Post Newspares Managing Editor Joan Chirwa speaks to MISA Zambia Director Austin Kayanda this morning outside the Post offices
Post Newspares Managing Editor Joan Chirwa speaks to MISA Zambia Director Austin Kayanda this morning outside the Post offices

Post Newspapers workers were this morning prevented from entering their offices as armed police officers kept the gates to the premises closed.
When the workers reported for work this morning, they were ordered to go back and they ended up gathering on the pavement along Bwinjimfumu road which houses Post Newspapers head offices.

Most of the workers kept high spirits throughout the process as members of the public stopped by to offer solidarity.

And MISA Zambia officials this morning toured the closed Post Newspapers officers and interacted with the newspaper management to get an update on the situation.

MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale and Director Austin Kayanda revealed that the media body toured the Post Newspaper to ascertain the situation and show solidarity.

Ms. Mwale has since called on the Zambia Revenue Authority to immediately reconsider its actions to shut down the newspaper.

She has questioned the move to close the Post and the lack of due process as the move was clearly politically motivated.

She further questioned why ZRA had not moved on other companies that owe sums much bigger then what was at the centre of the Post tax claim.

The MISA Zambia Chairperson noted that the Post had indicated it will to comply and had even paid the principle sum which therefore brings into question the genuineness of the ZRA action in addition to their refusal to recognise a lawfully obtained court injunction.

She also called on all media practitioners to put aside all differences and stand to protect the freedom of the press which is under threat.

Ms. Mwale has reiterated the Post’s role in promoting democracy and offering a platform to dissenting views, which have been blacked out in most media outlets.

Some placards outside the closed Post Newspapers
Some placards outside the closed Post Newspapers

Meanwhile, the Human Rights Commission is appealing to the State to reconsider the decision to close down the Post Newspapers and save throwing hundreds of workers into unemployment thereby adversely affecting the welfare of their families.

HRC Chief of Information, Education and Training
Mweelwa Muleya said the Commission appreciates the fact that the Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) exhausted the legal process leading to their action to close the Post Newspapers.

Mr Muleya said it is also a matter of human rights law that the State is entitled to enforce such laws as it deems necessary to secure the payment of taxes or other contributions.

“It is however the view of the Commission that there should be further room for negotiations to find an amicable solution to meeting the tax obligation of the Post Newspapers without necessarily closing it. The Commission wishes to advise that there is need to use negotiations, mediation and conciliation methods rather than exclusively using a legalistic approach in this matter,” he said.

He said the Post Newspapers is also one of the institutions of good governance involved in promoting and protecting fundamental human rights and freedoms in Zambia.

Mr Muleya said the Post has over the past 25 years played a pivotal role in safeguarding and consolidating democracy and development.

“It has particularly been instrumental in promoting the right to freedom of expression of divergent viewpoints, providing checks and balances to various State and Non-State institutions and individuals as well as in promoting transparency and accountability,” he said.

It would be a sad chapter in the development of Zambia’s democracy if a drastic action was taken to close the Post Newspapers. It is hoped that there will be high level intervention in this matter aimed at giving the Post Newspapers an opportunity to meet its tax obligation while continuing operating. The Commission believes that allowing the Post Newspapers to operate while ensuring that it meets its tax obligations will be in the best national interest.”

Some Post Newspapers workers managing a catch a light moment with MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale
Some Post Newspapers workers managing a catch a light moment with MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale

Meanwhile, UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema has condemned the closure of The Post newspaper by the PF Government in the strongest terms.
Mr Hichilema said this is a blatant attempt to manipulate and suffocate any remaining free-thinking media ahead of elections in 50 day’s time.

“While the last truly independent voice among our print media-The Post – has been hounded over the past 18 months and now closed on account of its tax obligations, the outstanding ZRA and statutory debts of the various pro government media outlets such as ZNBC, Daily Mail and Times of Zambia continue to go ignored,” Mr Hichilema said.

He said attempts by President Lungu and his government to use ZRA against The Post to intimidate the paper, its editor and its staff into following the editorial line of State House are in direct opposition to the values of democracy and threaten the very existence of a free press in Zambia altogether.

He said the levels of media censorship and manipulation under the government of Edgar Lungu are unprecedented during Zambia’s years of multi-party democracy and if we do not speak out now then it will be too late.

