By Bright Chikele:
The story that 500,000 foreign voters have registered in Eastern province is a complete hoax fabricated by the UPND.
The story was originated by UPND former Mazabuka MP Gary Nkombo and Chongwe MP Sylvia Masebo who have since refused to give evidence to the police insisting instead that investigations should be based on information published by The Post newspaper.
They reported that 500,000 foreigners had registered and yet the total number of voters in the eastern province was 777,379 voters and in 2014 there were 600,098 registered voters in the Province.
But ECZ said it has never received complaints and queries regarding foreigners except from reports carried by The Post.
Police have since identified the source of the story as Edward Mwanza, an aspiring local government candidate for Chisiya Ward in Vubwi working in league with Post correspondent, Mr. Peter Sukwa, who have apparently provided the list The Post has been publishing, purporting that the information emanated from ECZ which has vehemently denied ever producing the list.