Police in Lusaka have recorded a warn and caution statement from Mutinta Mazoka-M’membe for copyright infringement over her continued publication of The Mast Newspaper as Oracle Media.
Mutinta arrived at Police Service Headquarters in the company of her husband Fred at 09 Hours and was questioned for hours.
This follows a complaint lodged in by Post Newspapers Limited Provisional Liquidator Lewis Mosho.
Mr Mosho, complained to the Police that The Mast has infringed on the rights of The Post as it was a clear replica of his paper.
The Post has been placed in liquidation for owing over K188 million in tax obligations to the Zambia Revenue Authority, workers contribution to NAPSA, workers salaries, loans and other debts to some commercial banks and other suppliers.
On November 6th 2016 Zambia Revenue Authority (ZRA) said The Mast newspaper is an illegal publication because it does not have tax registration.
Meanwhile, the Provisional Liquidator of the Post Newspaper in Liquidations has said that creditors’ claims against the Post Newspaper have shot up by K 1 million over the past one week.
Lewis Mosho said that the creditors’ claims have risen from K 187.8 million on November 6th to over K 188.8 million as at Monday. The new claims are from G4s Secure Solutions Zambia, KOBS Transport and Xinhua News Agency Lusaka Bureau. Mr Mosho said that the new claims are for security services, loss of business and News Agency Retainers fees.
And Mr Mosho said that more employees of the Post Newspaper in Liquidation have approached him to register their claims and join the petition for winding up. Mr Mosho said that he will soon be calling all employees of the company for a meeting.
Mr Mosho also indicated that the updated claims against the Newspaper Firm do not include claims by all employees who have not yet formally submitted.
Does changing some features help?…. please someone who is knowledgeable
Ofcourse the truth is in the pudding.
Clearly the paper is a mirror image of the post and continuing publication of it is a immoral.
Mmembe is a failed businessman who now is looking at any means of collating Revenue.
Mutants is not savy enough to enjuniate such an idea. Those are mmembe’s ideas
I get the feeling he is running out of ideas.
The truth is the post newspaper is worth £1 if not less.
He is worse than Kambwili if you look at the scale we are dealing with here.
Interesting times. Rather than being stubborn why not just come up with a new slogan. Everything else has no patent or copyright registered so cannot be infringements.
As far as I am aware Copy Right Infringement, which happens everyday is a Matter for the Civil Courts and not the Criminal Courts, therefore the Police should not be involved. Clearly this is Politically Driven!
Police should summon all the street vendors for copyright infringement of the Indian shop owners.
Infringement of copyright is a CIVIL charge the owner of original copy (aggrieved party) makes against the perpetrator (the Mast).
!.) How de fark or what interest does the State have in a CIVIL case, turn it into a CRIMINAL case and raise a charge that they can not possibly bear them having not been injured by this imaginary or fictitious infringement???
I tell you how.
By the malicious, scared, power hungry,, desperate, ignorant !mbeciles in high places (read as Vodiga Rungu et al) out to settle imaginary scores and silence an independent media house by abusing State institutions specifically ZRA, DEC, ZP and the judiciary.
Be strong my brother and sister, we are behind you and this storm is only temporary and those whose are abusing State institutions will sooner rather…
Musho is a failed thing. The post is under receivership pending liquidation if not mistaken. What Musho’s role either under receivership or liquidation? So far he has just been lamenting, issuing useless statements which do not cover his role. How can a sane lawyer take a copyright fringement to the Police instead of suing the people infringing the copyrights. Participation in “police state governnce” confuses. Anyway, Musho is engaged by the devil without clear terms.
“enjuniate” what is it, ancient hindu?
#1.3, 1.4 and 1.5 – guys, in a civil case of receivership, administration or liquidation, any form of evasion or circumvention of the creditors (in hierarchy of preference), is deemed CRIMINAL.
….nayo nayo ma ‘Call-out’!!!! 😀
There is nothing they can do. Infact the Mast should use Pink and not blue. That will be enough to distinguish them.
MMEMBE THINKS HE IS CLEVERER THAN ALL ZAMBIANS.
FORTUNATELY A LOT OF ZAMBIANS ARE CLEVERER THAN YOU MMEMBE.
THE MAST IS THE POST IN DISGUISE WHICH WILL CONTINUE DISSEMINATING HATRED AND INSULTS LIKE THE POST.
THIS HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH PRESS FREEDOM WHICH MMEMBE HIMSELF HAS NEVER BELIEVED IN.
ASK ALL FORMER POST WORKERS!!!!
This is the silly season
That bible-cutting Lungu need extra repentance, the worse sin he has committed is closing The Post.
Just let Fred Mmeembe do his job,why are some pf leaders scared when they are in power and daily mail of richard sakala is a worse paper with tribalism.
