Former ZANASU Vice President Prince Ndoyi says Zambians should blame themselves for the closure of the the face of the private media in the country, The Post Newspaper.

Mr Ndoyi said the biggest private newspaper in the country died when the paper went to bed with the PF government after it won the 2011 elections and stopped being the voice of the marginalized in society.

He said no one should blame President Lungu but that everyone in the country should take the blame because everyone kept quiet when the paper used its unique privilege in society to disadvantage others during the reign of late President Michael Sata.

“On press freedom and closure of The Post Newspaper we believe we all created this problem, we made The Post Newspaper the face of private media and today we worry about the death of a free press. If we see the closure of The Post as an assault on and death of a free press. Then a free press died when the PF govt appointed people from the Post Newspaper in 2011, the free press died when the post went to bed with govt in 2011, the free Press definitely didn’t die today.

“President Lungu cannot certainly be blamed for The Post Newspaper’s closure but on everyone of us who kept quite when The Post became the only source of credible information, when the Post Newspaper participated in politics. When The Post Newspaper became a political party. The Post Newspaper used their unique privilege in society to speak for the poor and downtrodden, but used it to disadvantage people.

Today's edition of the Post Newspapers
Today’s edition of the Post Newspapers

“For three years under the late President Sata MHSRIEP The Post supported everything even wrong decisions, and NGOs were all quite because no one wanted to fall on their wrong side. While everyone saw The Post as that one all too powerful individual, for us we continued to see that behind The Post is those ordinary Zambians, the workers in those departments, that son and daughter whose parents struggled so hard to take to school, those brothers and sisters, mothers and fathers, uncles and aunties who survived through that job at The Post Newspaper. Look at how many of those lives will suffer all because of negligence on all of us to act responsibly, and certainly true a free press has nothing to do with none tax remittance,” he said.

Mr Ndoyi however said not all hope was lost as there are a number of private news media that should ensure that they are the voice of the marginalized in the country.

“But not all hope is gone, those we neglected are still there watching, the free press is still here but we don’t want to listen through it. Qfm, Hot FM, Daily Nation, New Vision Newspaper, Prime TV, Radio Mano, Radio Chengelo, Muvi TV, MELLENIUM radio, Lusaka Times, Mwebantu News Media, CBC TV to mention but a few. The watchdogs are still alive.

“It is a timely warning for the private media that in order to enjoy a free press we must act responsibly. We must guard against having an editorial policy that appears to be an extension of a political party’s manifesto and this warning includes the church and civil society,” he said.

He added “Finally we strongly observe that majority of NGOs, Church Mother Bodies and media houses have gone to the dogs, why are they surprised that they have flees all over them, we all slept with an itchy anus, why are we surprised that we have woken up with smelly fingers? We ask everyone to conduct a self introspection for the sake of the voiceless in our country. Let us wake up because indeed everyone’s silence is so loud.”

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  1. That is true, We Zambians are s.tupid and only wake up when things have already gone to the dogs like we did with unip and KK, we have seen where EL is taking us but we are still sleeping until he tips us into the bottomless pit.

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    • Nothing to do with Lungu, but Mmembe himself when he became too powerful that he choose which person should become president. He started with “anointing ” Magande as successor to late Levy and when RB outwitted him, Mmembe turned all guns on RB influencing such people as late Chibombamilimo. Remember how he sent Chansa Kabwela to take photos of a woman giving birthday on the floor at UTH? He blamed it RB and yet RB had just inherited those UTH problems. I am not a fan of RB but I could not agree with false accusations against him. Just like this time the Post turned to Michael Sata as their favorite when previously they associated him with Chiluba ‘s plunder. This time they pawned HH since he had better chances than Wynter.

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    • RB’s government did a good job in running the economy. Kwacha to dollar was 3500:1 but fred put f.o.o.l.i.s.h ideas in Zambian minds and now we have to go back to the HIPC completion point. Now PF realises that RB had a good team and are now using it but fred is not happy and wants Zambia to continue in circles.

