ECZ set date for Mansa By-election

The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) has announced November 22, 2013 as the date for the Mansa Central parliamentary by-election and seven local government by-elections.

In a press statement, ECZ Spokesperson Cris Akufuna says Aspiring candidates will file their nominations on Tuesday, October 22, 2013.

Akufuna has since asked all the Aspiring Candidates for the Parliamentary by-election to attend a Nomination briefing on Saturday, October 19, 2013 at the Civic Center in Mansa.

The Mansa Parliamentary seat fell vacant following the death of area Member of Parliament Kennedy Sakeni last month.

And ECZ  has confirmed receiving a complaint from MMD over the premature campaigns by the ruling Patriotic Front ahead of the Mansa central by-election.

Vice president Guy Scott kicked off the campaigns over the weekend.

Akufuna says the Commission is looking into the matter.