Court News

Councillors knocked out

THE Constitutional Court has ruled that serving councillors are not eligible to contest the July 26 Lusaka mayoral by-election even if they resigned from their current positions.A panel of five judges, however, yesterday ruled that a serving councillor who chooses to resign from his or her position can only contest an election after a full term of a council.
This was a matter in which two citizens petitioned the Constitutional Court seeking an interpretation on whether or not a councillor can contest a mayoral election without resigning as a civic leader.

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