Zambian President Edgar Lungu was on August 15, 2016 re-elected in a closely-fought vote that the opposition claimed was rigged. PHOTO | AFP
Zambia authorities Monday shut the country's main private television station, Muvi TV, and two radio stations for alleged "misconduct".
But commentators have argued the move is part of the wider crackdown on dissent by the government.
A few months back, the government shut the privately owned daily The Post over a tax row, a moved which was viewed as excessive and politically motivated. The paper is still publishing from a secret location.