Police boss threatens ‘disaster’ at TV station

Police boss threatens ‘disaster’ at TV station

By Wells Chifunda

A Prime TV News Analyst, Mark Simuwe, has become the latest victim to be threatened by a high ranking Zambia Police official, Kakoma Kanganja.

According to a text sent to the TV station’s Executive Director, Gerald Shawa, Mr. Kanganja threatened to cause disaster to Prime TV for what he alleged as disrespectful comments by the outspoken News analyst.

During the analysis segment on Tuesday ,Mr. Simuwe condemned the electoral violence recorded in some by elections which took place on Tuesday including Sesheke where residents were allegedly covered in teargas by Police prior to the day.

In showing his authority, Mr. Kanganja warned Mr. Simuwe to be constructive in his analysis adding that he deserves respect because he is a family man with children.

The text did not go down well with the News analyst who reiterated that the Police I. G needs to engage media than becoming emotional considering that he holds a sensitive position in the Police Service.

It remains unclear what will follow next after the Police I. G’s threat was exposed during the analysis segment on Wednesday.

Is this abuse of authority of office by Mr. Kanganja? Or abusive of freedom of expression by Mr. Simuwe?

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    Frank Mutubila 3 days ago

    Kanganja is abusing his authority. In democracies he would be fired for threatening a citizen. Prime TV should sue

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    abilima 3 days ago

    If that text is from the IG, I think it is written with a lot of respect and it would be fair to publish the analysis that hurt him so much.

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    THE PIG AND ALLIES ARE DIGGING OWN GRAVE BY SO DOING . LET US HAVE FREE FREE FREE PRESS PLEASE .

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    james Bond007 4 days ago

    The PIG is guilty. Why is he getting annoyed. Invite him for an interview.

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    BENE BANYEKE 4 days ago

    ZAMBIA POLICE I.G SHOULD LEARN TO BE PROFESSIONAL IN THE WAY HE DEALS WITH THE SOCIETY MOST IMPORTANTLY IN DISCHARGING HIS DUTIES!!!
    HE SHOULDNT FORGIVE THAT AFTER THIS GOVERNMENT HIS POSITION WILL BE SEIZED

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    zolo 4 days ago

    He lost his balls long ago!

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    MPANGA YASAPA, UMWENDA ABAKALABENE 4 days ago

    Uwanga nolupanga, My advice to Kanganja is, no one is above the law, Don’t cry so soon. time is coming when every eye shall see you crying. No one knew that the once powerful and trusted friend to Chagwa could one day be put in cells, counting yams. Air force commander! (IG) okay. the same thugs you are protecting are the same thugs that will do you good. My brother if you are old and have a family , keep away from these nonsense of covering Jereboys. Time is coming, when you shall run and leave the same family you are talking about. Akafupa bamina ubukangalume , napakukaluka bukangalume