Some members of the Jehovah’s Witness Church have condemned calls by some opposition political parties to deregister the organisation for not participating in politics.
The members, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told ZANIS that it is unfair for leaders of political parties to start condemning their church.
They said such remarks should be condemned by all well-meaning religious members as they are likely to bring confusion and hatred in the nation.The church members added that politicians calling for the deregistering of their church are infringing on people’s rights of association.
The further explained that Zambia is a Christian Nation and the Jehovah’s witnesses believe in their church doctrine and values.
They have since advised politicians spearheading such calls to concentrate on bringing positive development to the people rather than creating division among religious groups.
Recently National Revolution Party (NRP) leader, Cosmo Mumba, appealed to the Registrar of Societies to force Jehovah’s Witnesses to start singing the national anthem and participate in political elections alleging that they were contributing to voter apathy in the country.