“President Lungu should know that a free press is a vital lifeline in any country. Where people are unable to see different views reflected or debated in the public sphere, levels of frustration in society will only escalate further. The deep concern we have now, and what we have already started to see happening, is that when the people feel there is no verbal outlet of expression or representation of their views then physical action quickly becomes more commonplace.”

Post Newspapers outside their offices on Bwinjimfumu road
Post Newspapers outside their offices on Bwinjimfumu road
MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale speaks to Journalists after she toured the closed Post Newspapers
MISA Zambia Chairperson Hellen Mwale speaks to Journalists after she toured the closed Post Newspapers
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82 COMMENTS

  1. Police are actually teargassing the workers who are selling the newspapers outside the Post premises along Bwinjimfumu road

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    • That’s the tip of the iceberg, as they say. Come election time, there won’t phone network in the country!!!! Watch this space…..

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    • Is not not just a few days ago when PF led government cancelled the water debt for Chingola residents? What is the difference here Mr President, just ‘Sonta” at Freds tax obligations and have them cancelled too. PF you will leave this country in a bad sharp if you continue on this destructive path.

      On another note, Fred we warned you that this PF you are supporting someday it will consume you, did you listen. Anyway, for now we are with you because we do not want PF to enslave our minds too through their uses government media, which only reports on two people the husband and the wife, who are always addressing people in one particular language.

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    • All those that are condemning ZRA are not sincere…Membe was given enough rope to hung himself…he, and his cartel, has has always been thinking he is a king make and untouchable and in the process has abused others in the name of Post Editorials.

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    • HH and your ilk, please understand that if The Post was closed on account of their Editorial views/slant, you can bet most Zambians would be up in arms against ZRA. But that’s NOT the reason M’membe and his Post are in DEEP DOODOO. It is because of NONCOMPLIANCE WITH OUR TAX LAWS. Nothing terribly difficult to understand about that.

      You (HH), as a person vying for the higher office in the Country, should be the last person to support wrongdoing by anybody. Especially when it comes to Tax compliance. Given the fact that Tax Collection problems has been the intractable and thorniest all previous Zambian Govts had to deal with, seeing ZRA finally put its foot down is a breath of fresh air. There has been just too much lax by businesses/companies in this area. Stop the Politics of…

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  2. Don’t worry post employees, ECL will give you farms like he did to the miners on the copperbelt

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  3. VICTIMIZATION IS LUNGU’S DNA PRINT. THIS GUY IS A THUG. LUNGU IS A THUG, AND MOST OF HIS MINIONS AROUND HIM ARE EQUALLY THUGS. OBSESSION TO POWER IS WHAT IS GOING TO KILL LUNGU, AS THOUGH HE WAS BORN PRESIDENT, WHEN HE JUST ACQUIRED IT DUBIOUSLY JUST YESTERDAY. ZAMBIANS ARE ENLIGHTENED, WE KNOW WHAT TO DO INSIDE THE BALLOT BOOTH ON ELECTION DAY. VIVA CHANGE VIVA! VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA UPND VIVA! VIVA ZAMBIA FORWARD VIVA!

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  4. WE HAVE A CRIMINAL AT STATE HOUSE.VICTIMIZATION IS LUNGU’S DNA PRINT. THIS GUY IS A THUG. LUNGU IS A THUG, AND MOST OF HIS MINIONS AROUND HIM ARE EQUALLY THUGS. OBSESSION TO POWER IS WHAT IS GOING TO KILL LUNGU, AS THOUGH HE WAS BORN PRESIDENT, WHEN HE JUST ACQUIRED IT DUBIOUSLY JUST YESTERDAY. ZAMBIANS ARE ENLIGHTENED, WE KNOW WHAT TO DO INSIDE THE BALLOT BOOTH ON ELECTION DAY. VIVA CHANGE VIVA! VIVA HH VIVA! VIVA UPND VIVA! VIVA ZAMBIA FORWARD VIVA! WE SHALL FIGHT. WE SHALL OVERCOME! LUNGU WILL ACCOUNT FOR ALL THESE ATROCITIES COMMITTED BY ABUSING HIS OFFICE AND ABUSING CITIZENS.

