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Intimidating, disrupting and closing of media houses that carry alternative views is totally unacceptable-HH

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UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema says the thuggish behaviour by PF officials of intimidating, disrupting and closing of media houses that carry alternative views is totally unacceptable and an assault to Zambia’s cherished media freedoms and freedom of expression.

Mr Hichilema whose phone in radio programme on Muchinga Radio Station in Chinsali was almost interrupted today by PF cadres says it is not his fault that PF leaders fail to engage citizens through regular press briefings and interactions with media houses, because they have run out of ideas.

“In our case, we view it as a patriotic duty to engage our citizens through various media platforms on a regular basis in order to appreciate their daily challenges and chart a way forward with them”, he said.

Mr Hichilema said furthermore, these media houses have equally not been spared by the current economic hardships Zambians are all experiencing.

He said this is why out of their own volition, UPND elect to pay for radio programmes as a way to sustain their operations in terms of emoluments, equipment maintenance and payments to various statutory bodies such as ZRA, NAPSA, IBA among others.

Mr Hichilema who had his programme canceled by a District Commissioner in Mpika said ordinarily, media houses are supposed to feature all players for free, but UPND has taken the pleasure to pay, because they fully understand the challenges they go through.

He said it is therefore absolutely unacceptable for PF officials and thugs to meddle in the operations of these media houses because in the end it denies them the much needed resources which they use to keep their businessess afloat.

Mr Hichilema said if left unchecked, this behaviour can lead to unemployment in the country among youths.

He has demanded that the Zambia Police immediately institute investigations and arrest the culprits and further urge the IBA to be impartial by ensuring all stakeholders are allowed to use the radiowaves without interruption from political thugs.

36 COMMENTS

  1. TRUE SIR.HICHILEMA HAKAINDE NOT LAZY DICTATOR LUNGU.SURROUNDING HIMSELF WITH *****S AND PIGS CHEAP CHAPS LIKE KZ.AND BUSY THIEVING.

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  2. I hate insults but this arrogant selfish man forces it on himself. Instead of fighting covid he is busy crying about himself. A very greedy man. Hh Fock off

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  3. Which is which – was it “almost interrupted ” or “cancelled by a district commissioner”? LT, please do your work diligently.

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  4. Office of the president is Very wide and sophisticated.Some of them are staunchly supporters of UPND meanwhile are reporting every darkened schemes of UPND.
    See how they played with HH’s psychology in Mpika ,the meetings that are held in dark corner of nights all are known.No wonder you were flushed out of Mpika District something that made HH very surprised.Poor strategy as usual.HH is full of gruesome characters,Even in 2021 upnd will dance same song.

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  5. The IMF and EU are quietly watching by the sidelines.
    Bwalya Ngandu’s efforts to get the desperately need covid 19 relief funds will hit another snug.
    I’m sure he is having sleepless nights on the next excuse he will offer during the next meeting.
    Every time he makes progress some silly PF cadre does something stupid(intimidates the media, relief funds go missing)
    BACK TO SQUARE ONE

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  6. To make the matter worse these are private media. Thank you Bally for supporting radio stations. These PF are not goodooooh!?. PF!

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  7. Well said Bally and please fix these thugs and must be taught a very big lesson. PF must go!

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  8. Before even winning elections, Tonga empire is dancing as if they have already win 2021 elections and as if all is well for them, upnd is casting threat to PF,as clear indication of how divided the country will be if HH is ushered in to power.Does HH knows what it means to win elections in Zambia? HH and his supporters (radio station)are too careless too to fight the government.

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  9. Kano nga ebo. People have been brutalised in southern province but he keeps quiet. He wanted to campaign in bembaland but got rebuffed by the Chitimukulu and now he’s doing what he knows best-being a sore loser and cry baby!!

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  10. hh IS WASTING HIS TIME.
    ZAMBIANS WILL NEVER ALLOW SOMEONE TO BE AT STATE HOUSE WHOSE PARTY CHOSE HIM BECAUSE OF HIS TRIBE.
    HOW BACKWARD WAS THAT.

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    • iwe which Zambians ? Why do you want to be spokesperson for Zambians, since when did I employ you to speak for me?

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  11. We don’t argue with fools but the truth chokes PF mambalas right now they’re having serious diarrhea when they hear the incoming president Bally talking. PF must go!

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  12. Economic crisis knows no tribe and if you dwell on such nonsense then Zambia will remain backwards. How many bembas, ngonis, tumbukas, chewas, lozis, kaondes to mention few have benefited from this economic crisis? The food/fuel prices knows no tribe. PF government has lamentably failed and must go.