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    • In no way are Zambians guilty because tthe’ve never been accomplices to colllous criminal acts of M”membe in his schemes of tax evading, patronage and hate crusades. We are a sober people whose patience and tolerance crusaders misunderstands. M’membe has himself to blame and largely Hichilema who has thrived on lies of emboldening the criminal. He pledged to keep it afflict by protecting him. Remember HH saying he had given GRZ 10 days to condone the tax evaders. Post bought into that instead of resolving tax issues with ZRA. What happened with all vows and ultimatums. Little did the evader realize that HH’ vows were nothing but hollow hoaxes.

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    • Simply Freddie Member thought he was the greatest thing that ever happened to Zambia. He actually thought he was untouchable because he was a ‘King-maker’ by slandering whomever he chose to, especially politicians until he met his match, an over-ambitious Edgar Chagwa Lungu. To put it plainly, he was steadily and surely digging his own professional career. I am not one of those Zambians you are blaming Mr Ndoyi. Maybe other Zambians will accept blame. Mmembe thought he was a Super Human being. Let him dance to the genre of music he created. I reminded him yesterday day that “Icikulya icupempula’. Finite.

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    • MEANINGLESS LAMENTATION ABOUT THE POST NEWSPAPER- THEY HAVE NO LEGACY
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      Press freedom as it relates to the POST NEWSPAPER died the time it demonized everyone it deem its enemy. I was an ardent supporter and customer of the Post Newspaper until Mmembe decided to unleash unprintables on whoever crossed him and the paper. Stop glorifying Mmembe and his mischievous misdeeds. Each time I read the post, my heart was filled with untold anger that made me hate everybody. The Post demonized LPM SC his entire tenure; It ended NSM’s vice presidency rendering the Pastor Jobless in a most embarrassing scenario; The Post demonized RBB and MCS. It grew the devils horns. The positioned itself to a point it thought it would never pay any taxes. The Post was…

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    • … bound to fall. It was not as popular as you would love everybody to believe. When I stopped reading the POST, I came back to earth, the real earth. HE ECL managed to tame the supposedly untouchable. So we live to watch the MAST NEWSPAPERS maneuvers but under ECL and CK, one should not forget that there are laws that govern firms’ ops ethically and legally.

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    • There is no such thing as collective irresponsibility ! If you go to bed with a prostitute why should we shout on top of our voices for you to stop? Its you who made that decision. Today membe has syphilis why should we blame the whole country? Eish! You people always want someone to blame.
      When he was posing with PF in 2011 we were just looking even now ndeloleshafye!

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    • MMEMBE IS NOT ONLY OBNOXIOUS BUT HE IS VICIOUS IN HIS HATRED OF PERSONS WHO DO NOT FIT IN HIS IDEAS OF SELF AGGRANDISEMENT: LIKE LUNGU.
      HE IS ALSO A HYPOCRITE AND WITH KABIMBA UNDERMINED DEMOCRACY IN ZAMBIA. THANK GOD KABIMBA WAS REMOVED FROM THE PF LEADERSHIP OTHERWISE ZAMBIA WOULD NOW BE UNDER THE MOST VIRULENT DICTATORSHIP FROM THE DUO.
      HE WILL CONTINUE HIS EVIL WORK WITH THE GUTTER MAST PONTIFICATING MARXIST OR SOCIALIST DRIVEL HE DOES NOT EVEN BELIEVE IN. BUT THE GULLIBLE WILL BELIEVE HIM.
      TIME FOR DBZ TO POUNCE ON HIM!!!

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    • Do not include every Zambian. If you are stupid don’t think everyone else is. Keep your stupidity to yourself. Don’t say Zambians. Please spare people your stupid comments.

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  2. Ah a a! No, you are aone in this. Do not blame us for M’membe’s malfeasance! In UK, News of The World, The European, etc have all closed Newspapers come and go. You have forgotten that even in Zambia, many independent newspapers have come and go. Puleeze, do not blame Zambians for this. The Post danced with the devil who comes only to steal, to kill and to destroy when he promises much. Sorry. Satan always pays his true wages.

