M’embe feels heat, say will sue RB

Writing in his instrument of hate the Post newsaper, Fred M’membe says he will sue  former president Rupiah Banda revealing that he is a criminal.
According M’membe’s hate publication, Mr Banda branded M’membe and Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito, criminals using the latter’s office to persecute him.
M’membe said Banda should prove in the courts of law that he is a criminal.
“We challenged him when he was president to take us to court instead of calling us criminals. He held rallies at State House, where he called us all sorts of names and we challenged him to take us to court, and he failed. How can he call us criminals today? I want him to prove in court that I am a criminal,” said M’membe.
Banda referred to M’membe and Nchito as criminals.
This was after immigration officers at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport prevented him from travelling to South Africa, where he was to attend Boston University’s 2013 African Presidential Roundtable meeting in Johannesburg.
Banda, who arrived at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport around 06:00 hours, was due to leave the country aboard a South African Airways flight to Johannesburg at 07:15, but he was told he could not leave.
His wife, Thandiwe, who had accompanied him, however, proceeded to board the aircraft, leaving him behind.
After he was prevented, Banda sat in the VIP lounge, where he addressed journalists and a handful of sympathisers.
Banda said President Michael Sata was allowing “outsiders” and a “bunch of criminals” to interfere with his relationship with him (Banda).
Banda said he handed over the presidency to President Sata not because his victory was a landslide, but because he believed that he (President Sata) had “struggled for it”.
“Obviously, the two of them (Nchito and M’membe) are running his (Nchito’s) office. This issue (passport) has been raised by eminent people and they have ignored it. I have tried to stay away from this kind of thing but they are pushing me on and on,” Banda said. “I fought for this country. I don’t think Mr Nchito did. I fought for this country and they have no right to behave the way they are behaving towards me.
“My whole youth was spent on the struggle for this country. Dr Kaunda himself, who is quiet now, he should be able to testify to that fact. From the age of 18, I have been with him… all my friends, we grew, lost our youth because of this and today, criminals should be the one prosecuting?”

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