IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma
IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma

Police officers in riot gear this evening stormed the privately run Muvi TV and forced the station to switch off its transmission 15 minutes into the evening news bulletin.

The News Caster Mutolo Mwamba calmly made a farewell message to the viewers that the station is going off air without going into details.

Earlier today, the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) suspended broadcast licenses for Muvi TV, Komboni and Itezhi Tezhi Radio for what it said was unprofessional conduct before, during and after elections.

And IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma has refuted reports that the suspension of licences is politically motivated.

“The suspension of Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi is not politically motivated, we don’t know whether these media houses are against PF or not but the decision has been made by board of directors at IBA,” says Mrs Mapoma.

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    • It’s dictatorship for life unless someone brave in relevant State institutions including the Army steps in.

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    • Son of a female dog. Shame Zambia has voted for a Mugabe, intimidating what an id io t lungu is who the fcuk does he think he is. People like home are very dangerous. Only idio tsp voted for a power mad lunatic who doesn’t know what he’s doing.

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    • This is new territory if this is how efficient all arms of Government will work that’s fine. However if this is only for a few targets then we have reason to be worried very worried for the next 5 years!

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    • Costa Mwansa chabipa boyi, they thought you will call for another debate for the upcoming rerun.

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    • Is this in fear of a re-run just in case the Constitution Court rules likewise?
      ZNBC is what was expected to be closed for unprofessional conduct.
      This sucks.

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    • UPND stop trying to cause a civil war. Wake up man! Accept defeat and try again in 2020! Useless PF at least make an attempt to unify the country. Next thing there will be a civil war and the country will be divided like Sudan into North and South. You will set the country on fire. UPND in 2020 with try a younger man/woman who is not racist and only loves Tongas. Most of the younger generation born after 1975 are not racist and have married outside their tribe. I am bemba but married a tonga and I was born after 1980.Shame on you ‘elders’. What is Lungu doing? Why is he not going to the people in southern, NW and western to reassure them we are ONE ZAMBIA ONE NATION? He needs to consult Kenneth Kaunda because he clearly does not have the skills to unify people who are not his tribe or…

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    • Mapoma, you can say all you want, you are destroying this country. Where do you leave ZNBC which is polarized and bias in every sense.

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    • Zambians understand that these media houses signed and affiliate to guiding principles and a set of ethics that they always operate under. Muvi TV has lost it. Imagine a TV station twisting and cooking a story to stir outrageous unrest in the capital city. Zambians, trade carefully. Before Muvi TV was a beautiful country called Zambia and the country was safe and intact. Kindly observe professionalism.

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    • RIP UNDP. Putting Zambia’s peace on the rocks is unacceptable. Do you know what civil war does to countries! Ukutumpa!

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    • History has a long list of dictators who infamously tried to silence democracy by using state institutions – they failed miserably. The unfortunate thing is that even innocent people were affected. Warning to civil servant who are taking ILLEGAL orders to implement unconstitutional instructions – history will judge you harshly…..

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    • Yes, and you KILLED THE BILL OF RIGHTS for political expediency. Enjoy the fruits of your MYOPIC UNDER-FIVE politics!

      There is a difference between reporting HARDCORE TRUTHS whether those truths sting Govt of the day and, just MAKING UP NEWS (or UNETHICAL REPORTING) to stir up anger and hatred among Citizens. Obviously MUVI TV can not claim to be in the first category of hard-hitting, uncompromising, truth-tellers of News. Their jaundiced journalism has been laid bare, over and over, for anybody to see. In fact, they have even stopped pretending to be ethical at all. They just operate like there are no Laws and Rules that govern their conduct as a NEWS outlet. Renting PUBLIC AIRWAVES to do business comes with extraordinary responsibilities anywhere in the world. All Media houses in…

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    • Continue…

      …Zambia should realize the POWER OF THE MEGAPHONES (Broadcast Media) which they hold in their hands—it can easily be abused to DESTROY A COUNTRY or used to BUILD A NATION. The choice is theirs. But they shouldn’t expect to be left alone when they MISUSE that PRIVILEGE!

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    • Mapoma is another Yamunyokola candidate. She was eating with Chiluba now she joined the let’s bootlick Lungu group. just like Dora and Masebo

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    • I have a lawyer who has advised to report HH to the Hague for the violence which he has caused in Southern Province. We shall use campain messages and testimonies to have him prosecuted.

