Blocking of HH at Radio Macha ordered by it’s financiers the Post

Managers of Vision Community Radio Mwacha over the weekend had no choice but to block UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema from speaking on their radio after Fred M’membe ordered them to so.
Click here to see how Hichilema was blocked and how the Post newspaper celebrated the event.
But the Watchdog has been informed that it was the owners of the Post newspaper who directed Radio Macha to block Hichilema from featuring on the radio station 70 km west of Choma. Staff at the station has further told the Watchdog that the blocking of HH has left the community and most members of staff upset.
On Saturday 24th November 2007, a week before Radio Macha was scheduled to begin official transmissions, it’s equipment was burnt. The brand new equipment just shipped from UK worth about $22, 000 was burned to ashes. The radio was then just test transmitting.
The equipment was bought and given to Radio Macha by the Norwegian government through the now defunct Media Trust Fund.