Police raid M’membe’s residence again, dismantle printing press

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Heavily-armed police in the company of Post Newspapers Limited provisional liquidator Lewis Mosho this afternoon failed to confiscate a small printing press at prominent journalist Fred M’membe’s residence in Lusaka’s Rhodespark area.


The printing press is reportedly used by used by Oracle Media Productions, the publishers of The Mast, a daily tabloid that is owned by Dr M’membe’s wife Mutinta.


Police and Mosho forcibly entered and started dismantling the machine before loading the smaller components in a truck. They however failed to lift the main body of the printing press as the forklift they used was too small.


They also grabbed a speed boat belonging to the M’membe family after allegedly failing to trace its serial number.


Dr M’membe, who is currently outside the country, has described the police’s invasion of his home and arrest of his wife as “cowardly and desperate acts.”



10 Responses to Police raid M’membe’s residence again, dismantle printing press


    February 18, 2017 at 7:42 pm

  2. Membe has always thougt he was clever. Bane who pays the employees and other debts. Let the idiot pay. We as workers are paying a lot of tax whilst he was defauting. Awe kulipila bebele

    February 19, 2017 at 3:24 am

    • Imwe a Pompwe – distinguish sense from nonsense

      Dab Dab
      February 19, 2017 at 4:32 am

    • To be honest enough, I have never come across such an absolute fool like you. Do you just read or you read without understanding, what standard of education are you idiot ? Who told you M’membe never used to pay taxes ? You are the most dunderhead with your foolish Edgar Chagwa Lungu this country has ever produced. Do you know the secret machinations of your stupid president who is almost the most fraudulent president in Africa and the world ? Cikala just wait because this world is bigger than ka foolish Edgar Chagwa Lungu. Power is temporal and the plain fact is that, one day, it’ ll slip away from him and that is the day when your foolish president is going to regret and realize that he is actually just simple and not a half god the way he thinks he is. We have never ever lived under such misrule before thus,the administration of your foolish and stupid president is very strange in this country. But one thing he should always remember is that, he is not an angel but just a fly. That’ s why he hides in the church so he can hoodwink foolish people like you that he is God fearing whilst not. What wrong has Fred M’membe done in this country ? Your Edgar Chagwa Lungu has stolen more in the past two years such that he is the one who is now supposed to be behind the gallows and you support such foolishness. Bushe bakupapile mukukole fishimu banoko cikala?

      Bwalya Mwasha
      February 19, 2017 at 4:41 am

      • It is pointless insulting Edgar Lungu for issues he has no control over.Fred M’Membe’s Tax problems go back to 2009 when he accumulated over K16Million and efforts by ZRA TO ENTER INTO a repayment program were not honored by Fred.This led to Michael Sata authorizing a write off in 2012.Despite this write off Fred amassed new Tax liabilities and other Loan delinquencies that have finally plunged him and his Post Newspapers into problems he is now facing.

        How then is President Lungu responsible for M’Membe’s problems and those facing his wife who tore a Court’s Warrant of Arrest of her husband or is it a Search Warrant.

        Kantu Ni Ako Walya
        February 19, 2017 at 12:01 pm

  3. Some thing big is about to happen! Why is Lungu panicking and getting scared? This is more than a personal vendetta against Fred Mmembe. Its about closing Independent Media. The illegitimate Lungu govt is very afraid. They don’t want Newspapers to cover the ICJ Petition Hearing without bias. The revelations from ICJ will be embarrassing for Lungu and PF. Now that the 6 months in Lungu’s Courts is up the Petitioners will be heard at ICJ and Lungu will have to give answers to difficult questions.Hence the timing of the Mast Newspaper.

    February 19, 2017 at 5:34 am

  4. Power is temporal and dictators always have a bad ending. So anyone in leadership should avoid using power wrongly because this act will for sure back fire in the future when power slips out of hands.

    shema israel
    February 19, 2017 at 6:05 am

  5. These desperate actions is what has made a good number of Zambians to loose confidence in edgar Lungu. I think have come to conclusion that edgar Lungu is a poor leader this country has ever had and Zambians will remember his bad leadership for the rest of their lives. It pains me to see young generation just saying things without reasoning honestly this country is at risk of cracking and democracy is gone. Very soon they will be following on this social media’s for writing against them just wait to its a matter of time. So if we don’t start campaigning against pf now we will have ourselves to blame. To me pf as long as it remain under edgar I can’t vote for it.

    Mwina Chishinga
    February 19, 2017 at 6:24 am

  6. Here i see more vindictiveness than logic. I do not support law breakers either. But I think uyu Mnyamata M’membe wabvutika ndithu! Sikuthi a Dr Kambwili paja analumu pingila kuti mpaka Post tizavala? Si apa lomba vachitika mbwee! Ha! tiyeni tisungane bwino pA Z bane. Nicalo casu ici. Chaona m’nzako lelo cha pita, mailo chili pali iwe….Koma futi tikayngana bwino bwino kumbuyo…naye analu sapoota Malemu Sata, bbu!

    Masiku sakoma wonse
    February 20, 2017 at 1:19 am

  7. Were is Fred Mmembe?Why hide when your wife is being troubled?Come out in the open no need to hide………………….

    February 20, 2017 at 6:30 am

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