Patriotic Front (PF) Vice President Given Lubinda finds himself in police custody for his refusal to relinquish a diplomatic passport, alongside the charge of holding more than one passport, including diplomatic passports or travel documents, which runs afoul of Zambia’s legal statutes.
Rae Hamoonga, the police spokesperson, specified that the initial offense transpired between March 1st and October 26th of the current year. The subsequent charge covers the period from March 1st to November 14th of the same year. Law enforcement authorities have officially documented a warning and caution statement from Mr. Lubinda, addressing the offenses of failing or refusing to submit or surrender a passport, diplomatic passport, or travel document in the first count.
Regarding the second count, which pertains to holding more than one passport, diplomatic passport, or travel document, in violation of section 22 of the Passport Act number 28 of 2016, the alleged actions unfolded in Lusaka between March 1, 2023, and November 14, 2023.
Mr. Hamoonga confirmed that the accused, Given Lubinda, is presently detained in police custody, awaiting further legal proceedings.