Opinion: The Post’s Plummeted Image

Once upon a time The Post Newspapers used to line up a cadre of high level columnists that had people looking forward to buying the then independent publication.

Many of those individuals were authorities on subjects they wrote about and were allowed to independently express their opinions unfettered.

But that only lasted for as long as owner Fred M’membe’s independence lasted. He traded the little credibility left in his ego for a lot of pieces of silver. What matters to him now is not professional journalism but how many trucks are pounding the Great North and Kafue Roads as courier for Konkola Copper Mines and other government agencies.

A look back at some of the names that drove the sales in what now has turned out to be a Patriotic Front propaganda machinery. It’s readers are truly suffering from the mediocrity of the once revered publication.