Monday, April 15, 2024

HH’s paid radio program on a local station in Mpika cancelled, Journalists threatened by DC

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UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema has been denied an opportunity to interact with the people of Mpika after District Commissioner Moses Katebe disallowed the radio station from hosting the opposition Leader.

Mr Hichilema confirmed in a Facebook posting that Mr Katebe cancelled the program and Journalists have been threatened if they go ahead with the program.

Mr Hichilema said he was scheduled to connect via phone for a paid-for program.

The opposition Leader is saddened that the radio station has been denied revenue which they have been forced to refund after the cancellation of the program.

Mr Hichilema says he is consulting his legal team to understand which powers the District Commissioner used and how they will proceed to correct this behaviour.

“In the meantime, abena Muchinga mwisakamana we will soon get back to you. Mulibantu besu. Nga bena Zambia, you have the right to listen to your leaders and anyone stopping us interacting with you on radio does not love you”, said Mr Hichilema.

And in an audio that has gone viral on social media, Mr Katebe is heard telling the station Manager Mr Allan Dumingu that he does not want to hear the voice of the Opposition now in Mpika but COVID-19 messages only.

Mr Katebe said the Opposition who do not have any project in the District and should wait for the campaign period for them to appear on a radio station.

The District Commissioner said the interests of the Opposition will only be heard during election time.

“I do not speak for Kasama, Nakonde, Serenje or any other place but Mpika and if you go ahead with the program you will be using your own powers and not what I have told you”, Mr Katebe said.

He accused the Board of the radio station of allowing indiscipline people to run the radio station.

Mr Katebe also accused the Station Manager of belonging to the UPND and has warned him against hosting Mr Hichilema on the radio station.

He told the station manager to adhere to the police directive not to go ahead with the program.

And station Manager Allan Dumingu has accused Mr Katebe of interfering with his job as station manager of the radio station.

Mr Dumingu said he has a duty to pay salaries to the workers which will not be possible with government interference in the running of the station.

52 COMMENTS

    • How will these radio and TV stations survive if they only concentrate on mahala covid adverts, remember in this period TV and radio stations they are all competing for only sanitizer and washing soap adverts from the one and only company that has benefitted from covid even the donations they are making are nothing compared to the money they have made in selling sanitizers.

  1. That is the way of this useless thieving drunkard lungu …..

    These are his directives direct From statehouse …….

    Ever running away from his shadows even after having so much money to spend as a GRZ.

    Useless lazy thieving drunkard

    Also , we have not forgotten how you and your thugs gassed our people ……and how you and your daughter stripped the country of mukula

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  2. Democracy died with Mwanawasa. People have already moved away from PF, these antics are last kicks of a dying horse. If you don’t have immunity, my advice to you is that be careful because you’ll end up in prison alone. ZP who have been rendered impotent by Kampyongo will one day find teeth and PF cadres will dance chikokoshi. That day isn’t far. Some people whom FTJ used went to prison alone

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  3. You donkeys need to remember that PF recently rubber stamped Nangula in western province. You think they are on the way out?? The Chitimukulu refused to host hh when he called upon him. Then he wants to do his propaganda on radio?? Campaigning during a crisis?? Shame on you, hh.

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  4. PF government is so desperate. Let me warn you PF officials, in democratic country like ours, you don’t suffocate freedom of speech that will be recipe for your down fall. PF is decampaigning itself. Let Bally articulate what he is planning for people of Mpika. Don’t rule by intimidation. PF must go!

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  5. PF is a dead horse and who doesn’t know? But the political tide has changed. Next year one has to be retired dead or alive. PF must look for a new leader if they want to remain relevant to future politics of Zambia. Edgar Lungu has costed you big time. Every sane person detest PF government right now. PF must go!

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  6. A competent and upright person does not fear any words spoken against him. But an incompetent, insecure and corrupt person will always fear his adversaries. And if he has the power to, he will do anything in his power to silence all disent. Enough said.
    As Solomon wrote 3000yrs ago “a wicked man flees though no one pursues him”.
    And sadly for them “what the wicked fears will overtake him”….Its just a matter of time.

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  7. So imwe ba Zambian Citizen fyonse ifyabusushi kuchita defend? Your brain has no logic or common sense function or what? How is it justifiable for a radio program to be cancelled by a DC? You PF weirdos are a bit too much mwe.

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  8. THIS IS SAD. CZ,EVEN IF THEY FORCE PEOPLE JUST TO BE LISTENING TO ECL WHAT MESSAGE CAN HE DELIVER APART FROM BEING A FAILURE IN EVERYTHING?WHAT,POWERS DOES THE DC HAVE? SUCH,DON’T EVEN DESERVE TO LIVE. ZNBC,EVERYTIME IT IS ECL ,KZ-KAWALALA WAMUNTU,CHILUFYA,ETC. WE ARE SICK N TIRED OF THAT NONSENSE.US,IN DENMARK EVERYTHING IS BALANCED.

