Northmead Assembly of God Church Bishop Joshua Banda
Northmead Assembly of God Church Bishop Joshua Banda

THE church has called on President Sata to embrace all Zambians despite the differences he could have had with them in the past.

Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) president Pukuta Mwanza says Zambians have spoken through the ballot and it is important for Mr Sata to demonstrate that he is a President of all Zambians despite their political affiliation.

Reverend Mwanza said in an interview in Lusaka on September 23 that Zambia has shown the world that democracy exists. He also described the elections as peaceful, free and fair.

“Mr Sata is now the father of this nation and he should forgive all those who could have wronged him and forge ahead in fostering development which will benefit all Zambians,” he said.

Rev Mwanza said the church is happy with the manner in which Zambians and all political leaders who participated in the tripartite elections, exhibited peace and unity.

And Rev Mwanza has commended outgoing President Banda for conceding defeat and respecting the will of the people. He said Mr Banda has exhibited maturity and kept his word.

“Mr Banda has shown Zambians and the world at large that democracy truly exists in Zambia by accepting defeat in a dignified manner and respecting the will of the people,” Rev Mwanza said.

He said the church is grateful that Mr Banda served the Zambian people well and contributed to the development of the nation in the few years he has been in office.

Rev Mwanza said very few leaders in Africa can do what Mr Banda has demonstrated—to respect the will of the people.

“Mr Banda is a beacon of democracy and he should be respected for contributing to championing democracy in Zambia,” he said.

Rev Mwanza also called on Zambians to give President Sata all the support he needs, to enable him to steer the country’s development more effectively.

Northmead Assemblies of God Church overseer Bishop Joshua Banda said he was delighted that God answered the prayers of Zambians for peaceful elections.

Bishop Banda said the transition of power from former President Banda to President Sata is a harmonious historic moment.

He said President Banda has demonstrated statesmanship in the way he has handed over power to Mr Sata. Bishop Banda said the move is a sign of maturity which should be commended.

He said he was glad that the inaugural speech by President Sata acknowledged his predecessor’s contribution to the development of Zambia.

“I am glad that his speech is based on moving Zambia forward in unity and development,” Bishop Banda said.

It is important for party cadres take a leaf from the gesture that Mr Sata has shown to his predecessor because Zambia is for everyone, he said.

“Mr Sata and Mr Banda have demonstrated to all Zambians that this country belongs to all of us and it is important for us to maintain peace and unity to forge forward,” Bishop Banda said.

He said although there were pockets of violence in some places, the tripartite elections were held in a peaceful manner.

“I commend all Zambians for exhibiting maturity during and after elections,” Bishop Banda said.

[Zambia Daily Mail]

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36 COMMENTS

  1. Thank you Bishop. Forgiveness is important but not a human virture.  It is important that H.E. M. Sata is prayed for. It has been a long road for to Presidency and he had been hurt on the way. Please remember him in your prayer. His “enemies” are already running eg. William Banda

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  2. THE CHURCH SHOULD ALSO WEED IT SELF OF SOME CHEAP FAKE PASTORS, APOSTLES AND BISHOPS WHO ARE IN IT FOR THE MONEY AND EASILY BOUGHT BY POLITICIANS. THIS WAS EVIDENT DTHE LAST ELECTIONS WHEN WE HAD PASTORS PRAYING THAT SATA DID NOT WIN BECAUSE HE WAS GOING TO DAMAGE THE CHRISTIAN VALUES AND WAS OF THE DEVIL AND WERE DOING ALL THIS BECAUSE OF THE BROWN ENVELOPS AND SECRET VISITS TO STATE HOUSE. THEY EVEN PROPHESED THAT PRESIDENT BANDA WAS GOING TO WIN BECAUSE GOD HAD TOLD THEM SO. THANK GOD, HE DOES NOT LISTEN TO FAKE PROPHETS AND HE GUIDED HIS ZAMBIAN CHILDREN TO DO THE RIGHT THING WITHOUT BEING FOOLED AND MISLED BY THE FAKE PASTORS WEARING EXPENSIVE CLOTHES, DRIVING LATEST CARS, LIVING IN MANSIONS WHILST THERE “FLOCK” IS WALLOWING IN POVERTY. WHITHER TO NOW THE FAKE BISHOPS AND PROPHETS?

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  3. Fuuuk you Churches in Zambia!!! You are using politics as a way to get rich instead of preaching the word of God but you ya busy dissing PF and supporting MMD. I don’t believe in Church and i pray and Worship God everyday. Churches are making millions while poor kids, women, men, etc are suffering on the streets. Where is your help? Fuuuk yououo

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  4. I lost hope in these churches when they chose to start opening their gobs in the time leading upto elections. The same people will now turn against RB.

