Police warn and caution Prime TV officials over HH footage

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Police in Lusaka today summoned Muvi TV Managing Director Gerald Shawa and Acting Station Manager Makokwa Kozi in connection with a leaked government document which the Zambia Police addressed to the Station’s legal counsel requesting for footage of the Press briefing that was held by the UPND on 10th October, 2016.

Police Spokesperson Esther Mwaata Katongo said the duo has been Warned and Cautioned for the offence of Communication of Certain Information contrary to section 4 (1)(b) of the State Security Act Chapter 111 of the Laws of Zambia.

“Section 4 (1) (b) of the State Security Act states that: -Any person who has in his possession or under his control any document or information which he has had access owing to his position as a person who holds such office or has held such office and who: -(b) communicates the same to any person other than a person to whom he is authorised to communicate, commits an offence.”

And sources at Prime TV revealed that the two has been picked by two Zambia Police officers who delivered a 10:00 call-out but demanded that they accompany them at 08:25 to Police Headquarters despite denying him the right to hand over or call for the company of colleagues or his lawyer or grounds for arrest.

It is believed the action by police is in connection the footage showing Mr Hichilema and Mr Mwamba’s press briefing this week where they insisted that they will not recognise President Edgar Lungu.

Later in the afternoon, the police officers stormed Prime TV offices and started searching for the footage.
By press time, it was not clear whether the station had handed over the said footage.

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66 COMMENTS

    • Ba Kapolola, that letter is not a security classified document. It only falls under the “urgent classification” which is not a security classification. Maybe you forgot to add “Secret” or “Confidential”. Can’t see how Police will win this case when it goes to court.

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    • PF are desperate to silence HH. They are just making a hero out of him and exposing their brutality, consigning Zambia to one of the worst African political disasters.

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    • At school we had some pupils who were known for indiscipline and unrully behavior.

      HH believes that after failing to garner sufficient popularity in the political arena he can use the notorious school boys formula.

      HH wants to become popular by breaking the law. He wants to borrow the concept used by pupils to become famous through unruly behaviour.

      The school boys would feel extremely great when they are told, “ichi sichinvela, chaligomauka’. And HH feels that is the way to go since political fame is failing.

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    • You Peace for zambia

      HH got more than 50 % of the vote you PF kaponyas don’t even want people to greet him in the streets……

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    • DICTATORS ARE NOT BORN, THEY ARE MADE. SOME ZAMBIANS ARE MAKING A DICTATOR OUT OF LUNGU. ALL ZAMBIANS MUST STAND UP AND CONDENM THIS SUPPRESSION AND POLICE HARRASSMENT AND POLICE BRUTALITY WHICH LUNGU HAS INTRODUCED IN OUR COUNTRY. I TELL YOU ZAMBIA SHALL NEVER REMAIN THE SAME. LUNGU IS TRAINING ZAMBIANS, ESPECIALLY THE YOUNG PEOPLE, HOW TO CONFRONT POLICE BRUTALITY AND HOW TO DEFEND ONESELF. NOW IN ZAMBIA EVERYONE IS IN A FIGHTING MOOD. THIS IS LUNGU’S EDUCATION TO THE ZAMBIAN PEOPLE. SHAME ON LUNGU. SHAME ON PF GOVERNMENT.

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    • Truth,
      Dictators indeed are not born but made. We are making HH a dictator by supporting his stance not to accept a democratic process. How many times does HH need to be told that we don’t want a freemason for a president? We (50.4% of Zambians) don’t want you Mr Hakainde Hichilema.

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    • Edgar has completely lost it and he is a coward who is abusing once respected men and women in uniform (Police) to fight his battles. Very soon the writing will be on the wall of statehouse And this is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. (This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene; God hath numbered thy kingdom (Country), and finished it. Tekel; Thou art weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. Peres; Thy kingdom (power) is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians (Opposition)

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  1. What’s happening kanshi? HH and GBM are not allowed to attend a funeral and they not even allowed to have photos taken of them by a private news house!!! Zambia is worst than Congo,, its a state like somali

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    • @Ndobo, I was worried of you. Thought you also a “political suspect” arrested. You need to be here you guys, so that if one of LT loyal is arrested, we get into action of reminding Edgar where he came from.

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  2. Thats what happens when one is in office out of rigging. If lungu did not rig these elections, he would happy to rule and leave the opposition alone.

