MISA Zambia Alert

22.02.2016
Category – Threatened
PF IN LUAPULA THREATEN TO DEAL WITH TUTA RADIO STAFF

Some PF members in Bahati constituency of Luapula have threatened to put up measures that will deal with all Tuta radio reporters and management before the end of the year.

According to a statement availed to MISA Zambia by Tuta radio manager Jubilee Malambo, PF Bahati chairlady Alice Chipulu made the threats after the radio station on 18th February carried a story in which a Headman from chief Chimeses area bemoaned the lack of development in the area.

He stated that Chipulu in the company of other PF members allegedly confronted the reporter who interviewed headman Chitakwa , yesterday in Zambia compound as she was reporting for work.

In the interview, the village headman bemoaned the poor road network, erratic water supply and lack of clean water.
It was during the encounter with the reporter, Helen Chisha that Chipulu threatened to deal with all Tuta radio staff.
She told the reporter that neither her nor Tuta radio have the right to interview headman but should instead only interview area
member of parliament Harry Kalaba.

The matter has since been reported to Mansa Police Station.

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