March 10, 2015, ZANIS…Information and Broadcasting Services Minister Chishimba Kambwlili says government is disappointed with sentiments attributed to Non Governmental Organization Coordinating Council (NGOCC) chairperson Sara Longwe.
Mr Kambwli said Ms Longwe’s sentiments to question the sincerity of statements from State House over the illness of President Edgar Lungu should be condemned in the strongest terms.
The Information Minister was speaking tuesday afternoon during a press briefing held at Ministry Headquarters in Lusaka March .
Mr Kambwili noted that government finds it cruel that Ms Longwe instead of sympathizing with the Republican President, is instead deriving joy from the president’s ailment.
He said that it was un Zambian for one to cerebrate over the sickness of another and wishing him or her dead.
And Mr Kambwili has also warned Post Newspaper Managing Director Fred M’membe for his careless reporting over the illness of President Lungu.
Mr Kambwili said it was regrettable that to on Sunday, Mr M’membe derived fun from the incidence at the National Heroes Stadium and ended up writing an immature story with a debased headline.
He expressed sadness that the headline which appeared in the private newspaper was childish where he accused the president that he fell sick because of alcohol.
Mr Kambwili further strongly warned Mr M’membe of serious consequences should he continue writing what he termed ‘silly’ stories about the Head of State.
He noted that the media should write the truth instead of misleading people with false hoods which do not hold water at all.