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    • Another evil act by the man who carrys the bible during day time and carrys a gun and plans evil in the night, chagwa. They know a re-run is coming and its these two media channels which have been giving HH coverage-so what happens to HH in case of a re-run, no one to covers him?. PF and his mafiasos in the likes of kaiza, mwansa, kabwili, tayali are evil, ni bakusa ba bantu and their end will be miserable! And this the man some *****tii having been singing humble man humble man, what a bewitched batch of rif rafs!!

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    • its about time we cleansed ourselves of this docility. Sometimes you got to fight to be a man. We cant always fear violence. When we size each other limbi we will stop using our people for our own gains. All nations must pass this stage if they are ever to be great. Study your history and prove me wrong.

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    • MAPOMA, save YOUR CREDIBILITY – DO YOU REALLY THINK KISSING Chagwachinangwas hA>S../E is WORTH IT????????? REMEMBER THE TIDE HAS TURNED!! IN 14 DAYS WE WILL KNOW!!!

      RESIGNING IS MORE DIGNIFIED THAN THIS!!!

      WE ARE NOT ALL AS DAFT AS YOU THINK – YOU THINK BLAMING THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS WILL CUT IT?????

      BOARD OF DIRECTORS DO NOT ISSUE SUCH ORDERS – IT IS NOT THEIR AMBIT OF PROCESSES!!!
      YOU ARE THE ONLY PERSON WHO CAN ISSUE SUCH A DIRECTIVE – B.O.D, can ONLY APPROVE OR DISAPPROVE OF YOUR ACTIONS!!! UNLESS YOU ARE TELLING US YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT YOUR BLOODY JOB IS – WHICH I CAN FAIRLY UNDERSTAND – With the CURRENT LEVELS OF HUNGER & UNEMPLOYMENT, we will all UNDERSTAND why as a CADRE YOU ARE IN THE JOB & TRYING SO DESPERATELY TO HANG ON TO IT!!!!!!!

      I THANK YOU!!

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    • Don’t forget that the Media started the genocide in Rwanda. Careless mouths by media has to be curbed. Democracy doesn’t mean stupi.dity!

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  1. Now Zambians can finally text what authoritarian regime is all about. Sucks to be Zambian and living in Zambia.

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    • Edgar team including Kambwili are dull, they don’t know saving the independent media will help them be popular. There should be chaos to be recognized well.

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  2. Expect more big stick whipping in the coming months…mwaya sana too much ukudelela kayeka

    Edgar Lungu 5 more years

    I thank you

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  3. This is what am talking about….we need law and order starting from these hate mongering silly media outlets…..

    Edgar Lungu 5 more years

    I thank you

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    • @Chilyata
      Kid who taught you to be insulting to leaders and elders. Hurry now go out of here; tell your mama to change your diapers. Bad manners. Untutored kid.

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    • Yes, DSTV must be closed down too!

      Zambian must not be allowed to listen to all these lies being told about violence.

      Zambian are very gullible and will believe that Lungu rigged the elections too.

      We must prevent them from getting any information because they are too uneducated and will believe anything they are told on the media!

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  4. Suppose news room wanted ecz (electoral commission z) but instead contacted the other ecz (examination council z) found Chris who jokingly played along with mis info of 8000 votes.

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  5. IBA is like our parents of the 80’s when they slap hard and then threaten of a beating which left one wondering if the slap wasn’t a beating in it self

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  6. You create problems for yourselves, when the stick catches you, “Mutuleee!” And then even the funders will pretend they have nothing to do with you and that media. Watch out iwe, you have children and wife to take care of.

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  7. Law and order is needed in this country every cow and chicken can say anything on air or newspaper without regarding the security of the country in the name of democracy. There is a limit to everything and if we don’t watch these cows,this country is going to dogs.

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  8. The regionalists will cry foul but we cannot allow hate mongers to continue with their evil deeds.
    Meanwhile hh is saying nothing about the incipient ethnic cleansing in his strong holds. As for GBM: he is a disgrace.

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    • HH has no leadership qualities (that is why he cannot stop savage behaviour in his stronghold) BUT yes he might be a good manager. A leader and a manager are two different animals but you need both in a political being. Please check the difference – google it. Left loose the radio stations can cause another Rwanda type of Genocide. It is the so called independent media that let someone order the “kill the cockroaches”. No thinking and full of emotions. Someone, GBM, insults the president and you are all clapping. The only way is to sue ZNBC to cover you guys. ZNBC is also misbehaving by not covering you.

