On June 22nd afternoon Police fired teargas at Post newspaper employees who were trying to sell copies of today’s edition outside the newspaper’s closed offices along Bwinjifumu road.
This follows yesterday’s execution of a warrant of distress by the Zambia Revenue Authority over unpaid taxes.
Meanwhile MMD faction leader Nevers Mumba has charged that it is clear that the Patriotic Front is gripped with the fear of losing this year’s election.
Dr Mumba says this evidenced by erratic and desperate measures the ruling party is taking such as the closure of the Post newspaper and the continued political violence in the country.
He says time to liberate Zambians from the shackles of the PF Government has come.
Dr Mumba notes that there are many parastatals owing huge amounts of unpaid taxes, among them the Times of Zambia, Nitrogen Chemicals, Zamtel and Zambia Railways who have not been targeted by ZRA.
And the Forum for Democracy and Development (FDD) has accused the ruling PF of turning the country into a dictatorial state.
FDD Spokesperson Antonio Mwanza says the ruling party is a threat to the growth of the country’s democracy as evidenced by the more ton close the Post newspaper.
And Fourth Revolution party President Erick Chanda says the PF should not give reasons to people that they are determined to kill Zambia’s democracy.
He says it is very clear that the PF government does not mean well for the country’s democracy.