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  5. Rev Masupha, Rev Chihana, and other Fake BIGOCCA pastors that were daily misleading Zambians on President Sata. U have eatn your own vomit. God Ordained Mr. Sata to rule and the time is now afetr having his other two elections stolen from him. We have plenty of fake Pastors in Zambia. Others championed FTJ and declared him innocent. Next let us remove John Malambo who calls himself Chief Mwanachingwala.

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    • I find it hard to believe that you think so low to say God ordained Mr. Sata to rule Zambia…get your act together.

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  6. Most Pentecostal Churches were not neutral like Bishop Imakando. Most of them were fake and demonised Mr. Sata. But God is greater, too great than these fake pastors that wer busy getting money from RB. Now Countryment, let us get the MMD branded vehicles. They were bought using tax payers Money.

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  7. The Pentecostal Churches were never there to support or come to the defence of Mr. Sata in the midst of all the insults hauled at OUR Dear President Now. They should keep quite or risk annoying Zambians. There are a few that took a neutral stance, one of them is Bishop Imakando, bless u Bishop and your church. Too many fake pastors bankrolld by RB and MMD.

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  8. Please our pastors, sometimes, stay away from passing unnecessary statements. You were the same People that were condemning SATA all the time. When announcements of election results, which lead to violence, delayed, you said nothing.

    Please keep quiet and contract on the Gospel. Zambians are forgiving People they have already forgotten of the Bad that MMD cadres did to others. Expect for William BANDA and DORA, they need to be taught Manners on how people live in a Society. Insults to elders and Violence are not part of our Good Zambian Morals.

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  9. The Bible is full of LAWS for the wrongs committed. To the contrary, pastors forget about the wrongs done by somebody but instead focuss on praising an individual on the good things that were done. As a nation we have to move away from this kind of thinking. Who doesn’t know the wrongs that Former President Rupiah Banda and his cronies committed?

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  10. What will help unity even further in our country will be how President Sata treats former President Banda. President Banda is MMD President and MMD is the largest opposition party in Zambia. We expect the former President not to snub state functions and it will be nice on 24 October to see KK, RB and Sata side by side, celebrating the 47th independence anniversary. Come on Zambia, let’s show the world that we can do it!

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  11. I hear pipo saying Guy scott is not eligible to be Vice President under the current law,can someone shade more data please?

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  12. Mr inmate please be careful with the way you comment. You say you believe in God but you don’t believe in the Church Nobody believes in a Church. Our belief should be in God but should we insult the Church the way you have done? Ask yourself; “WHAT IS THE CHURCH or WHO IS THE CHURCH? The Church is a universal body and that body is the body of Christ all over the world. You insult the Church then you insult God Himself. I beg you PLEASE be wise. If you have anything against the Church in Zambia, pray for that Church instead of insulting. And there are people talking about the Pentecostal Church; Brother let us not bring divisions among ourselves. I am Pentecost myself and I never stopped praying; 2 b cont

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    • What ever you have said somehow,i agree with you.Bt we r nt going 2 allow stupid 2 so called pastors hiding in the name of the church 2 brandish words of hatred 2 the zambia populus.Am equally a pentecostal,bt plz,did u see hw these stipid pastors nd bishops how they preched anarch?Supposing the country went in2 flames,who wud u ve blamed?As christians,our role is nt dat of being stupid nd insincere bt dat of preaching nd helping out the need,with the good message of God.Infact,we shall now resort 2 beating some of these pastors.We are nt going 2 wait 4 heaven 2 sort them out after all,this earth belongs 2 us nd we nid 2 correct the wrongs ourselves and thank God for such wisdom.So bro,prayer without action or faith is as good as dead. David listerned to God nd wen he wz abt 2 be attached.

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  13. Got agree Saint but that doesn`t mean the wrongs are gone. If there were any they need to be investigated and the law should take it`s course. No retribution though. Yes we can embrace people like say Dora but, if she did anything wrong as minister the law should visit her.

    We have to learn that no one is above the law. If during his tenure as President HE MCS does something wrong then he will have to answer for that. We cann`t keep forgiving even when something is clearly wrong. This is reason people think they are above the law. It`s what builds people like William Banda. We need a constitution and we need it urgently. A thing which should have been done by MMD but imagine how much money we lost for nothing. I think we need answers on that.

