Dr M’membe asks Zambian Observer to report truthfully
By Staff Reporter
OPPOSITION Socialist Party 2021 presidential Candidate Dr Fred M’membe says for some time now, an online publication, Zambian Observer has carried fictitious articles crediting him as the author when not.
In a statement to newsdayzambia.com Dr M’membe said until now he had not complained about the Zambian Observer’s knack for publishing falsehoods under his name and hoped that their figment of imagination would have an end.
M’membe said Zambian Observer’s propensity to slander him was a worrying pattern and getting out of hand.
“The Zambian Observer’s conduct is not a mistake. It is a premeditated activity whose motive they themselves know. It’s not just unprofessional, unethical but it’s both immoral and dirty. It cannot continue. Don’t go all the length to destroy the noble platform and profession of journalism because doing so will rob the human race greatly,” said Dr M’membe.
Dr M’membe said he had not authored the article circulating in the Zambian Observer under the headline: A Must Read: The truth Fred M’membe voices out.
“We urge the Zambian Observer to observe clearly and report truth. It doesn’t hurt to cultivate news and inform our citizens but please don’t use my name for the sake of your circulation and capital,” he stated.
Dr M’membe was Managing Director and Editor of Post Newspapers from 1991 until its closure by the government in 2016.