High Court To Hear The Post Tax Case
The Lusaka High Court will be at the center today of the blood thirsty raging war between The Post Newspaper and the Zambia Revenue Authority when a ruling is expected to be made over whether the publication will be allowed to pay their outstanding tax bill in installments.
And High Court Judge Mwila Siavwapo is expected to rule on the matter that has dominated newspaper headlines since Friday last week.
The Post Newspaper has strongly said that the act to recover the said K26 million in taxes from them is but just a scheme by state to send them into retirement quickly.
In recent months The Post Newspapers had become venomously notorious for criticizing state and some say The Post got engulfed in debt arising from the ‘honeymoon’ they had during the Late King Cobra’s era when they glided resistance free and enjoyed a ‘romantic tax free vacation’ in exchange for positive coverage but as they say, all good things come to an end.
On October 30, ZRA Officers pounced and stormed The Post Newspaper Offices on Bwinjimfumu Road demanding the payment of over K6 Million outstanding areas. But The Post Newspapers disputed the figures and vowed to go to war and further suggested reconciliation in figures by the Tax collectors.
The saga has become a taunting one and most Zambians suspect that this move was orchestrated by state in order to shut down its critics.