THE appointment of Mwangala Zaloumis and McDonald Chipenzi at the Electoral Commission of Zambia has been met with suspicion and, to an extent, disdain by some members of the public, especially the opposition political parties because the appointees are known to be members of the UPND. Leader of the opposition in Parliament Brian Mundubile even went as far as calling the two appointees “hardcore” UPND cadres. As a newspaper, we are aware that it is a common trend for members of the opposition to try and destabilise government by pushing back against critical decisions of the executive, however, in this particular case we agree with those who feel that the President should have appointed independent individuals without any links to…...

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