‘ZNBC disgusts me’

Dear Editor,

I write to register my utter disgust in the manner the Patriotic Front (PF) controlled Zambia National Broadcasting Corporation (ZNBC) skews its reports. Watching the 19:00hrs news Wednesday, December 12, 2012 reminds me of the MMD days.

It is clear to me that the same propaganda the MMD were engaged in is exactly what ZNBC is doing today. The only thing that has changed is the name of the ruling party – from MMD to ruling PF and then the name of the players. In the place of Rupiah Banda, we now have Michael Sata. Chibamba Kanyama should be ashamed of himself to allow such crap to pass for news. I personally, voted for this government in the belief that we could depart from the old ways. Surely, a reporter attends an important press conference addressed by the joint opposition over a matter that threatens our democracy and all one picks is something negative? Is it that the Reporter from ZNBC, Collins Chama is too dull to comprehend the story or is it Chibamba Kanyama who manipulates the news? ZNBC belong to all of us and not PF or Mr Sata.

I expected the national broadcaster at least to also cover the Oasis Forum statement which was brining out serious issues. But alas we are back to the old usual days. But Zambians are more clever now. You can hide the truth but one day this may just explode in your faces.

We must stop paying the K3, 000 TV levy if thats all we can get.

Disgusted viewer

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49 Responses to "‘ZNBC disgusts me’"

  1. muleya  December 14, 2012 at 07:07

    the whole news nowerdays is political,what can we do apart from watching other channel.

  2. Oracle  December 14, 2012 at 06:58

    Muvi Tv is the best new broadcaster especially on what is happening pa Zed.

    Kwasila!!!!!

  3. asasaasas  December 13, 2012 at 21:41

    CHIBAMBA KANYAMA CAN YOU PLEASE REMOVE ALL REPORTERS WHO CAN NOT SPEAK NYANJA ESPECIALLY THOSE WHO GO TO INTERWIEW PEOPLE DURING OUTSIDE BROADCASTING.THESE IDIOTS THEY FORCE PEOPLE TO SPEAK BEMBA AND PEOPLE STUGGLE TO EXPLAIN THEMSELVES.ESPECIALLY THESE BEMBA REPORTERS THEY ARE SO STUPID SIMPLY BECAUSE SATA IS IN POWER THEY WANT TO BEMBALISE EVERY ONE.
    MR KANYAMA YOU IMPROVE YOUR PERFORMANCE IS SO PATHETIC ESPECIALLY ON MAIN 19HRS NEWS.WHEN IT COMES TO OPPOSITION YOU ONLY SHOW THEIR FACES AND WHEN THEY ARE ABOUT TO SAY SENSE THEY MUTED OR REMOVED.WE SEE ALL THIS NONSENSE DO NOT THINK WE ARE FOOLS YOU WILL SOON HAVE NO JOB.YOU BEHAVE LIKE A GRADE SEVEN FROM CHIKANKATA.

  4. Mubanga  December 13, 2012 at 18:11

    It is more than 7 years now, I do not watch the disgusting ZNBC!!

  5. Mwape D  December 13, 2012 at 17:14

    Just buy GoTV decoder and watch other channels.I stopped watching Muvi and ZNBC the time I bought GoTv. Their programs are only watched by people without a choice.If one conducts a survey on the number of people watching ZNBC, the result will be so shocking that even closing it will be eminent. Check the radio ZNBC, how many people listen to them? They should employ a market researcher like me. Was forced by my children to get GOTV like the neighbors because ZNBC programing is monumental.

  6. rule of law  December 13, 2012 at 17:02

    SAKANI THE CHIEF IMPI OF UKWA IS ALWAYS DEFENDING WRONG THINGS LUBINDA TRIED TO MAKE ZNBC PROFESSIONAL BUT GOOD MEN NEVER LAST IN UKWA’S KINGDOM

  7. Bull  December 13, 2012 at 16:50

    To hell with ZNBC. Danny Pule’s TBN news is far better that this ZBC, or what ever you call it. The author is spot on!

  8. gomr  December 13, 2012 at 16:43

    so ZNBC still exists!! I stopped watching this useless station 2 years ago. we should find a way of stopping the TV licence payments & only those who want that rubbish should pay. Please ZNBC encript your signal!!!

    • tumba  December 13, 2012 at 17:03

      Please start collecting signatures first to stop ZESCo collecting 3pins on behalf of ZNBC

  9. ZERO IN  December 13, 2012 at 16:22

    not the desire of the ruling party to form a one-party state but that it is the wish of Zambians.

    Kabimba said this today when he welcomed Mpongwe MP Gabriel Namulambe who has resigned from MMD to join PF.

    He said Zambians were happy because opposition parties were collapsing.

    “Some people say we are killing the opposition, no! The opposition is killing itself. If the MMD or UPND is drinking poison and dying, why should the PF mourn. Yes we are happy that they are dying and the least we can do is to provide firewood for their funeral. It’s not the PF who wants the one-party State, its the people of Zambia,” he said.

