The Lusaka High Court this afternoon ruled that the Post Newspaper should continue to operate but ensure that it meets all its tax obligations within 90 days.
High Court Judge Mwinde Siavwapa granted the order of stay on the basis that not doing so has the potential to lead to the closure of the paper.
Judge Siavwapa ruled that the Post Newspaper should remain duty bound to continue to paying its tax obligation s for as long as it remains a going concern.
The court also ordered the Post to make itself current on its tax obligations with ZRA.
Last Friday, the ZRA, in the company of armed police, made several attempts to close down The Post under instructions claiming payment of K16.9 million as penalties and accrued VAT and PAYE, an amount which has been disputed by the newspaper.