The PF government has fired late president Michael’s nephew Langford Banda as second secretary of communications at Zambia’s Mission to the United Nations (UN.
Banda was arrested for drunken driving in the United States (US).
Foreign Affairs Permanent Secretary George Zulu said that the move was aimed at promoting a culture of discipline among the diplomats representing Zambia abroad.
“Mr Banda has been recalled in national interest as our aim is to protect the cordial relations that we enjoy with the US. At the moment, the office is vacant but someone will soon be recruited to fill the gap,” he said.
He will be replaced by one of Rupiah Banda’s people.
Banda, 41, rammed his 2006 BMW into a vehicle belonging to the New York Police Department (NYPD) in Queens injuring two police officers but escaped a charge due to his diplomatic immunity.