    Wynter further called on more MMD members of parliament to join the PF.

    “Why are you delaying to come and join us, there is ‘nkongole’ (debt) in MMD. Why do you want to pay ‘nkongole for which you were not party to?” he asked.

    And at the same function, Kabimba said foreign affairs minister Given Lubinda had exhibited treacherous behaviour of the highest order.

    “There are some people in this party who are bringing treachery. This people are not satisfied with the PF and they want to belong to more than two political parties, PF and others. If you think you are man enough, or woman enough, follow the example of Gabriel Namulambe and leave the party. Join another and wait for that party to win an election. But is you wish to stay and saw seeds of anarchy in the party, we will not hesitate but hound you out,” said Kabimba in apparent reference to Lubind.

    Yesterday Kabimba wrote to Lubinda demanding an explanation, withing seven days, on accusations that he has been working with the opposition.

    Lubinda is accused of sponsoring the protest against the K1.5 billion allocation to the office of the first lady.

    Sources at State House say after Cabinet office agreed to propose the allocation from the National Budget, Lubinda went and informed the opposition of the move and guided them to question the decision in parliament.

    Kabimba’s critics however accuse him of wanting to paint a bad image on Lubinda who is his threat to the party presidency.

  10. maskat  December 13, 2012 at 16:19

    znbc is shit and worse than mmd time

  11. sharp  December 13, 2012 at 16:16

    IF I WAS A NEWS READER FOR ZNBC, I WUD RESIGN FOR CONSCIOUS’S SAKE…. U HAV TO BE A PF CADRE TO READ THE NEWS HAPPILY…

  12. Kay Hummer  December 13, 2012 at 16:12

    ZNBC is now much better than in the MMD government!!!!

    • wapazed  December 13, 2012 at 17:04

      you are brain washed my friend. does it mean pipo can not tell btw lies-pos/ZNBC and truth. no wanda amy worms have visited u. satana will ruin this once loved and cherished country on earth

  13. sharp  December 13, 2012 at 16:10

    THE OPPOSITION ARE COVERED ONLY ON TH NEGATIVE ASPECTS…. ZNBC IS CAMPAIGNING FOR PF ND DECAMPAIGNING TH OPPOSITION….

  14. Honest  December 13, 2012 at 15:22

    ZNBC is good at churning out propaganda to suit a ruling party. No morals at all.

  15. andyzim  December 13, 2012 at 15:16

    ZNBC better than in the last regime. Fact.

  16. chileshe matekenya  December 13, 2012 at 14:39

    Yes zbnc wil only report the news when saken is ready to answer against the opposition. Yestaday after reading news, what was the purpose saying nevers was bood without showing the clip.

  17. Papa Koko  December 13, 2012 at 14:39

    Congrats ZWD keep us enlighten,you are doing job rite.

  18. charlie diaspora  December 13, 2012 at 14:38

    If one accepts that people-based journalism entails the dissemination of news as factual description of a happening and broadcasting or printing the same, solely for the purpose of allowing the public to form THEIR OWN OPINION, then we are now way off the mark but for the few e.g. ZWD – not like many mistakenly believe the private postings( that ain’t no blogs bane ! ) ; Of course everything unlawful shouldn’t be posted, published, printed and or distributed. Yep, sad reading indeed coming out of Zed and funny thing is the so-called free press in the west make a huge curl past Zambia when commenting on decimation of budding democracy i.e. WESTERN interests are best saved by the new situation after September ’11….Jesus wept.

  19. Sense  December 13, 2012 at 14:37

    U fool nobody is forcing u to listen to znbc

    • DISGRUNTLED YOUTH  December 13, 2012 at 16:07

      You are your father’s wasted sperm. Stupid idiot.

  20. ZERO IN  December 13, 2012 at 14:33

    USELESS ZNBC AND PF

  21. Tusha  December 13, 2012 at 14:31

    Do not bother you Disgusted Viewer.I for one stopped watching ZNBC and only tune to local news on Muvi and Mobi.The rest,I just watch my free to air program mes as I cannot afford DSTV.

    • THINKU  December 13, 2012 at 15:54

      THE ONLY TWO PROGRAMS I WATCH ARE FAITH GOSPEL…. AND THE EARLY MORNING POLITICAL ANALYSIS WHERE POLITICAL ANALYST MARK IS FEATHERED, IN THAT HE IS A CANDID PERSON AND HE NEVER GETS SWAYED WHEN HE WANTS TO PUT A VIEW AXROSS HOW EVER.

      • THINKU  December 13, 2012 at 15:56

        HOW EVER NEGATIVE THE STATEMENT WILL BE VIEWED BY CNP AND HIS IMPIS.

  22. Koma Kaya Mwee!!!  December 13, 2012 at 14:18

    In this era, i’m consoled by the fact that information freely flows even if they suppress it.

    The editors in the government controlled media should be ashamed of themselves.

