BMDYL commends the Leader of Opposition Hon. Duma Gideon Boko and his MPs for a total blackout and shunning of Gabz FM after the State of Nation Address (SONA). It is important to note that any media house that continues to victimise its employees due to political handlings and pressure should suffer the same fate. We have urged UDC members and the public at large to discontinue listening to Gabz FM specifically the morning slot in solidarity with Reggie and Shumba. We do this because we believe that there have been treated unfairly and unethically by the station and its management. Gabz FM management cannot have their cake and eat it too. ‘Breakfast with Reg’ is the biggest private radio show in the country and therefore they cannot take it off the airwaves and fire the host and producer without offering the real owners of the show - the listeners - any concrete information as to what transpired. We do not condone acts like these that leads to firing of workers under a cloud of secrecy by the government of the day and we are not about to start with Gabz FM. Years ago John F Kennedy famously said “All free men, wherever they may live, are citizens of Berlin, and therefore, as a free man, I take pride in the words "Ich bin ein Berliner!"” and we would like to borrow from him and declare that “all free men wherever they may live are members of the UDC”. Our efforts and those of others who share this view have already yielded a good response as the morning show listenership has dramatically dropped and their online platform page followership is also dropping. At parliament Gabz FM presenters looked lonely and bored as they could only interview uninspiring BDP legislators. We commend you our leaders and you have our full support. An enemy of journalists or free media is our enemy!
Kagelelo Banks Kentse