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Government throws out Pime TV Appeal, Prime TV License expired

Headlines Government throws out Pime TV Appeal, Prime TV License expired

The government has thrown out an appeal by Prime Television Limited to have its license reinstated.

Information and Broadcasting Minister Dora Siliya said that the Ministry can not entertain the appeal as Prime Television License had expired before the Independent Broadcasting Authority had canceled it on April 9, 2020.

In a letter to Prime Television Managing Director, Gerald Shawa, Ms. Siliya said the Private Television Station license had expired on March 29th, 2020.

She said Section 28 subsection two of the Independent Broadcasting Authority Act is categorical as it provides that the broadcasting license that is not renewed in accordance with Sub Section one of the Act is void.

Ms. Siliya said that it is for this reason that the appeal has been refused.

Ms. Siliya who is also Chief Government Spokesperson said Section 28 sub-section three of the IBA Act criminalizes the provision of a broadcasting service when the license is void.

She said upon conviction the offender is liable to seven years imprisonment or a fine of 700,000 penalty units.

65 COMMENTS

    • Prime Television License had expired before the Independent Broadcasting Authority had canceled it on April 9, 2020.
      In a letter to Prime Television Managing Director, Gerald Shawa, Ms. Siliya said the Private Television Station license had expired on March 29th, 2020.

      ALL THIS HAPPENED IN PERIOD WHEN SHE TOLD GOVERNMENT AGENCIES AND PARTNERS NOT TO WORK WITH PRIME TV, HOW WOULD PRIME RENEW THEIR LICENSE UNDER SUCH HOSTILITIES, SHE KNEW WHAT SHE WAS DOING, PRIME SHOULD TAKE THE COURT ROUTE AND NOT THE BEGGING ROUTE LET THEM USE THE LAW, I THINK NAKA JEALOUS KALIPO, IMAGINE ALL HER MEDIA EDUCATION NOT EVEN A SIMPLE COMMUNITY RADIO STATION IN HER NAME.

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    • Who cancels what has expired? So IBA ‘s cancelation is null and void, prime should just concentrate on renewing their license, this is very interesting case, Ba prime look for a good lawyer and hit the courts.

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  1. Why operate with an expired licence surely. Very dull and you are providing media checks to an African government. This level of complacency is shocking. Explains it. Don’t go for Mercy thing or that. we should get away from that and learn do do things legally and binding with all regulations. That’s only you can be victorious against a regime even if it takes time.

    Sad but these guys will bring the country to its knees. Didn’t manage reserves they found, didn’t manage loans plundering evident. Bati Kwena. An silly Prime has expired licence to continue . Am shocked

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  2. Prime tuvi tried a fast one but got rebuffed. How can they fail to renew their licence??? Meanwhile ka Shawa was pontaling with an expired licence?? Uzamiziba yesu, suntwe!!

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    • Which government department would have entertained them to renew, when Dora told them that government won’t be working with them, have you checked the dates, and which government worker would risk his job entertaining prime TV at such hostile hour.

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  3. The law is the law. Even in every household there is law and order and mutual respect. Prime TV thought they were the alpha and omega due to the dirty funding they were getting from enemy of the state agents. Shawa grew a massive head even surpassing humpty dumpty kanshi takwata na licence mambala haha. Look even my young kids know that in my house there are rules they need to respect and that if rules are broken then consequences follow. We look forward to prime TV response or rather upnd and diaspora response. Why don’t diasporans open their own tv stations there abroad and stream them kikiki

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  4. Just imagine a tv station by the sad diasporans…” this is spaka mwaaaaale reporting from London immigration detention centre!!!!!”

    Hahaha I am in a happy mood today. Happy Friday my country. I love you all irrespective of party affiliations and even diasporans I love you because I understand that your hate for our government is just a hidden emotion of love.

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  5. That is the speciality of lungu…….

    Shutting down or sacking or violently assulting any entity critical of his corruption

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  6. Lusaka Times I hope you have not deliberately chosen to omit the other side of this story. Some of your colleagues have gone on to report this story by including a reaction from Prime TV to the effect that they applied for renewal and even paid last year already and have been waiting for IBA to issue the licence.

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  7. ALL THIS IS HAPPENING UNDER THE NOSE OF HUMBLE- HUMBLE, GOD FEARING, THE LESSENING, GOD GIVEN AND MOST DEMOCRATIC LEADER. FROM HIS ASCENDANCE TO POWER, ANYTHING WHICH THREATENS HIS HOLD ON TO POWER IS CRASHED, WHAT A LEGACY. ZAMBIANS IF U THOUGHT STEALING MONEY FROM A POOR WINDOW WAS A JOKE, THE WORST IS YET TO COME. I AM IMAGINING 5 MORE YEAR UNDER THIS LEADERSHIP. MOTHER ZAMBIA CRY.

