Shamenda Regrets Police Confiscation of Muvi Tv Camera
By admin - Sun Jun 24, 6:31 pm
Mr. Shamenda says there could have been some overzealous officers who want to portray a wrong image of the PF government which he says respects media freedom.
Mr. Shamenda who is also Chief government spokesperson, adds that it is not the policy of the PF Government to harass journalists in the course of their duty, except when they come in conflict with the law.
The Minister said this when he paid a courtesy call on Muvi TV Northern Region Bureau in Ndola on the Copperbelt.
Chilanga Police on Saturday released a MUVI TV video camera they confiscated on allegations that a journalist from the institution used it to capture a brutalized suspect in the missing ivory case.
However the footage was erased before releasing the video camera.
Human Rights Commission Director Enock Mulembe has since strongly condemned the detention on Thursday of two journalists Bruce Mwale from Muvi TV and Delphine Zulu from Times of Zambia for following up the country’s biggest ivory theft scandal.
Ivory worth about two billion Kwacha has since gone missing from the Zambia Wildlife Authority-ZAWA- storeroom and police have since apprehended two game scouts in connection with the alleged crime.