Simbao loses Senga Hill parley seat


The Supreme Court has nullified the election of MMD SENGA HILL Member of Parliament KAPEMBWA SIMBAO.

The Supreme Court over turned a High Court ruling that declared Mr SIMBAO as duly elected MP for SENGA HILL.

Delivering Judgment on behalf of other Supreme Court, Judge GREGORY PHIRI nullified Mr SIMBAO on grounds that there was a number of electoral malpractices.

Among the panel of judges that sat to deliver judgment in the matter were GREGORY PHIRI, EVANS HAMAUNDU, FLORENCE LENGALENGA MUNYINDA WANKIE and Deputy Chief Justice, MARVIN MWANAMWAMBWA,.

Mr SIMBAO from the MMD was elected MP for Senga Hill in 2011 but Patriotic Front-PF losing candidate GILES CHOMBA YAMBAYAMBA petitioned the election of Mr SIMBAO.

Mr. YAMBAYAMBA contended that the election was characterized by widespread undue influence, bribery, intimidation, voter treating and electoral malpractices.

The Electoral Commission of Zambia in mandated by law to hold a parliamentary by-election within ninty days of the seat falling vacant.