PF cadre masquerading as Open society Foundation (OSF) Executive Director, Sunday Chanda, says the travel ban on former Republican President, Rupiah Banda, was done in the interests of defense, in the interests of public safety and in the interest of public order among others as provided for in the constitution.
Mr Chanda says freedom of movement can be restricted by the State.
The former President, Rupiah Banda, was scheduled to travel to Johannesburg, South Africa, to attend the African Presidential Centre Roundtable Conference 2013, for four days from the 6th to the 9th June, 2013, following a court order to allow him to travel abroad.
He urged the stakeholders to be mindful that the Ministry of Home Affairs and other Investigative Wings of Government have a constitutional duty to secure national interests as specialized agencies with regards to the action meted out to Mr Banda’s travel embargo.
He said in dealing with matters of national security and securing national interests, it is also possible that the judiciary may not be privy to certain information at investigation stage.
Mr Chanda said this in a press statement released to ZANIS in Lusaka today.