By Christopher Chisi
The Independent Broadcasting Authority (IBA) has directed Multichoice Zambia to, with immediate effect; suspend the Lusaka Hustle Reality Show on Zambezi Magic on the DSTV platform.
This follows public outcries that the Lusaka Hustle Reality Show promotes a lifestyle contrary to the Zambian values and culture.
In a statement issued IBA Director General Josephine Mapoma says the Authority has received several comments from the public concerning the Show in Question and as such, has directed Multichoice Zambia to withdraw the Lusaka Hustle Reality Show in public interest.
Mapoma has further urged producers of local content to produce content that reflects the Zambian culture as well as take into consideration the country’s laws.
She adds that the Authority has also urged television stations acquiring local content to preview all content to ensure that the local content, both film and musical, is in line with the Zambian culture and suits the needs of all content consumers.