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  9. There are few imbecile presidents who have survived a war with media. The media always wins. Everytime. African dictators through their agents can suppress it. But it always wins eventually. JFKennedy put it best “No, no, I think it is [media] invaluable, ….. and even though we wish they didn’t write it, and even though we disapprove, there isn’t any doubt that we could not do the job at all in a free society without a very, very active press”. Of course JF Kennedy’s IQ is high than IQ of most African dictators

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  10. I told His Excellency President Edgar Lungu to start using his big stick so Zambia can return to its normal operating system…as soon as the Con Court trashes that silly election petition..expect a very different Edgar Lungu…..We need total descipline in Zambia…..

    “I will fall on them like a ton of bricks ”

    “He is not my friend…i don’t drink with him”

    “I look small but I walk around carrying a big stick ”

    Who said these words

    EDGAR LUNGU 5 MORE YEARS

    I thank you

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  11. Pomp will never help HH .
    He has disrespected the president the whole period ECL has been president.
    On the other hand ECL has given him respect as if the opposite were true.
    Now, we cannot risk the peace if the nation just to give undue opportunity to rule our great nation.
    The majority we ho voted for ECL have decided to act wisely.
    Now, is it in order for the few who voted for HH and GBM to start terrorizing innocent citizens of our great nation?
    No, no, no!!!

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    • ECL respecting HH,i dont know which world u are living in how can a sane person justify what ECL is doing by suppresing the media,truth is the only people afraid of media are the suppressors

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  12. The closure is way overdue. Costar Mwansa was becoming big headed. Good move coz Muvi was selling out news contents in an unprofessional manner.

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  13. Pomp will never help HH .
    He has disrespected the president the whole period ECL has been president.
    On the other hand ECL has given him respect as if the opposite were true.
    Now, we cannot risk the peace if the nation just to give undue opportunity to HH to rule our great nation.
    The majority who voted for ECL have decided to act wisely.
    Now, is it in order for the few who voted for HH and GBM to start terrorizing innocent citizens of our great nation?
    No, no, no!!!

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  14. Mwaya sana ba Pompwe…Nomba twalatampa ukumiponona one by one…..if that’s what it will take to get the message across to you chaps in the Southern Province

    EDGAR LUNGU 5 MORE YEARS

    I thank you

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  15. Lungu must be very careful. Don’t take power for granted. You will soon look for this media. Don’t be a small dictator. The boys pushing and encouraging you are all useless and will not be there. Mind you, you do not own Zambia.

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  16. Even if it was UPND in power, they cannot allow the kind of reporting we have witnessed from some media houses. What is important for the media is to be factual

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  17. @.1.1, Zambia has no Army or Police anymore tto talk about, they all belong to lungu. Edger lungu knows that he is a very bad man. He cannot hand over power to the Speaker knowing what will happen to him if he goes back to Chawama. Since Zambia has no Army or police (they are all protecting one person only) we should ask the United Nations to send Peace keeping soldiers to protect peace loving Zambians especially people of Southern province. Should Lungu win the case in the court, we will need Peace keepers in this country otherwise the country will become ungovernable.

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    • Are you saying UN should send soldiers in Southern Province to stop Tongas from brutalizing people from other tribes in the province? Are you saying Lungu has told Tongas to harm people from other tribes in Southern Province?
      It is amazing, whenever UPND people talk they contradict themselves.

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  18. Freedom of the press is a vital ingredient of democracy. It should not matter whether a radio or television station supports or opposes the ruling party. The Board of the IBA Board has erred badly here because it will come back to haunt them and whoever directed the move. Only a sensitive and insecure leader can feel threatened by the press. Let people talk and express their views as it is the best way for them to vent their anger, rather than wait for an eruption of violence. This just goes to show that the Post was shut down in order to stop its opposing views from being published. Clearly we have immature and irresponsible people at the helms of important organs for facilitating our democracy. How did Josephine Mapoma end up being the IBA director? This sums action sums it all up.

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    • @Mufumbwe peace of the nation is more important. We know its democracy but these media houses have to be selective in what you are feeding the nation considering that currently the situation is fragil. We dont want what happened in uganda to happen in zambia . social media as well has brought lawlessness to the point that our Zambian culture has been compromised. The things that we considered as important in Zambia is slowly vanashing in thin air.
      It is therefore, vital that such steps are taken for the sake of innocent souls from brutality.

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  19. ” We won’t educate you but we will panel beat you…Kaunda didn’t just damage the economy but he damaged your heads as well ”

    Who said these words…

    MCS…REST IN PEACE

    Edgar Lungu 5 more years

    I thank you

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    • Uyu umu boyies WA TU MA TIA such that he needs a MICROSOPE to find them – pembela firsty, after Con-court you as PERSONA NON GRATA WILL BE IS SOME RSA PRISON SOON!!!

