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Losing UPND Matero candidate petitions High Court to nullify Miles Sampa’s election

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LOSING UPND Matero parliamentary candidate Tom Michelo has urged the Lusaka High Court to nullify the election of Miles Sampa.

In a petition filed in court, Michelo said Sampa, who was declared winner of the August 12, 2021 Matero constituency parliamentary seat, was not validly elected.
Sampa won the election with 55,612 votes while Michelo got 33,598.

However, Michelo who has also sued the Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ), said the election in Matero was characterized with electoral offences such as violence, bribery and publication of false statement.
Michelo said Sampa’s agents attacked and caused serious injuries on UPND officials and other individuals.

He claimed that the agents for Sampa also damaged a motor vehicle.

The petitioner said Sampa on the eve of the election distributed campaign materials and 10KG bags of mealie meal with his name in a bid to solicit votes.

Michelo contended that this action by Sampa breached the Electoral Process Act and the Electoral Code of Conduct.

The petitioner also alleged that Sampa committed prescribed electoral offences in the capture and entry of valid votes cast in the totalling centre at Matero Boys Hall, that influenced the outcome of the election.

Michelo seeks a declaration that the ECZ did not conduct elections in Matero with due diligence and care. He also wants the court to order for the ballot papers to be scrutinised, verified and recounted.

Further, Michelo wants Sampa’s election to be nullified because the election was not free and fair.

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Woman steals newly born baby to take a picture as evidence to her boyfriend

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POLICE have apprehended a 24-year-old woman for stealing a baby from Kafue General Hospital maternity ward.

When detained by hospital staff, Christine Tembo said the motive behind stealing of the baby was to take a picture and send to her boyfriend whom she had told that she was expecting.

Police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Tembo of Mtendere East in Lusaka has since been apprehended for the offence of child stealing.

“The incident occurred on 21st October, 2021 at around 17:30 hours at Kafue General Hospital Maternity ward.

It is alleged that the suspect went to the maternity ward where she got the baby belonging to Mildred Munyama aged 23 of unknown house number in Shimabala West. The suspect was later apprehended by Hospital staff and upon being interviewed she revealed that the motive behind stealing of the baby was to take a picture of the baby and send to her boyfriend whom she had told that she was expecting and now with a baby,” he said.

Mr Hamoonga said Tembo is currently detained in police custody.

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Hungry woman arrested, fined K 200 for buying bananas worth K 10 from a street vendor

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A THIRTY-NINE-YEAR-OLD woman of Kitwe has been apprehended and fined K200 for buying five bananas worth K10 from a street vendor.

Iness Munyeme, 39 of house number 2268 Luangwa West, was apprehended together with four others for buying merchandise from the street.

Kitwe City Council public relations manager Chola Mwamba told #Mwebantu, that the four were cautioned with Ms Munyeme who has since  been fined K200 after admission of guilty.

“Kitwe City Council would like to inform members of the public that we have this week apprehended 5 people for buying merchandise from street vendors,” Mwamba said.

Mwamba said the local authority is  disappointed that some residents have continued buying their mechendise from street vendors.

She said if the trend continues traders will encouraged to abandon their market stands in preference for the street thereby contributing to the increase in street vending, street congestion and street litering as well as loss of revenue in the markets.

“However, the Council police will continue patrolling the CBD and arrest any one buying items from street vendors,” Mwamba said.

Recently, Council Town Clerk Mbulo Seke announced the move start arresting and prosecuting people buying merchandise from undesignated trading places in an effort to curb street vending.

The Town Clerk said the move is in view of the observed unhealthy customer behaviour of preferring to buy from streets instead designated trading places.

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Father warned for failing to secure firearm, after his son shot dead his elder sister 

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A FATHER to a juvenile accused of shooting dead his elder sister using his gun has been warned and cautioned for failing to secure a firearm.

Meanwhile, the juvenile has been arrested and charged with murder.

In a media statement,  police spokesperson Rae Hamoonga said Lyson Phiri aged 70 has been warned and cautioned for the offence of  failing to secure a fire arm Contrary to Section 38 (1) of CAP 110 of the laws of Zambia.

Mr Hamoonga further Mr Phiri juvenile’s son has also been arrested and charged with murder.

“Police have formerly charged and arrested the male Juvenile aged 18 for Murder Contrary to Section 200 of CAP 87 of the laws of Zambia,” he said.

Last, the juvenile shot dead his 39 year old sister who was at the time seated in the living room.

 

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ZAMBIA: COVID-19 STATS

23 Oct 2021, 1:32 AM (GMT)

Zambia Stats

209,629 Total Cases
3,659 Deaths
205,793 Recovered

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