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UCZ condemns violence, calls for tolerance

General News UCZ condemns violence, calls for tolerance

The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) has condemned the violent activities perpetuated by some political parties during the campaigns for the January 20 presidential election across the country.

UCZ General Secretary Peggy Kabonde said presidential candidates and their political parties should ensure that their supporters stop engaging in any form of violence or provocative activities.Reverend Kabonde said political parties and their members should campaign peacefully.

She has since called for peaceful and corruption free elections saying people should uphold the love and tolerance towards one another especially that they live in Christian nation.Rev Dr. Kabonde said Zambia is a democratic country hence the rule of law should be respected to allow voters to exercise their free will when choosing the candidates of their own choice.

She further urged all political parties to refrain from any form of corruption that will affect the electorate from making informed decisions.
She said during a press briefing in Lusaka today that there was need for peace and unity to continue prevailing in the country during campaigns and elections.

Rev. Kabonde has also called on the church to encourage their members to participate the forthcoming elections because the role and importance of the church in voter education cannot be underestimated.She has meanwhile disclosed that UCZ’s golden Jubilee coincides with the country’s forthcoming presidential elections which were necessitated by the death of late President Michael Sata.

She said for this reason, UCZ members will be conducting prayers and fasting for the country to have peaceful elections.
Rev. Kabonde has since called on all Christians and political parties to join in prayers and fasting at Heroes Stadium on 17th January 2015 where about 40,000 members across the country will be expected to gather during a symposium under the theme “The relevance of the church in the 21st Century: Zambian Context”.


  1. The United Church of Zambia (UCZ) has condemned PF for perpetuated violent during the campaigns for the January 20 presidential election across the country.

  2. Is PF the only contestant in this election? Why the talk, this PF, that Lungu blabla. These PF and Lung must be very special and important and main actor? Oh I get it, they are the most eligible for plot one. In that case it is Viva Lungu, Viva PF

    • @Diva

      You again! Ati “important and main factor”! – yes he is!

      He is the Incumbent president of the ruling party and therefore a factor!!!!

      The election will unseat him and install a new ruling party and president. So yes, numbskull, until then he is a factor!!! Capish?

      Why don’t you go and do something easy like remove the wax buildup in your ears? Then ask someone nearby to explain slooooowly.

  3. A bit more courage from the church would be in order. Well at least UCZ you’ve alluded to it.
    Let’s see how long the catholics keep their head buried in the sand. Not a peep from them as yet.

  4. PF introduced violence in Zambian politics.Never to vote for PF again.KUYA BEBELE.May God deliver our nation from those savage PF candres.

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