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  8. First it was The Post, then Muvi TV & now Prime TV. Even CEC. All Indigenous Zambian owned companies. This is worse than Chiluba’s ill fated 3rd term bid. We will see who shall have the last laugh. History is repeating itself!

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  9. Prime TV is gone ….can we all go for a funeral in the face of COVOD-19?. Country men and women a biased and satanic TV that was bent on propping HH and UPND is dead…. what shall we do for HH and UPND? Oh come all to the grave yard or is it a tomb, but it can not be found as it has been hinted that Prive TV committed suicide by deciding to not renew its broadcasting License. Who does such a thing while well knowing that the people he has wronged stalk and lurk behind him. Oh foolish Prime TV has been killed by his folly. Go well Prime TV , go well Prime TV.

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  10. @Bashi Chite: and all the above proprietors were politicians hiding behind media. Wolves in sheepskin. Is Shawa the next upnd vp?? It seems ECL simply exposes these criminals and puts the in their place. Underestimate him at your peril, basop!!!!

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  11. I have to say, this is one of my favourite pictures of my very beautiful sister Dora. I am still waiting for the upnd to throw even just one name of a woman in upnd as beautiful as mama dora. I have been waiting for almost a month

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  12. KZ,THEY ARE THERE TO THE POINT THAT U CAN EVEN GET A CLIMAX BEFORE U EVEN HAVE IT. BUT,THEY ARE SCARED OF U TO VICTIMIZE THEM. LOOK AT CHARMAINE. JESUS. GOOD FRIDAY MAN.BUT,THIS A SAD MOVE. ANYWAY EVERYTHING HAS A PRICE TO IT. UNDER THIS EARTH. JUST TRYING TO TAKE A TIME OFF AND PROBABLY GO TO ODENSE FOR MY RELAXATION.

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  13. Time will catch up with you guys in PF you will not stay in power forever what you do to others we happen to you one day who imagined in this world that Isabel dos Santos can lose her wealth her Bank Accounts frozen ( Portugal freezes bank accounts of Isabel dos Santos after Angolan request … accounts belonging to Dos Santos and her husband) who imagined Omar al-Bashir can lose power PF you will remain naked because you are big headed you are arrogant and ruthless to others.

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  14. @KZ Spare us your fettish for large bed wetting women with mammary glands which require periodic scaffolding to keep them aloft.

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  15. Start fixing your exit now open Prime TV so that your judgement, atrocities and sentences will be less after you are out from power running away from the country will not save you redeem yourselves now by doing the right thing.

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  16. Dora kupusa ngako! Sometimes I really think this girl has a serious pychotic disorder, is it from the rats she has been chewing since childhood!

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  17. Damage has already done on Prime TV.Let Prime tv .R.I.P
    Am glad to hear that former Prime TV journalists have started sending application letters for jobs to other media stations.THE BIG LOSER IS SHAWA

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  18. Kainyo Zulu, look at all of you chaps from Chipata, starting with Chagwa (even though we know he is Mozambican), Tunyo Ngulube, Makebi Zulu etc, all of you behave like “vizende”, what is it you are eating or drinking making you so psychotic! Especially iwe ka Kainyo, uleke kufunta kaci.kala iwe!

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  19. Wangling I know charmaine, let us just say I have met her a couple of times. I doubt she is truly a upnd member from our meetings. Anyway that is a discussion for another day. As for the 13th disciple, I don’t blame you for hating fuller figured African women. You are in diaspora and have been programmed to hate your own kind there. The TV and media there make you believe flat chested and flat behind women with light skin and bones are beautiful. This is because the society there cannot physically handle a strong black woman. I hear bodies change over time to fit in with environments . For example the p.e.n.is s gets smaller in cold environments like Europe because that’s it’s way of saving energy and preventing loss of heat. Kz

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  20. @ Zambian citizen. Is it an offence to belong to an opposition party or hold divergent views? Aren’t we a multi party democracy. What are suggesting? Don’t threaten me. That’s cheap. Voetsek!

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  21. ” this is spaka mwaaaaale reporting from London immigration detention centre!”
    This was funny as far as comments go.

