Zambia’s opposition has taken court action to declare the president ineligible for office because his father was allegedly a foreigner.
Zambia’s constitution says both parents of a presidential candidate must be citizens by birth or descent.
The Patriotic Front (PF) party alleges that President Banda’s father was born in neighbouring Malawi.
Mr Banda’s allies say he is a true Zambian and will contest upcoming elections.
Read on BBC website: Zambia’s President Rupiah Banda in parentage row