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    • Only another PF00L would think that the Daily Nation is part of the free press. The Daily Nation is a stickup job by Wakos against UPND.

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    • @Buck teeth Lungu, you should sobber up man. stop deaming other people by calling them fools or pfools, if you don’t like the daily nation so be it because its your choice and those who read it must be respected also its their choice.

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    • Mmembe made sure that only voices that agreed with him appeared in the readers’ letters section and comments on their website. Anybody who opposed the madness of Sata was never given a hearing by the Post. That’s how the Post became the PFost. And that was how the ZWD gained popularity as an outlet for dissenting voices.

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  3. Blaming PF for taxation lapses is unfair. When ZRA asks for taxes due for payment, then ZRA is doing its work correctly. The taxpayer must first pay and then seek reimbursement through established procedures, including Courts of Justice and Tax Tribunal. The Post was consistently critical and distrustful of all politicians. It is wrong to equate The Post Editorial Policy with PF Manifesto. The PF Manifesto that was adopted under Michael Sata placed more emphasis on robust infrastructure development as economic development model. This type of model can only be understood by people who know the workings of developed economies. No excuses: build many good roads; build many good bridges; build many good hospitals; build many good universities; build many good railway lines; build many good…

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    • Which infrastructure development? ZRL is still not sorted out. Big trunk roads like Kitwe-Chingola dual carriageway and Chingola-Solwezi road have not been done. That infrastructure development story was just a con to steal billions of dollars from the national coffers. That’s why RDA went to Sata’s kitchen at State House. As for Mmembe, I doubt that lightening strikes twice in the same spot. If he hopes to foist Wynter Kabimba on Zambians, the MASTurbation will be a huge failure.

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  4. I AGREE WITH YOU MY BROTHER TO SOME EXTENT. OUR INDIFERENCE AS ZAMBIANS, EVEN WHEN THERE IS A DARE NEED FOR US TO COME IN AND GUIDE OUR LEADERS WHEN THEY DO THINGS THE WRONG WAY, IS WHAT HAS KILLED OUR DEMOCRACY IN OUR COUNTRY. REMEBER THAT WITHOUT CHECKS AND BALANCES, A POLITICIAN HAS A POTENTIAL TO DEVELOP A HUGE APPETITE FOR POWER AND END UP ABUSING HIS POWERS IN THE PROCESS. WHEN WE CRITICISE PRESIDENT LUNGU, IT IS BECAUSE WE WANT HIM TO SERVE US BETTER, ALL OF US. LOOK NOW AT THE LEVELS OF CORRUPTION JUST BECAUSE IT IS ONLY PEOPLE FROM ONE REGION WHO ARE PUT TO SERVE US, HENCE THEY TAKE THINGS FOR GRANTED AND ABUSE OFFICE.

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  5. Prince Ndoyi you are hopeless! You and you alone slept with an itchy anus, but I wonder whose anus it was! That’s why you are mourning on his behalf…

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  6. I criticized M’membe in Sata’s government but will always defend his right to exist as the Post. Thomas Jefferson once said ‘”The only security of all is in a free press. The force of public opinion cannot be resisted when permitted freely to be expressed. The agitation it produces must be submitted to. It is necessary, to keep the waters pure.” He further said “The functionaries of every government have propensities to command at will the liberty and property of their constituents. There is no safe deposit for these but with the people themselves, nor can they be safe with them without information. Where the press is free, and every man able to read, all is safe.” This was between 1802 and 1823! In case no one remembers or dared to read this was the man that proposed the first…

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    • The Post never published letters to the edittor that were contrary to its editorial policy. LOOK HARD YOU PEOPLE. It looks like a press is free only when it opposes government or is not owned by the tax-payer. No. You can have a free press even when it supports government or is owned by government. Do not confuse the mad rantings of a press hostile to authority and breaming with anarchy and lack of respect for institutions mandated by God with press freedom. A man who probably grew up without a father in his life and does not respect THE OFFICES of authority is not a champion of press freedom but an egoistic, narcistic anarchist.

