THE Post Newspaper owes Zambians a lot of money in unpaid taxes to the Zambia Revenue Authority and it is outrageous and incorrigible for Wynter Kabimba to ask Zambians to bail out the newspaper that has declared war against their Government, Patriotic Front (PF) Lusaka youth chairman Kennedy Kamba has said.
Mr Kamba told the Daily Nation that PF youths were dismayed by Mr Kabimba’s thinking that Zambians who were the owners of Government and hence the owners of the money the Post owed ZRA should defend the newspaper indebtedness.
He said the Post had been posturing as the voice of the voiceless and yet the newspaper had never taken any kind of social responsibility activities to serve and help the many poor and needy Zambians.
Mr Kamba said Mr Kabimba should consider using his own money to bail out the post instead of pushing the debt burden to Zambians because the Rainbow Party was enjoying excellent relationships with the tabloid.
“It is outrageous for Mr Kabimba to ask for the solidarity of Zambians to help the Post Newspaper come out of its indebtedness. The Post must as a matter of fact realize that they have been robbing and defrauding Zambians by ignoring or refusing to honour tax obligations and it is injudicious for Mr Kabimba to ask citizens to bail out a media house that has launched an onslaught on President Lungu whom Zambians elected to govern them. There are speculations that the Post and the Rainbow party are receiving a lot of money from their socialist well-wishers and let them use that money to settle the ZRA debt,” Mr Kamba said.
He explained that the Post was a private business and that Zambians should never entertain the idea of sympathizing with the newspaper because it had proved to be their enemy in more ways than just one.
Mr Kamba said the Post Newspaper had over the years been fighting any president that had resisted their manipulation and that Zambians should be happy that President Lungu had stood firm and avoided to be held hostage.
He said political parties and individuals supporting the Post were doing so for expediency because they were allegedly begging to be covered by the newspaper.
“The Post Newspaper vigorously campaigned for the arrest and jailing of Andrew Banda just four years ago. They branded Mr Banda a corrupt man even before the court could find him wanting. But now, Mr Banda has become a good man because he is saying what they want to hear and publish against the PF governmen