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PF demands an apology from SABC for referring to President Lungu as Jonathan


CAption Mistake by South African’s public broadcaster SABC news

PATRIOTIC Front (PF) secretary general Davies Mwila has demanded an apology from South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) for referring to President Lungu as Jonathan Lungu on Saturday.

Mr Mwila says it is regrettable that a media house of the calibre of SABC could allow such a mistake to pass, which he says is an insult to Zambia and the President.

“SABC, like any other media house, has names of presidents on their fingertips,” he said.

Mr Mwila said as much as mistakes can be made, SABC could have made a correction immediately after making it, hence the need for them to unreservedly apologise and retract their reference to President Lungu as Jonathan Lungu.

This is according to a statement issued in Lusaka yesterday by PF media director Sunday Chanda.

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  1. 2020vision
    That is an insult to all Zambians not just PF, we demand an apology from SABC however let's not make a big thing out of nothing- mistakes do happen but an apology is needed!
    • Jeko
      I think the reporter should be arrested. Our President is very sensitive to this kind disrespect. Pf so hopeless.
    • Nostradamus
      Kikikikiki ati Jonathan... Not even close to Edgar or Chagwa. This is hatred. And what is audio says? Edgar has been on SABC news ever since, so this nickname means something. I feel so sorry for PF
    • Zoonest
      Kikikiki. PF is a very petty party. They worship their god lungu. They should also ask Museveni to apologize for calling him "EDWARD" lungu.
    • Skeleton Key
      This Mwila together with Tuesday Chanda & PF bandits demand is useless. People are tired of this nonsensical PF demands which are in themselves undemocratic & unlawful. In 2014 the words "I have no vision for this country" were truly spoken by visionless Lungu. Democracy has been overtaken by Dictatorship. The commonwealth & others are on the "throats" of PF bandits. Just release HH & the presidential petition must be heard~simple. The Skeleton Key ~206~
    • Our Sangwapo President
      Jonathan or Edgar what does it matter? They are both Slave names so they can be criss-crossed this way and that.
    let them hung, they didn't do it by mistake they did it to frustrate our party so they can give false information of how Edgar is a dictator, they are paid. paid just like maimane, let's even ban Thier channels, or even dstv, we can create our own than listen to more rubbishh from South Africa and Thier xenophobic nation
    • Mulenga
      You have your own ZNBC, or whatever it is now called. I wonder how many Zambians watch it. News is only worth listening to if it is fair, balanced, truthful, unbiased etc
  3. SABC
    We apologize for calling Chisamba Lungu Jonathan. It was an honest mistake by our chief editor Maimane Zuma. He wanted to see if there is dictatorship in that ca'untry.
  4. Kapinga
    Jonathan sounds cool though than Cellphone Banda or Technology Bwalya, Funny northern Rhodesia names, anyway let's go to shopping mall to ride escalators..... Hahahaha...Trevor Noah nailed it.
  5. KK Airport Cabinet
    They should have called him Judas because he has betrayed Sata and the people of Zambia by his evil deeds
  6. Bold Counsel
    Yes, SABC Should Apologise To The People Of Zambia Only And Not To Pf First Then Zambians Like Mr Mwila Is Putting It. LT Has Hidden Something Here. The Part Where Mr Mwila Questioned How SABC New The Full Names Of Hh And Failed To Know The Full Names For Lungu. So That Part Spoiled Everything Because It Simply Tells Me That Pf Where Jealous About SABC Knowing The Full Names For HH. So The Motive For The Demand Of That Apology Is Wrong Hence Its Not Necessary. Just Move On. Even Museveni Called President Lungu 'Edward,' Tell Him To Apologise As Well.
  7. B. Political Sc.
    Could it be because of the "Hat" our President wore? He looked like Goodluck Jonathan...could this be?
    • Chakolwa
      It's because of the hat, i too thought it was goodluck jonathan. But when you look at names like edgar, kelvin, julius are not presidential names, jonathan, john, joseph these are actually presidential names. Well we can aswell call him jonathan pombe kadansa kamwendo lungu
  8. Nchimunya
    It's easier to remember African names like HH than the English ones like John, Jack , James. Stick to exotic African names and people will not forget you .
  9. MunaDekhane
    Being paranoid is a big issue, can make you think the whole world is against you. For SABC Hakainde Hichilema is proper African names than Edward, Edigger, Jonathan Lungu. Those demanding apology from SABC should first apologise to Zambians for putting them in a state of emergency needlessly.
  10. Chilankalipa
    Apology for what? That is a name befitting Kamwendo. Here we do not offer apologies, we can call Zuma anything.
  11. Richard Makandauko
    Apology for what?One can be mistaken called by someone's name.Ba Mwila Tuchawa twanu nitoipa.Try to work accordingly for the promotions you are looking for.Shame!

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