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  20. WHAT WRONG HAS MUVI TV DONE. I THOUGHT THEY WERE SHOWING THE BAD PART OF PF JUST LIKE ZNBC SHOWS THE BAD PART OF UPND. THIS WAS GOOD FOR US TO GAUGE WHICH ONE IS BADDER. DOES THE IBA HAVE POWER TO CLOSE ZNBC WHEN IT GETS ABUSED BY THE RULING PARTY. HOW MANY ARE NOW JOBLESS AS A RESULT OF THE CLOSURE OF MUVI. HOW MANY DEPEND ON THESE THAT HAVE BECOME JOBLESS.

    “….we don’t know whether these media houses are against PF or not but the decision has been made by board of directors at IBA,” says Mrs Mapoma.

    PF AT WORK. IMAGINE THE ENTIRE M.D. DOES NOT KNOW THE REASON FOR CLOSURE

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  21. ECL has barely started his 5 year term and already freedom of speech is curtailed how much more will he do in the coming five years??He is setting a precedent of more austere things to come. BE MY GUESTS!!!

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  22. So Ms. Mapoma is still doing the rounds……..isn’t she confusing this time with the wamuyaya days when she was PS?

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  23. This is the most welcome news, we cant have *****s broadcasting hate speech and mocking society, Steve Nyrienda and Ceasar Siwale are saddest, next must be Fresh View Cinemas. Just dont mess with the people’s president. Next we must seriously shut down Facebook and Whatsapp for at least 2 -3 weeks so that the nation can heal

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    • If Muvi TV is professional and independent, it needs to retract a story that falsely accused ECZ of deducting 8,000 votes from President – Elect Lungu. There was not a shred of evidence that ECZ has done what they are being accused of and the whole premise of this news item is based on unsubstantiated HH claims. If Muvi TV does not have the courage to retract this libellous and factually incorrect story, then they don’t deserve a broadcasting license. Secondly, the Concourt should swiftly pass judgement bearing in mind the consequences of favouring a candidate that lost the election. Majority of Zambians voted against being ruled by a tonga.

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  24. Brothers and sisters, I can assure you that the next five years under PF will be hell. For the country to move forward we need flow of information like the bible says “people will perish for lack of knowledge”. In this case our decision must be based on the information we have, so silencing information providers will negatively affect development in the country. This is a call for all well meaning Zambian weather PF or not to strongly condemn this act of intimidation on media houses.
    Look at Zimbabwe today, do you want to wake up one day only to find out that Zambia has been changed, and it’s like Zimbabwe..! Am telling you that whatever is happening today is a recipe for disaster.
    Condemn it by all means.

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  25. Mrs Mapoma you regret what you are doing, you are even pretending not to be aware of your action that you were told by your PF cadres

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  26. Shame on you Mrs Mapoma you are all bunch of crooks but God will one day restore our pride from you bunch of direction less cadres.

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  27. Whatever rules these media houses breached, can’t be equated to loss of jobs people may suffer and their families. This spirit of un forgiveness by controlling officers and their statutory bodies is evil. Everyone with position to show behave the same more especially the Police, RTSA, council boys and girls know no warning in their hearts no matter how trivial the offense may be. All they want is for you to feel their weight. Please, give them warning and move on. It is sad that its only local stations being closed or suspended. The warning to all local investors and their employees, please don’t expose your hard earned investments including your employees to partisan politics, either ruling or opposition parties, because they have spirit of destruction.

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  28. There is limitation in everything .Muvi tv, komboni and itezi tezi radio stations are very f uct up stations, they thot they are in the country which has no laws and rules. Call yo masters GBM en HH to helpe you out because them too, they will be in s hit very soon. you want to bring cival war in the country because of your stupid type of reporting? to HELL with yo I D IOT masters.

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  29. The cancer is spreading. Fellow Zambians lets take back our country from these thieves. Even if they had a point concerning the reporting at Muvi Tv, the timing of the closure is totally wrong considering what we going through right now as a country.

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  30. Did Muvi reporters think they were untouchable? Report things as they are no one will bother you. But to twist stories to make the government look bad is not professional. If it was UPND carders they would have burnt Muvi Studio.
    Steve you allowed Coaster too much freedom and now he is destroying your business. The quicker you fired the chap the better. He was planing to leave you for HH had he won. He seems not to care about your business. Please remove thus guy from there before he destroys your efforts.