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  5. Zambians are suffering today partly bcz of the post,the post worked hard to bring pf to power ;they say your best friend is your worst enemy.lungu made it clear that he will kill mmembe and he said he will make sure that he shuts it down.alot of private companies owe zra money but bcz they sing praise to pf .welcome to RB tactics.let the post offices remain shut while the post newspaper continue to sell on the street,am sure this is very much possible.next it will muvi tv.At lungu is a humble man,its a lion in sheep’s skin.

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  6. So when did the Post Newspaper assumed the status of Too Big To FAIL? Well maybe the regulators should break it up to avoid such drama, like they do in the US to companies that assume the Too Big to FAIL status.

    The Post just needs to pay up. Betters still, all those people throwing tantrums and toys out of the pram should just shut up and do to what Wynter Kabimba suggested last year:

    DONATE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY TO THE POST NEWSPAPER TO CLEAR THE ZRA DEBT.

    It is as simple as that.

    After you have bailed out the POST, you can now demand Shares from Fred M’membe and turn the POST into a public company listed on Lusaka Stock Exchange. That is the DEAL am Recommending. Please Stop this drama queen behavior.

    I’m MMD Chief Bootlicker and I endorse the Action taken by…

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    • @MMD Chief Bootlicker,Correctly observed and this HH, is he not the one who publicly said that he would ensure that the Post Newspapers paid what they owed the Zambians if by mistake he woke up as Republican President just before late President Mr Michael Sata died…What has changed…and he thinks he can woodwick us…HH is really unstable and can only be trusted by UPND which worships him…

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  7. I have always admired and been proud of Fred. I feel bad that it actually had to come to this. How can we resolve this? Well paying yes but K53 million lelo?
    Bene GBM can’t you buy ads for UPND in advance

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  8. If the Police and indeed ZRA officers can ignore an order of injunction granted by the High Court, we are now a failed State and no serious investors will come to Zambia. The PF should learn from the jailing of Bemba by ICC!

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    • You are living in the past. Supreme court the highest organ recently ruled in favour of zra to collect money’s on behalf of zambians and you are talking of high court today.

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    • Injunction by a High Court? Who ruled, wasn’t it the Supreme Court? Go ku Supreme Court mbuzi imwe.

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  9. Cheating on taxes is a very grave crime and if it were in the US, M’membe could have been behind bars, so this M’membe and his Post must just pay what is due to Government. If us the ordinary workers pays religiously, who is the Post not pay the needed taxes to finance Government programs?
    M’membe by now should realise that his influence on thethe dues to ZRA and be tax compliant and nobody will even look at you, mwalipwa ba Post! Zambians has diminished because he is a crook and his intentions are all well known. The Post cannot be manipulating and run government by crooks law, NO. Just pay

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  10. Planzo – We are suffering because of your chakolwa and his accomplish Alex Chikwakwa who have been endlessly borrowing at open markets with high interest rates. You are very shallow to think the way you are thinking. I will not be wrong to suspect you to be Frank Bwalya or Brian Hapunda not a Zambian ordinary worker.

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    • @13.its a known fact the post played a pivotal role in ushering the pf into power,hence they are PARTRLY responsible.so am none of the persons u mentioned ,i do agree with reckless borrowing and bloated govt pf cadres.unfortunately i presume u havnt bn reading my comments on this blog.

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  11. Apa kwena Lungu aitaya,This action marks the beginning of Civil war in Zambia-Government again the people.And this assures us that Lungu has today been with cases to answer by the International Criminal Court.Its finnished,it is done!Three(3) things that will definitely happen.
    1.Civil war(people against govnment)
    2.Lungu is going to be prosecuted by the International Criminal Court
    3.It is now confirmed that the only way to remove Edgar Lungu from power is not by voting,but by assasinating/killing him.Its a done deal,believe what you want,but the are the 3 things that will definitely happen from now onwards.

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    • Civil war in zed it can’t work just because one bastad is stealing thru taxes. I can’t be part of your plans ba upnd. We know Upnd is in a hurry to shed blood but try your lucky elsewhere.

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    • NEVER CIVIL WAR WISH THINKING YOU WILL JUST GO TO JAIL ALONE. POST IS NOT EXPLOSIVE AS YOU MAY WISH. PIPO WILL TALK IT POST MAY COME BACK OR NOT BUT NO CIVIL WAR.