But the liquidators (mosho) are they going to start printing the papers , guys educate me on that one.
That’s the real point. Copyright is of no value if you cannot start printing the Post or sell the IP to somebody else who will. Sounds like the liquidator is either a regard or PF front. PF’s interest is that Mmembe should not have another outlet for his anti-PF stories.
Genius is talent set on fire by courage. Fidelity is simply daring to be true in small things as well as great. Courage is the standing army of the soul which keeps it from conquest, pillage and slavery. – HENRY VAN DYKE.
Finshi muletiina ba mosho ? Leave mutinta the gallant woman alone.It is indisputable that some scared monkey standing on high fragile ground is using you.Very soon your machinations will lamentably fail you.Your schemes are all but in vain.Infringement of what nonsense?Find forgiveness in Christ Jesus who reigns for ever and not those kingdoms of Satan which will pass away like the dust of the wind.
Zambia the real Africa indeed
What an ugly woman, i mean there is no structure from waist down to the legs. Desperation must have led her to find herself any man, only explanation as to why she hooked up with a scoundrel like Mmembe. Did Andy approve this rellationship or rather marriage of (in)convenience?
I love your sarcasm! Lol.
Irrelevant to the topic.
This Mosho ni Kab***wa fye.
Why opening Mast after closure of the post. Where was she all along?
Surely someone needs to dig deeper in this marriage…this is not love!!
They love each other.
They do love each other.
They do love each other, right!?
If its her company why should Fred accompany her when he has pending issues with the Revenue Office and court…why not go with the lawyer …Fred is so arrogant.
Why put your wife through such silliness?
Fred is a qualified lawyer.
Last time I checked he was an accountant!!
Fred is both a lawyer and hubby to Muntina. Would you let your wife go alone? You sound a coward!!!!
Would you let your wife go alone to the police?
Listen to the video and you will be told that besides her husband, her lawyer was there too. Mosho is being used just like Clement Andeleki was used to close down MMD immediately PF came into power. We all know that PF wants to suppress all independent voices. This is why they don’t want The Mast to operate freely. The entire news crew for Radio Mano has been apprehended and detained, why? PF doesn’t want non praise singers simple.
Lungu shouldn’t be this obstinate. Its not a crime to start a newspaper. In fact any progressive government should make newspaper publishing a very easy thing to do
It’s becoming boring. Where are my favorite entertainers GBM and sir HH?
Lungu has been told to lay his blood dripping hands off them if he hopes to lay those same hands on IMF money.
Iam watching e news report on the RSA AG ‘s report. It’s sad to note that tens of billion Rand expenditure is unexplained . Makes you wonder what’s wrong with Africans.
Simple, they are AFRICANS!!!
Past the Post is the MAST. Freedom of the Press is all we are asking for, the bare skin, our natural attire.
What interest does Mosho have in the Post Newspaper apart from being a liquidator? Its the paper that is supposed to complain about copy right infringement. Is it still being published? And why is the police involved? Unless the law is different and unique in Zambia, I thought this is normally a civil matter. If someone uses the McDonalds colour brand and symbol for their new fast-food business, for example, its up to Mcdonalds to bring up a civil matter for infringement – not the police, isn’t it?
Harold Muna, you are absolutely correct. This is a Civil matter not a Criminal matter and if the Liquidator of the Post felt that the Trade Mark was being infringed, he should serve an Injunction to stop the printing of the Mast or sue for loss of earnings, however there is no Loss as the Post is no longer printed. The only reason that the Police are involved is because of Orders from Plot One!
Can somebody explain to the uneducated 1mbeciles in uniform difference between infringement of Trade Mark and infringement of Copy Right?
Mind you, not even our “learned” Justices can understand difference.
The emperor’s new clothes… everyone can see right through them but himself. So disappointed with Mister Lungu!!!
What is copyright? Is it the color blue of the post or the word post? Was the Post patented? I am lost here? Any protected name or signs should carry the letters TM . The post did not, just blue colors!
There is huge difference between Trade Mark, Copyright and Patent. As a mater of fact, registration and use are prescribed by three different Acts. For more info, Google WIPO (World Intellectual Property Organisation)
Mmembe laid his dirty hands (or is it blood stained vampire teeth and nails) onto the wealth bequethed by Mazoka to.his daughter Mutinta. Once she is broke at the rate she is going, Mmembe will evaporate from.her.and maybe get back to the mother of his daughters. Tapaba ichupo apa maimwe ba Mutinta.
Ba Mutinta that Mast is going nowhere, kanshi mwebanakashi mwaba shani?
Buck Teeth I’d! 0t bloody sh!!t
Frightened little men in PF seeing shadows everywhere.
What is lungu afraid of ?
This man should not drag his wife into this mess.
