PF regime continues monkey tricks on RB’s passport

Lawyers representing former President Rupiah Banda are being tossed round like football in their efforts to retrieve Bandas passport. According to one Cabinet Minister who is not happy with the way Banda is treated, the lawyers were first told by the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions that Bandas passport was at the Drug Enforcement Commission. At the DEC, the lawyers were told that the Passport was with a Mr. Nyirongo the Registrar General. At the Registrar General, the lawyers were told that the Passport was with Mrs. Easter Banda the Chief Passport Officer. At the Passport Office, the lawyers were told that the Passport was with the DPPs office.
The Lusaka High Court yesterday ordered the Zambian government to release the passport for former president Mr. Banda to enable him travel to Tanzania to attend the 2013 Global Smart Partnership meeting.
Mr. Banda has an official invitation letter from Tanzanian president Jakaya Kikwete to attend the summit.
The refusal to give Mr. Banda the passport, according to his lawyers had nothing to do with the decision by Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu to withdraw the passport because the application was filed on Monday and Lungu only withdrew the passport on wednesday.

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