Voter apathy in the Kapiri Kaposhi parliamentary by-election and the five local government by-elections in Petauke district.

Voter apathy has characterised the Kapiri Kaposhi parliamentary by-election in Kapiri Mposhi district and the five local government by-elections in Petauke district.
Muvi Television staffer, Agnes Jere reports that by this morning, most polling stations had less that 100 people that had cast their vote.
And trouble ensued at Material Polling Station in Kapiri Mposhi Central ward when PF, Patriotic Front Party women cadres visited the polling station wearing campaign Chitenge materials.
This infuriated the UPND, United Party for National Development cadres, who took the women to task but confusion escalated when PF cadres got involved.
Efforts by police to intervene failed as PF cadres grabbed the chitenge materials, which were earlier grabbed from women by UPND cadres.
The PF cadres, who sped off in car said that they were taking the chitenge materials to police.
The Kapiri Mposhi parliamentary by-elections follow the nullification of the election of Lawrence Zimba as Member of Parliament by the Supreme Court on 30th January this year.
Meanwhile Breeze FM Staffer, Mercy Maseko reports from Petauke that the only polling station in Kovyan Ward has recorded poor turnout.
And in Lundazi district, Breeze FM Staffer, Mtambwa Nkhoma reports that Chasefu Polling Station had recorded 300 out of 1,176 people that had cast their votes by mid-day.
Two hundred and eighty-six out of 742 voters had cast their votes by 12:16 hours at Kameteka Polling centre. And 180 out 726 registered voters have cast their vote at Khulikhuli polling centre.
Kajilime has four polling stations.

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