How has he dragged his wife? She has a right to do any legal business, so?
HH paid Mmembe handsomely for the Post campaign for his failed 2016 presidential election bid. Paid is probably not the right term, rather Mmembe extorted a handsome sum from HH. Some of it was pure fraud by Mmembe borrowing some funds from HH to finance Post operations during what Mmembe told HH were temporary hardships. Little did HH know that Mmembe owed the whole town large sums that he would not pay back. HH should actually be one of yhe claimants on the Post (in liquidation) in addition to other creditors. But HH cannot claim because
1. The way that Mmembe conned him is too embarrassing for HH
2. Mmembe holds information which he can use to blackmail HH into silence should he start talking.
Have you noticed that HH is suddenly quiet on defending the Post and the so called press…
Have you noticed that HH is suddenly quiet on defending the Post and the so called press freedom.
But the sad thing in all this is that HH does not want to warn Mutinta, really cruel of HH on the young lady.
Chi mutinta chisuma ma way ka Fred kalomfwa bwino
Very very clearly this is political vindictiveness, someone has their eyes set on being a dictator.
Wise boy, you are not as wise as you call yrself, mutinta is a very beautiful woman, your comments are irrelevant to the topic at hand, show a bit of kudos.
Wise Boy, can you compare Mutinta to your mother? Even your relatives in shunty compounds who use pitlatrines made out of sisal sacs.
Emwe ba ZICTA what are you doing about the so called MTN upgrade which has created so much confusion to the system, or is it only me.
The Police are involved because the Liquidator, Mr Mosho, of the PAST Newspaper of Mrs Membe’s husband, had complained to the Police that the new newspaper called the MAST had infringed on the rights of the PAST newspaper as it was a replica of the new newspaper and secondly ZRA does not have evidence or documentation for the MAST tax registration.
Read relevant Statute you paid-up brainwashed 1mbecile. IT IS NOT POLICE MATTER!!!
Liquidator should either make complaint to the Registrar @ PACRA or start High Court Proceedings. Where the f*ck police comes in? In your malfunctioning brain?
Ladies and gentlemen its wrong to start discussing the beauty of mutinta membe However she has every right to do business in her own country provided she is paying tax the issue of copyrights doesn’t arise because The Post is not operational unless if its sold to someone who can resume operations.
WHEN A COMPANY OF MR M’EMBE AND wife ARE DECLARED INSOLVENT, THEY MIGHT HAVE THEIR ASSETS INCLUDING THE MAST ATTACHED, THEY MAY NOT BE ABLE TO CARRY OUT ANY BUSINESS UNTIL AFTER A PERIOD.
@ judge (LOL)
Do you know difference between “insolvent” and “bankrupt”?
Instead of crapping in public, inform yourself.
Correct Judge. So the Mast is not going anywhere. It is just arrogance at work.
Indeed even in Atlanta press freedom was fought for to the benefit of zambia
FIRST WE WERE TOLD IT WAS FAILURE TO REGISTER WITH ZRA. NOW COPYRIGHT INFRINGEMENT, WHATS NEXT? SIMPLE TRUTH IS U WANT EVERYONE TO BE A BOOT-LIKER.
Leaders come and go,Generations come and go but Zambia leaves for ever.
meant to say Zambia Lives for Zambia.
M’MEMBE IS SIMPLY PLAYING GAMES WITH THE LAW.
He knows he is not off the hooks yet. He might loose everything he owns except his wife to the liquidators.
Why cant he just wait for the storm around the PAST to be over? Why the rush?
how do pipo let you go wen yo sympathisersaz are masebo mushipe and mwamba hahahahahah
Everything about the MASK must change, The lay out, the former post employees, the post management must all be replaced any less necessary to keep return them… , I think this might help you WAND OFF the ASSUMPTIONS THAT THE MASK IS STILL THE POST.. Mrs. Mbembe please consider having a complete new start and be completely detached from the post.
Is it the Mask or Mast?
When UPND cadres have no argument to make, they will shower me with invectives. It really does not bother me because I know that I have defeated them in debates. I see that they no.longer have any argument regarding any topic including petition, constitution, economy etc etc.
Brainwashed donkey which suffers from genetically induced 1mbecility pretends to be “learned” expert in constitutionalism, more knowledgeable in trade than WTO, leading expert in Intellectual Property rights, adviser to the Board of Directors of both IMF and WB and yet it has a problem in justifying his miserable slave like existence to his own sh*t!!!
But Lungu himself infringed on Sata’s “Bisanization of Zambia” by claiming he had no vision of his own but finishing off Sata’s vision. Ncito iyo ya oneka manje ZP, fastele go slap him with a charge of copyright infringement. And the ZP woman above, she has a typical Kaboke accent ?
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