Presenter Kabinda Kalimina caused a stir during the KBN TV news programme on Saturday. Photograph:( Twitter )
"We are human beings, ladies and gentlemen, away from the news. We must be compensated. We haven't been paid at KBN, unfortunately "he said.
A video of a Zambian news presenter demanding his paycheck on live television has gone viral.
On KBN TV News (Kenmark Broadcasting Network), the anchor was reading out the top news stories when he made a sudden and unexpected claim on camera.
Kabinda Kalimina interrupted the live news broadcast to claim on air that he and several of his colleagues hadn’t been paid by the news station.
"We are human beings, ladies and gentlemen, away from the news. We must be compensated. We haven't been paid at KBN, unfortunately," he said.
It was termed as "drunken behaviour" and a "one-night stunt of fame" by the news channel.
Kalimina has since refuted their claims that he was drunk and questioned how he could have been under the influence when he had presented earlier shows.
Kennedy K Mambwe, the CEO of KBN TV, released a statement on the channel’s Facebook page admonishing Kalimina’s actions.