TIZ to organise street protests to press for removing RB’s immunity
Transparency International Zambia has warned that it will consider organizing street protests to press for the removal of former President Rupiah Banda’s immunity.
In a news statement released, TIZ Executive Director Goodwell Lungu said the organisation will use all available options including street demonstrations to press Parliament to lift Mr. Banda’s immunity.
Mr. Lungu explained that Parliament should lift Mr. Banda’s immunity in the forthcoming session in order to give the former President an opportunity to clear his name.
“As TIZ, we are aware of the strong view that in order to satisfy the requirements of Mr. Banda’s lawyers and his own interest, an opportunity should be availed to the former head of state by lifting his immunity during the forthcoming session of the National Assembly,” he said.
He said TIZ and other stakeholders consistently advised the Banda administration to be more accountable on the use of public funds and resources but the advice was not heeded to.
Mr. Lungu said the mounting call for the lifting of Mr. Banda’s immunity does not come as a surprise to his organisation.