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MMD’s Simbao loses parley seat

CAROLINE KALOMBE – Lusaka
THE Supreme Court has nullified the election of Senga Hill Member of Parliament (MP) Kapembwa Simbao and overturned the High Court decision that he was duly elected after finding that his election was marred with election malpractices.
Patriotic Front (PF) losing candidate Gills Yambayamba had appealed to the Supreme Court after the High Court found that Mr Simbao was duly elected as MP for Senga Hills.
Supreme Court judge Gregory Phiri delivered the judgment on behalf of other Supreme Court judges, Marvin Mwanamwambwa, Evans Hamaundu, Florence Lengalenga and Muyinda Wanki.
Justice Phiri annulled the High Court ruling and nullified Mr Simbao’s election.
In his petition, Mr Yambayamba contended that Mr Simbao’s election was characterised by widespread undue influence, bribery, intimidation, voter treating and electoral malpractices contrary to the law.
He further alleged that Mr Simbao made false statements and displayed an awful picture depicting the late  PF President Sata as a person unworthy to rule Zambia and that the PF and its candidates were satanists.
He also alleged that Mr Simbao accused Mr Sata and PF male candidates of being pro- homosexuality and further false statements were made that the PF government would do away with fertiliser subsidies.




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