Mbendera leads Zambia elections observer mission for ECF SADC

Chairperson for the Malawi Electoral Commission (MEC) Justice Maxon Mbendera is leading commissioners and staff under the Electoral Commissions Forums of SADC countries (ECF SADC) to observe the presidential by-elections in Zambia.

Justice Mbendera :  Banda did not have the power to annul the vote

Justice Mbendera : Banda did not have the power to annul the vote

Zambia will hold presidential elections on January 20, following the death-in-office of President Michael Chilufya Sata October 28 last year.

The ECF SADC is among other international organisations that have deployed teams to observe the Zambia presidential by-elections.

“Justice Mbendera will be with the team from 14 to 23 January 2015. The Malawi Electoral Commission will also be represented by Commissioners Dr Wellington Nakanga, Stanley Billiat, Rev Allan Chiphiko and Deputy Chief Elections Officer (operations), Harris Potani,” reads a statement from MEC.

Commenting on his role, Justice Mbendera SC said it symbolized the growing trust that electoral bodies in the SADC have in the Malawi Electoral Commission in the management of elections.

“It is a proud moment to lead the other electoral bodies to observe the Zambia elections. We have a lot of things in common and this will be an opportunity for peer review. I am optimistic that there are a number of things to share with them and also to learn from them.

“We are in the process of effecting electoral reforms and there will be a number of things to learn from them that can be adapted here to improve our elections management and performance,” Justice Mbendera said.

ECF-SADC is an independent organization whose members are electoral commissions from 14 SADC countries namely Angola, Botswana, DRC, Lesotho, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Seychelles, Swaziland, Tanzania, Zambia, Zanzibar and Zimbabwe.

The Forum has been in place since July 1998 and it has played an important role in strengthening co-operation amongst Electoral Commissions in the SADC region and promoting conditions conducive tofree, fair, credible and transparent elections. Currently, Justice Mbendera is the vice-chairperson of the executive council of ECF SADC.

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Mbwiye
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Ana amuna asankhidwa chifukwa cholimba mtima kumuuza sitting president kuti alibe mphavu yochita annul chisankho. Kodi kapena amachokera kwao kwa John Chilembwe ku Lomwe belt kwa anthu olimba mtima eti? Chifukwatu kupha mzungu ku Magomero 1914/15 sizinali zamasewera, kunali kulimba mtima. Bravo Justice Mbendera

roots
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Mmalo mwakuti akadafa ndi Mbendere kapena Nyirenda, watisita Judge wabwino wachikondi, awili awa adasokoneza direction ya dziko lathu abakha.

alick fwaya nkhatabay boy
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Payepako mbendela wava don’t do silly dere plz

Mbanangwa
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Miwimva ma Zambians, kakopola, mbava inawiwa ma vote pa Nyasaland !

chosatheka
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no. 32 – pumbwa ndi a mako!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Vavlov
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Mbendera may become an election rigging icon of note in Africa’s fragile democracies. Zambia watch out, this man’s credibility is in serious question in his home cry.

kalinda
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Mbendela don’t fool Zambians ,since you panted Malawi’s election with red pant ,you took Malawians for granted never do that in Zambia shame on you Mbendela mbuzi

chenderson
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Mbava Nyani Chitsiru Choliralira

Arthur G.M. Mtambo
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PLEASE DO NOT MAKE WHAT YOU DID IN MALAWI, IN ZAMBIA YOU WILL BE KILLED, TAKE CARE.

George Malinga
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He knows his work leave him alone pls

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