TIZ demand to know the law used by Government to revoke RB’s passport

Transparency International Zambia (TIZ) has written to Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu demanding to know under what existing law former president Rupiah Banda’s diplomatic passport was revoked.
In a letter dated 4th July, obtained by QFM, TIZ Executive Director Greenwell Lungu explained that his organisation has upon studying the Benefits of the former Presidents Act Chapter 15 of the Laws of Zambia as amended by Act No.33 of 1994 and No.21 of 1998, which provides among other benefits a diplomatic passport for the former president and his spouse, found no section that the State followed in revoking Mr Banda’s diplomatic passport.
Mr Lungu said that while the former president is facing serious corruption charges, this does not mean that his legal and constitutional rights should be abrogated and taken away from him.