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  7. Ndoyi while I agree with most of your observations, however, on there still being a free private press in Zambia, I doubt. Just look at the Daily Nation (owned by ?Tricky Dick Sakala),New Vision (owned by Harry Kalaba ) and the rest are being are being intimidated by the not so independent broadcasting authority. True the post made some errors but it was a platform for the maginalised and the opposition when they couldn’t be covered by the state controlled media. Currently in Zambia we are being subjected to unprecedented PF /government propaganda with impunity!

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  8. What about the Non payment of tax? Is this not an issue. The law of efficient utilisation and allocation of capital/ resources in Fi ance states that capital/ resources and indeed oportunitues should flow to where there is maximum utility.
    The demise of The Post therefore is simply an opportunity for better structured and tax compliant media to take advantage of the space left by The Post. Thus upholding the law of maximum utilisation of capital/resources and opportunities.
    The equation should balance otherwise non compliant and inefficient business become a burden on the few tax compliant corporates and individual citizens.

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  9. If an ordinary guy like me can pay PAYE every month and my poor mother selling vegetables at the market also pays council levy of K2 daily, and here comes this RICH MAN who doesn’t want to pay TAX and he is busy calling those in power thieves blah blah blah, they are stealing from poor Zambians accused of doing this and that! if i may ask, Who is a THIEF here? and if JESUS CHRIST THE SON OF THE MOST HIGH GOD payed tax, who are we not to?

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  10. Ngobola, a wrong is wrong. Why did the Post outdid even the Times of Zambia, znbc and Daily Mail in praise singing for Sata? Simple : they have too many skeletons in their closet. To me a respect once lost cannot be regained. The Catholic Icengelo magazine has never wavered its criticism of government regardless of who is HoS. Why should a reporter being changing goal posts?

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    • I stopped reading the Catholic magazine when they talked of the family tree against Mwanawasa but never uttered any negative comment against Sata’s Bemba dominated tribal govt. Those biased Bemba Catholics are sickening.

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  11. M’MEMBE HAS OVERSTRETCHED HIS LUCK. IT HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH LACK OF PRESS FREEDOM IN ZAMBIA OR NOT. IN FACT IN ZAMBIA WE HAVE ONE OF THE MOST FREE AND UNCONTROLLED PRESS. THAT INCLUDES EVEN THIS LT ON WHICH WE ARE BLOGGING. M’MEMBE LIKES TALKING ABOUT CORRUPTION. BUT HOW WILL THE GOVERNMENT BUY DRUGS FOR HOSPITALS , CONSTRUCT SCHOOLS, BUILD ROADS AND SUBSIDIZE FUEL IF M’MEMBE DOES NOT PAY HIS TAXES. WHEN HE IS BROUGHT TO ACCOUNT..OH IT BECOMES SCREAMING HEADLINES THAT I AM PERSECUTED FOR POLITICAL REASONS. POLITICIANS HAVE USED M’MEMBE TO CHAMPION THEIR CAUSE. SOME OF THEM WERE GIVING HIM ILLEGAL TAX HOLIDAYS. INSTEAD OF ATTENDING TO THEM , M’MEMBE FORGOT ANS STARTED INSULTING THE GOVERNMENT WHICH HE OWES DEBTS. YOU DONT BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU.

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  12. Like most badly governed societies, Zambia has this tendency of turning a selective blind eye to law breakers and criminals until there is either fall out circumstances or pressing brinkmanship. It is not difficult to imagine how “easily” The Post (now in liquidation) skipped its tax obligations when it was on the side of those who could protect them from the very law they had sworn to uphold. Also, the insatiable demand for cash requires some scrapping of the bottom of the pot and this is also another tool that makes law breakers suddenly appear like a seabed after the water has disappeared… This is the main point regardless of all the conspiracy theories being advanced.

