Sports minister Chishimba Kambwili has threatened to close Sun Fm Radio in Ndola after a resident phoned during a programme and called president Michael Sata a useless person.
The program called ‘Your Opinion’ is aired on the station every Friday. During the program today, someone phoned and said Sata is a useless person because he is working with MPs that he (Sata) called Useless.
The caller was cut off by the presenter of the very program Kausa Mbasela.
But Ndola based Intelligence Officers (OP) picked up the matter. Afew minutes later Kambwili phoned the station threatening to close the it and any station that gives a platform for ‘insulting’ the presidency. The program has a disclaimer that the views expressed do not represent the station but the callers.
‘The station management is panicking right now because it has been ordered to give details and the phone number that was used when calling’, said OP sources.
Kambwili said he will visit the station in person to intimidate them.