PF not involved in firing the 6 senior journalists at Times of Zambia- Kabimba
Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has said that the PF as a party in government has nothing to do with the dismissal of journalists at the Times of Zambia.
He has since advised UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema to desist from commenting on issues he does not understand.
Mr. Hakainde Hichilema stated that the early retirements slapped on the six journalists at the Newspaper amounted to infringement on press freedom in the country and demanded for their immediate re-reinstatement.
Mr. Kabimba said he is not aware of the grounds on which the Times of Zambia journalists were retired adding that the contract was between Times management and the journalists involved.
He however, noted that Times Printpak just like any company has a right to terminate a contract with employees they feel have not performed well.
Last Friday six young but senior journalists were retired by the government controlled and funded Times of Zambia.Many see this move as politically engineered by former Post Journalists and staff who now hold key positions in the PF government.