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  22. Lucky for Dora, when UPND wins, she will switch camp and probably made Foreign Affairs Minister. Its Kaizer Zulu & Kampyongo who should be scared.
    #BOWMANLUSAMBOFORRUNNINGMATE2021

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  23. Surprising, surprising with a ‘Come Up’ reasoning for shutting down Prime TV, a lie that can not even go out of an office door.
    Prime TV paid its annual Licence fee on 18th March 2020 for the year with receipt number of 0039 from IBA acknowledgement.
    Can Dora come up with another lie tutored by KZ since Mama Siliya has always been MMD, remember how she humiliated late Michael Sata.
    As for KZ insulting well meaning citizens will not insulate you as public enemy of Zambia. You or impostor, Zambians will not forget that you have harassed, beaten, maimed, humiliated, kidnapped, fired guns and shot Zambians and dehumanise Zambians. Zambians deserve justice and time is coming to get it. Cleansing yourself on this site will not wash up, records, living witnesses exist and testimonies will…

  24. be clear evidence before courts of law, victims and complainants will be face to face with a vile repressive rogue of Zambia.

  25. @ For example the p.e.n.is s gets smaller in cold environments like Europe because that’s it’s way of saving energy and preventing loss of heat. KZ this has made my day.

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  26. If their licence had expired that technically means IBA acted prematurely by suspending an expired licence. So IBA’s revocation is null and void. Let Prime TV apply for renewal of their licence. #PressFreedom #FreeMedia #NoToDictatorship

  27. Useless Dora Siliya, we all know that the reason why you scrapped the license is that prime TV refused to air your free adverts. I mean how do you empower your local companies if you can’t support them? The license was renewed and paid for on 18 match 2020. So what is your problem you Dora silly Siliya? Stupid response from stupid minister.

  28. We knew it will go that way, you can shut the voices but not the heart, out of the abundance of the heart people will vote.

  29. Any one who is sensible and wondering where I am, please note that I am now more active on the zambian watchdog site. As stated yesterday, I have had enough of this pro pf website. Lusaka times, you will lose great bloggers here if you don’t put in place measures to protect some of us. I have been blogging here for many years under different aliases. I have been victimised and been called gay. I have put up with a lot of things. It is now time for me to leave. If anyone in the future blogs under this name or alleges to be me on another alias then please be warned that they are fake and clones. I moderate on zambian watchdog, so all my good friends here are welcome.

  30. Any one who is sensible and wondering where I am, please note that I am now more active on zambian watchdog site. As stated yesterday, I have had enough of this pro pf website. Lusaka times, you will lose great bloggers here if you don’t put in place measures to protect some of us. I have been blogging here for many years under different aliases. I have been victimised and been called gay. I have put up with a lot of things. It is now time for me to leave. If anyone in the future blogs under this name or alleges to be me on another alias then please be warned that they are fake and clones. I moderate on zambian watchdog, so all my good friends here are welcome.

  31. LESSON 1:
    If you are in Business do not align yourself with Politicians unless you want to become one. Combining politics and business brings in Political Risk, and sure thing thats a tough risk to handle. Thats why business come and go due to political alignment. Be in business and focus.
    Look at the Post which became an opposition party in the name of media!!
    MUZAMUZIBA YESU!!

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  32. There is something seriously wrong with out governance systems…this is like CNN appealing to Donald Trump for a license reinstatement. Media organisations need to urgently lobby for reforms.

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  33. How can someone with a Degree in Mass Media Communication be walking with her head high like Dora Silly …its everything that is wrong with our country.

  34. PRIME TV should stand strong .All this will be resolved next year.
    Dora and the PF should forget any bailout from donors .They can try China,Russia and North Korea.
    TO THE PRIME TV REPORTERS AND EMPLOYEES,THERE IS NO HARM IN SWITCHING ALLEGIANCE TO PF INCLINED MEDIA HOUSES TO EARN A LIVING.
    AFTER ALL ZAMBIA IS CURRENTLY LIVING A BIG LIE.TRY TO MAKE MONEY AND LOOK AFTER YOUR FAMILIES.
    For the PF, your day of reckoning is slowly approaching.

  35. Sad news. But Lusaka times you have given us a half story. Give us the other side of the story. Does it mean PV didn’t pay licence fees up to 29 March????

  36. Tarino, sensible people dont go to Watchdog either, its always biased against the government, and I think LT has been impartial. I dont think there is anything that suggests they are prop government.

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  37. I think am getting tired of Zambian politics am about to disappear like Mushota,Sharon and RB Mumba tired of people like KZ for them it’s a job.

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  38. Am getting tired of Zambian politics am about to disappear like Mushota,Sharon and RB Mumba tired of people like KZ for them it’s a job.