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  31. Edgar Lungu No No No No!!! we do not want Zambia to be turned into a bloodbath. Enough is enough. Right now you violating our constitution for not obeying its provision about who should run the country before the court decision. This is not your personal property. We will start defending our country from thieves like you. Enough is enough. ZP, IBA whatever you call yourselves, Zambia is your one and only home for you, your children and their children. Think before you act. right now you are so demotivating and acting completely useless.

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    • Go to school and learn the difference between hate speech and unequal converage.What is at ZNBC is unequal converage and not hate speech and unverified information that Matuvi TV was propagating.

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  32. The country has to be managed however you choose to look at it. Every one has to be managed to keep this nation safe or everyone else will become little untouchables. So when this happens, we don’t have a country. Let’s all sober up. We have taken everything in Zambia for granted. You were not born with a TV licence Costa, you just applied for it. ECL was not born with the ticket to Red brick, he applied for it. Before Muvi TV, was a smart country called Zambia.

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    • No safe havens for lawlessness folks. Treat this news with a little patriotism and you will understand the background of this action. Ain’t nothing to do with politics. I thought about this ages ago folks, Muvi TV was way out of reality and convenient touch. Hold your peace folks, we have a country to manage and protect lest posterity judges us harshly

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  33. This is the dununa reverse Zambians voted for. Enjoy my friends as other progressive counties move forward. This is nothing compared to the infringements lined up for you under PF.

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  34. People Zambia is your country and it is bigger than UPND and PF. I would love to see our media institutions flourish as independent and impartial.

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    • @x if you truely love Zambia you should commend what IBA has done. Its not about pf or upnd any more. If you really knew whats happening to our brothers and sisters in Namwala you were not going to be blowing your top like that. Only One message by one of the party leaders has lit Namwala on fire. Please let the situation simmer then they can have their licence back.

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    • The timing of the closure is so wrong. You know when you do something wrong in your home for example, how your wife or your mother tells you about it matters, often civilized dialog and a reminder of the law and its provisions are all that you need to bring each other to the right path and ZNBC is no angel, they serve their masters (PF) only not our country. On the Namwala issue, the government should have prepared for such things going by what we saw in the build up to the elections. Remember the PF police shot a woman using a live bullet on Friday after the election. That is completely insane. They were not in danger of any kind and BTW a trained officer shooting a young defenseless woman with no weapon or anything is the worst that can happen in a country governed by laws, it…

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  35. Too much freedom is not good because others abuse the freedom. Even in the house too much freedom to family members is very dangerous. Be tough on the law breakers so that there is no direction in the country. Please country men and women be responsible enough as I always say. Think about your family members and some relative there will have nowhere to go once the country goes on turmoil.

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    • Public media must lead by example. They are nothing but worthless institutions which serve only one purpose – to embarrass us to the world. Just Compare our newspapers with any newspaper in the region you will be shocked. Seriously, do it Google any newspaper and compare with Times of Zambia or Zambia Daily Mail or even ZNBC. Please prove me wrong and post your evidence here for all to see.

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    • Yeah! next you see your boy taking a girl friend to his room in your house. Freedom my toilet.

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  36. Sata was insulted left right and centre but he never closed media houses – he only gave as good as he got.Even Chanda Chimbwi III used muvi tv to ridicule Sata and yet he did not close it. Now you can see the real dictator by the name of St.Lungu.

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    • Maybe MCS errored. Maybe that’s why you’re miserably insulting. Maybe it’s high time the house was put in order. Just listen to you? Pundits!

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  37. I hate ZP going to a public place with guns to intimidate people. They can carry out most of these orders without ‘showing off’ i.e coming with guns and other military gear unnecessarily to innocent unarmed citizens. It is really stupid and annoying, we will start arming ourselves also, silly *****s!

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  38. Democracy is foreign to us. Most people think that democracy is only for the people in public offices. Democracy comes with responsibility by all including the media, as well as the opposition party leaders. Democracy ends where your nose ends. The moment you start insulting someone or falsely accusing someone you have over stepped your democracy. The media has a responsibility to report factually and fairly when these tenets of democracy are over looked then the media must be brought to order. Even in countries that advocated democracy earlier than us they have boundaries, democracy is not a blank cheque.

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  39. Under RB they found a surplus of funds they found a free media they found a vibrant economy they found no tribalist violence……

    Today things are bleak for zambia. Even sata allowed free press. Lungu and his gang of thieves want to plunder public reasources with no one reporting. Lungu wants to borrow uncontrollably with no one reporting…..zambians get ready for worst times then Zimbabwe.

