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ECZ not authority on qualifications – court

KABWE High Court judge-in-charge Dominic Sichinga says the Examinations Council of Zambia (ECZ) cannot be the authority on the qualifications for presidential, parliamentary and local government elections.
Mr Justice Sichinga has noted that in pursuant of Articles 70 (1) (d), 82 (2) (e), 100 (1) (e) or 153 (4) (c), the interpretation offered by ECZ on the candidates cannot be an authority.
“I accordingly find the statement made unconstitutional on ground that it is arbitrary and inconsistent with the values and principles of the [republican] Constitution,” Mr Justice Sichinga said in his judgment delivered on Tuesday.

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