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    • Ubukopo ba redbull. Who will go to war over a newspaper? HH and Mwale have their brains rotten. Muleya of Human rights has it correct. GRZ has legality to act they way they did, and this case was exhausted thru the Courts yet he pleads for negotiations on behalf of the Post and that is the way to go because the Post has committed a crime. This crime was alive from the Mwanawasa error and the Post did little to resolve it but opted to strike deals with political parties to bring down government in exchange of tax relief and DBZ loan cancellation. They should have continued their work professionally and paid there taxes. So this is the cost of short cuts and attempts to steal from the people in tax default. ZNBC, daily mail, etc have more assets than Post hence the ratio of what they owe…

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  12. MMD Chief Bootlicker – whose boots are you licking? The Mutati boots or Nevers Mumba boots or both? Because your party has equally be closed (liquidated) and shared between two parties – UPND and PF.

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  13. Lungu is not a Christian as he wants to be quoted by characters like Dan Pule, Bishop Banda, Bishop Peter Njovu who does not know these men. These men have betrayed the Church with no remorse. We know you enjoy.

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  14. Everybody stop talking,this is now time for action,You are either UPND or PF.Lines were drawn long time ago but the boundaries have just been confirmed.A UPND member meets a PF cadre-kill him.A PF cadre meets a UPND cadre-Kill him.This is abt to start happening in a few hours time…..No retreat no surrender.This is the way your drunk president wants things to happen.You cannot negotiate with a Terrorist.PF has become a full force terrorist and you cant negotiate with them.The only way to win this battle,is to fight them back using their methods.If they burn,you burn too,they kill,you kill too,they insult,you insult too until they ve all been perished.

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  15. Who in his rightful mind can buy Times of Zambia or Zambia National Daily Mail or Richard Sakala’s Daily Nation or Harry Kalaba’s The Nation. These proper propaganda tools. I last bought these papers in 2005.

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    • See how fullish you are. You prefer to buy post and all taxes involved and yet the bastad doesn’t remmit the taxes to zra so that govt can improve on its service delivery. You are ones making the govt to start borrowing because your tax just ends up in Fred’s pocket and insults the same govt.

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  16. M’membe, It doesnt help a captured thief by pointing out those that ‘also stole’ after being apprehended. Just pay up just the way we do

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  17. “You can never shut our brains” – says one poster…really laughable..surely if you had brains would you sit still if the bus you were on was driven by a mad man and heading for a cliff.

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  18. Oh I meant to write:
    Cheating on taxes is a very grave crime and if it were in the US, M’membe could have been behind bars, so this M’membe and his Post must just pay what is due to Government. If us the ordinary workers pays religiously, who is the Post not pay the needed taxes to finance Government programs?
    M’membe by now should realise that his influence on Zambians has diminished because he is a crook and his intentions are all well known. .M’membe, just pay the dues to ZRA and be tax compliant and nobody will even look at you, mwalipwa ba Post! The Post cannot be manipulating and run government by crooks law, NO. Just pay

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  19. Lungu is a very dangerous man.
    If he wins these elections he will turn into a mugabe or a MU7E. You can forget democracy.

    Because he has spent our borrowed 10 billion US on roads as a goverment should, he thinks zambian owe him their vote.
    Nooooo Mr lungu. That is not how democracy works.

    PF have unleashed their thugs on all opposing views. Unless lungu allows democracy , zambia will burn.

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    • HH is the one who is dangerous because he’s campaigning that he will write off the debt for the post…Therefore Zambians will never allow HH near the corridors of power because Mmembe will be manipulating him like a zombie…

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  20. LUNGU HAS PLANTED A DANGEROUS SEED OF HATE AND TERROR IN THE HEARTS OF MANY ZAMBIAN YOUTHS. LUNGU HAS DESTROYED OUR COUNTRY IN A FRACTION OF A SECOND. PLEASE YOU VOTE TO REMOVE LUNGU FROM POWER THIS AUGUST. LUNGU IS BENT TOWARDS SPILLING INNOCENT BLOOD IN OUR COUNTRY. AND LUNGU HAS NO EARS TO LISTEN.HE IS ALWAYS SEDATED BY ARVS.

