Zambia ex-president asks court to block immunity challenge

A file photo taken on May 31, 2012 shows former Zambian President Rupiah Banda talking to journalists at Lusaka airport. A Zambian government anti-graft panel has summoned former president Rupiah Banda to answer corruption charges, the state-run Times of Zambia said on February 5, 2013. The move is part of a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched by Banda's successor Michael Sata which mainly targets members of the former administration. AFP PHOTO / JOSEPH MWENDA

Zambia's ex-president Rupiah Banda asked the country's High Court Thursday to stop parliament from considering a motion to strip his immunity, on the eve of a debate planned by lawmakers loyal to his successor.

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