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  9. ‘Copperbelt will give HH more votes than ever before.
    Kalulushi businessman Joseph Kahembi says the people of Copperbelt Province will give United Party for National Development (UPND) leader Hakainde Hichilema more votes than ever before because they no longer believe in fake propaganda from the ruling Patriotic Front (PF).
    Kahembi is confident that the political mood in the province that has been a stronghold of the ruling PF for the past 14 years has now shifted in favour of Hichilema otherwise known as HH.
    “I am just an ambassador for Hakainde Hichilema because over the years people on the Copperbelt have been fed fake propaganda about HH and those of us who Know the truth and can’t defend our brother shall face the wrath of God who has commanded us not give false witness against…

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  10. Belo gilingili was flop.

    Flight HH 2016 was a flop

    Election petition was a flop

    Water melon was flop.

    10 point plan A4 paper – flop!

    Tomato yapya was a flop

    Hope and Help – flop!

    Opposition Alliance and the Tower of Babel was a flop!

    Milupi’s war crimes report at 95% was a flop!

    HH will Fix it – flop

    Bally will fix it – flop!

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  11. You can’t buy your way to the presidency. Paying stations to be heard. If you that popular stations would be paying you to appear or be on their station.

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  12. Dudelove

    “ I wonder how that bum Kaizer will spin this…”

    Or this Zambian Citizen PF rat above who imagins campaigns in anyone who goes on a radio show….

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  13. Kaizar you dumbass where have you heard of a private radio station that is there to make profits pay someone for air time? Are you PF twits in a competition to show who the dumbest is or what?

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  14. KZ

    “…. If you that popular stations would be paying you to appear or be on their station….”

    Do radio stations pay manufacturers to advertise their products on their stations ????

    You are deluded …..and incompetent, as lungus advisor that is why Zambia is sinking fast

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  15. PF exchange rate – FLOP!
    PF Mealie meal prices – FLOP!
    PF lower taxes – FLOP!
    PF fuel reduction when world markets are negative – FLOP!
    PF loadshedding when the Victoria falls has record water – FLOP!
    PF GDP growth 1.6% compared to MMD 6% – FLOP!
    PF Inflation 15% MMD 6% – FLOP!
    PF treasury less than 3 months import cover – FLOP!
    PF debt – FLOP!
    Dumbass Kudos, these PF flops actually affect the nation.

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  16. I thought it’s about time we celebrated our black leaders. So I am starting a black leader challenge here. I will start and hope you can all join in by posting yours, including diasporans. Here goes ;

    MY PRESIDENT IS BLACK, MY CHIEF JUSTICE IS BLACK, MY BOSS IS BLACK. I AM APROUD BLACK MAN.

    What about you?

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  17. Dudelove and your soft friend above, it is not uncommon for radio stations to pay popular people to come on their radio as they draw listeners who in turn will make the radio attractive to advertisers. You wouldn’t know this because your regional leader is only popular in his village. I am sure even there he is charged to appear on local stations because he is not that popular. When I am campaigning it is rare stations ask us to pay. I guess we are more popular. After all that is we won the election and your tribal leader lost

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  18. KK 27 years
    HH 15 years
    FTJ 10 years
    LPM 7 years
    RB 3 years
    MCS 3 years
    ECL 5 years

    Zambian dictator (HH)

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  19. badala Spaka,

    Dudelove gets those fake statistics from Zambian Witch Doctor (ZWD). So I can’t give credence by responding to gutter journalist gossip

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  20. Spaka hh ain’t no manufacturer. Keeping cows is not manufacturing. The cows make their own milk. Selling state assets at below market value is not manufacturing.

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  21. Kudos……this is what affects the nation

    Dudelove May 14, 2020 At 9:30 am

    PF exchange rate – FLOP!
    PF Mealie meal prices – FLOP!
    PF lower taxes – FLOP!
    PF fuel reduction when world markets are negative – FLOP!
    PF loadshedding when the Victoria falls has record water – FLOP!
    PF GDP growth 1.6% compared to MMD 6% – FLOP!
    PF Inflation 15% MMD 6% – FLOP!
    PF treasury less than 3 months import cover – FLOP!
    PF debt – FLOP!
    Dumbass Kudos, these PF flops actually affect the nation.

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  22. Kudos point which are fake statistics ?

    KZ we heard lungu sold cold storage board of Zambia and drank all the money ?

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  23. Kaizar Zulu ©
    “ Why isn’t anyone from diaspora doing the black leader challenge?? Come on guys….”

    I would rather have a white , green , brown or gay leader any day than a thieving corrupt one as in lungu

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  24. Bushe what is wrong with HH? People are worried about covid-19. He is busy paying radio stations. Why can’t HH join the zambian people fight the monster that is killing the electorates. Who is going to vote for HH if the voters die. I appeal to HH’s advisors to advise him properly. Bu under five bukapwa Lisa.