    Thugs are always afraid of their shadows for they know that justice will soon catch up with them.

    Lungu is seating on two hot stones knowing that he did nit win genuinely. People who helped him rig are breathing fire on his neck otherwise baza ulula.

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  3. Ba Kapolola, that letter is not a security classified document. It only falls under the “urgent classification” which is not a security classification. Maybe you forgot to add “Secret” or “Confidential”. Can’t see how Police will win this case when it goes to court.

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    • It is Lungu who should be arraigned for treason for disclosing Cabinet proceedings to Newton Ng’uni in 2014. That case must be revisited as soon as possible.

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  4. Freedom redefined in full view. No justification for what is looking more and more like a political witch hunt.

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  5. This is worse than apartheid. Do you guys know what freedom of speech is? And do you know its connection to democracy? Democracy needs freedom of speech for it to thrive. Otherwise Idi Amin is what you have for leadership. You wont get investment in your country if you harrass citizens on such petty charges

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    • ARE YOU REALLY SAYING ZAMBIA’S DEMOCRACY IS WORSE THAN APARTHEID? THEN APARTHEID WAS VERY GOOD. WHY WERE WE EVEN FIGHTING TO END IT?

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    • OR YOU ARE JUST TOO YOUNG TO KNOW WHAT APARTHEID WAS? GO BACK TO PRIMARY AND SECONDARY SCHOOL AND START LEARNING FROM , “THE GREAT TRECK” AND UPWARDS TILL THE END OF APARTHEID. LET’S SEE IF YOU WILL STILL HAVE YOUR IGNORANCE.

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    • BUT, HAVING SAID THE ABOVE- I WAS SHOCKED WHEN A CERTAIN SOUTH AFRICAN LADY DOUBTED, “APARTHEID EVER EXISTED”. SHE SAID, “I NEVER EVEN FELT IT”. I COULD NOT BELIEVE HER IGNORANCE. BUT, MAYBE THESE WERE THE PEOPLE WHO BETRAYED THEIR BROTHERS AND SISTERS OR SHOULD I RIGHTLY SAY OUR BROTHERS AND SISTERS. SO, Jan Van Riebeck, DO NOT UNDER RATE OR DOUBT APARTHEID. IT EXISTED IN A VERY SERIOUSLY OPPRESSIVE WAY. THANKS TO GOD, IT ENDED.

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    • Imwe ba Peter kalalenifye the guy has delivered his message. You only know about the great trek but don’t know van roebek? His message about Zambia is very clear for some of us

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    • @ Trumped

      Please go easy on Peter.
      Poor chap has been subjected to lobotomy which went bad.
      As the consequence he has become 1MBECILE without capacity to think logically.

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  6. Follow the law and stay away from trouble..! Only those who are breaking the law are calling Zambia a police state..! We are free in Zambia..! Arrest the law breakers…we want peace in Zambia..!

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    • ABENA HH BALETINA FYE UKULIPILE NKONGOLE. BUT THE GOVERNMENT SHOULDN’T BE WASTING TIME AND MONEY ON THESE ALL-TIME LOSING MAKAKIS. THIS IS TIME INDUSTRIALISE THE COUNTRY AND WIN AGAIN IN 2021, BALESHALA FYE MULI MWAMONENI.

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  7. At school we had some pupils who were known for indiscipline and unrully behavior.

    HH believes that after failing to garner sufficient popularity in the political arena he can use the notorious school boys formula.

    HH wants to become popular by breaking the law. He wants to borrow the concept used by pupils to become famous through unruly behaviour.

    The school boys would feel extremely great when they are told, “ichi sichinvela, chaligomauka’. And HH feels that is the way to go since political fame is failing.

    And Prime TV feels there is nothing wrong in violating IBA regulations. They learnt little from Komboni and Muvi TV.

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  8. Only the guilty are afraid….very afraid.

    Let the petition be heard with out trying to throw it out because of a 14 day technicality.

    What is the fear kanshi ? How can a winner be so afraid of a loser ?

