UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma
UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma

The opposition UPND says the decision by the Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) to suspend licences of Prime T.v. and other critical media houses in Zambia is wrong and amounts to abuse of authority of office.

UPND Spokesman Charles Kakoma said the party has observed with dismay that the IBA has accepted to do illegal activities by acting on instructions by PF Secretary General Davies Mwila and Information Minister Dora Siliya.

“As a party ,we shall prosecute some IBA staff for abuse of public office the moment we assume leadership. We cannot have politicians running the IBA who are there to spare private media houses which are pro PF and persecute media houses that are providing a platform for all Zambians regardless of their political stance,” Mr Kakoma is warned.

He said the UPND would like to warn that the IBA in it’s current composition is a threat to national security as they have clearly assumed a PF agenda as advanced by PF’s Davies Mwila and PF Central Committee member Webby Mbewe’s directive that Prime TV be closed.

He said Information and Broadcast Minister Dora Siliya was also quoted openly attacking Prime TV.

“We shall soon commence legal proceedings against certain IBA officials given their known political affiliation. We wish to put it on record that all those names who have been involved in the Prime Television Station saga so far do will face the wrath of the law for abuse of public office,” he said.

“We urge a few who are sober at IBA to resist the temptation of the impending prosecution. If some PF surrogates at IBA are being cheated that PF is still alive ,let them conduct a national survey and they will have the answer,” said Mr Kakoma.

“As UPND, we shall not keep quiet and allow a few people to abuse their privileges to push for PF Prime TV immediately.”

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  1. IBA u are right. Don’t worry. They will soon get tired and stop talking. Stick to the plan. Prime TV is closed. Good move.

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    • Says the guy whose Delusional party president finger points a Vice Presidential running mate from an array of Bemba mascots expelled from PF because of corruption.
      If you want to talk about transparency and democracy begin with your own Delusional One. Already you are saying you will be persecuting IBA members when you form government. Thank God that will never happen. Zambians know a dictator when they see one.

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    • Which government are you going to form? Stop wasting your time time. if l were you l would just keep quiet.

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    • All political, looks like IBA is a branch of the stup!d PFoools party of dull morons and drunks, not forgetting debarred theiving motherfcukers

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    • Rather than whining and complaining, just take that step. Go to court. The court interprets the law. The IBA act is a subject of law.
      Imagine these lawless empty tin deads and a ka Simuwe element battling it out in court.
      When you go to court, you seek justice. If you fail there, you condemn the courts. How can the uncivils trust the civil society. Go to court hurry up! They are feeling it already. You just distroyed a viable business.
      This just shows clearly that the deads are the bed fellows of Prime. I have head of Chelsea TV, Liverpool TV, Arsenal TV definitely not a UPNDEAD TV. It can’t happen in Zambia. The license can’t be issued.
      You look smart but incredibly st.up!d, Kakoma.

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    • The only problem with UPND is that its very Tribal….just the make up and their names

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  2. PF RATS THINK THE SUN WILL NEVER SET DOWN ON THEM. WE KNEW GREAT LEADERS THAN LUNGU WHO HAVE GONE DOWN. ITS A MATTER OF TIME. THE SUN WILL SET. ZAMBIA IS NOT YOUR MOTHERS’ COUNTRY

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    • Calm the **ck down son.
      ECL will not rule forever. He’ll have just one more shot to rule us come 2021.
      Rogues like you plus a dangerous Prime is a WMD.

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    • Watch “UN Sending Troops into Zimbabwe? Zim Govt Under Fire & Cash Concerns” on YouTube

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    • How many sunew have risen on HH? We shall wait for the seventh (7th) to rise for UPND!

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  3. Gbm has clearly stated upendi will shut Daily Nation.

    Hh is the most undemocratic and intolerant leader of opposition on earth. And he will never give you a straight answer

    Ask him why he doesn’t allow intra democratic elections in upend

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  4. There more than 100 channels to switch on in Zambia. I personally never watchi znbc or prime tv because I dont like cheap politics

    LUNGU-MUST-GO.

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  5. Power is regrettably sweet…combine it with dull overzealous people you have a bomb called PF. 27 YEARS KK thought he was invisible but time came, even them Time will catch up with them.

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    • Time will only catch up with your lazy azs, kid. Get over politics and chart a world for yourself. As we comment here, when you die neither ECL nor Double h will cover your funeral expenses. Don’t you see that? Get over being used.

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  6. “As a party ,we shall prosecute some IBA staff for abuse of public office the moment we assume leadership….”
    THERE’S NO PARTY IN ZAMBIA THAT HAS THE POWER TO PROSECUTE ANYONE. THAT IS THE CONSTITUTIONAL FUNCTION OF THE JUDICIARY. Rather upnd can question the composition of the IBA through parliament.

