A RARE interview by Zambia’s vice president was given last night – to a radio politics show based in Sheffield.
Radio presenter Mueti Moomba spoke to politician Dr Guy Scott on the flourishing show he hosts twice a week from a study in his Halfway home.
It was one of only a handful of radio interviews the vice president has given since his government came into power in Zambia and was broadcast to half the country’s population as stations there followed the coup.
Mueti, aged 34, said: “It is a very big thing to have the Zambian vice president on.
“I felt a bit nervous only because it wasn’t just on my show but two Zambian radio stations linked in and it was broadcast to half of Zambia on the radio.
“It feels great.”
Mueti – who is the manager of Fulwood Lodge nursing home by day – has seen show Political Crossfire, about his home nation, thrive since its launch in September.
Top guests have included British Olympic athlete Marilyn Okoro and Zambian media avidly follow the show as it secures scoops they cannot.
Mueti has even had to recruit help now, in the form of journalist Gershon Ndhlow, from Basingstoke.
Last night he was to quiz Mr Scott, who has British parentage and is one of the first white men to hold such high office in independent Africa, for a massive audience.
Mueti said: “Yesterday was six months since the Government was elected in Zambia so we reviewed those six months of his party being in power.
“We were also talking about a group of people which is trying to break away from Zambia and the topic of world citizenship.
“It was possible to get the interview because I’m building up good links now through the show.”
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