ACTIONAID country director Nalucha Ziba says the Electoral Commission of Zambia’s decision to reject Joseph Malanji and Bowman Lusambo’s nominations causes an injury to the doctrine of separation of powers among the arms of government. In response to a press query, Ziba argued that it was the court’s responsibility to interpret the law and as such, a decision to disqualify one from running for office on the basis of an article which required the court’s interpretation was solely vested in the same court. “ActionAid Zambia notes with concern the refusal by the Electoral Commission of Zambia to accept the nomination of Bowman Lusambo and Joseph Malanji for the Kabushi and Kwacha Constituency Parliamentary by-elections. We have also noted the statement…...

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