The ruling Patriotic Front(PF) has scooped the Kafue council chairperson elections. grabbing a key peri-urban seat from the opposition UPND.
The Electoral Commission of Zambia (ECZ) announced the results in the early hours of Thursday declaring the PF candidate Brigadier General Simakoloyi Moono as winner.
Brig. Gen. Moono polled 9,252 votes while his closest rival UPND candidate Beatrice Kayuni managed 8650.
Returning officer Kafuti Kaheko declared the results verified and as they witnessed by political party agents.
This is despite the results for St Joseph Polling Station which is across the Kafue River not being tallied but will have no significance to altering the margin.
Kaheko said the boat ferrying result from St Joseph Polling Station would arrive on mainland by Thursday afternoon.
St Joseph Polling Station has 168 registered voters.
The Kafue Council Chairperson by election was necessitated by the resignation of Thomas Zulu from the UPND who defected to the Patriotic Front.
Zulu was suspended from the UPND by the party leadership for attending the Keep Zambia Clean, green and health cleaning exercise that was officiated by President Edgar Lungu.
Kafue has about 62, 685 registered voters and 59 polling stations in total but a little less than 30 percent voted.