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  21. Mumembe just pay the tax. All Zambians pay tax who are you not to pay…malabishi ata.

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  22. What do you expect when you work for a criminal. As in seriously, this man should pay tax. Should we all start withholding our taxes? I personally do not like paying tax!

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  23. For those who experienced the UNIP vigilante error, any similarities? Seems those days are not yet gone.

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  24. This clearly demonstrates that lungu can never be removed through any democratic process, and it is time for Zambians to seriously consider an uprising.
    This uprising does not necessarily mean taking up arms as happened in the 1960s – not yet anyway – but for Zambian to take a leaf out from the so-called Arab Spring, which saw the downfall of similar longtime dictators in Tunisia, Egypt, and Libya.
    Zambian need to realize this fact now, and not expect some miracle to happen that will usher in a new democratic dispensation, but we need to do it ourselves.
    Nothing short of an uprising – a chachacha – will work.
    Let all Zambian go out into the streets en mass to make their voices heard clearly and unequivocally that, ‘lungu must go!’
    Let every street in lusaka, kitwe, kasama, mongu,…

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  25. It is sad that many people will lose their jobs. This is the same game plan they played over Zambian Airways. This time using employees as ‘shields’ to cover themselves against problems of their own making. Mmembe should please own up and face the consequnces of his own folly. Come down from your high horse for the sake of your workers.

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  26. Ba Post must just pay up. Crying for public sympathy wont do! Its time to do the right thing

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  27. FOR ME LUNGU AND HIS STUPID ***** ADVISERS THEY HAVE JUST SHOT THEMSELVES IN THEIR DIRTY ASSES.THE POST HAS BEEN IN IN HOTTER FURNACES AND HAVE PULLED THROUGH.IN THE NEXT FEW DAYS EVERY THING WILL BE OKAY.EDIGAR AND BANDITS HAVE JUST STARTED WHAT THE CAN NEVER FINISH.EITHER YOU RUN THE DAY OR THE DAY RUNS YOU,AND FOR THE POST NEWSPAPER-IF SOMEONE IS STRONG ENOUGH TO BRING YOU DOWN,SHOW THEM YOU ARE STRONG ENOUGH TO GET UP.

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  28. Leave zambia if you want.Lungu has done what any president would have done.All those talking about war,start the war on your own…kikikiki ba Redbull i can see you’re really emotional about the whole issue.but remember that HH said he would do the same to Fred if elected into power.So take your hallucinations somewhere else.Let membe provide proof of payment or indeed just pay up then operations will resume.Lt those protesting tell fred to take them to namibia where they are printing from.Membe thinks he is untouchable…abpeza lelo.alipile chabe,HH & GBM please help your friend….you 2 guys are rich and have been paying your taxes promptly unlike other pipo……..

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  29. THE APPROACH BY HUMAN RIGHTS IS THE MOST PROFESSIONAL & MATURE APPROACH IN THIS SITUATION. THOSE WHO ARE JUST TAKING SIDE AND MAKING NOISE LIKE HELLEN MWALE, HH ETC ARE NOT GENUINE. PLEASE BE FARE HELLEN HAVE YOU GONE TO ZRA TO GET THE OTHER SIDE OF THE STORY BEFORE MAKING THAT FAINT NOISE.THEN PLSE IN TIME MEMORIAL GOVT INSTITUTIONS IS GOVT IS WING SO DO NOT WASTE TIME COMPARING WITH PRIVATE SECTOR. HOW DO YOU EXPECT MEDIA TO BE SUPPORTING EACH OTHER WHEN MEEMBE IN THE NAME OF POST HAS BROUGHT ALOT OF DIVISION AMONG THE MEDIA FRATERNITY. VERY SOON PEOPLE WILL START IDOL WORSHIP MEEMBE THAT THEY CAN’T SURVIVE POLITICALLY WITHOUT HIM. AND SMALL PIPO LIKE HELLEN FEARING THE SHADOW OF MEEMBE. PLSE POST JUST NEGOTIATE WITH ZRA AS A COMPANY OR PAY AS COMPANY NO P R I D E

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  30. Lungu is a wolf in a sheepskin. Within a short time as President he has acquired the taste of power he cannot resist the pull of power.Given a chance Lungu would like to be a life President and turn Zambia into a one party state. Lungu has got to be stopped now b4 he becomes a full dictator in our land. Lungu has become a threat to Zambia’s security. We have a chance to retire Lungu and PF on 11th August 2016. To give Lungu another chance is suicidal.

