A Zambian news presenter who was not too impressed with his employer’s failure to pay his salary on time lost his cool on Saturday night and went on a rant during a live news bulletin. Kabinda Kalimina who was the news anchor for KBN TV demanded his salary during a live broadcast.

Shortly after giving a roundup of the top stories, Kalimina went off script and demanded his salary as well as the salaries of his coworkers who were yet to be paid. Said Kalimina in part,

Away from the news, ladies and gentlemen, we are human beings. We have to get paid. Unfortunately, on KBN we haven’t been paid. People are getting instruments on KBN…Sharon and everyone else haven’t been paid, including myself (sic). We have to get paid.

You can watch the Zambian news presenter demanding his salary during a live news broadcast below,

Not surprisingly, KBN TV was not impressed by Kalimina’s antics which brought the station into disrepute. The television station expressed shock at the “drunken behaviour” of Kalimina, whom they claimed is a part-time presenter.

According to a statement released by Kennedy Mambwe, the owner and chief executive officer of KBN TV, management is investigating how a Kalimina found himself on air on Saturday night. Mambwe also said that anyone who had assisted Kalimina in his outrageous stunt would face disciplinary action.

In a statement released on Sunday, the chief executive officer said,

“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. As a young television station, we work with a very highly talented and professional team, with a noble character and we owe the success of unbroken broadcasting for the last two years to such gallant men and women. 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.

“Therefore, last night’s behaviour by Kabinda Kalimina is out of character and does not represent who we are as a station. We strongly condemn that despicable behaviour and urge members of the public to treat that ‘One-Night stunt of Fame’ with the contempt it deserves.

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,”

Zambian News Presenter Demands Salary During Live News Bulletin
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