  39. That’s why people like Mushota,Sharon and RB Mumba got tired of Zambian politics because of people like KZ for them it’s a job.

  40. @Tarino,It is good you have realised where you belong ” ZambianWatchDog “.In your own loop sided mind ZWD are impartial.good luck and please do not come back.The likes of you belong there,last time i checked it had only 10 usual bloggers of like minded,trust me it will not take two days for you to reconsider you decision and kusoni you will change your name but we will know you.

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  41. It all started yesterday when I got a barrage of insults for expressing myself on my views that millions needed to die in Zambia for them to realise how pathetic the leadership is. I have always blogged on Zambia watchdog. I believe they do have accurate articles most of time. It seems also that lusakatimes sees nothing wrong with homophobic comments thrown at me. In 2020 how can people hate others based on orientation? If someone chooses to love someone of the same gender how is that any of our business? I might stay but won’t be very active. Thanks for support.

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  42. The sun is out in Europe, ifibelo fyaba sungu fyafuma. Unfortunately we are in lockdown so we are just admiring from windows. The only thing we can do is master bate from the windows. Lockdown is bad atase.

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  43. Chi dora mmmmh exay I can bend this queen over and nyash her. I can enter her live and powa all over those titaaays and sansa mukati.

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  44. Then why did you ask them to provide free publicity and adverts for covid 19 when you even knew that they are not in the process of renewing their license. You should have not even invited them for that meeting unless they had made commitments to renew their license.

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  45. Now Kainyo Zulu is philosophising in why people in temperate regions supposedly have smaller dicks while his kind from Chipata have “third legs”! Maybe he can also propound on the reasons why a lot of men from Chipata like him and Bwezani Nanda have gianomous noses like probosis monkeys and their girls like Dora Siliya continue wetting their beds until they die! Maybe from his little education and laboratory technition he can educate us.

  46. “Social media is for all, while journalism is for trained communicators (Professionals). But if you allow all and sundry to masquerade as journalists, your profession will perish and you will have yourselves to blame”, ECL, POTROZ and CICOTAFS.

    Mark Simuwe is happy. He misled shawa.
    Simuwe was being used by h².
    Let’s see simuwe do it legally the way he has been bwataling the 3 times I watched Prime TV in 2019.
    Everything h² touches dies. Prime TV just died. Alligator tears from the dead’s camp.

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  47. Prominent Chipata lawyer Mr Uzaciona Nyirenda dies in Lusaka. Before his body is transported to Chipata he is taken to Kainyo Zulu Funeral Parlors for embalming! Upon turning the corpse over, Kainyo Zulu notices Uzachiona’s gianomous “pe.nis”, he promptly servers it off and packs it in his briefcase. Upon arriving home, having forgotten the other contents of his briefcase, he asks aMake Misozi to get money from the briefcase for “ndiyo”. The next thing Kainyo head is aMake Misozi screaming, and quote: “Zoona nditu Uzachiona amwalila”. Kainyo Zulu fainted!

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  48. Why should a decision of the IBA be appealed with the minister? If the minister can oversee or overrule it that means the IBA isn’t independent. The IBA s decision should be independent from government intervention. The only intervention should be by a court of law not any wing of government.

  49. KZ,U ARE A BIG RACIST. I DIDN’T KNOW THAT ECL IS SURROUNDED BY PEOPLE LIKE U WHO ARE FAR BEHIND THE IRON AGE.THIS IS MODERN WORLD.YOU,DON’T DESERVE TO LIVE.

  50. Ba Elo tea the High Court made a ruling against Prime TV which you are not giving us. Namulala? This is our fight agaisnt dictatorship so you must have your eyes open!

  51. Why the shouting and gnashing of teeth by opposition who used Prime TV for biased propaganda. In this fight govt is holding up clean hands. It’s the LAW folks as laid down. No use bad mouthing and abusing a public official for stating the facts!

    You are in a card game where you have cheated hour way, and then the other party, throws down their cards and you lost big time. All the propaganda around this has been horrendous. There is no recourse to the law. Application to appeal made on an Expired licence, the process is mull and void. End of. Maybe just make a whole new application instead of pushing on with a flawed reasoning. You’ve been out played. Game, Set and Match! Nice one, nicely done.

  52. Every dog has his day. PF thugs and criminals, your day of reckoning will come. You’ll be talking from behind prison bars. Yes, that includes your gangster boss, Lungu. Keep muzzling the people’s voice. Keep trampling on our rights to freedom of speech and freedom of information. Your day will come bamumbwe imwe.

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