Wednesday, 21 September 2011


Violence rocked Nakatindi totalling Centre where votes for Lusaka Central and Mandevu Constituencies were being totalled..
Calm has since returned to the centre.
The violence erupted after suspected Patriotic Front (PF) cadres suspected an Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) officer of altering figures and omitting data on some polling station for relaying to Mulungushi International Conference Centre (MICC).
ZANIS reports that the ECZ Officer who  remained unidentified had to seek refuge from one of the rooms for safety after the riled cadres pounced on him.
Attempts by the Zambia Police (ZP) Officers to whisk the man away failed as the cadres pursued him further and continued beating him.
It was established that five polling stations were not appearing for the parliamentary candidates while votes from 12 polling stations were omitted from the total votes of the presidential candidates.
Lusaka Central Constituency has 30 wards.
And ECZ official Josephine Mubita explained that the anomalies assured that the anormallies would be corrected before sending the results to MICC.
Mrs. Mubita said the mix up was not deliberate and that the Commission had since started correcting the errors.
PF candidate for Lusaka Central Constituency Guy Scott expressed worry over what was happening at Nakatindi.
The incident compelled cadres to demand that Mandevu constituency votes be counter checked as well.

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