EU slams Zambia ruling party

2011-09-22 20:01

Lusaka - European Union observers on Thursday criticised the abuse of state resources by Zambia's ruling Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) party in general elections held on Tuesday.

"There has not been a level playing field. State resources were used at the advantage of MMD campaigns," EU chief observer Maria Muniz De Urquiza said.

She said government hospital vehicles without number plates were found to have been used at party rallies in various districts. The Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation had, meanwhile, "failed to meet even the minimum requirement of a public service with selective news in favour of the MMD," De Urquiza added.

  • wezzys - 2011-09-22 21:08

    And its only true saw it ith my own eyes! God help us all

  • Barr. Fazal KUILA - 2011-09-22 21:39

    The European evildoers has now turn their attention on Zambians to put their puppet again there

      phumlanim - 2011-09-23 12:17

      One would expect EU to focus on their bankrupcy and leave africa alone at least africa is not in crisis and we are proud of that, hands off Africa

  • gatvol4corru - 2011-09-22 21:42

    Strange? did not know Jacob and his comrades were also involved there. That explains why he is always travelling! Did he pay his lobola there?

      daaivark - 2011-09-23 11:03

      Where do you get that Zuma was involved?

  • cartwrightdianna - 2011-09-23 09:51

    Fancy the EU commenting on Zambia about the abuse of state resources, a laugh when you think how various EU countries have squandered state resources. By Dave Cartwright

      phumlanim - 2011-09-23 12:18

      what a good point

  • Collitjies - 2011-09-23 10:35

    This is Africa, we expect this all the time. However there are some EU countries that appear to have learnt from the African dictators.

  • johan.r.erasmus - 2011-09-23 11:41


  • W Mukori - 2011-09-23 12:37

    It is the norm in Africa for the seating party to abuse public institutions and resource to help them win. No doubt if Sata had lost the elections he would have cried foul - and rightly so too - when he will do the same come the next election. We have to break this endless cycle!

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