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    • If Muvi TV is professional and independent, it needs to retract a story that falsely accused ECZ of deducting 8,000 votes from President – Elect Lungu. There was not a shred of evidence that ECZ has done what they are being accused of and the whole premise of this news item is based on unsubstantiated HH claims. If Muvi TV does not have the courage to retract this libellous and factually incorrect story, then they don’t deserve a broadcasting license. Secondly, the Concourt should swiftly pass judgement bearing in mind the consequences of favouring a candidate that lost the election. Majority of Zambians voted against being ruled by a tonga.

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    • Losers

      That reporting of PF losing 8000 votes is based on fact.

      Esau chulu announced inflated PF votes by 8000 for lungu in Lundazi and they retracted, they even changed that figure on their ECZ Web site.

      How is this libelous? Why should this not be reported ?

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  40. To be a UPND cadre or leader it means that your genes are distorted. Now Mr GBM, in the village of your party leader they are killing your fellow bembas and ngonis and mambwes etc. What is your take Sir? Does it mean that you cannot visit HH’s village and Namwala in general?
    Bemba chiefs, can’t you call in your son for counselling? If you have to, threaten him with being banished from Lubemba, he is a disgrace to Lubemba and Zambia in general. Mpezeni has already spoken out, we wait to.hear from the patient tribe and when they speak everybody will tremble.

    Actually, my prefictions is that UPND is going into turmoil before their petition is even heard.

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    • How many bembas have been killed ? Names and places pleas don’t just lie for the sake of lying.

      That is why PF do not want independent press so they can lie in the morning, loot and abuse public reasources at lunch time then lie again at night….

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  41. Well done IBA!!!these id10ts in opposition are set to cause hell for zambia via f00lish media CEO’s!!!muvi tv and komboni radio were bought by upnd.what they have been reporting daily is only hate speeches from their evil master KALUSA hh!!!look,zambia is bigger than hh,so nobody should support nonsense!!!FREEDOM OF SPEECH MINUS PEACE IS NOTHING!!!IF WE LOSE OUR PEACE OVER NOTHING,HH OR MUVI TV WILL HAVE NO ZAMBIA TO WORK IN!!!THIS ID10T CALLED HH HAS CAUSED A LOT OF DAMAGE TO MOTHER ZAMBIA ALL BECAUSE OF HIS DESPERATION FOR STATE HOUSE!!!next hh must be caged and jailed in his tongaland!!!FOR MORE THAN A MONTH NOW,ALL THINGS HAVE COME TO STANDSTILL!!BUSINESS IS NOT MOVING-ALL BECAUSE OF EVIL HH!!HE IS A KNOWN LOSER IN ZAMBIA,SO AFTER 11/08/2016 HH COULD HAVE CONCEDED DEFEAT AND BY…

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    • You guys just want to steal and loot public reasources with lungu with out anyone to alert the public…..

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  42. *Breaking news* UPND CONCOURT PETITION NOT YET SERVED TO RESPONDENTS
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    UPND has still not yet served a summon of their petition against the election of President Edgar Lungu to him or his lawyers.The UPND team of lawyers was today sent back by the Constitunal Court for failing to serve their summons to the appropriate respondent. However, the UPND team of lawyers who were led Martha Mushipe promised to serve their summons to the President’s lawyers today.But a check by end of business day today with the PF lawyers revealed that the UPND lawyers had still not served their summons to the President’s lawyers. The PF have however mocked the UPND that the UPND know their petition is non substantive, frivolous and laughable and that was why…

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    • Mr

      Above you said muvi should retract a story of PF losing 8000 votes, I said this is fact even ECZ have corrected their figures on their Web site , why should the public not be told this ???

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  43. I FEEL SORRY FOR ECL. THIS NEVERS WORKS ANYWHERE. ASK MOBUTU, ASK KAMUZU BANDA, ASK LAURENT BAGBO, ASK KK. ITS JUST A MATTER OF A VERY SHORT TIME. ZAMBIANS MOVED FROM THIS KIND OF DICTATORSHIP A LONG TIME AGO.

    INSIDERS SAY ECL IS VERY UNCOMFORTABLE ABOUT WHAT IS GOING ON BUT IS BEING PUSHED BY THE PARASITES WHO DEPEND ON HIM FOR SURVIVAL. BA LUNGU ASK YOURSELF, WHERE WERE THE ARASITES WHO WERE ENCOURAGING FTJ ON THE THIRD TERM? NOONE WS LEFT AND HE FACED THE MUSIC ALONE.

