Former President, Rupiah Banda has commenced legal proceeding against former Justice Minister, Wynter Kabimba, the Post Newspapers and its proprietor, Fred M’membe, in the Lusaka magistrate court.
Mr. Banda has accused the three of having published a contemptuous and defamatory statement.He has complained of an article allegedly issued in the Post Newspapers, by Mr. Kabimba.
The article in question suggested that President Edgar Lungu’s government is framing suspended Director of Public Prosecutions to cover Mr. Rupiah Banda’s wrongs.
Mr. Banda has said the article labeled him a criminal when the courts of law still consider him innocent.
He has explained that the matters complained of are capable of interfering with the cases that he is currently facing before the courts of law.
This is according the affidavit in support of the complaint filed by Mr. Banda in the Lusaka Magistrate court.