In what looks like an indirect protest against the closure of the Post newspaper by the Zambia Revenue Authority under instruction of President Edgar Lungu, sales of most newspapers, mainly government mouth pieces have been very low today.
A survey conducted in some selected towns shows that most vendors still had their bunches of papers by midday on Wednesday.
One reader found perusing through the newspapers along Cairo road in Lusaka said that he usually buys three newspapers every day to fully digest the topic he wants to read about.
“I usually buy the Daily mail or Times, Daily Nation and of course the Post and evaluate the way they have all reported but with the absence of the Post I have become reluctant to buy any paper today”, he said while many others agreed.
Meanwhile, a senior PF minister says that his government, though stubborn is scared that the closure of the country’s leading independent publication may attract donor sanctions. He adds that Lungu is however determined to sacrifice the million Zambians’ lives just to prove his newly and fast acquired power.