PF Post newspaper nude pictures worry govt

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nudeGovernment has expressed concern with the continued publishing of nude pictures by some sections of the media in the country.

Government Spokesperson Kennedy Sakeni said government regrets pictures depicting scantily dressed persons socialising in night clubs and other entertainment spots.

He said the publication of nude pictures was wrong, coming at a time when the country and the world at large were grappling with the challenge of gender-based violence.

“It is our call and expectation that all stakeholders, the media included, will continue working together in sowing decency and good morals in our society,” he said.

But for fear of losing his job, Sakeni could not mention the Post newspaper even if it is the only newspaper publishing pornography and it s the one he was talking about.

The spate of nudity being experienced in some night clubs as show on pictures of some media has brought a lot of worry to a cross section of society including the government.

It is for this reason that government through the ministry of information has now spoken out to condemn the ugly face of this porno which is slowly corrupting the moral of Zambians especially the young generation who are supposed to grow up with good morals in a Christian nation.

Mr Sakeni who is also information minister said the common discomfort features being displayed in some media outlets have brought much discomfort to the members of the general public some of whom have seriously complained to his office.

In a statement issued to the Zambia News and Information Services (ZANIS) in Lusaka today, Mr Sakeni said the pictures are not only morally harmful but also un-Zambian and unacceptable considering that Zambia is a Christian nation.

He further called upon all stakeholders and the media to continue working together to sow decency and good morals in the society considering that the country is grappling with the challenge of Gender Based Violence (GBV), rape, defilement among other vices.

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94 Responses to PF Post newspaper nude pictures worry govt

  1. These guyz are very arrogant, dont ever think they will ever apologise or stop printing these pictures, they print these things with full knowledge of their impact on soceity. Ussually children that have grown up without a father have no regard for certain moral behaviour. Infact, in their own answer to the criticisms above they say, change your children not to behave that way and not their paper, i equally say they will never change because these morals were also not instilled in these editors when they were young that is why they see nothing wrong in their pics and believe you me they wont hear your criticism. Your dont solve a problem in society by creating another

    Zamboy - January 8, 2013
    08:27

  2. You people and your comments are funny indeed. When Sata won the elections, people were celebrating on the streets drinking and dancing. It was shown on TV, a man wearing nothing but white underwear (bumba) parading with other men on the streets. Yet this is ok because he is a man, and if it was a woman in her bra and panties, it would have turned into utter caos. I would have said the guy is a fag but who am I to say that. So don’t discriminate and I’m not saying the photo is right as I find it distastful. Just preach both way please and thank you.

    Preacher Man - January 8, 2013
    03:10

  3. saken those are you prostitutes

    CBU - January 7, 2013
    18:12

  4. those are PF cadres ..we all know that!!hahahaha

    CNP-4U - January 7, 2013
    13:08

  5. Zambians are a joke. They proclaim the country a christian nation yet nobody leads a christian life. We say we are a democracy yet we have nothing to show we are democratic. Just hollow proclamations.

    SUNKUTU HICHILEMA KADANSA - January 7, 2013
    13:01

  6. i dont buy nor read the post news paper cz its does not make sense,in short it has become useless.

    lm - January 7, 2013
    12:03

  7. I for one while I personally do not take pleasure in these nude pictures, do not blame the reporter be it the post or watchdog. However, government should find ways and means of making a clear cut stand on the dress code.

    I know somewhere in the excerpts of the law things like indecent exposure. May someone explain what that means and be! Aboveall, this is a chargeable offence.

    Therefore, for now lets not blame the media that brings to our attention these evils of nude pictures; but as a nation lets find ways and means of uplifting our morals both in public and private life.

    Persons captured in these pictures are from respective homes and my question is, what role do the guardians as well as parents play? Check how we are dressing our own children these days, are we doing it to the glory of God?

    The onus is on each one of us who claim to be children of God.

    Great Kali - January 7, 2013
    11:45

  8. Kennedy Thakeni, what are you thaying

    Anon - January 7, 2013
    10:35

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    p.square - January 7, 2013
    10:17

  10. we are just watching /tuleloleshafye/tulangabiyo/tingopenyatyala/tuleloleshalukoso ETC

    gunku - January 7, 2013
    09:51

  11. Isn’t it that its our society that has gone way ward and decayed than the blame on the reporter. The reporter is reporting what is happened in our called Christain nation and does not run a brothel himself but is alartingusof the rot in our bars and clubs and hence our minister should first restrict licencing of such clubs and bars from allowing porn behaviour. This shoud give all of the empitus to react and act with one voice to condemn these clubs and brothels not the post. The post is infact doing a good job to exporse our disgusting behaviour and is not a sinner in this who saga.

    Joas - January 6, 2013
    09:33

  12. TELL UR CHILDREN NOT LEAVE HOME IN CHITENGE MATERIALS,

    MOSSAD - January 6, 2013
    08:45

  13. Where arethose PF puppies which were barking when “big elephat” in the name of President HH was just passing through independence avenue near State House? Is there conspirancy here?

    Muwelewele - January 6, 2013
    05:52

  14. Never shall I buy the postmortem newspaper.watchdog start publishing newspapers so thAt pipo without access to internet can hAve have access to reliable information.I and my pipo ni watchdog chabe.

    Field shamz - January 6, 2013
    05:44

  15. Its very sadening

    Enoch - January 5, 2013
    22:00

  16. i have cut buying ” The Past NEWS paper” to 4 per week and i have increased the INTERNET bundles i buy JUST for ZWD

    SUNTWE - January 5, 2013
    21:59

  17. If it were say the Daily Nation or any other tabloid except for the past tissue paper the coward dishonourable minister would have blatantly mentioned the newspaper but for fear of being castigated by their other president he goes about beating the bush. The whole PF gang is afraid of one small little boy.

    Umkonto We Sizwe - January 5, 2013
    18:49

  18. Uyo Uyo Sakeni. Sakeni what the hell are you talking about. Did that morbid picture come out of the Daily Nation? An Emphatic NO! It came out of your very own rubbish newspaper, The Mumembe Tales of our times. It was published with the consent of Fred. So we don’t have to tell you to pour your half hearted timid scorn on Fred Mumembe. I mean Fred is the one who published the sickening pictures. Point your salivating mouth at Fred not the general media. So far the not PF-compromised media have behaved very responsibly indeed. Heed public perception and advice iwe chi Sakeni for goodness sake.

    Chambeshi Metals - January 5, 2013
    18:02

  19. Thts why these places ar called 9t clubs. Wat is done there is 4 the 9t. Employ the prostitutes, i mean,(armyworms) if u dont want ths to continue. Those pipo hv to advertise every part of there body to atract drunkards so they cn b done in order to mk a leaving. Wat policy hv the pf & the post put in place to help such pipo, NOTHING. Wud u gv thm food?NO! They hv no access to loans, rural, youth,or citzen empowerment funds. If u ar prevgd to steal wth the gvment & be able to earn a living, dont just cndm.ROOTCAUSE of such bhviours shud b identfied & wekd on. Dont us u batocks 4 thnking. If it is their dududu to show in order to atrct drunkards, let them b. Ofcourse tamwakasange nafulama pagate pamwenu daylight.

    Bed skills. - January 5, 2013
    17:15

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    ACADEMICS - January 5, 2013
    17:09