Rupiah Talks to BBC about Travel Challenges

Former Republican President Rupiah Banda has bemoaned the struggle of having to fight for his passport to be released every time he has to travel abroad.

Speaking to the BBC’s Lawrence Pollard, Banda said he had availed himself to the courts as a law abiding citizen.

He said he had not expected the current government to take their persecution of him as far as they had done.

“Like i said from the very beginning that I am confident in our courts and like everything I have agreed to submit myself to the hearings in the courts as a good citizen,” Banda said.

Asked if he felt the charges were politically motivated, Banda responded,”Yes, yes.”

On whether he had expected to be investigated he said, “No not really I did not expect that they would go this far of course it has been happening that incoming president comes and investigates the previous one.