–Hatyoka condemns UPND cadres

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–The Livingstone Press club

has condemned the physical and verbal harassment of journalists by opposition

UPND cadres in Lusaka yesterday at the party secretariat.


Club President Brain Hatyoka said there is need for political party cardres to air

their  views through the right channels as opposed to  intimidating  or harassing



He said such actions by cadres should stop and that instead they should seek dialogue

 if they feel aggrieved over a matter instead of intimidating journalists.


Mr Hatyoka was speaking in an interview with  ZANIS in Livingstone today noting

that journalists need to work without intimidation and that it is

wrong for cadres to assume journalist are biased when they are not the final publishers of the stories.


“We condemn such behavior as a press club as it is not good to harass people whose duty is to  inform the nation. Journalists need time to work free from intimidation”, said Mr Hatyoka.


Journalists from various media organizations were harassed by UPND carders at their party secretariat in Lusaka yesterday during a press briefing held by president Hakainde Hichilema.