The decision by the Electoral Commission of Zambia to bar Honourable Joe Malanji from standing in Kwacha Constituency and Honourable Bowman Lusambo from contesting the Kabushi by-election comes as a shock to many people, including ourselves. As we have stated before, if the issue with Honourable Joe Malanji is that he does not posses a grade 12 certificate, then we do not understand how he was able to take part in the 2021 elections. If the issue is that the certificate he used in 2021 was forged, then we do not understand how he is walking freely. With all due respect to the Judiciary leadership, it is our considered view that the courts have mishandled this issue, thereby creating a…...

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