Following a press briefing given yesterday by Hakainde Hichilema the PF Government has lashed out in a vicious statement claiming the opposition leader has nothing to offer Zambians – despite his extensive business experience, a longstanding career as a politician and role of being a good Christian father and husband.
Minister of Information and Broadcasting Services released this message this morning:
“On the evidence of yesterday’s lengthy, disjointed, and rumbling press briefing, Government can conclude that United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has nothing to offer the Zambian people apart from his showboating and grandstanding.”
She particularly lashed out at claims that the governing is cracking down on media freedom stating:
“Mr Hichilema says there is no freedom of the press and expression in Zambia yet now Zambia has 115 radio stations and 44 television stations under the watch of the Patriotic Front Government. Zambians have never had the freedom to express themselves on so many different media platforms as they are doing now. And they are doing it with candour.”
You could argue that there little point having 115 radio stations and 44 television stations if 90% are controlled by the government and cancel opposition appearances with a minutes notice due to pressure from PF politicians…