By Bright Chikele:
The Zambia Revenue Authority is not slowing down in their seizure of Post Newspapers property and has grounded two more courier trucks over the recovery of a disputed K53 million tax debt.
ZRA security officers have remained in charge of Post Newspapers premises on Bwinjimfumu and Lumumba roads following a warrant of distress served on the paper after the Supreme Court ruled that the publication pays what it owes the tax man.
So far the paper remains closed although it has been printing from an underground premise albeit with reduced volumes.
ZRA assistant communications manager Oliver Nzala confirmed that two more trucks had been seized at the paper’s Chandwe Musonda/Lumumba offices.
The paper’s routing of their grievances through the courts has so far amounted to naught with their offices remaining closed.
Editor in Chief Fred M’membe has alleged that the closure of the paper has nothing to do with the collection of taxes but suffocating the paper’s strong anti government stance.