Former Rupiah Banda denies seeking ‘criminal’ political asylum in South Africa

Fourth President Zambia Rupiah Banda has described the statement made by president Michael Sata that he was in South Africa to seek Ciminal Political Asylum. In a statement made available to the media by his office, the former head of state said that he was 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 said that it was 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 said to the 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.