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  31. @ Michael- you are an imbecile! Go out on streets to campaign for your freemaison you nincompoop! Such levels of stolidity is what makes your leader to be a perpetual loser- mungozivotela chabe- you”ll lose terribly this year with your Tonga vote!

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  32. WE WANT POST. WITHOUT THE POST, NO SERIOUS MEDIA IN ZAMBIA. THE OTHER MEDIA HOUSES ARE JOKERS.

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  33. ZAMBIA IS BIGGER THAN THE POST. WE HAVE A LOT OF MEDIA ORGANISATIONS INCLUDING CLANDESTINE ONES LIKE ZWD, MUVI ETC WHICH ARE EVEN PAYING THEIR TAXES.

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  34. I am struggling to understand what MISA is trying to achieve through Hellen Mwale. It is shocking to learn that she has chosen to be biased in this matter. I would have loved the situation where she also visited ZRA just to understand their side of the story. MISA is an organisation that should champion media freedom but not side with tax defrauders. The mere fact that this issue has undergone litigation makes me wonder MISA’s role in this Post Newspaper issue. Her statements in this ordeal leaves much to be desired and I am left wondering how she runs her organisation. No wonder the media has remained the most dangerous public nuisance of all time in Zambia nowadays with insults, lawlessness, hate, envy, lies, defamatory, she said-he said and what have you.

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  35. I guess with all level headedness, should the Lucifer’s File pay what is due, all will be well! They will continue advertising, writing stories, abusing people, telling lies and what have you.
    If the courts of law ruled in favor of ZRA, MISA should show solidarity to the Post Newspaper. For what? Anarchy? Tax defrauding? What?
    To shame ECL, if he has influenced ZRA, just organise the funds and help Mmembe pay and let him owe you as MISA not Government, period. Let us be fair to the tax collectors. The issue of other companies owing ZRA does not arise here, for now the target is Mmembe. MISA is embarrassing itself. Get the facts from both ZRA and Mmembe.

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  36. I am struggling to understand what MISA is trying to achieve through Hellen Mwale. It is shocking to learn that she has chosen to be biased in this matter. I would have loved the situation where she also visited ZRA just to understand their side of the story. MISA is an organisation that should champion media freedom but not side with tax defrauders. The mere fact that this issue has undergone litigation makes me wonder MISA’s role in this Post Newspaper issue. Her statements in this ordeal leaves much to be desired and I am left wondering how she runs her organisation. No wonder the media has remained the most dangerous public nuisance of all time in Zambia nowadays with insults, lawlessness, hate, envy, lies, defamatory, she said-he said and what have you.

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  37. I guess with all level headedness, should the Lucifer’s File pay what is due, all will be well! They will continue advertising, writing stories, abusing people, telling lies and what have you.
    If the courts of law ruled in favor of ZRA, MISA should show solidarity to the Post Newspaper. For what? Anarchy? Tax defrauding? What?
    To shame ECL, if he has influenced ZRA, just organise the funds and help Mmembe pay and let him owe you as MISA not Government, period. Let us be fair to the tax collectors. The issue of other companies owing ZRA does not arise here, for now the target is Mmembe. MISA is embarrassing itself. Get the facts from both ZRA and Mmembe.

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  38. As a concerned meaningful zambian I think we should be very serious with what we support and sympathize with. Honestly can someone even have oldest to speak against government and really individuals about the action that state organs such as the judiciary and ZRA have done. These organs are simply executing their mandates to promote legal compliance so the criminal and selfish individuals can do what is right so that the current government can continue delivering to its zambian citizenry. My humble appeal to well meaningful Zambians is that let’s be focused and avoid being in the dark. Don’t be cheated!!!

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  39. It is important to understand the whole truth about the post tax obligations before you point to politics
    1.What was the outcome of the court process
    2.Have the post been paying taxes as they fall due?
    3 What is the formula used by ZRA when one defaults?
    4.paying tax is law or politics.
    5.Be serious people.

