ECZ postpones Mushipashi ward by-elections due to death of candidate

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The Electoral Commission of Zambia has postponed the by-election for Mushipashi ward in Mansa which was supposed to take place on April 23rd 2013 due to the untimely death of the UNIP candidate John Musonda who died on Saturday March 29th 2013.

ECZ public relations manager Cris Akufuna says the commission will in due course set another date for nominations and the poll in Mushipashi and that stakeholders will be informed when the dates are determined.

Mr Akufuna says the nominations of candidates who were validly nominated on 28th march 2013 remain valid and that they will not require filing nominations papers again.

He has however stated that the by-election for Kapiri Mposhi and Lukulu West parliamentary Constituencies and 14 wards will proceed as planned on 23rd April 2013.