Police lock up Muvi TV offices, confiscates Komboni Radio transmitter

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POLICEUncompromising police officers in riot gear last evening stormed privately run Muvi TV and Komboni Radio and forced the broadcasting stations to switch off their transmitters.

Around 19 Hours, police officers descended on the Muvi TV offices and asked all workers to vacate the premises and ensured that the station was switched off.

Another group of police officers in the group of officials from the Zambia Information and Communications Technology Authority (ZCTA) moved to Kamwala South where Komboni Radio is located and switched off the transmitters and went away with the equipment.

The police officers were ordered by the Independent Broadcasting Authority to go and enforce the suspension of broadcasting licences for Muvi TV, Komboni Radio and Itezhi Tezhi Radio.

Itezhi Tezhi Radio located in the Central Province has also gone off air.

And Muvi TV legal Counsel Milner Kakubo of Milner Katolo and Associates has revealed that the IBA has set September 14th 2016 as the date for a hearing over the matter.

Mr Kakubo told Journalists that Muvi TV will take advantage of the hearing as it explores other avenues in addressing the issue.

He also revealed that ZICTA officers switched off power at Muvi TV and got company files.