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Last Updated: 20 Jan 2014
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Losing MPs seek court injunctions
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Aspiring Members of Parliament (MPs) who lost in the May19 parliamentary race but disputed the results have resorted to the courts, this time seeking injunctions restraining Chief Justice Lovemore Munro and other relevant government officials from swearing in newly elected legislators.

The MPs argue it would be premature top swear in people whose results are still being contested.

Electoral Commission’s Chief Elections Officer, David Bandawe, has acknowledged receiving a lot of complaints from losing aspirants, saying the electoral body was still perusing through the complaints- a development that has riled the losing aspirants, who feel shortchanged by the process.

Munro was slated to swear in the new office bearers Monday. Government has not yet applied to the courts appealing for a vacation of the order.

At least 15 losing candidates have confirmed being part of the court injunctions initiative, saying their move was in the interest of justice and future elections.

“We want the truth and justice,” said Angela Zachepa, one of the losing MPs in Blantyre.

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