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  9. As a PF member who was there with Late Sata, i am ashmed to be associated with this kind of leadership. If someone says he doesnt recoginse you as his leader is there anything wrong. He simply doesnt accept you. He has not asked other Zambians to protest against you. Why should Zambia go back to One party state, what are you scared of. We know how much the inner circle of PF leaders has stolen, We were promised to be paid K100,000 each as Branch chairmen after winning elections but now Kennedy Kamba is running away wen we go to claim for our money. Please dont push us against the wall pay us the money you promised. If not I will reveal all the car number plate that were bought using govt money for people to Solwezi to campign for PF. 30 Toyota Hilux were given as brides to people who PF…

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    • Stop lying. If you have issues go to the ACC or better still give the information to UPND. Remember you are an accomplice to illegalities and will be at the mercy of the court of law. If you do not believe me ask a lawyer for advise

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    • Ci @mary Tembo ci kabwalala! So if you were paid we would not have known about your st.upidity at all, right? Wilashenteka Lesa iwe ka Mary! This is not child laugh!! Waumfwa!? Styopet – Kasaka and shi George, drag that Mary out!

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  10. Why is Lungu panicking as if he stole the elections? Why is he paying so much attention to HH and GBM? Are these two people not allowed to attend funerals,weddings and other functions. These two are popular political leaders and people will always mob them wherever they go. HH and GBM have petetioned the Courts against the re-election of Lungu as President Elect and recognition of Lungu does not arise. Lungu cannot force people to recognise him if they don’t want to. Lungu has chosen the path of confrontation instead of reconciling the divided Nation. Lungu cannot silence the Petetioners. Its their right to attend funerals,weddings and other social functions. Lungu should free himself by allowing the Petetion to be heard properly and in reasonable time. It seems electoral fraud and theft…

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  11. Find time to read Journalist Henry Kyemba’s old best seller- State of Blood. You will be able to understand how systems can turn otherwise good leaders into psychopaths who are always on the hunt for phony enemies.

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    • Hahaha
      you can run but you can’t hide from your vote stealing…..the truth will come out….

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  12. Chosa nsapato ba belt iwe HH.
    You break the law and face the music, no two ways about it, otherwise it will be free for all.

    And why should you break the law and go behind bars just because HH wants to.be president? Beats me.

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  13. ZAMBIAN’S YOU WERE WARNED AGAINST VOTING FOR THESE PLUNDERING VIOLENT P.F, GUMU-GUMU’S!!
    Just wait all these blind ignorant lazy P.F followers, cadres, & sympathisers, once Chagwa & his Goons are finished oppressing U.P.N.D, YOU WILL BE NEXT!
    Dont forget once I.M.F moves into full swing, Njala izaminyonhola, & when You complain, that same ” Humble Chagwa” will step on your Nuts until you squeek.
    Happened in Zimbabwe, where ZANU PF followers ignored Mugabe’s early brutality coz “it was only the opposition Ndebele” When Bob finished squeezing the Ndebele, he moved to his own Shona, who hes still roasting to date. GOOD LUCK!

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  14. THIS IS VERY SAD DEVELOPMENT. SURELY AND PURELY IF THE SIX PROVINCES WHERE HH AND GBM SAY WE DO NOT RECOGNIZE LUNGU, CAN YOU TELL ME THE PARAGRAPH AND THE PENEL CODE WHICH STATES THAT IF A PERSON SAYS HE DOES NOT RECOGNIZE A LEADER IN THE OFFICE THEN HE OR SHE MUST BE JAILED? THIS IS A FAILED LEADERSHIP OF ITS KIND AT BEST.
    KK WAS MUCH BETTER THAN LUNGU. PF IS NO LONGER THE WAY IT USED TO BE. I WILL ADD MY WORDS THAT LUNGU KNOWS ALL WHAT IS BEHIND HIM AND JUST PRETENDING TO A LEADER WHEN IN HIS OWN KNOWLDEGE AND HEART SAYS I STOLE AND I AM A THIEF INFACT A CRIMINAL.

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  15. I am telling you that Lungu and his PF leadership and PF police are evil, Lungu a Christian hypocrite and God will judge him and his cronies for the evil they are doing to the Zambian people. what crime has the TV news crew committed over the document? The God Lungu claims to follow will also judge Christians for Lungu for championing a drunk evil oppressive president

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  16. This PF regime is full of cowards. They hide behind a ruthless and brutal police force. They govern by none-existent laws.

    It’s back to one party state.

    Dununa Reverse!

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  17. Mukose ba tonga. No more zw and now on Lt…..we shall ensure that your god hh will recognise the great Ecl or Midlands sizasila… Go ask mwaliteta who will be jailed no less than 10 years….