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  13. Hakainde never learns ..last time he was escaping from a Radio studio via the premises roof….he will continue complaining 10 years on… you have to change your strategy put your complaints in writing to the UN, the donors where PF is begging money everyday like hungry dogs. Why do you have to go to the media houses and not have a neutral forum to conduct an interview like Facebook, what’s stopping you having your own talk show…PF is not tolerant MMD of RB these are dirty thugs who have nowhere to go but back to stealing cars and street robbing when they are kicked out. Imagine PF officials in Lusaka like your former UPND official Paul Moonga now Lusaka Province chairman are sharing K250,000 from Lusaka markets every week you think such people would relinquish power without a…

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  14. This is why even markets were not locked down because of greedy corrupt PF ransacking marketeers every week.

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  15. Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not political power over us.
    The ultimate rulers of zambia are voters of the country not the president,mp’s or ministers.

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  16. Governments first duty is to protect the people, not running their own lives.
    Otherwise if we continue electing corrupt politicians, impostors,thieves and traitors we are not victims but accomplices to crime.

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  17. Don’t argue with them.
    Just tell them
    Bally will fix it

    Even if economy baonaula
    Bally will fix it
    $1 million fire truck yabeuka
    Bally will fix it
    Even if corruption ni tapu tapu
    Bally will fix it

    Ubulofya all over
    Bally will fix it
    Failing agriculture
    Bally will fix it
    Nangu they cancel student meal allowance
    Bally will fix it
    They bribe utuma councillors to resign
    Bally will fix it

    PF thug behavior
    Bally will fix it
    Massive load shedding
    Bally will it
    When they try to divide us on regional and tribal basis
    Bally will fix it
    More taxes and no money in our pockets
    Bally will fix it

    Systematic destruction of institutions of governance
    Bally will fix it
    Ati Bally can’t win
    Bally will fix it

    Unsustainable levels of debt
    Bally will fix it
    High…

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  18. Look at the corrupt bitter rats above saying HH will never reach plot 1 ,

    If you belive that , why is that corrupt theif lungu stopping HH from going on radio to talk about covid 19 saftry measures ????

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  19. If it was the PF denied air time anywhere in Southern Province they would be crying tribalism. These Central African Katangese are honestly very vicious tribal bigots, as a people, we must just work on splitting from these animals, their behaviour is so uncouth. It’s really very annoying for a half Zulu thug in PF like that bag of millie leal called GBM to tell an indiginous Zambian that he cannot speak his mind in any part of this country, atase!

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  20. UPND/HH are very negative in their strategy. Spreading deliberately misleading propaganda. It is correct to suppress such disruptive activities.

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  21. If hh claims to be a billionaire why doesn’t he open his own radio station and speak all day on it? At least that way he can stay away from mainstream media so that we concentrate on more important things. Am sure his followers will listen to him all day talking about nonsense which won’t develop them. Pathetic little man

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  22. @ Kaiser Zulu, are you sure PF will allow IBA to issue a licence for that radio station in the first place?

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  23. The reason why we are stopping under five is because this is not the time for politicking. Julius Malema stood on the same platform with Ramaphosa to fight covid-19 and he is still supporting the government.

    I have not seen any UPND MP or supporter supporting this animal called covid-19.

    HH is dull together with his 1d1ots. There is no government all over the world politicking. The focus is on covid-19.

    Ba UPND can you please join the country in fighting the monster. Can we take it that upnd fraternity is full of s@t@n1sts

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  24. It is thuggery behavior for one nincompoop to put a media house under siege to an extent of having it refuse to air Covid-19 sensitization call just because the message was coming from Government.
    Who does that, humm?
    Ain’t that downs syndrome?
    Some niggaz can be worthless, yeah?
    The nigga is now feeling it.
    Never mind though, anything you lay your hand/s on die.
    You must/will not touch Zambia, Amen.
    You must/will not rule, Amen.
    You will quit politics in opposition, Amen.
    You will remain an u5 politician, Amen.
    So it is and so it shall remain.

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  25. Kaizer Zulu Fock off too how dire you talk to our President like that HH is more important than you to Zambia so mind your big mouth.

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  26. Sichalwe you silly diasporan. Let me tell you something, even a secretary working in government is more important than that arrogant little boy HH. I serve my country therefore even the military will protect me first before they protect that joker hh. Ati important Haha.

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  27. @ HH, it’s currently time to help fight Covid 19 not gaining political mileage. Wrong timing sir.

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  28. @ Kaizer, HH has never claimed to be a billionaire, it is you insecure stupid dull f..ucks in PF who have assigned him that title. That is how !diotic you are.

  29. Kaizer (Joseph Goebbels) Zulu, you and your former boss, gangster Lungu, are both going to prison next year. If I were you, I would be very worried about that. Even the soldiers you mention will not side with you. Remember they’ve relatives too who are suffering because of you and your PF crime syndicate’s rampant corruption. We’ll also take back everything you thieves have stolen from the country. You’ll forfeit your loot to the State, and be sent to prison for 300 years each.

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