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    • @ Zambian !mbecile,
      what about civil prosecution or Constitutional petition as per Art. 28?

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    • 6.1 keep just asking

      The big one was the election petition. You wasted time raising preliminary issues. What makes you think you’re smarter this time.
      With Kakoma’s emotional rhetoric, Please! Get outa here. Kikikikikikijukijajajaha! Hopelessness is a disease.

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  7. Every time anyone in UPND opens their mouth, they just tell the Zambian people how to never let UPND rule Zambia. IBA gave reasons for their decision, intead of the tribal, bitter tonga party analyzing the reason put forward they are busy making impossible threats.

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  8. Bembas say “MUKALANDA MUKANAKA”.IBA closed Prime TV for 30 days,so no matter what UPND say,nothing will change within these 30 days-period.Look,UPND said a lot of things about the fired Sesheke police officers,today that issue which was hot is a forgotten one and THOSE POLICEMEN ARE JOBLESS TODAY!!!
    Truth be told,Prime TV was pro UPND just like the Post Newspaper was pro PF before 2011 general elections.THIS IS BAD BECAUSE THE MEDIA HAVE TO REPORT FAIRLY AND THEY HAVE TO REMAIN NEUTRA IN THEIR DUTIESL!!!So this is a good move by IBA because careless media may set Zambia on fire if not controlled!!!i repeat “CHARLES KAKOMA-MUKALANDA MUKANAKA”.go and ask the meaning of this statement from bemba speakers mwata!!!

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    • Ohoho Post was pro pf before 2011?Kanshi RB was………… why didn’t he close the Post?

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    • Njimbu, you think you have aired your prized opinion. That is as careless as PF regime is, when society raises its voice delusional minds become uncomfortable.

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  9. CORRECT BR NJIMBU.CARELESS REPORTING BY MEDIA HOUSES CAN SET THIS COUNTRY ON FIRE.LET US NOT FORGET THAT IN 1994 IN RWANDA,THE MEDIA HOUSES PLAYED A BIGGER ROLE IN PROMOTING GENOCIDE AND WE CAN NOT ALLOWED THIS KIND OF REPORTING TO CONTINUE.
    THE PRIME TV MUST BE CLOSED PERMANENTLY AND NOT ONLY FOR 30 DAYS.
    EVEN THE SHARE HOLDERS MUST CHECK THE JOURNALIST THEY EMPLOY AT THIS STATION.IT LOOKS LIKES THERE IS TOO MUCH TRIBALISM ON THIS STATION AND THIS IS WHAT IS CAUSING THIS PROBLEM ON THIS TV STATION.
    AS FOR UPND,PLEASE DO NOT BLAME IBA AND PF FOR CLOSING DOWN PRIME TV,YOU HAVE TO BLAME YOURSELVES AS UPND AND THIS JOURNALIST THAT YOUR RISK FROM PRIME TV BY INSTRUCTING THEM WHAT TO REPORT ABOUT THE GOVT AND PF,ONE DAY THEY WILL LOOSE JOBS JUST LIKE THE POLICE OFFICERS IN SESHEKE AND THEY…

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    • Very good, we say shut them down permanently , they were providing cover for Lungu to called democratic

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    • I was a victim of Prime TV when they amended my text on a live program and wrongfully aired it to suit UPND. I complained to IBA and thank them for closing it!

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  10. UPND I have on record urging you to use video evidence of PF violence, the films of prime tv of the Sesheke PF violence is what has rattled PF …..

    Kaluta and Nkombo You need to double your efforts to have UPND activists recording on their phones PF violence, on top of that you need to get secrete recording devices because PF will target every one pointing a mobile phone , only evidence of lungus violence will convince the world that he is indeed a corrupt dictator leading a gang of thugs , and will be treated as such.

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    • @ SPAKA,
      THE MOST VIOLENT POLITICAL IN THE HISTORY OF THIS COUNTRY IS UPND.
      REMEMBER THE MAPATIZYA AND MUFUMBWE VIOLENCE,UPND PERPETRATED THE WORST FORM OF VIOLENCE THEN,AND PF WAS NOT ANYWHERE NEAR BY THAT TIME AND TODAY YOU WANT TO BLAME PF.
      I DON’T SUPPORT PF BUT IAM JUST PUTTING RECORDS STRAIGHT HERE FOR YOUR OWN INFORMATION.
      DON’T MISLEAD PEOPLE AND THINK WE CAN EASILY FORGET THINGS THAT HAPPENED YESTERDAY.

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    • BJ

      UPND and HH have been competing and losing elections goer the past 20 years , never has political violence , corruption been so intense as of now , only when Lungu apears as president , why ????

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    • Kikikikikikijukija
      Spaka nao *chuckles*

      IBANGE!

