Zambian Watchdog

Masebo now takes her loose behaviour to Kapiri, commandeers fellow low-lives into nomination centre

March 28
11:24 2013
IMG_1713[1]Tourism and Arts minister Sylvia Masebo today broke the law with impunity when she commandeered a group of over 500 PF thugs into the nomination centre premises contrary to the eleciotns handbook which stipulates that apart from the 9 supporters attesting for the candidate, other supporters are supposed to be 400 metres radius away and the move has shocked Electoral commission of Zambia (ECZ) officials.
And PF candidate Eddie Musonda says he is confident of winning the 23rd April election which was allegedly stolen from him.
Masebo who was in the company of other cabinet ministers and deputy ministers stormed the policemen guarding the entrance to the nominations premises demanding that the PF slogan chanting thugs enter the premises. Police had a tough time controlling the rowdy crowd.
And ECZ officials say they are disappointed by the behaviour of the ruling party cadres but could not make an official statement until after consultations. The visibly surpprised officials were taken aback by the behaviour of the PF. When contacted for a comment about the development ECZ public relations officer Sylvia Bwalya said she could not comment on the matter but added that the electoral code of conduct stipulated the law clearly.
But when asked by Journalists as to why she broke the law, Masebo refused saying there was no law that bars supporters from entering the nomination centre. When journalists further quoted section 5.2.2 from the elections officer’s handbook, Masebo was upset and refrred Jopurnalist to the ECZ.
Meanwhile Musonda filed the nomination papers at 11:15 this morning and told journalist that he was getting ready to defeat all his opponents in this race. He was quickly whisked away by party officials in a motorcade that headed into town area.


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