ZAMBEZI Magic says it is working with MultiChoice Zambia to resolve the Lusaka Hustle fiasco in a constructive way and will join key stakeholders for a viewing session of upcoming episodes.
Zambezi Magic stated on its Facebook page that ‘Lusaka Hustle’ is a locally-produced reality show which follows the lives of three Zambian celebrities who regularly appear on television.
It stated that the show has been prejudged on social media without an informed assessment of the content or a clear indication of which aspects of the show are unlawful.
A photo circulating online shows a man Mukuni Mulundika, better known as Kuni, in a dress and Cleo Ice Queen while another woman, Thandi is lying on what appears to be a massage bench.
Some members of the public allege that one of the female actors remarked that ‘in this room we are three ladies’, which they say was promoting homosexuality given the presence of the man.
Zambezi Magic stated that the cast and crew have been deeply distressed by the misleading representation of the content.
“Zambezi Magic is respectful of Zambian values and culture. We are working with MultiChoice Zambia to resolve this matter in a constructive way and will join key stakeholders for a viewing session of upcoming episodes,” it stated.
The Independent Broadcasting Authority on Monday directed MultiChoice Zambia to suspend ‘Lusaka Hustle Reality Show’ on Zambezi Magic with immediate effect.