RB’s lawyers ponder next move after Government agencies disobey court order

LAWYERS representing former republican President Rupiah Banda are pondering on the next action to take after government agencies refused to release his passport to enable him travel to Tanzania for a four-day meeting.
Deputy Administrative Assistant in the former Head of State’s office, Kennedy Limwanya said in an interview yesterday that Mr Banda’s team of lawyers were currently discussing the way forward following Mr Banda’s failure to secure the document despite a court ruling in his favour.
Government announced last week that it had cancelled the diplomatic passport for Mr Banda with immediate effect and directed all immigration entry and exit border controls not to endorse his diplomatic passport number D0011224.
Mr Banda sought permission from the Lusaka High Court for the release of his passport to enable him travel to attend the four-day Global 2013 Smart Partnership dialogue but government wings have not released the same despite the court order.