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  25. Henry – everyone, even HH has freedom of expression whether its campaign time or not. We have seen videos of PF ministers campaigning during this time. Infact, GBM was on the same radio station later just campaigning and denouncing HH. This injustice is irritating! You say HH is an under five. Why then are you dead scared of him?? By the way, the money HH was going to pay would have gone some way in providing food for the workers at that Radio Station in these difficult times. You are concerned about voters dying? Guess who is opening up churches, schools and casinos irrespective of the trends of COVID infection. It isn’t HH! Put an end to this foolishness- Vote properly in 2021!!

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  26. @ Kaizar,
    I too am surrounded by blacks – all of them Black Sheep.

    Please, clarify: Why are your contributions appearing under the flag of UK?
    If you are sitting on the lap of your president, whispering nonstop into his ear,
    I assume you must be living in Zambia.

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  27. Ala, but I thought Kahiltebe is a Congolese name, you remember Katebe Katoto, Katumbi’s brother with whom he worked with Chiluba to swindle Zambia of millions. Maybe this Katebe is there cousin, these Kasais, they’re like Coronavirus, sprouting everywhere like flies on shi.t!

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  28. Well done DC Katebe….This is time to fight COVID-19 and not to listen to HH’s political nonsense!!Kainde has been singing the same old songs since 2006 and there is nothing new which he can say.Let him(Kainde) go and polute the air in Monze, not in Northern Zambia!!
    Kainde has no medium now since prime tv is closed!!Let him continue firing the blanks on facebook and twiter where less than 5% Zambia voters see his rhoterics!!WE CANT WAIT TO RETIRE HH IN 2021 FOREVER!!

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  29. What is wrong with HH passing on warnings about covid 19 on the radio ?

    That is what HH intended to do….

    But the PF rats are scampering every Where when they heard the name HH going on radio, wether talking about C19 or Ppe provisions….

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  30. Cowards busy blocking opposition parties to air their views on the status core of the nation when your friends next door are paying salaries to all their citizens including foreigners whether working or not but your own is opposite you are busy opening up the country because you don’t have money to feed your people shame on you 2021 you are going start packing your bags and before i forget open Prime TV Cowards.

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  31. I am not racist, I don’t discriminate anyone one because of their. gender, race, disability or sexuality. Every human should have same opportunity as anyone else. There You go for asking a 19th century question.

  32. Well the IMF and EU officials in Zambia have also read this article.
    Good Luck to Bwalya Ngandu at the negotiating table for the covid-19 financial support or funding.
    Remember they called for the reopening of Prime TV,
    1 step forward and then 10 steps backwards

  33. His fellow Tonga’s are mourning with him..

    The best thing is to punish tongas psychology until they remove their tribal tag .

    Right now am at choma taxi rank where tribalism is stinking.

    No space for these tribal morons

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  34. How does a news source pay to be featured on a news station? HH should be covered because like Lungu, Chipimo, Nevada he is a news maker.
    What kind of journalism ethics are ruling in Zambia? Where is that toothless body called IBA? These are the stations that they should be banning not Prime TV.

  35. How does a news source pay to be featured on a news station? HH should be covered because like Lungu, Chipimo, Nevas Mumba, he is a news maker.
    What kind of journalism ethics are ruling in Zambia? Where is that toothless body called IBA? These are the stations that they should be banning not Prime TV.

  36. Send that chola boy KZ to Nakonde , we want to see how patriotic he is n let him not lay a hand on the beautiful women of Nakonde.

  37. DC, ONCE UPON A TIME THERE WAS ALEXANDER KAMALONDO IN KAUNDA’S GOVERNMENT WHO THOUGH UNIP WOULD BE IN POWER FOREVER, WHERE IS HE TODAY, TRY TO LEARN FROM HISTORY AND BE ON THE RIGHT SIDE OF THE LAW, HH AND THE RADIO STATION AND THE PRESENTER DID NOT BREAK ANY LAW, THEY WERE WITHIN THEIR RIGHT TO BE ON THAT PROGRAM, TOMORROW YOU SHALL YOU SHALL REMEMBER THESE WORDS AS YOU HIDE FROM THE VERY PEOPLE YOU ARE DISPLAYING YOU BLUE BALLS TO NOW.

  38. I ma not a fun of HH but the truth is we got a big problem with free Democracy if there’s any Democracy in Zambia.The same stuff that used to happen in the UNIP scumbags still happeneing now. Let the humans express free speach for as long as they’re not icsiting violence.

  39. @Zambian citizen and a host of some other bloggers here are hopeless. Speaking on radio is ‘campaigning’? In any case, doesn’t the PF campaign day and night, including taking advantage of the coronavirus situation to issue masks in it’s colours? In this time and age you can support an action that denies an opposition leader a voice on radio? How pathetic! How can anyone in their ‘sane’ mind defend the systematic denial of the freedom of expression and democratic right to take the govt. of the day to account? What do you want, a One-Party State? Don’t even use coronavirus as an excuse. This has happened a ‘million times’, before.

  40. Covid fight where? Rubbish PF displaying ugly faces and names on water tanks being donated in constituencies. When they hear HH appearing on radio they scamper around to stop him….but to tell you PF You’re very late this age and era the Zambian people cannot be lied to any longer 2021 PF zwaaaaaaaaaa!!!! Kuyabebele

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