I miss Kunda my real mate – Rupiah

FORMER president Rupiah Banda says he misses late George Kunda whom he described as his “real mate”.

Speaking shortly after a memorial service held in honour of Kunda, his former vice-president and justice minister, Banda who was in the company of MMD leader Nevers Mumba, said that he had missed his dear friend who died a year ago.

“I miss honourable Kunda; I am happy to be here to commemorate one year of the burial of my brother, my real mate as you know he was also my vice-president and we worked together very well,” he said.

Kunda was an ardent defender of Banda’s actions in government. Banda is currently in court facing abuse of authority regarding a government to government Nigerian oil deal.

Asked to comment on divisions in the MMD, Banda said, “My president is here, get a comment from him. My party is being run by my friend here.”

Mumba chipped in saying, “There are no divisions in the party.