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.