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  18. I really liked Edgar Lungu when he took over from the late Sata but now he has turned out to be the most cruel leader Zambia has ever had. Is this what power can do sure? Please your excellency cool down. Be the humble leader we always know you to be.

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  19. Can someone remind Lungu of the saying, ‘Those the gods want to destroy they first make them mad’. The mad dictator wants a one party state but Zambians won’t give him a chance.

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  20. I WISH WE COULD SEE THINGS FROM A MORE BROADER PERCEPTIVE. TODAY IT MAY NOT BE U AND ME BUT IF THEY CAN DO IT TO OUR BROTHERS & SISTERS, CHANCES ARE THAT THEY WILL COME AFTER US.

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  21. We told You so ….

    EL is a dictator in the making, Zambia is officially a Police state. And Zambians in general are calpable in this sin.

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  22. Zambia Police and other intelligence wings need to jack up standards. Improve your ICT’s and have info at your finger tips. Police should have gadgets to monitor whatever is streaming or being broadcast in the country. Surely how do you fail to record such things!!!. Bring in chaps who can do the job and not those who struggle even to use a smartphone but busy studying for a degree.

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  23. Hakainde has gone beyond limits! He deserves whatever treatment he is receiving from state security wings! UPND disciples, don’t support anything that your god HH does! For the well being of our country Zambia HH should tone down whatever ill plans he has together with fat John/Albert! Fat Albert does NOT CARE if the country will be on fire or not that’s why he has even removed his trucks from Zambian roads so that should things go sour he will just run away leaving Hakainde and few other selfish chaps in UPND answering charges!

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  24. I HOPE THE IMF SEES THIS AND THEY DO NOT GIVE ZAMBIA A BAILOUT. WE CANNOT HAVE A COUNTRY WHERE DICTATORS RULE. ZAMBIA IS A DEMOCRATIC COUNTRY AND EVERY CITIZEN HAS A RIGHT TO ACCEPT OR REJECT WHAT THEY BELIEVE IN. THIS IS BEYOND RIDICULOUS. WE ARE BECOMING THE SECOND ZIMBABWE

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  25. It is going to be very difficult for LUNGU to lead this country if he is going to stop every one talking about him. When people talk about you they tend to change ideas so that within them some justify your leadership. Talking about leadership creates a breather of some kind to the masses. LUNGU is creating a situation that KK had put n place some time back when he ruled this country as the sole candidate. Why is LUNGU behaving like he never went to school at all? At his age and the education he has does not allow him to close himself in a kacoon and expect not to be talked about. There is an idiom in English which goes “THE GUILTY ARE AFRAID”. What is he scared of? finally he will even stop walking the streets of his country. Because where he is he should know that he is very…

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  26. THE BEST MEDICINE IS THESE KIND OF CASES IS MENTAL TORTURE. IGNORE,IGNORE,IGNORE MR. HH AND MR. MWAMBA. DONT YOU HAVE PSYCHOLOGICAL ADVISERS WORKING WITH THE PRESIDENT?. YOU ARE GIVING THESE TWO MEN POPULARITY AND HELPING THEM MAKE YOU MR.PRESIDENT A DICTATOR. BEFORE YOU KNOW IT,YOU WILL BE MISERABLE,FRUSTRATED AND BITTER AS THEY ARE. THE KEYS TO THE GATE OF THE LAND ARE IN YOUR HANDS.WHY SHOULD YOU LOSE SLEEP OVER THESE TWO AND THEIR FOLLOWERS? A WIFE IN A HOME HOLDS THE KEYS TO A MARRIAGE AND OCCUPIES THE SPACE IN HER HUSBAND’S HEART. SO WHY BE SO BOTHERED AND INSECURE ABOUT A WANNA BE WIFE(GIRLFRIEND) JUST CONTINUE LOVING WHAT YOU DO AND STAY FOCUSED. THESE ARE WHAT YOU CALL TEMPTATIONS.

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  27. Let hh be wise like I don’t go to Court for being a Good seat zen. U will how good is the country u want to rule. If not go to correction center just for 5years ull be a beneficial to Zambia other wise your conduct needs fast attention. Your blind supoters are still dreaming now remember 2021 you have just destroyed yourself as u did wen you left the parct with PF may your soul try to rest in peace.

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