President Rupiah Banda says he never interfered in the criminal court case involving former president Fredrick Chiluba.
And president Banda has said he he has not yet considered lifting the immunity of second republican president Dr. Frederick Chiluba.
Mr Banda was speaking to Journalists in Lusaka Friday shortly before departure for Kasama in Northern Province for a two-day working visit.
He said Dr. Chiluba is free to seek legal redress just like any other person.
The President said he respects the judiciary, parliament and the executive because the separation of powers makes government and Zambia, a peaceful nation.
“I very much respect the judiciary, parliament and the executive because the separation of powers makes government and Zambia a peaceful nation,” President Banda said.
Ndola High Court Registrar Jones Chinyama acquitted Dr. Chiluba on August 17, 2009 on all counts of embezzling public funds amounting to US$500,000.
And, Vice President, George Kunda says the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) will make a decision on whether or not to appeal against Dr. Chiluba’s immunity request.