PF in Eastern Province apologises to Breeze FM Radio Station over attack by cadres

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Confusion reigns outside Breeze FM studios as suspected PF cadres throw storms at the studio
Confusion reigns outside Breeze FM studios as suspected PF cadres throw storms at the studio
Confusion reigns outside Breeze FM studios as suspected PF cadres throw storms at the studio
Confusion reigns outside Breeze FM studios as suspected PF cadres throw storms at the studio

THE Patriotic Front(PF) leadership in Eastern Province has apologised over an incident where cadres stormed Breeze FM station to interrupt a live Political Hour Programme featuring Rainbow Party leader Wynter Kabimba.

Speaking when a delegation of the provincial PF party leadership visited Breeze FM Managing Director and Station Owner, Michael Daka on Monday, PF Provincial Chairperson Andrew Lubusha regretted the incident.

Mr Lubusha said that the PF was currently investigating the matter as cadres suspected to have been involved were refusing having taken part in the attack.

He said that the action taken by the cadres was not sanctioned by anyone from the party leadership or government.

Mr Lubusha revealed that there were some former PF provincial leaders that are trying to discredit his leadership by encouraging cadres to engage in violence.

He stated that his leadership would not tolerate such behaviour adding that anyone found to have been involved in the attack will be reported to police for appropriate action.

During the attack, the unruly cadres stoned the security guard who was manning the station and damaged a company vehicle and the door to the station in their bid to get hold of Mr Kabimba whom they wanted to beat up.

And Mr Daka expressed his deep disappointment over the action taken by the cadres stating that management and staff of Breeze FM feel threatened from what happened.

Mr Daka revealed that the station had made a decision to stop airing and running political stories and programmes, except those involving the Electoral Commission of Zambia(ECZ) until further notice because what happened should not be tolerated.

“The the radio station will only resume covering politics and politicians when it is felt that the station and the staff are safe enough to carry out normal duties,”he said.

Mr Daka explained that Breeze FM has operated professionally since inception giving political parties a platform to debate issues while providing useful information to people of Eastern Province.

Mr Lubusha was accompanied by PF Provincial Secretary Eddie Kapalu and PF Chipata District Secretary Joseph Kolosa.

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    • This incident deserves an apology and investigations because it was not sanctioned by the Party and its Government. It would have been treated as normal if it had been and no actioning could have been recommended against the perpetrators. That is the message coming out here.

    • Will the perpetrators including those that organized the youth be prosecuted?

    • It is sad that Breeze radio station has allowed PF to carry the day. They should only block PF from airing this views as they are the ones who are violent. What does Davis Chama as to say about this self confession from his party in Eastern Province. Truly Chama is a dull man.

  1. confusion or/and madness?? what did Tthe secretary general of PF say in his official statement about the attack??? and now you have the provincial leadership apologising??,,, sick PF??

  2. WE ALWAYS SAY PF LEADERSHIP AND THEIR CADRES ARE THE ONE WHO BROUGHT VOILENCE IN THIS COUNTRY THEY VE FAILED TO RULE THE COUNTRY THEY VE BROUGHT SUFFERING IN ZAMBIA BECOZ THEY VE NO VISION WHAT THEY NO Z KILLING PIPO

  3. Misango wa Chairman, terror and brutality was sanctioned by president Lungu, Inonge Wina and police by instructing pf police caders to stop HH and other leaders from holding rallies on the Copperbelt and other areas. PF caders took advantage of this to start harassing and killing innocent people

  4. When we condemn them for lying everyday ati you are a UPND cadre!!! Anyhow it takes a man to apologise. Congrats. Hope their bosses that is Lungu, Chama and Kambwili learn something from their juniors instead of always blaming the victims. They need to take responsibility when their people disturb our peace.

  5. The embarrassment should be on the PF Police who even with pictures have not made an arrest of a single person.

  6. We may deploy all (crude) means within our disposal to retain power but no one can prevent change whose time has come.

  7. Sorry after death! Its not acceptable. People in the Eastern province should reject the Patriotic Front. Its high time the voting pattern changed . People from the eastern province and the whole nation at large should vote for the party that do not promote violence. The only party they should be voting for is the Heritage Party.

    • That statement was, without doubt, said by someone with a twisted brain. I wonder why a ruling party can have such a person of low calibre for its Secretary General.

  8. And if you stop airing political programs how do you hope to survive? Coz we know you exist because of money from politicians! Don’t tell us such crup

  9. Devils Chama said that PF was never involved in this attack as they are ‘a peaceful’ party! How many PFs are there nobantu, seeing that HIS party was not involved and yet PF is apologising for what they are best known for…..HOLIGANISM!

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