Embattled Justice Minister and Patriotic Front Secretary General Wynter Kabimba has threatened to close the Zambia Daily Mail.
Mr Kabimba who is under mounting pressure from PF members to step down as PF Chief Executive officer is said to have turned the heat he is under on the newspaper’s editorial staff.
Information and Broadcasting services Permanent Secretary Emmanuel Mwamba has told Qfm New in an exclusive interview that the level of harassment by Mr. Kabimba on the Daily Mail staff is unacceptable and should be condemned by all well meaning Zambians.
Mr. Mwamba says he is saddened by Mr. Kabimba’s conduct which has gone to the extent of phoning him and individual reporters threatening them with dismissals over the stories they have been writing about him.
Mr. Mwamba states that if Mr Kabimba has any complaint with him or the individual journalists he is threatening to dismiss at the Zambia Daily Mail he should go to the ministry of information and lodge a complaint.
The Permanent Secretary adds that Mr. Kabimba should allow the ministry of information to operate professionally.
PF cadres accuse Mr Kabimba of being arrogant, promoting divisions, and losing touch with the party lower ranks.