A TV anchor from Zambia interrupted a live news bulletin and started complaining about not receiving a salary from the news channel.
On Saturday, the news anchor of the KBN programme, Kabinda Kalimina took the Internet by storm after he revealed that he and his colleagues have not been paid by the channel. He insisted during his news programme that they must be paid.
At the beginning of the KBN programme, Kalimina normally started the show by giving a roundup of the day’s top stories. All of sudden, he stopped talking about news stories rather started making complaints during his live show.
"Away from the news, ladies, and gentleman, we are human beings. We have to get paid.," Kalimina said after taking a deep breath.
" Unfortunately, on KBN we haven't been paid... Sharon and everyone else haven't been paid, including myself. We have to get paid," he further told.
After Kalimina made this statement, the live feed was cut to the opening montage of the show.
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After his Kalimina’s act, the CEO of KBN TV Kennedy K Mambwe condemned the behavior of the anchor via a Facebook post.
“As KBN TV, we are appalled with the drunken behaviour exhibited through a video clip that has gone viral on social media and staged by one of our part-time presenters during what should have been the main news bulletin last night,” read the statement.
“As management, we are carrying out investigations to determine how a drunken part-time presenter found himself on air unabated, and disciplinary action will be taken against anyone who may have been party to the scheme,” it added.
On the other hand, Kalimina refuted the claims made by the channel that he was drunk during the show. Kalimina also questioned that how he could’ve been under the influence of alcohol as he already did three other shows on the same day.
"Yes I did that on live TV, just because most journalists are scared to speak out doesn't mean journalists shouldn't speak out," Kalimina wrote on Facebook.