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.