Orthodox Bishop Edward Chomba has defended his remarks at a public rally that Hajainde Hichilema belongs to the Freemason movement, a movement christians consider a satanic cult.
Chomba told the Lusaka High court judge Mwila Chitabo that opposition UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema the satanic cult in April, 1999 and was initiated from Eagle Lodge Number 7232EC which is the Grand Lodge for Freemasons in Zambia.
Chomba disclosed that Hichilema still a congregant of the Masons Temple located in Cha Cha Cha road, next to the Zambezi River Authority building in Lusaka.
Chomba stated that Hichilema appears on both the local and international register of the Freemasons and members of the public could find this information freely on the Freemasons Register.
The former Bishop has maintained that Mr Hakainde’s membership is confirmed by the list and register of the freemasons in Zambia.
Anderson Mazoka founded the UPND and used the Freemason’s symbol-the hand- as the party’s symbol.
Mazoka later renounced his membership from the cult and changed his christian congregation and died a Catholic.