We didn’t block HH-Macha Radio

Choma based Macha FM has refuted some media reports that it refused to host UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema on a live radio interview Saturday evening.
Macha FM Head of News and Current Affairs Mastone Moonze said the station operates a neutral editorial policy and cannot block the opposition leader from featuring on the radio station.
Mr. Moonze said Mr. Hichilema’s live interview could not proceed as there was a clash in programming.
“We had a sponsored programme running at the time Mr. Hichilema and his team intended to feature on our radio station and that was principally the reason the interview could not proceed.”
He also denied reports that Mr. Hichilema offered Kr 4,000 to staff at Macha FM to be allowed to feature on the programme.
“As management, we have taken great exception in the manner in which the article was written. There was no deliberate attempt on our part to block Mr. Hichilema from featuring on our radio station,” Mr. Moonze said.