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  14. I never stopped praying for Mr Sata and was against everyone who said bad things about Him. I also prayed for Mr RB. That is the duty of true Christians and Christianity. If I was in Zambia at this time my vote would have gone to Mr Sata because I really wanted him to be the next President. I believe that if there were Pastors getting brown envelopes, it could not have been Pentecostal Pastors only. The problem with certain pastors is that they have big mouths and are hungry for money and they are there not to serve God but themselves. I don’t support such pastors whether Pentecost or whatever. The people who are rejoicing today are mixed and from different Churches. Let us be wise in the way we speak. Let us fear God and do our work as true believers believing in a God of love.

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  15. Contd. We need to have a constitution which will last and agreable to all. This is an area MCS would score points especially from me personally if he does a great job in puting a constituion in place. Let us stop this giving of sugar, ifitenge and the likes during elections. Let us reduce the powers of the president. Let us make leaders realise we employ them and they should be answerable to us.

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  16. we don’t want you to say anything,we want FR RANK BWALYA also to comment.you are the one who were backing the corrupted MMD. Iam now expecting the servant of God Fr Bwalya to talk.

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    • Father Bwalya crossed the line when he performed ritual killing of a chicken at a public rally. Period. That put his servanthood to God into question, and the Catholic church is very capable of dealing with that. Other than that, he is fine.

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  17. remind me pipo please,did joshua banda  condemn the removal of the  abuse of the office clouse?or  he was quiet?

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  18. If RB stole or misused public resources, he MUST be brought to account for his sins and face justice. Most Zambians celebrated when late Mwanawasa initiated investigation against late FTJ so even now SATA must investigate RB for abuse of office and if RB is found guilty, the law must take its course. Why was RB ‘defending’ himself that he did not knowingly abuse public resources when we Zambians were there to see what was going on. SATA must not listen to these face Bishops like Banda and the likes of him who were almost daily paraded by the MMD to issue deregotory remarks against PF and SATA. Yes reconcilliation is good but those who stole our money MUST be punished! Else SATA will be seen to be condoning corruption and we Zambians will rise against him as well!!!!!

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  19. The Church should weed itself of those bad eggs in its ranks. Instead of speaking for the majority silence others found it fit to support govt of the day just to win favours from the ruling party. As for PF leadership and now that they are in the driving seat they should forget the punishing the likes of Gregory CHifire, Chanda Chimba II, Edwin Lifwekelo and other characters (hired mercenaries). They not worth pursuing we knew their days were numbered and the people have their own choice.

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    • I would not recommend your idea. People must learn not to do evil on others. The way forward as i see it is to pucnish these characters first, let them repent and then we can forgive them. You saw for yourself how innocent pipo were assaulted by these guys and you want to let them free. Are you kidding me?

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  20. Joshua Banda is MMD and he a\was part of the NCC delegates. You have seen now that the people have spoken not what you like to castigate Sata in your sunday service every time you stand at the pulpit. Sata is now President Joshua what are you going to do?

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  21. the church is worried because the country has been taken over by the chief demon and Sata(na).what a shame!Let the MMD reoganise itself and be ready to grab power from these tyrans,vindictive and awful mouthed Farts.

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  22. Mwayaba  nama lyashi ya mitulo?  These fake pastors are a disgrace, they where in with RB and praising him as if he is a semi-god leader, chosen by god himself to rule Zambia! The church members should get read of these hustlers and find credible pastors for the churches to regain their credibility. These Nevers imitating scum are only interested in their pockets and nothing else to do with good governance or speaking on behalf of the people. It is damn shame!

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  23. Pastor Banda, if you really love and care for Zambia,  you should give back your piece of the K200 billion pie from NCC. To me you are nothing but an MMD cadre

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  24. Each one for himself and God for all!
    If you wrong people here on earth, you have to answer to them here!
    you pay for your wrongs here
    God will judge you later for your sins

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  25. :(( These pastoral iddiots will never cease to amaze me. They are nasty and hungry mudafuukers. Just last week they prayed with RB and castigated Sata for not attending the sham meeting. Today they are shamelessly linning up for sata. Wait for Sata to tell you off in few days time. Zambians have suffered financially as a result of following these fools who survived on offerings!!

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  26. May I remind PF supporters that is not iraq or libya where everyone who supported the former govt automatically becomes the enemy of the state and needs to be dealt with. u need to help yo party to shed off its reputation of being a violent/vengeful gang. so wat if joshua banda supported mmd; we are in a mullti-party state where everyone is free to support whooever. it seems u hope sata uses his presidency to persecute all those who opposed him; what shallow thinking! Remember how chiluba persecuted the gracious-in-defeat kaunda; well the God Lord made sure he blessed kk with enough years to allow him to watch chiluba fall from grace, be humiliated and die. lesa wabonse

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  27. these farts can do anything,these are hynas who have forgoten that their Presidsent also insulted many people.we shall wait and see what happens in 2016.dont forget that your time will oneday be over,you horrible farts

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