2)–Apathy characterises Mkushi South by-elections

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Voting in the Mkushi South Constituency by-elections has closed on a peaceful note despite being  characterised by apathy.

ZANIS in Mkushi South reports that at old Mkushi Boma Primary School 373 people had cast their votes out of the 793 registered voters by the close of the polling station at 18:00 hours.

According to returning officer Kelly Mwebe final results are expected tomorrow afternoon.

Mr Mwebe told ZANIS News in an interview that Mkushi South is a vast constituency with23 polling stations scattered across the area.

He said the final results will be delayed from  the four polling stations in the valley which are expected tomorrow due to long distance and bad roads.

Three candidates are contesting the the Mkushi South parliamentary seat which fell vacant following  the nullification of the election of MMDs Sydney Chisanga by the Supreme court on grounds of electoral malpractices.

The candidates vying for the seat include Sydney Chisanga who is re-contesting  on the MMD ticket, Davis Chisopa for the PF and Agness Mambwe for the UPND.

Mkushi South has 12,793 registered voters.