“We Haven’t Paid” News Presenter Interrupts Live Bulletin To Complain About Not Getting Paid, Check Out Details
In a bizarre event, a TV anchor in Zambia recently interrupted a live bulletin and complained about not getting paid by the Media organization. The video clip has now gone viral on social media, criticism the organization for ‘exploiting’ their employees.
In the video, a presenter can be seen that after reading a few headlines during the evening bulletin, he complained that he and his colleagues had not been paid. He said, Away from the news, ladies, and gentlemen, we are human beings. We have to get paid,” the journalist complained live on-air while appearing on KBN TV (Kenmark Broadcasting Network). The presenter, Kabinda Kalimina, took to Facebook, later to share a video showcasing the incident. Since then, the video has gone viral and created quite a buzz online.
He wrote, ” 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 while sharing the video on his social media account Facebook.
Following this, the television network KBN TV authorities also responded to Kalimina’s accusations with a Facebook post. They shared a Facebook post claiming that Kalimina was “drunk” and they will “carry out investigations” about the matter. Kennedy K Mambwe, the CEO of KBN TV in a statement said, “As KBN TV, we are appalled with the drunken behavior 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.”
The CEO, while slamming Kalimina, praised the work of the TV channel’s “very highly talented and professional team”, with “gallant men and women” representing the organization over the past two years. “Members of the public may wish to know that KBN TV, like any other institution, has very well-established grievance procedures for all members of staff through which they can channel their complaints,” the statement read.
Kalimina, however, refuted the claims that he was drunk and remained firm with his claims, and said that he had hosted three shows on the same day before raising this issue on-air
Meanwhile, many people are supporting the news presenter for his daring act for raising their voice against the organization which might also cause his employment while a few also criticized his action calling it ‘non-ethical and said that he must take up the matter with organization officials through proper channel rather than rasing issue on a live program.