Patriotic Front (PF) President Michael Sata has threatened to drag the Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC), Times of Zambia and the Zambian Attorney General for allegedly reporting that he was deported from Malawi on
suspicion that he was a prohibited immigrant.
Addressing journalists in Lusaka today, Mr Sata said he will take legal action against the two media bodies and the attorney general for the unlawful reporting that he was sent out of Malawi on suspicion that he was a prohibited immigrant.
Mr Sata charged that his deportation from Malawi was politically inclined claiming that the Zambian government had sent false information to the Malawian government that his visit to that country was aimed at uniting Bakili Muluzi’s party so that it can contest the coming elections.
The PF leader who wished Bakili Muluzi good will in his political aspirations said, he did not visit Malawi to instruct the Malawian people on what they should do and who they should vote for, but instead, went to Malawi on his personal business.
Mr Sata said no person or any government can stop him from visiting any part of Africa or Malawi because his hands are clean.
He said he has since written a letter to the Malawian President Mbingu Wa Mutharika seeking clarification as to why he was deported from that country.
Mr Sata, who started off to Malawi at Lusaka International Airport at 12: 20 hrs and arrived at Chileka Airport in Blantyre in Malawi at 14: 10 hrs was deported back to Zambia through the Miami Boarder Post in Chipata Eastern Province.
The Patriotic Front President explained that though he was sent back to Zambia he had all the necessary travel documents that were checked and verified before leaving for Malawi.
Mr Sata complained that he was harassed by the Zambian Immigration Officers, Zambia Army and the Police officers who he said were supposed to have protected him from any harassments.