Interpol confirms removing red alert on Henry Banda

Lawyers acting for Henry Banda, the son of Zambia’s former president Rupiah Banda, are celebrating after Interpol confirmed that their client had been removed from its database.
In January 2012, at the request of Zambia police, Interpol issued a red notice, the closest equivalent to an international arrest warrant, against the 46-year-old businessman, who for some years has lived in South Africa where he has residency through marriage.
According to documentation seen by the Mail & Guardian, Henry Banda, who was a leading figure in the election campaign for the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) in 2011, was wanted by Zambia’s police and the country’s anti-corruption commission for alleged money laundering and being in possession of “unlawfully obtained” property.