Mkushi South Parliamentary seat nullified

Multiparty Democracy (MMD) president Nevers Mumba

The Mkushi South Parliamentary seat that was held by opposition MMD’s Sydney Chisanga has been nullified by the Supreme Court.

This is in a matter in which losing Mkushi South 2011 Patriotic Front (PF) candidate Davies Chisopa appealed against the High Court ruling which upheld Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) candidate Sydney Chisanga as duly elected after a petition.

Passing Judgment this morning Supreme Court Judge Elizabeth Muyovwe said Mr. Chisanga had breached the electoral law by among other things making donations to women’s clubs in the area where an election was due and at the time that Parliament was dissolved.

Judge Muyovwe further notes a cow was also slaughtered at a rally that Mr. Chisanga held for people that attended to eat in same period that an election in the area was to take place.

And speaking shortly after the judgment was passed, Mr. Chisopa said he find the judgment fair going by the grounds that he made the appeal against the High Court ruling over his petition.

Mr. Chisopa says he is also ready to re-contest the seat but that he will have to go through the party guidelines of adoption if he is to stand on the PF ticket.