Edgar Lungu mocks RB, tells him not to flee like his son

Edgar Lungu mocks RB, tells him not to flee like his son

Home Affairs minister Edgar Lungu has advised former President Rupiah Banda to be honest and not flee from corruption charges like his son Henry.
The former head of State was finally been given a allowed to travel to South Africa to see medical attention after the court ruled that he RB-SADshould be allowed.
But Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu later went to the Daily Mail to mock and pour scorn on the man popularly known as RB.
Lungu said Government took a ‘calculated risk’ in allowing Mr Banda—previously described as a flight risk—to travel based on a health appeal and court intervention.
“The man [Mr Banda] has told us that he is unwell, so we have to weigh issues here,” Mr Lungu. “Do we stop him from travelling and then God forbid something happens to harm his health? You let him loose and just hope and pray that he will honour his word?”
Added Mr Lungu, “Those are the two issues we had to weigh and after the court decision…we had little choice but to allow him to travel since he said the medical attention he seeks can only be found abroad in South Africa.”
Mr Lungu, however, cautioned Mr Banda not to emulate his son Henry and decide to stay away from a myriad on-going trials before the courts of law where he has been charged with corruption, which he has denied.
Mr Lungu said Mr Banda was being allowed on the legal assumption that every Zambian citizen is innocent until proven guilty by the courts of law.
“If he decides to run like his fugitive son Henry did,” Mr Lungu said, “it will mean one or two things, either he is guilty or he is running away from something…but even then we would do everything in our legal power to bring him back to book no matter how long it would take, just like we are doing on Henry,” said Mr Lungu.

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