    THIS LETTER FROM IBA WAS NOT BEING DISTRIBUTED BY IBA OFFICIALS. BUT BY A PF CADRE WHO WAS GOING TO ALL MEDIA HOUSES EXCEPT ZNBC. JOSEPHINE MAPOMA IS A PROFESSIONAL BUT TRIED TO HOLD A PRESS CONFERENCE TO EXPLAIN WHICH WAS CANCELLED ABRUPTLY. BUT MAMA YOU WILL NOT ESCAPE BECAUSE OF OBEYING ORDERS. REMEMBER…

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  44. We have given you UPND guys enough rope to hung yourselves…..all in the name of democracy but it’s like you have now crossed the line…After Con Court…i repeat…after Con Court expect exactly what the Honorable Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja said….NO MERCY FOR ANY VIOLENT CONDUCT….WE ARE COMING AFTER YOU AND YOU KNOW YOURSELVES.

    So please behave yourselves or else………

    Edgar Lungu 5 more years

    I thank you

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    • Even if you silence all independent media even of you jail all the opposition, the people of zambia will know about your looting and stealing of public reasources…..there is the Internet……only the guilty are afraid.

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    • @Spaka like lilo
      The difference between UPND supporters and PF supporters is that UPND supporters hate Lungu as a Person and as a Politician but us PF we don’t hate HH either as a Person or Politician…the problem is HH has gone to bed with with same people you were calling thieves when they were in PF….GBM..Mulenga Sata etc…but now they’ve joined UPND and they’ve become saints…now you explain that to..you keep on saying PF is full of Criminals…ok do you remember when GBM wanted HH to be arrested and charged with treason for alarming the nation that PF sent youth to train as Militia in Sudan?

      EDGAR LUNGU 5 MORE YEARS

      I thank you

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  45. come on Lungu next is social media
    shut them down, watchdog wats app and even cell phones come on shut them down in no time! you are doing fine so far.

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  46. Isn’t there an authority which can suspend HH’s licence to carry out politics for encouraging xenophobia in his village of Namwala?

    Isn’t there an authority that can regulate the operations of genetically modified individuals like Spaka and other people with defective genes, starting with HH himself?
    But in the case of HH, we also need a state of emergency.

    By the way Spaka, what is your take on the xenophobia being perpetrated by your tribesmates in Namwala? I notice that the rest of southern province has normalised after a few moments of nothing more than excited behaviour. They quickly realised that their colleagues in Namwala were misguided. Worse still, the Namwala tribe wanted to impose themselves over other tribal dialects in southern province as a supreme tribe. Well we…

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  47. @Spaka like lilo
    So please stop talking about PF looting and stealing when your own UPND is now full of looters and known thieves…GBM is a criminal and very corrupt and am told he wants 60% interest on the money he gave HH for the campaign…dont just support blindly my friend….Now HH’s back is against the wall….plus a dozen South African mining companies….And all what HH is doing now is trying to buy sympathy from his financial backers….bola naikosa kumulu kwalepa napo panshi pakosa and at the end he is just hallucinating

    Edgar Lungu 5 more years

    I thank you

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  48. @Spaka like lilo
    Ok my friend you seem to be the only UPND supporter left on this platform because most of your buddies are now PF.

    Ok UPND won the elections and HH will be the President of Zambia starting from tommorow….
    Are you happy now Mr Spaka like lilo?????
    Please put a smile on your face from tomorrow we have HH as our President

    HAKAINDE HICHILEMA NO CHANGE…so no more violence…let’s all now get back to work

    I thank you

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  49. Guys,
    This move was designed to maintain peace and stability in the country. In the process, it will prevent Zambia from degenerating into civil war. It is the prerogative of President Lungu to keep the country as a cohesive people…WELL DONE, more broadcasters in places such as Mukushi and Kasama need to go off air.

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  50. So, a media house is deemed professional only if it continuously sing songs of praises for Edgar Lungu and PF as is the case with ZNBC (Lungu Broadcasting Corporation) ?

    That is folly of the highest.

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  51. if RENTING comes with responsibility then so does RANTING! while there is no problem reporting HARD HITTING news, who ever it stings, there is Malice in SELF-BREWING news or information just so to bring into disrepute one’s personal. A quick example; a political advert for HH running on MUVI Tv suggsted ‘Lungu (
    in video) had publicly ordered the shooting dead of young lady UPND cadre. This is clearly so when MUVI quotes EC Lungu saying “twalibebele ba kapokola ati chitenipo cimo” and then attach next to that the unfortunate shooting of the cadre. Its clearly known to any person with basic IT that the video is not stand alone but produced by Costa Mwansa (would-have-been HH press aide at state house) using clips from different multiple videos. World over the media play an important…

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  52. God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah with unrelenting FIRE because of disobedience. In all professions there are rules to be followed. If MUVI started behaving like UPND cadres because of the money HH and GBM paid them, then they are flouting the same rules they pledged to adhere to and must be closed. I hope they are closed forever because we don’t want stations which champion HATE SPEECH and LIES. The Love for money has costed MUVI dearly. Now lick your wounds and GBMs A.SS

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  53. Closure of radio or TV stations can only happen in Africa. You guys still live like animals. Us in Europe, never do such things, I have lived in Zambia for 3 years now

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  54. Do you know how long it took for Zambians to have a privately owned TV station like Muvi TV?