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  13. DONT SAY WE PLEASE ! SPEAK FOR YOURSELF MEMBE BROUGHT THIS ON HIMSELF BY NOT PAYING TAX KWASILA , DO YOU REALLY THINK IF HE WAS A TAX COMPLAINT CITIZEN THIS WOULD HAVE HAPPENED ? ANSWER IS NO . THE PROBLEM WITH U IS YOU TOOK EVERYTHING HE SAID AS THE GOSPEL TRUTH WITHOUT ANALYSING FACTS ON THE GROUND. AS FOR ME A TAX COMPLIANT CITIZEN I SAY LET THEM ENSURE THEY COLLECT EVERY SINGLE NGWEE OWED TO ZAMBIA . WHY DO WE WANT TO GLORIFY WRONG DOERS KANSHI , FYOLA !!!!

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  14. JUST A QUESTION, WHAT ABOUT THE OVER K800MILLION OWED BY ZNBC TO ZRA IN TAXES?. IS THIS TAX MONEY NOT GOING TO BE PAID? IF NOT WHY. OR IS THERE A LAW THAT EXCLUDES GOVT INSTITUTION NOT TO PAY TAXES? IF THERE IS I WOULD LIKE TO KNOW THAT LAW. IF SUCH A LAW IS NOT THERE THEN ZNBC MUST ALSO PAY IN THE INTEREST OF FAIR JUSTICE. NO ONE IS SUPPORTING THE POST FAILURE TO PAY TAXES, BUT TO HAVE THIS LAW APPLIES FAIRLY. PF YOU CAN NOW LOOT PUBLIC RESOURCES AS MUCH AS YOU WANT SINCE YOU HAVE ACHIEVED THE CLOSURE OF THE PAPER THAT WAS EXPOSING YOUR CORRUPT ACTIVITIES, BUT DONT FORGET DAYS ARE NUMBERED, THAT TIME IS COMING WHEN YOU SHALL DANCE TO YOUR OWN TUNE.

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    • @Mr Sure YOU ARE A SLOW THINKER. JUST IMAGINE IF ALL OF US WERE THINKING LIKE YOU WHO WAS GOING TO BE PAYING TAXES? IN FACT THE GOVERNMENT CAN ALL PAY ITS OBLIGATIONS IF M’MEMBE PAYS HIS TAXES. GOVERNMENT MAKES BUDGETS WHICH GET RATIFIED BY PARLIAMENT ON HOW IT WILL SETTLE ITS DEBTS. M’MEMBE IS JUST A SMALL FISH IN THE RIVER WHO SHOULD NOT BE MAKING NOISE. WHEN A THIEF IS CAUGHT STEALING, HE SHOULD NOT SAY FIRST ARREST THE MINISTER WHO IS ALSO STEALING. M’MEMBE WAS BUSY TRYING TO EXPOSE GOVERNMENT WHEN HE HIMSELF IS GUILTY OF THE SAME CRIMES. LET HIM PAY HIS TAXES. WE ALL PAY TAXES.

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  15. Nice conclusion
    “…….we all slept with an itchy anus, why are we surprised that we have woken up with smelly fingers? ”

    Zambians follow blindly and are surprised when things go wrong. We are seeing and read about how the opposition is being reprimanded, and the same Zambians are silent. When opposition gets wiped out and we have a 7 year term, that is when they will wake up. But as usual, they will complain but nothing will happen, the few who benefit will speak up and the rest will follow.
    Kanshi mwaba shani imwe ama Zambians??

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  16. I think its good for M’Membe, he is harvesting what he sow. I mean, Sata was a pathetic i.diot full of vernomous bigotry. It was the Post while knowing very well that Sata had fully blown AIDS and was dying that heavily punrted for him to become the president of Zambia. Even as his health hit some serious skids, it was M’Membe who was everyday singing Michael this Michael that. Even on that eternally joyous day Oct 29, 2014 as the stinking lumpen was breathing his last in King Edward VII Hospital in London, Fred Namakando M’Membe claimed he had just finished doing some push-ups and press-ups with Sata in Regent’s Park accross from the hospital where he lay dead. One thing though, let his soul roam the streets of London he swept clean for an eternity, not here.