  23. ..  December 13, 2012 at 14:08

    WE HAVE FAILED TO RULE OURSELVES.
    OUR CHIEFS ARE THE WORST – THEY SOLD THEIR SUBJECTS AS SLAVES AND ARE STILL SELLING THEIR SOULS FOR A FEW PIECES OF SILVER.
    KK WAS A FULLY-FLEDGED DICTATOR AND IS BUSY GROOMING A REPLACEMENT.
    OUR POLITICIANS ARE ONLY CONCERNED WITH THEIR POCKETS.
    LOOK AT THE IDIOTS JAZZMAN AND NALUMAMBE GROVELLING FOR POSTS TO SATISFY THEIR DEPRAVED EGOS – NO PRINCIPLE WHATSOEVER.

  24. Spear  December 13, 2012 at 14:07

    ZNBC is just beyond disgusting. Although not perfect MUVI TV qualifies to be called national broadcaster.

  25. cheelo  December 13, 2012 at 14:01

    SO wat WHO ARE YOU ANYWAY. YOU ARE FREE TO WATCH PORN ON DSTV WITH YO CHILRDEN ALA! GET A LIFE

    • Papa Koko  December 13, 2012 at 14:36

      Idiot do not call names here you understand.To hell if you support every rubbish PF does,you dog.

      • IQ  December 13, 2012 at 15:01

        IWE IDOT ARE U KA hh GIVE CREDIT WHERE ITS DUE ZNBC IS DOING FINE COMPARED TO MMD ERA.I KNOW WHAT U WANT U FOOLS U WANT ZNBC TO BE SHOWN INSULTS WHEN U ARE INSULTING THE PRSIDO BCOS U WARE USED DURING MMD ROLE SHUT-UP U FOOL………….

        • DISGRUNTLED YOUTH  December 13, 2012 at 16:09

          Son of a bitch whose father wasted his sperm!!

  26. ruth  December 13, 2012 at 13:59

    The disguested view I disagree with you on this one. ZNBC news is balanced. Even last night, we had DT Mumba castigating government on ZNBC. We now have a true public broadcaster and that’s why when quoting ZNBC, ZW is not using ‘PF controlled’.

    • shi mwana  December 13, 2012 at 14:30

      looks like u don’t watch ZNBC news…

    • DISGRUNTLED YOUTH  December 13, 2012 at 16:11

      What do you mean znbc news is balanced you stupid idiot? Are you in Tanzania? Dont annoy me again with your dimwit comments !!

  27. PRM  December 13, 2012 at 13:55

    This is very true about our national broadcaster. They are serously partisan and yet they forever sing about people paying TV levy. Do they think that only PF supporters pay that TV levy which they want everybody to pay them? I feel sorry for the country.

  28. CNP-4U  December 13, 2012 at 13:54

    why should you even listen to those pfjournalists..?we know what is likely to come out every time e see them yawning like hungry lions all the time..maybe close that place for like 2 years and train the journalists again..!

  29. hamoonga  December 13, 2012 at 13:53

    ZNBC reports important issues like worms terrorising our maize, Farmers not received inputs on time that’s news not reporting about Mulongoti after failing to get a Job he wants to change goal post forget no one is interested with that News.

  30. Kwacha Ngwee  December 13, 2012 at 13:51

    WHAT DO YOPU EXPECT FROM ZNBC you will be fed what they think you need to now. Nizanu izo So today Numulambe will make headlines Hahahahahah Plus bonus Nolle prosequi Yesssss

  31. The VOICE  December 13, 2012 at 13:48

    Do we have reporters in Zambia?
    I have my doubts…………

  32. Hambilwabaana  December 13, 2012 at 13:48

    I stopped listening to ZNBC news. Chibamba yeeeee FATHER Bwalya yeeeee! You will be judged accordingly on the left side of the Lord. get out you go to the hell fire prepared for likes of yourselves. zambia yeeeee failed state

  33. Lwalwa  December 13, 2012 at 13:45

    so its true some people thought Sata would change things, wow

  34. mike michelle tyson  December 13, 2012 at 13:41

    whats up ZWD my comment pliz

    • Bull  December 13, 2012 at 16:51

      Here it is. Thanks

  35. mike michelle tyson  December 13, 2012 at 13:40

    you are one of the few who have access to ZWD. imagine just getting news from znbc,times,daily mail and the post.thats what the majority of zambians are subjected to my dear

  36. sharp  December 13, 2012 at 13:37

    I FEEL FOR THOSE WHO READ TH NEWS lies! U LOOK AT THEIR FACES AS THEY READ.

    • sinazeze  December 13, 2012 at 13:46

      i saw a clip of ZNBC news the other day after so long a time but alas the news casters were dead serious i mean no smiles like we see on e.g France 24 or DW even on e news

  37. shamatunga  December 13, 2012 at 13:31

    northern rhodesia national broadcasting co-operation zambia doesnt exist only two nation exist n.rhodesia and Barotseland.

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