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Kapata disolves ZAWA board as Masebo tribunal goes to High Court

As expected, new Tourism and Arts minister Jean Kapata has dissolved the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) board with immediate effect. Meanwhile, former Communications Minister William Harrington has been granted leave to seek judicial review over the findings of former tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo’s tribunal. On the dissolving of the ZAWA board, a source at Ministry […]

The Committee to Protect Journalists has just published its final report on media freedom violations around the world. On Zambia, CPJ documented at least 16 cases of anti-press violations in 2013, including arrests, assaults, and official harassment. This is what the international media organisation has to say: Promises of a freer media environment by the […]

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The debt that Fred M’membe and his partner Mutembo Nchito owe various government departments and commercial banks through their defunct Zambians airways has continued to swell. A statement obtained by the Watchdog from one of the Commercial banks shows that Zambian Airways now owes that particular bank more than two million USA Dollars. The debt […]

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There was drama at the Kabwe civic centre during the Mayoral elections today when majority of PF councilors defied the party directive to vote Richard Bango and Jim Cox Phiri as Mayor and deputy Mayor respectively. However Bango won the election while MMD’s MacDonald councilors Mwamba was elected deputy Mayor. The election was marred by […]

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The opposition Movement for Multi-party Democracy says the two vice presidents, Dr Brian Chituwo and Michael Kaingu, had meetings with Post Newspapers Editor Fred M’membe and PF Secretary General Wynter Kabimba in an attempt to destabilize the former ruling party. Director of Communications in the party president’s office Muhabi Lungu has also revealed that he […]

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A confidential document compiled by Central Statistics Office (CSO) and given to president Michael Sata shows that the PF government has so far created only 61 000 jobs and most of them manual and temporal as opposed to the lies that more tan 600 000 jobs have been created. President Michael Sata himself recently posted […]

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Zambia should focus on developing an export-oriented economy coupled with Foreign Direct Investment instead of continuously borrowing like the PF is doing, says opposition UPND president Hakainde Hichilema. Speaking when he lectured to hundreds of University of Zambia students Mr. Hiichilema said there was need to concentrate on promoting manufacturing industries and stop importing stuff […]

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Former Transport and Communications Minister in the MMD government William Harrington will on Monday March, 31, challenge the findings of the tribunal  that was appointed to probe Former Tourism Minister Sylvia Masebo. Harrington is challenging the Roydah Kaoma led tribunal report that stated that Masebo did not obtain pecuniary advantage from dissolving the Zambia Wildlife […]

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Tourism and Arts minister Sylvia Masebo has been fired. Masebo has been fired by President Michael Sata for bringing the name of the President into ridicule, disrepute and contempt when she testified in the just ended Roydah Kaoma tribunal that President Sata directed her to dissolve the Zambia Wildlife Authority (ZAWA) board without following procedure. […]

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PF thugs have again locked up offices for Mazabuka District Commission, a Mr. Munyama after accusing him of being a UPND sympathiser. And in Lusaka, PF cadres clad in military fatigue went on rampage last night in Kanyama compound smashing windows and breaking people’s houses. The thugs in Mazubuka woke-up as early as 06:00 hours […]

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