RB says not seeking asylum, will return home when he wishes

Former president Rupah Banda is disturbed by reports being perpetrated by Zambian, government, alleging that his travel to South Africa was aimed at seeking asylum in that country.

The former head of State says it is regrettable that the Zambian government can revel in peddling falsehoods against its own citizen.

Following these misleading statements by government officials and incorrect media reports, President Banda wishes to state that his current travel plans were planned long in advance and that he expects to return to Zambia soon.

“I wholly reject this deliberate misinformation,” said the former head of State.  “I have been on a trip that was planned long ago, at the completion of which I intend to return to Zambia.  Any statements that have been made regarding fabricated ideas of ‘asylum’ or ‘charges’ have no basis in fact.”

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