RB questioned over Baobab land

Former Republican President Rupiah Banda was yesterday called for questioning over the controversial ‘Baobab land’ in Lusaka’s Makeni area.

This is contrary to the accusations raised in Parliament by Justice Minister Wynter Kabimba during the removal of Mr Banda’s immunity before National Assembly last month.

And his lawyer Sakwiba Sikota said the questioning was frightening because it inquired into the contents of a conversation held by Mr Banda when he was president and another President and wondered how that was connected with the matters raised in Parliament.

He said the new charges were coercive and secured by false pretences by government.

The Government Joint Investigations Team (GJIT) yesterday warned and cautioned the former head of state over his alleged involvement in the sale of the Baobab land.

GJIT Spokesperson Namukolo Kasumpa said the interrogations were in connection with the ‘Baobab land’ although she declined to disclose any further details.The prosecution team is lead by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) Mutembo Nchito.

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