Parties ready for Sesheke by-election
By Staff Reporter
Political Parties contesting the Sesheke by election have expressed confidence of scooping the seat.
PF Deputy Secretary General Mumbi Phiri said people in Sesheke have received the party’s campaign message well while UPND deputy spokesperson Cornelius Mweetwa commended the police for providing security to all political parties contesting the election.
Mweetwa further said the UPND is set to scoop the seat because the party has convinced the people in Sesheke to vote for its candidate.
Meanwhile, a 21-year old female PF cadre was struck to death by lightening at the ruling party’s campaign camp in the ongoing campaigns for the February 12 by-election.
Seven other party members sustained serious burns but survived the incident which happened on Tuesday afternoon.
Western Province Police Commissioner Charles Lungu confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Masendo Wamunyima.
“The incident happened in Nayanda Village in Chief Silumbu’s area in Sesheke around 15:00 hours yesterday,” Lungu said. “Among the burnt was a three-year-old female child identified as Nanjeke Maziyezi”.
Those who sustained burns are Matome Kushandoka, Beatrice Wamunyima, Pezo wamunyima, Makutu Sepiso, Chrispin Kundoka Namasiku Matomola.
Lungu said officers visited the scene and took the injured to Yeta Hospital for treatment while Wamunyima’s body was deposited in the mortuary at the same hospital.
Four political parties that include PF’s Dean Masule, the UPND has settled for Romeo Kang’ombe while People’s Alliance for Change -PAC- has Charity Muhau, and the United Prosperous and Peaceful Zambia -UPPZ- has Victor Kalimukwa.