I can't sack Kunda - RB
Rupiah Banda says he cannot fire Vice President, George Kunda and Director of
Public Prosecutions, Chalwe Mchenga, over the acquittal of former President
President Banda told Journalists at the Lusaka
International airport on arrival from Libya on Wednesday that the two had
nothing to do with the acquittal.
President Banda was reacting to a story
in Tuesday's edition of the Post
The Newspaper quoted PF
leader Michael Sata as saying the Vice President and the DPP should be fired
because they played a role in Dr.Chiluba's acquittal.
said Mr. Sata should realize that he is not the President of Zambia and that he
cannot instruct government to ddismiss officials on baseless
President Banda said the PF leader should also learn to use
proper channels when communicating with government.
Mr. Banda also said
the MMD National Executive Committee-NEC- will soon meet to decide on calls to
postpone the party convention.
Mr. Banda said the final decision on the
subject will be made public.
President Banda said petitions from MMD
members in some provinces urging the party to reschedule its convention were
made in his absence.
MMD Chairman Michael Mabenga said recently that
almost all provinces have petitioned the NEC to postpone the MMD convention to a
date after the 2011 general polls.