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  17. All Zambians?Not me,remember at one time there journalist was chased by Ba late Sata while at farmers house office…the post vowed not to cover Mr Sata.But when the mmembe failed to win RB on his side they run back to Michael and campaigned for him till he defeated there ally RB.Then they went on a tax holiday with praises of Michael this Michael and forsoock paying there tax obligation.Now someone else comes on board,they found themselves not in good books with him and have simply been asked to pay there tax obligation thats in arreas.This should also be a lesson to Zambian Musicians learn to stay out of political battles.In USA where campaigns have reached a climax you wont see a Musician or Other celebs on a political stage.In Zambia it has become a custom.Dont be mislead with saying…

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  18. I don’t agree with this statement. The Post just points out a wrong where it is manifested. They used to critize the PF under Sata whenever something went wrong. Sata would go on a private medication trip to India and we would read it in the Post. Let’s face it: Chiluba used to be called names by the Post and so was Mwanawasa and for RB it was even worse. Sata used to be called names too whenever he went wrong. But all these never attempted to close the newspaper. It is PF under ruthless Lungu who have killed the Post. The truth will NEVER be far from this.

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  19. The writer is just another PF kaponya supporter.
    If the closer of the post was not politically motivated by the wannabe mugabe/MU7 dictator lungu why was a formula not worked out to have the post repay what they owed and keep people in employment. The post was still a very viable business and could have been contributing to ZRA.

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  20. I warned Fred about the vendetta he had for RB.Not only has he lost his business but he has helped Zambians become poorer by helping MCS the Presidency

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  21. LET HIM PAY FOR HIS SINS. WE HAVE ENOUGH PRIVATE MEDIA OUTLETS TO DO CHECKS AND BALANCES. WHO ACTUALLY PAY THEIR TAXES.

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  22. Fred became a political party under the disguise of press freedom. This made Fred stop existing as a fighter of the so called voiceless. Fred made a big risk by not paying taxes, DBZ, National Airports etc and now masquerading as the victim, when he knew that one day these issues will come to haunt him.

    Stay clear of all these vices then you can act as the interrogator, arrester, prosecutor and Judge.

    Fred humiliated a lot of people and even assisted in sending people to prison and to their early graves through his paper on mere innuendos and forgot that people were watching him as well. However, our GOD can redeem him if he Fred can ask for forgiveness.

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  23. The people are the only censors of their governors: and even their errors will tend to keep these to the true principles of their institution. To punish these errors too severely would be to suppress the only safeguard of the public liberty. The way to prevent these irregular interpositions of the people is to give them full information of their affairs thro’ the channel of the public papers, & to contrive that those papers should penetrate the whole mass of the people. The basis of our governments being the opinion of the people, the very first object should be to keep that right; and were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without newspapers or newspapers without a government, I should not hesitate a moment to prefer the latter. But I should mean that every man…

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  24. Why are you scared of the real culprit? Why do you wanna include all of us in Fred membe and Michael Sata’s shenanigans. The two benefited from the pact but when it dies you want to blame everyone? We had nothing to do with the Post’s demise. Blame Fred

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  25. Truly so, Fred lost it during Sata’s era! He ceased to be the selfless M’Membe whose hallmark in frankness and fearlessness dated back to his days at University of Zambia @ Ndola when he was writing for the Bulwark Student Newslatter.

    We sold his soul for pieces of silver when he went to bed with unclean politicians and abandoned his people – the suffering internally colonised Zambians.

    One only hopes that he has now learned his lessons!

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  26. @2.1 Buck teeth, don’t beat about the bush just because GBM is still masquarading as vice president of UPND. Just say it as you believe it in your tribal tribe:
    1. GBM is bemba so you are constrained to call bembas as monkeys. When, and not if, HH dumps him and labels him bemba monkey you will sing the HH chorus.
    2. When you say “the Wakos are working against the UPND” it is obvious that you are saying the “easterners are working against tongas”. That is what HH himseld against easterners when his petition was thrown out. So whom do you think you can hoodwink? You guys are perpetually tribal and you surprise only yourselves when you cannot and will never win the Presidency of Zambia on tribal lines . Can’t you ever learn? Low IQ is what I call donkey…hiho hiho hiho hiho

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  27. “…why are they surprised that they have flees all over them, we all slept with an itchy anus, why are we surprised that we have woken up with smelly fingers?” Yaba what an analogy, still I agree with the article 100%. The day Mmembe became a King maker, that’s the day the Post lost credibility in the eyes of so many of us.

