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Lusaka – (21st June. 2020)
Police were too fast to arrest and charge a Photographer, Chellah Tukuta for criminal libel yet known PF cadres sent by their Councillor in Chinsali to storm a studio and threaten a journalist for simply featuring United Party for National Development Hakainde Hichilema are still enjoying their freedom.
PF cadres under orders from a known Councillor stormed the studio at Muchinga Radio almost attacking the Journalist Panji Msoni but they realized that he was ready for them or else it could have been similar to an incident where PF cadres again attacked NDC President Chishimba Kambwili while on radio.
The cadres who stormed Muchinga Radio Station to threaten the journalist for featuring United Party for National Development President Hakainde Hichilema on a good governance programme are still free yet Chellah Tukuta was arrested and charged immediately.
We are not surprised that Chellah Tukuta was arrested at quickly compared to cadres who stormed the radio station at Muchinga Radio Station. It could be that PF have instilled fear in policemen following the retirement of police officers in Sesheke in national interest or police have a good relationship with PF as Inspector General of Police Kakoma Kanganja said recently in one of the tabloids that police are working so well with PF.
Today we see officers deviate from their line of duty and enforce regulations by discretion as the case is with cadres who trespassed into the studio still free while Chellah Tukuta was immediately arrested because maybe the names he mentioned are more human than Panji Msoni who was on duty serving the community .
The same PF government arrested and detained MMD President Nevers Mumba for trespassing into ZNBC, a national broadcaster yet their cadres are left scot free including the known councillor who sent the cadres to the Muchinga radio station.
The Patriotic Front seems to be so drunk with power that they have forgotten that they are managing a country and not a PF farm.
As UPND we demand for the arrest of the Councillor and the cadres who stormed the radio station to deliberately deny the community from listening to the messages of hope from Hakainde Hichilema in the name of COVID -19.
Such acts make us conclude that the Post, Prime TV were deliberately closed to reduce the number of platforms for community to air out issues affecting their lives and surroundings and also not to know the truth as the case of bill 10 is.
Instead the PF want communities to keep watching their platforms full of propaganda and so called developments which are not related to people’s needs
We appeal to the people of Zambia to try President Hakainde Hichilema, a villager, kachema, an entrepreneur, a father, a headman, a church elder. He wants to make life better for Zambians because he rose from a villager to become a successful businessman and he will surely change people’s lives.
The PF have failed Zambians , hunger is in our homes, our youths are on the streets with qualification and skills. Our economy is broken they have no money and now even those who are supposed to help poor countries like IMF cant because of careless borrowing and spending.
ZAMBIA MUNKONGOLE YA KALOBA , PF SHOULD GO
We offer you bally to fix it
UPND MEDIA TEAM