The Open Society Foundation (OSF) says it is saddened by National Restoration Party (NAREP) President Elias Chipimo’s insinuation that the prosecution against former republican President Rupiah Banda is a mere political gimmick by the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
In a statement to ZANIS today, OSF Executive Director, Sunday Chanda, said it is sad that Mr Chipimo has joined the rank of people who are ready to politicize the prosecution of the former head of state.
Mr Chanda advised Mr Chipimo not to attempt to drag the general public to debate matters before the courts of law.
He warned that his organisation will not hesitate to campaign that government withdraws the benefits Former Republican President Rupiah Banda enjoys if he re enters politics.
Mr Chanda cautioned Zambians never to allow perpetrators and beneficiaries of corruption parading to as opposition party leaders to camouflage as victims through calculated sympathy seeking antics.