RB’s passport disappears

Zambia’s fourth republican President Rupiah Banda’s diplomatic passport has finally disappeared mysteriously as the PF government continues to flout the law in dealing with his issues relating to his entitlements as the former Head of State.

A search for the passport by the lawyers representing Mr Banda following a court order for its release proved futile as officers from the government’s joint investigation team claimed the passport had been surrendered to the registrar general.

The registrar general in turn referred the lawyers to the chief passport officer who also said he had not received the passport although he had been expecting it.

And Prominent Lusaka lawyer Sakwiba Sikota has described the action by the PF government to invalidate Mr Banda’s diplomatic passport as a brazen violation of the constitution by a group of sadists whose desire is to humiliate the man they politically and spiritually hate with passion.