You’re very right. The blame game isn’t helping us. We should’ve lessons from the Mapatizya and Mufumbwe incidents to remedy the situation.

  4. Break News

    You can—and should—report human rights abuses. Even if they are not prosecuted, publicity or the prospect of an investigation can have a restraining effect on the perpetrators.
    List the specific Articles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights that have been violated.
    State the facts, as far as possible in chronological order.
    Include the date, time and place of the incident(s); name and position of the perpetrator(s); place of detention if applicable; names and addresses of any witnesses and any other important details.
    Organizations to report to:
    Amnesty International
    Human Rights Action Center
    Human Rights Watch
    Children’s Defense Fund
    Other organizations eg ICC, EU, USA, UK govts

  5. Viola

    I think the dialogue should not processed.i can’t take any more with this violence in my country which we call peaceful country

    • Break News

      Namibia is about to close the border with Zambia due to the escalating violence in Sesheke.
      All trucks from both sides of the border have already been parked.
      Katima Mulilo border in Sesheke is one of the busiest frontiers as that is the route to the Sea port in Walvis Bay. Most copper from Zambia passes through Katima Mulilo.
      Apparently Sesheke residents are now fighting back.

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  7. FGM

    Luckily, private media stations have been showing us how the police in company of pf cadres are brutalizing citizens in those areas .Shame indeed.

  8. Kosapo

    Its being cowardice making all these appealing statements when you know very well that its the “ugly davis mwila” who has taken his thugs to sesheke. Sesheke residents on their own are never violent. Its the “imported” thugs paid by pf who are terrorising local residents!!! And what is chanda kabwe doing there?? Is there any disaster management in sesheke?

  9. Nimrod

    Upnd at it again. Mapatizya formula. They realise that they are loosing in sesheke. When is hh going to win the presidential? Maybe in 2085. He is an hungry lion who cannot lead unless cows.

  10. Bruno mars the moonshine jungle master

    Iwe chi Nimrod shut your big mouth idiot are you happy with wat is happening now in Sesheke? usless pf cadres


    BA BRUNO -shutup!!
    people who support hh are very rude like cows

  12. Clint

    This country

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