ECZ puts polls in Vubwi, Zambezi on hold

The Electoral Commission of Zambia has postponed the by-elections in Vubwi and Zambezi West constituencies following the prolonged challenges in Court.

ECZ Spokesperson Cris Akufuna announced the development in Lusaka on Wednesday, November 20, 2013.

The nominations for the two by-elections were slated for December 10, 2013 and elections in January 22, 2013. The hearing in the court case coming up in December 17, 2013, the nominations will be announced at the end the judicial process.

The Vubwi and Zambezi West which were held by Eustackio Kazonga of MMD and Charles Kakoma of UPND respectively fell vacant after they were nullified after a successful petitioned by the ruling Patriotic Front candidates.