Rupiah wants to go

FORMER president Rupiah Banda is now seeking to get his passport back using his knee.

Banda’s senior private secretary Mikatazo Wakumelo says “the passport will be needed to enable him travel to South Africa to seek medical attention for his knee problem”.

And sources have disclosed that this would be an opportunity for the former president to leave Zambia for a “breath of fresh air”.

Meanwhile, Banda’s office has described Lameck Mangani’s attempts to drag the former president into politics when he has already concluded his tour of duty as most unfortunate.

On Monday, Banda arrived at the Lusaka Magistrates’ Court complaining audibly about his leg.

“This leg is giving me pain, it started over the weekend,” Banda said to his sympathisers as he disembarked from his official motor vehicle outside the Magistrates’ Court Complex.