Zambian govt on a desperate mission to revoke diplomatic passports from retired officials

Home Affairs Minister Edgar Lungu says his Ministry has intensified its quest to revoke diplomatic passports from retired senior government officials and diplomats due to alleged rampant misuse of the privileged passports.

Mr. Lungu has observed that the example of the MMD leader Dr. Nervous Mumba who posses a diplomatic passport but early this week was in South Africa to petition that Zambia be suspended from the Commonwealth, is only a tip of the abuse of the diplomatic passports.

Mr. Lungu has disclosed to Qfm in a telephone interview that his Ministry is currently engaging the protocol office of the Foreign Affairs Ministry to ensure that they communicate with the former diplomats to surrender their diplomatic passports.

He charged that government would not be in the right form mind to extend the courtesy of the diplomatic passports to former diplomats who are misusing their diplomatic protocols to denounce the government in foreign lands.