      Do we have DEC on the floor?
      The …” need to double your efforts to have UPND activists recording on their phones”… a call directed to Katuka and Nkombo sounds like childish and silly.
      Ati manufacture evidence by editing some vids so we could prove PF’s atrocities, kikikiki?i, have you ever won a court case as the deads? Since Kambela.
      Ouch! PF is ZScareeed! Grow up!

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    • Look at this thief ,thorn

      Who said manufacture ?

      Live capture of video evidence is not manufacture ma kawalala imwe …you think everybody is thief like Lungu ?

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  11. CONT,
    WILL BE JUST WALKING ON THE STREETS OF LUSAKA .
    UPND WILL NEVER LEARN AND THAT IS WHY THEY WILL CONTINUE LOOSING ELECTIONS YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT.
    PEOPLE ON THE STREETS ARE SAYING THEY HAVE NO ALTERNATIVE PARTY TO VOTE AND INSTEAD THEY WOULD VOTE FOR PF THAN UPND.
    ASK YOURSELVES WHY ARE PEOPLE SAYING ALL THESE THINGS?
    YOUR PARTY DOES NOT INSPIRE PEOPLE BECAUSE YOU ARE TOO PASSIVE AS UPND.LEARN FROM THE LATE MCS HOW HE USED TO CONDUCT HIMSELF WHEN HE WAS IN OPPOSITION.

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    • Late Sata was a thug “naimwe”, look how he recruited thugs at KMB, late Nsanda, Kadobi and Davies Mwila and even crooks such as current president ECL (lost his legal practising certificate) of thefts. What legacy has late Sata left behind?, heard a student dying at UNZA in the hands Zambia police force from previous regimes. Now Zambia is in peril after PF government procured expired drugs to be used in Zambian hospitals and clinics for poor Zambians while PF cadres go outside for treatment. That’s your legacy for Sata under his disciple ECL.

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    • The common denominator for violence and loosing elections is HH and UPND, even when PF was not there! A denominator never comes on top, how?

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  12. The soft underbelly of Lungu is he loves international travel and being called democratically elected , the soft underbelly of PF is they survive on donner aid from the west, without which they can not function.

    The west and international community do not like violent undemocratic thug governments masquerading as democratic.

    Get those videos of PF violence and we will do the rest.
    The damage that will result in PF and Lungu being seen righty as undemocratic thugs will be unreairable

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    • Get them from where?
      Prime’s UPNDEAD media aid rogue, SIMUWE?
      This tribal UPNDEAD default voter, kuwayawayafye.
      Good luck.

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  13. Obviously I don’t expect you to support the suspension. I don’t need to say more.

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    • Ba UPND mu za muziba Yesu mu 2021! You’re so sure you’ve won 2021 leaving your jaws wide open for a sucker punch! You have a lot of weaknesses we are working on ????????

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  14. What of the hiring ofa PRIME TV journalist by UPND and directing his documentary in Sesheke – shouldn’t that be part of Mr. Kakoma’s rantings?

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    • Watch lawless oceans documentary, just goggle : lawless oceans.

      Afterwards that’s when pf cadres like you will understand the term investigative journalism.

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  15. Why wouldn’t masquerading PRIME TV UPNDead journalists wear UPNDEAD regalia? UPNDEAD and Prime are one. These staged goons managed to hoodwink Sesheke UPNDEAD oriented cops to come out in the open and block the presidential motorcade to a scheduled rally.
    They have run outa options.
    Are they not wildly dangerous these market touchers?

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  16. Wanting things in Zambia to be like those in America is like wanting what’s obtaining here on earth to apply to Mars. Zambia is Zambia and it’s the Zambian government that should be responsible for its security.

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  17. Ma trib als nabo, kuti wanaka.

    Look here upnd, you are politicking instead of holding hands with yourselves and with government to address the famine that has afflicted our people in your stronghold. What kind of people are you who have no empathy for people, even those who voted for you with 110% turnout of “registered” voters?

    Please please Jay Gay, please pump sense into these trib.als.

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  19. I have been wondering if surely UPND will contribute anything wisely despite condemning,now the question is could some one from UPND OUTLINE 5 points on how they are going to develop this country when voted into power? 5 good ones.Imean just five because starting from HH I have never heard him talk about how he is going to develop this country.No wonder when he was interviewed on BBC he failed to articulate his points.He was asked a simple like I quote “You are the leading opposition leader in Africa who have failed elections for five times why?”he failed to answer

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  20. I have watched Prime TV on a number of times and I have always been disgusted by the explicit captions they show during news time e.g. a track running down somebody who slept under it in Solwezi with blood all over.
    It is also very clear that their articles are biased towards UPND. A propaganda tool for UPND without doubt!

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