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  40. And what i meant by “You cant & you ll never close the post”,is that,i know most here are grade 2 PF cadres working at Embassies Illegally without proper qualifications,The Post is a world wide officially recognised newspaper.You touch the post,you ve touched BBC,u ve touchd CNN,u ve touchd FRENCE 24, u ve touchd DEUTCHE WELLE,u ve touchd China Xinhua News.Then all these news agencies are accredited to the UN,WORLD BANK,IMF.DONORS & FUNDERS,CHINA,AMERICA & UK.And those news agencies will go to all those companies & countries & convince them to put Zambia on sanctions.You Zambians survive on Foreign Aid.then what will happen next?I leave it 2you 2answer together with your PF-watch the space

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    • Wenyo…game over bsba.judt go smoke some weed… relax. Ifintu ni lungu.

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  41. H H is encouraging tax evation by supporting the likes of Membe. In my view HH will run the most useless and corrupt government. No president on earth since this world was created has ever discouraged citizens to pay tax.
    Mr HH, tell your friends at post we need our money they owe and let them wait for your government in which they will be allowed to go scott free. What kind of economics are using Mr HH to support such nonsense from the Post? Shame on you!

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  42. The approach.by Human Rights is also laughable and silly badala ba director Muleya. I have now serious reservations about the intentions and actions of this HRC. How do you protect our rights if you do not follow events in the country and you do not read news except the Post? Not even watching Muvi TV or listening to community radio stations? If HRC was genuine it would know that the court processes were forced upon by ZRA when all civilised processes were exhausted and it was very very very clear that Mmembe does not wantbto talk. Mmembe believes he can only talk to presidents not some official from ZRA or even HRC.
    The court processes were started by Mmembe himself and now they are exhausted. Ba HRC just keep your noses out of this or you will just end up losing the little…

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  43. The court processes were started by Mmembe himself and now they are exhausted. Ba HRC just keep your noses out of this or you will just end up losing the little credibility that still remains with you. Badala ba Muleya, avoid the temptation of bias towards a certain political party for obvious reasons. How many people have you protected from Mmembe for you to stand on a mountain today protecting Mmembe? Are Mmembe’s rights equal to 1000 or more zambians? Your role should be to advise Mmembe to pay up not abusing the law. Mmembe thought he is clever by mistakenly thinking that he could c
    stretch the court process endlessly. Clearly it has its limits. Pay up iwe pompwe.
    As for those advocating war yes of course that is what the Post and UPND want if you have seen their editorials of late…

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  44. As for those advocating war yes of course that is what the Post and UPND want if you have seen their editorials of late. Sorry you will not succeed. We the Zambian masses believe in the ballot and it is only a short 50 days away so we can wait to give our verdict and confirm our stand on Mmembe and HH. Go to war? Destroy our beautiful country over one crook pompwe Mmembe? Never in Zambia.You need your head examined Sir!

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  45. As for HRC Director Muleya, its my turn to educate you and your commission that due process of the law is the basis of any human rights in any society. And today you try to teach us otherwise?
    And look at Nchitos, the desperate attempt to cheat people that the high court can overrule the Supreme Court! In fact I suggest that we check that purported high court, we now know Mmembe and his legal friends dont we?

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  46. Mmembe you rascal, you rat, just pay up. And if you have no money just come clean, maybe some western embassies can bail you out with a ka K53m only. It’s time for them to pay for their recent dinner at HH……kikikikiki…
    Finally, I hope Mmembe remains shut today. And I hope the police have enough manpower and teargas to enforce the law. And I hope there are enough misguided cadres to spray the stuff at.

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  47. Oh sorry, a word for some of the Post staff who may be misguided, dont be misled by public comments, they are just that, even HH is impotent on this one because it is law and he risks our votes if he goes against the law as an aspiring candidate. Mmembe too is not with you, he has his own agenda. So you are alone in this rubbish that Mmembe started without consulting you. So keep sacrificing alone.

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    • To Post employees….you will never walk alone. I will adopt and have one of you on my staff payroll. Can others do likewise?

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  48. I wouldn’t be surprised if one day it emerges that actually the closure of The Post was a directive from state house, mind you, this is “Zambia, the real Africa”!

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