Immediate past Finance and National Planning Minister Situmbeko Musokotwane has charged that plans by the Patriotic Front government to have former President Rupiah Banda’s immunity lifted are based on unsubstantiated accusations.
Speaking in an exclusive interview with Qfm, Dr. Musokotwane says MMD Members of Parliament will not support the motion when it is taken parliament.
He says it is unfortunate that people are calling for the lifting of Mr. Banda’s immunity in the absence of firm grounds on his involvement in corrupt practices.
The former finance minister who is Liuwa MMD Member of Parliament further explains that the move will set a bad precedent on future Presidents of the country.
And in a separate interview, Chisamba MMD Member of Parliament Moses Muteteka has pleaded Mr. Banda’s innocence.
He says the former head of state does not deserve to be treated harshly.
Mr. Muteteka who served in Mr. Banda’s government as Local government deputy minister has since vowed not to support the motion to lift the former President’s immunity.