A Traditional Leader in Southern Province has called on the media to be professional and desist from peddling false news.

Chief Choma of the Tonga people in Choma district is saddened with the levels of unproffenalism being exhibited by some sections of the media.

The Traditional Leader says the media plays an important role in informing the masses and that any misinformation can lead to chaos in the nation.

Chief Choma also urged journalists to avoid being used by political players promoting hate speech and peddling false news.

He was speaking in an interview at his palace in Choma district.

Meanwhile, the Traditional Leader has thanked President Edgar Lungu for assuring them that Government will provide relief food in a likely event that the province is hit with hunger.

Chief Choma says most maize fields in the province have dried up due the dry spell in most parts of the province.

He said his subjects are however confident that Government will help them following President Lungu’s assurance.

The traditional leader has since called on citizens to respect the Head of State as there can only be one President at any given time.

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  1. The chief is only being realistic. Should war break out because careless and malicious information, the chief like many of would be adversely affected.

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    • What a wise chief! Can you hear this prime TV, Zambia watchdog, Zambia observer, Daily nation gutter press?

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    • DeadNBC is the No.1 peddler of false news even when they go months without salaries, they report that:-

      – Zambia’s economy is booming
      – President Lungu is our humble God-chosen leader who should rule Zambia till he wishes
      – PF has developed the country
      – Foreign Debt is sustainable
      – complaints about exploitation by Chinese is xenophobia
      – Lungu will create 2-million jobs + another 500,000

      Re-open Prime TV now. Let PF00L watch Dead-en-BC & read Daily Fail, SomeTimes-of-Zambia etc.

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  2. Well spoken Chief…. these useless journalist can set Zambia on fire . We have to term them before it is too late.

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  3. How come only Africans have chiefs and we lag behind in everything? Could the chiefs be blamed? Did they control much of our thinking such that we are not innovative or critical thinkers? Could the chiefs had sold those powerful thinkers and good looking men and women into slavery due to fear of challenge by the chief and his wife? Do we still need chiefs? What do they do that is beneficial to the development of our countries apart from such nonsense as not understanding the essence of free media and free speech? You chiefs are not fun of free speech. Just wondering loudly.

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    • Umm. Last time I checked the American have tribes and chiefs. I am sure u know about the Redskins. A few tribes in America is the Cheyenne, Cherokee, Apache….. And these guys have tribal leaders.
      Yet we are demonizing our own people. So sad. Next time please visit and talk to the chiefs and you will realize how important that are. We we’re organized only that someone thought his was better.

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    • 6.1 don’t bother to explain. Each nation has got its own systems. We should be proud of our heritage instead of copying from whites. This copycat thing has caused a lot of problems for us such as street kids. We want to live like European families and the result is we can’t keep our deceased relatives’ children who in turn turn to the streets as their “home “.

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  4. Who is chief Choma? Where is the palace located ai? I come from Choma and today is the first time I am hearing of this chiefdom. Which area does it cover?
    Learning never ends. Even dying is part of learning.

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  5. How this makes it as news is beyond belief and joke. LT you are the most unprofessional news outlet with no journalism ethics. Very disappointed as a person who depend on you for news. No effort was made to verify the story not even the expected minimal level of journalism was met in this article. There is no chief Choma neither nor such a Palace exit. This article is more a fiction than news item. Whoever wrote this article just got the information from a third party and never verified the truth of the story. I think LT you owe your readers an apology and I hope to see that you correct the story for the sake of decency.

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  6. His subjects are being harassed in the civil service….retirements in public & national interest,demotions,transfers,openly ridiculed, and that is fake news to him.

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  7. His Royal Highness is very sober, just like Chief Chikanta. They’re not like the rogue chemical chief who slept at the graveyard for 14 days just to be crowned chief. His counsel is across the board, it applies to everybody. Journalists are now very partisan, they have camps they support. They can even manufacture stories. Wasn’t it shameful that Fred Mmembe denied having issued a statement that was attributed to him?

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  8. Chief Choma of the Tonga people; which Tonga people? All of them or of his area? So chiefs now live in palaces?

    What was the context of his remarks? Really poor journalism

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    • NICELY SPOKEN WE DON’T WANT WAR IN ZMBIA LETS US BE UNITED AS ONE SPEAK WERE IT’S POSSIBLE NOT BRABING FOR NOTHING LOOK AT KAMBWILI WRE IS HE NOW ? LETS MIND OUR REPORTING

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