4 December 2018
THE trial of Samuel Banda, the Member of Parliament of Mt Pleasant who is facing charges of allegedly submitting a fake address to ZEC Constituency, has been deferred to January 3 next year.
His lawyer Job Sakala said he needed more time to go through the docket.
Allegations are that on December 28 in 2017 during the National Biometric Voter Registration exercise, Banda misrepresented to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) that he was residing at number 34 Waller Avenue, Mt Pleasant, Harare in order for him to register as a voter in that constituency whilst in actual fact he did not reside there.
The accused went on to depose an Affidavit of Residence for Voter Registration (ZEC Form VR.9) to ZEC Commissioner of Oath purporting to be residing at number 34 Waller Avenue, Mt Pleasant, Harare.
Through that misrepresentation Banda was registered as a voter in Mt Pleasant Constituency where he contested for the House of Assembly seat and eventually won.
Zimbabwe Electoral Commission Forms VR1 and VR9 can be produced as exhibits.