On Sunday, May 23, armed police moved into the radio station at around noon after host Arthur Chokotho conducted a live telephone interview with opposition spokeswoman Kholiwe Mkandawire, who said the ruling United Democratic Front (UDF) party had stolen the elections and threatened opposition action if the UDF candidate was declared president.
Station Manager Evans Masamba told the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) that he eventually cut off the interview, but that police raided the station's offices even after the broadcast was halted. Officers arrested Chokotho and Masamba, as well as reporters Wonder Msiska and Tony Khoza, who were also there.
Msiska and Khoza were released without charge that evening. Authorities held Masamba and Chokotho overnight and ordered them to report to the police on Monday.
The station remained closed on Tuesday afternoon.