Immediate MMD president and former republican president, Rupiah Banda castigated former party national secretary Katele Kalumba advising him to shut up.
Responding to Dr. Kalumba’s insinuations that the de-registration of the MMD is as a result of the three successive party presidents of having interfered in the submission of returns to the Registrar of Societies, Mr. Banda said he was not the one for Dr Kalumba’s conviction on corruption charges, adding that he should not use him as a scapegoat.
He charged that Dr. Kalumba is trying to hoodwink the PF in protecting him.
Meanwhile the fourth republican president also disclosed how he lived in a leaking State House adding that he had no plans to build another one as insinuated by his rivals.
On widespread calls to remove his immunity, Mr. Banda said he was ready to lose it but only if he is found guilty of having abused state resources.
He also revealed that he dropped Vernon Mwaanga as his campaign manager due to his questionable character.
He was speaking on MUVI TV’s Assignment programme.
On the country’s African Cup of nations (AFCON) achievement, the Former Football Association of Zambia-(FAZ) Patron says National Soccer team Coach, Herve Renard should consider bringing every player on board as Zambia prepares for the world and Africa cup qualifiers.
The former head of state says in as much as the national team won the Africa cup of nations trophy, FAZ should go back to the drawing board and prepare for prospective assignments.
Banda, who is an ardent soccer fan, says the association should dig deeper and search for more and untapped talented players.
He expressed happiness that Renard has forgiven Clifford Mulenga, who was expelled from the AFCON team, as the team needs everyone on board.
Banda adds that he is available for any help regarding football, as it is the unifying factor.
Zambia’s first assignment after winning the Africa cup of nations trophy is the World cup qualifier against Sudan on June 1 followed by another match against Ghana a week later
The Former Zambian president is this week expected to travel to America at the invitation of Boston University for three-months, where he is expected to lecture on democracy.