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Former President Banda to Travel to South Africa

His Excellency Rupiah Bwezani Banda, the Fourth President of the Republic of Zambia, will tomorrow morning leave for South Africa to attend the 2013 African Presidential Roundtable following the release of his passport.

The Boston University African Presidential Centre has re-booked the former head of State on tomorrow’s South African Airways flight departing Lusaka at 07:15 hours as the last flight today had already left by the time the passport was being released.

President Banda’s slot at the Roundtable has since been moved to tomorrow and he will, among other things, moderate in session-two under the subject “Making Government Work”, whose discussant will be former Mauritius President, His Excellency Karl Auguste Offmann.

He will also be in time for session-three to be moderated by former Zanzibar President, His Excellency Amani Abeid Karume under the title “Democracy: The Social Contract”.

President Banda will be accompanied to South Africa by his administrative assistant Mikatazo Wakumelo and former economic advisor Richard Chembe.

Other notable personalities attending the African Presidential; Roundtable are former Mozambican president Joaquim Chissano, former Tanzanian president Ali Hassan Mwinyi, former South African president Thabo Mbeki, former Kenyan prime minister Raila Odinga and Martin Luther King Jnr, a professor of ethical leadership at Boston University.

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