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  28. Membe was not supposed to pay tax but remit to ZRA as this was collected from the people on behalf of government. He was only supposed to pay corporate tax.

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  29. Oh and the Justice Chikopa Tribunal instigated by Mmembe and Nchito to fix selected Judges? Am glad the Judicial brethren stood up for each other.

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  30. Please leave me out of the blame game for the demise of the Post. The blame rests squarely on Mmembe. I for one read the Post religiously from 1990 until I realised from the Mwanawasa era that something was amiss. However I only got convinced that indeed something was amiss when they started distorting facts about FJT. When RB came to power and he refused to assist them with Zambian Airways I saw through them. During MCS rule we read Michael this Michael that my conclusion about Mmembe was irreversible. What I did mot know however esd that he was a tax evader as well….to me Mmembe is a donkey Satan….I would not send condolences if he died today. I actually wish him dead….hiho hiho hiho hiho hiho.

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  31. Why even worry about a f00l-fred m’membe who caused problems for himself?this man become a politician during RB’s days as his evil paper heavely campaigned for late Michael Sata.after losing control in PF,Fred wanted to market hh and wynter kabimba so that if anyone of the two won 2016 general elections,the id10t could continue avoiding to pay tax.thank God majority Zambians knew Fred’s evil tricks and rejected him together with hh/wynter kabimba whom he wanted.in PF,Fred via guy scott wanted miles sampa to take over from Mr Sata,but still God never allowed this because God loves Zambia!!!SO AM TOO HAPPY THAT FRED M’MEMBE IS TODAY IN HOT SOUP AND HIS POST NEWSPAPER CLOSED!!!hope other local media have learnt a big lesson from the post.muvi tv and komboni radio almost found themselves…

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  32. Comment:Ladies and gentlemen,its very sad that among all heads writing here no one is bringing up the good suggestion of leaving or how the post can be brought back to life.Stop blaming HH,Fred,Rb and others instead come up with good ideas.grow up and I mean grow up.blaming ourselves will take us no were.

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  33. The closure of the post was written on the walls a long time ago. It was a matter of when it would happen. As an individual, I gave up buying the post as a source of information due to their negativity. I would buy it only for ‘sagwampo adverts’ but hated its headlines and editorial comments. In the time of RB, almost every daily headline month upon month was an innuendo against RB. Usually plain improvisations to embarrass and disparage RB. How do normal people cope with so much negativity. Some apparently enjoyed it but if you step back and consider objectively, the Post at best had become a very negative ‘opposition party’ which thought it had and indeed did have the power to make or break a person as they desired. It was impossible for it to continue to exist under the pretext of…

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  34. of a media house. Pride goes before a fall. I always feared that if nothing was done about the Post, they were bound to lead us to something similar to the experience of Rwanda. No single individual or organisation should ever be allowed to say what they wish, destroy whom they desired as the Post was allowed. Those who fled into pacts with such an entity should seriously examine their own moral standings. Such a standing was seriously missing or flawed in the Post Newspaper. the comfort is eventually, evil always ensnares the evil. he who digs a pit for his neighbor to fall in, falls in it himself. can only hope Fred is humble enough to learn his lessons.

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  35. Ndoyi, if there is any difference between you and the post is that while Mmembe went to bed with sata, you have gone to bed with Lungu. Otherwise your behavior is not any different

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  36. just how could ZRA sit on thei.r bums while the post accumulated so much tax? It is obvious that political interference is not good at all. So all those thick-skinned ZRA guys were scared of Sata Now the man is dead they fall on the Post like a ton of bricks. Lesson 1. Never take refuge behind a politician.

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  37. Ndoyi you are a fool…shut your dirty mouth I..doit ,we are not the ones who told Fred not to be paying tax…

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  38. Ndoyi makes styopeti conclusions from a good set of facts. The POST have themselves to blame, smple not the ambians.

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