Some Kasama residents have condemned the storming of the Zambia National Broadcasting Cooperation (ZNBC) News room in Lusaka by senior members of the ruling Patriotic Front led by Youth and Sport Minister Chishimba Kabwili.
In an interview with ZANIS today the residents have demanded an immediate apology by the group to the Board, Management and staff of ZNBC.
Paul Sinyangwe a resident of Newtown area appealed to politicians to desist from harassing and intimidating journalists as their field was a profession just like that of teachers, lawyers and doctors.
He added that what the minister and the group did was undemocratic and exhibited lack of leadership skills and wondered the role of police presence at Mass media Complex.
And Anti-Voter Apathy (AVAP) Northern and Muchinga Provinces Information Officer Job Mwila has advised Mr. Kambwili to find amicable ways of resolving issues once aggrieved than to reduce his stand ing in society.
He further advised Mr. Kambwili to learn that ZNBC as a public service institution was not a political ground and should leave journalists to do their work as they serve the people.