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UPND, PF battle for Kafue Council

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Voting is underway in Kafue District where eligible voters are electing a new Council Chairperson.

The poll is being contested by the two largest political parties, namely the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) who are fielding Moono Simakolonyi and the opposition United Party for National Development (UPND) who are floating Beatrice Kayuni.

Poling stations opened at exactly 06:00 hours this morning and are expected to close at exactly 18:00 hours in the evening.

Voter turnout was not impressive as at 06:30 at a number of poling stations checked among them Beit Hall, Estates Hall, Labour Office and Kafue Civic Center among others.

Kafue District has 59 polling stations with 95 polling streams and over 62, 000 registered voters.

The Kafue Council Chairperson by-election was necessitated by the resignation of the incumbent Thomas from the UPND who joined the PF.

Zulu was suspended from the UPND for attending the keep Zambia clean, green and health cleaning exercise that was officiated by President Edgar Lungu.

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