Kwacha Constituency Parliamentary Seat Nullified

LUSAKA High Court judge Kazimbe Chenda has nullified the election of Joe Malanji as Kwacha PF member of parliament because he does not have a grade 12 certificate.

In this petition, losing UPND candidate Charles Abel Mulenga challenged the election of Malanji, citing illegal practices and that he did not posses the minimum academic qualification set by Article 70 (4) (d) of the Constitution.

“I accordingly invoke Section 99 (a) of the Electoral Process Act and declare that the 1 st respondent’s re-election on 12th August 2021 as member of parliament for Kwacha constituency to be void. I this order that the petitioner will have costs against the 1st respondent while the second respondent will have Its costs against the petitioner, to be taxed in default of agreement,” ordered judge Chenda.

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