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Zambia

Rupiah Bwezani Banda

Date of Birth: 13/02/1937
Place of Birth: Gwanda, Southern Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe)


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A close political race gets angrier

Wandi first felt the pressure after the ACC arrested Lungu's senior private secretary Florence Chawelwa in connection with a construction tender awarded during ex-President Rupiah Banda's administration...

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Lungu schemes to survive

The Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) has become a spent force, owing to the political somersaults of its former leader, ex-President Rupiah Banda, who now backs Lungu...

He is expected to attract support from the PF's in-built Bemba majority and from those unhappy that Lungu has sidelined them in favour of those associated with Rupiah Banda...


PF scrambles for support

Sampa is also repelled by Lungu's apparent pact with ex-President Rupiah Banda and the consequent appointment of 'outsiders' to full cabinet positions...


The party rebrands for the polls

Under the growing influence of former President Rupiah Banda, President Edgar Lungu is turning the governing Patriotic Front away from the left-leaning legacy of the late Michael Sata...


Prosecuting the prosecutor

Lungu is also indebted to ex-President Rupiah Banda, who is still on trial over a Nigerian oil import deal that the state claims was corrupt...

The Anti-Corruption Commission has asked the Lusaka High Court to order Rupiah Banda to present his defence in his trial on the Nigerian charges...


Lungu returns the favours

President Edgar Lungu has been having trouble fulfilling his reported promise to ex-President Rupiah Banda to get the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Mutembo Nchito, off his back...


Narrow win stretches nerves

However, Lungu was able to profit from the total collapse of the vote for the Movement for Multi-party Democracy after former President Rupiah Banda first tried to supplant Nevers Mumba as the party's candidate and then, when he failed, threw his weight behind the PF...


PF set for victory

The presidential candidate of the governing Patriotic Front, Edgar Lungu, has surprised Zambians by joining forces with former President Rupiah Banda, whose Movement for Multiparty Democracy was defeated by the PF in the 2011 general elections...

It is also expected that Rupiah Banda's immunity from prosecution – a privilege given to heads and former heads of state – will be restored...


The PF picks two candidates

Now, we understand, even though last-ditch attempts to bring former President Rupiah Banda into an electoral pact with the UPND are still being made, the South African interests are ready to put their muscle behind Hichilema...


Foreign boost for opposition

Their efforts have not been helped by former President Rupiah Banda's announcement on 17 November that he will stand on the Movement for Multiparty Democracy ticket...

They were trying to persuade Rupiah Banda, who is 77, to back the younger Hichilema in the presidential election in an electoral pact, according to a source close to one of the participants...


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