President Michael Sata has authorised former President Rupiah Banda to travel outside the country for a medical trip but Director of Public Prosecutions Mutembo Nchito has vowed to block the former president from travelling.
Sources from both State House and the DPP chambers have told the Zambian Watchdog that Sata authorised his predecessor to travel two weeks ago in a letter personally signed by Sata and copied to the Minister of Home Affairs, Chief Passport Officer and the Attorney General.
The sources say when Mutembo Ncito heard that, he phoned Edgar Lungu the Minister of Home Affairs who in turn said he was acting on Presidential orders to allow Banda to travel.
This annoyed Mutembo Nchito, who is said to have had exchanged bitter words with Lungu. Lungu is said to have told Nchito that issues to do with who exits and enters the country are vested in the Minister of Home Affairs and not DPP.
The sources say Lungu asked Ncito which Police and immigration he was going to use because they fall under home affairs.
‘This Mutembo is so evil he claims to be a Christian at Lusaka Baptist Church but I doubt that church. How can the church appoint such a person as a Deacon a person who harbours so much hate the source said.