    Some of us grew up with watching only DeadNBC.

    Lungu has just shot himself in the knee. After closing Post Newspaper, he knows that nothing adverse will happen. What he doesnt know is that donors & investors don’t donate/invest where there are governance issues. That’s what brought down Zimbabwe.

    You’ll see USDollar will reach K20 before the end of the year. IMF won’t come as their $1.9Billion rescue package is tied to good governance.

    Welcome to ZAMBIBWE

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  55. Demons have risen against the anointed one. I appeal to every peace loving Zambian to pray for our beloved president and the nation at large, in Jesus’s name. AMEN!!

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  56. “The suspension of Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi is not politically motivated, we don’t know whether these media houses are against PF or not but the decision has been made by board of directors at IBA,” says Mrs Mapoma.

    ANALYSIS
    1 If she was in the meeting she(Mrs Mapoma) was going to challenge the PF influenced IBA board to follow the procedure – ie engaging/warning/correcting the erring broadcaster.
    2 The Chairperson of the IBA board is the husband to the chairperson of “Christians for Lungu”. I sense the bias here
    3 ZRA/TAX is to the Post newspaper the IBA/professional misconduct is to MUVI. Lets wait for other govt wings to persecute perceived enemies of PF eg RATSA, DEC, ACC, ERB, CEEC, ZAMTEL , ZESCO, etc
    4 While ZNBC shows the bad part of UPND, MUVI and the…

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  57. They should just operate as internet based TV and radio away from zambia simples! Then Tumbovu will not have the jurisdiction to shut them down!I hope the IMF and other donors are taking note closely what these PF thugs are doing! Edgar humble yourself, Chiluba thought he was untouchable but look what happened to him! Anyone been to Chawama will tell you the place is filthy and there is no order at all! What will a leader who was not exposed to the universe for a country. Edga could not use cutlery until he became president!

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  58. Lungu has put the country into reverse gear. We have come a long way to achieve the freedoms that lungu is now taking away from us. Zambia has never had a president who has disregarded the laws of the land with impunity like Lungu. Am saddened by the fact that zambians are so blinded by party loyalty that they can’t see a dictator in the making. This is a man who has been defying the constitution from the word go. He refused to handover power to Guy Scott after the death of Sata, he used pangas to grab the PF presidency, he kept his ministers in offices after the dissolution of parliament illegally and now he has refused to handover power to the speaker despite legal advice from his attorney general for “Lawyer” he is. He is using party cadres and defence and security Wings to harass…

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  59. He is using party cadres and defence and security Wings to harass his opponents. He is systematically suppressing media freedom. First was the post using ZRA now it’s Muvi tv etc through IBA. I wonder what it would take for a normal person to realise that Lungu does not mean well for the country. Zambians must stand up and reclaim their hard fought for country from this Lungu before he plunges us into civil strife.

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  60. People in Zambia think democracy doesn’t curtail peoples’ freedoms when it does. There is no country on earth which has absolute freedoms. Ask Americans with their 2nd Constitution Amendment, which was taken from some 15th Century British Constitution and why they keep shooting each other all because of the right to own (bear) arms. Guns kill they are not toys. In the same vain, a careless media can plunge us into unnecessary civil war as has been seen in many African countries. The media in Zambia thinks it can hide under media freedoms and be so careless in the execution of their duties. Anywhere in the world where the media is responsible there is no such thing as regulation bodies. In most countries the media is self-regulatory no need to attract this from politicians. ZWD, The…

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  61. This is unacceptable conduct by IBA-PF.
    Yesterday it was The Post.
    Today its Muvi TV and Radio chakuti chakuti.
    Tomorrow its you and me to be shut-up.
    Zambia watch out and this can’t go on for next five years. ZAMBIA YOU WERE WARNED!
    I urge IBA-PF to iron out any differences they have with Muvi TV and others NOW.
    IT CAN BE DONE.
    Bloody monkeys . . .

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