RB’s Lawyer Is Very Ignorant

Dear Editor,

FORMER president, Rupiah Banda’s international lawyer Robert Amsterdam has certainly clocked up air miles that recently took him to Rosebank, South Africa.

For whatever reasons he went calling, and most likely it was to garner international support for his client’s claims of innocence against alleged corrupt and other criminal activities, it was much publicised in the local Zambian media.

His most high-profile hosts were former president Rupiah Banda, MMD president Nevers Mumba, UPND president Hakainde Hichilema, ULP president Sakwiba Sikota and ZDDM president Edwin Sakala.

This got me thinking. Perhaps Amsterdam was so preoccupied with grappling with the presidential immunity crisis of his beleaguered client that he forgot to keep himself abreast of Zambian politics before he touched down in Johannesburg.

Amsterdam showered encomiums on MMD president Nevers Mumba and UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.

But perhaps you cannot blame the man for his ignorance.

That the opposition leaders he showered praises on are, political neophytes who are disillusioned and disgruntled seemed to have escaped Amsterdam’s notice.

For the man to come to South Africa to express a loathing of Zambia’s leader Michael Sata and a simultaneous praising of Nevers Mumba and Hakainde Hichilema appears ironic and contradictory to many in Zambia.

The palpable danger is, of course, that Zambian opposition politics is being left to mediocre actors. Political values have percolated away.

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6 Responses to RB’s Lawyer Is Very Ignorant

  1. Rupiah Banda Reply

    February 17, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Zambians it’s in my interest that my immunity be removed so that iam cleared.Its true what some people have said its not long ago when I lived in Chipata at my farm as a poor farmer,who loved to interact with the locals drinking local brewed beer.I was often drunk during the day time and I loved to wear patapata roaming aimlessly within the village with nothing to do till LPM redeemed me from poverty.Today iam a millionaire running the biggest estates within Zambian.So I agree that my immunity be lifted with Immediate effect but leave Tandiwe alone in this and also Henry Banda.I take full responsibility of my actions during tenure of my office.Thank I love Zambia.

  2. The wistle blower Reply

    February 17, 2013 at 10:55 am

    Amsterdam knows RB stole and he wants part of the loot nothing else!Amsterdam is a crook and RB will be very block by the time Amsterdam finishes with him.Lets wait and see!!!

  3. Villager Reply

    February 17, 2013 at 12:41 pm

    Too primitive to think that zambians cant read through the lines. Amsterdam, Rupiah and his sons are all dangerous criminals whose rightful place is jail

  4. Kalindawalo Reply

    February 17, 2013 at 8:21 pm

    Of course Rupiah paid him to come to S Africa where he did nothing. He only gave Rupiah the bill

  5. william wafwa napanga Banda Reply

    February 17, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    Koma walemba mambala!

  6. Jabulani Reply

    February 18, 2013 at 8:02 am

    But what has HH’s photo got to do with this article?

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