The Electoral Commission of Zambia Chairperson Justice Irene Mambilima has cautioned the media to desist from publishing falsehoods and alarming statements related to this year’s tripartite election. Justice Mambilima says it is an offence for any media house to take such as path.
The ECZ Chairperson was referring to a story published in the press alleging that former commission Director Dan Kalale was seen at the Nakatindi hall at the Lusaka civic centre. Justice Mambilima has dispelled the article as a total fabrication and cautioned the media against dwelling on un substantiated statements.
She also says the commission has shut down their results announcement page on the website following a story appearing that the commission has announced summary presidential results from 1 hundred and 33 constituencies.
Meanwhile, Justice Mambilima says the commission is happy that incidents of violence that characterized Tuesday’s poll day have stopped. Justice Mambilima has also announced that the Commission has received results from 70 of the One hundred and 50 constituencies.
She however says that the commission is still verifying the result and has only officially announced 33 constituencies at the Election Results centre in Lusaka.