Father Frank Bwalya
Father Frank Bwalya

UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema should be commended for having changed his position against attending the national day of prayer because he has seen the value of worship, fasting together and reconciling, the Patriotic Front (PF) has said.

PF member of central committee Frank Bwalya said the last minute change of position on being part of the national day of prayer and fasting by Mr Hichilema should be seen as part of the conversion that Zambians had been praying for in all political leaders.

But UPND spokesperson Charles Kakoma said Mr Hichilema had never been against the national day of prayer and that he was at St Ignatius Catholic Church for the prayers.

Mr Kakoma said Mr Hichilema was only seeking clarification from Government on what the prayers were for and why there was need for forgiveness and reconciliation.

Father Bwalya said Zambians had been praying for conversion in political party leaders who were perceived to be bitter and spreading hatred among citizens.

He told the Sunday Nation that it was gratifying that Mr Hichilema had seen the need to join Zambians in prayer and fasting as a way of inviting God’s favour upon the country.

Fr Bwalya said the PF was also commending Christians and other God-fearing people in the UPND for for convincing Mr Hichilema to see to seek the face of God in times of challenges with others.

“The last minute U-turn by Mr Hichilema to attend the national day of prayer should be seen as part of the conversion that Zambians have been praying for in all political party leaders who are perceived to be bitter and spreading hatred. As such we commend Mr Hichilema for realising the value of praying together, fasting and reconciling as a way of inviting God’s favour upon our country. We also commend Christians and other God-fearing people in the UPND especially Mr Goeffrey Bwalya Mwamba who we are told helped Mr Hichilema abandon his position against attending the national day of prayer,” Fr Bwalya said.

Fr Bwalya said his prayer was that organisations and political parties with level headed members should advise and correct their leaders when they were wrong.

He explained that while it was normal for any leader to be wrong in their judgment even over simple things like praying together, it was important that the truth was always upheld. Fr Bwalya said leaders of political parties who were in the habit of misleading their followers and changing their position at the last minute were in fact causing a lot of embarrassment to their followers.

“I pray and hope that those who were sending text messages about the 666 and accusing President Edgar Lungu of being used by Pope Francis to mark Zambians with the sign of a beast will realise the wrong they were doing and repent and reconcile with the people they spiritually hurt with such messages,” Fr Bwalya said.

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  1. Now that we had prayer and fasting, i expect Father Bwalya to stop being Homosexual and mary a woman and not sleeping with his fellow men.

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    • Now that HH has prayed with you FB, It is hoped that the likes of you will see him as a Zambian offering his services to Zambia and not some toy of [email protected] abuse. It is sincerely hoped Bwana Bwalya that you have repented from judging others “bitter”, calling them under 5 when they are older than you. Those words are the tools of the devil in the manner they are used for they target to humiliate not uplift.

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    • Hello People,

      Can someone please advise if we have any change in exchange rate? Am late. Goood for Zambia

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    • @Cat Power, everything is almost to normal. Kwacha back to 5pin, miners back to work, PF members will surrender their guns.

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    • Pentecostal churches in Zambia have distorted Christianity in Zambia. A country praying for currency, what level of ignorance is this?! What an embarrassment!

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  2. In my case, I expect Chishimba, Chilufya Tayali, Mumbi Phiri and to be on PF TV today and appologise to millions of Zambians they have injured through their out burst insults. I thank you.

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    • No only that, they should also apologize to Zambians for Corruption, Misuse of Government Funds and abuse of Office, Furthermore, for being Liars on their Campaign Promises which have now brought Division / Tribalism in our Country.

      Lungu and Mrs Wina should also reconcile with Guy Scott , As he is the Man who ruled our country with dignity and never saw the Kwacha Fall as current.

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    • There was no need of having prayer and fasting just for that day because as usual people became Christians only for hours and after that they will be back to their usual tribalism, insults, name calling, corruption, beer drinking, adultery and fornication. People like Father Bwalya, Chama, mumbi and kambwili soon they will start the match of such vices.

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  3. Commended for being politically wise and graduating from under 5 to now under 6. I wonder what HH was thinking to utter a prayer boycott clarion call to his troops and and even encourage his followers not to attend. That was such an ill advised moved and too bad that this is a Damn you if you don’t and Damn you if you do, but I think it is better to be called a flip flopper than a man who opposed prayer. Good move HH, hence my upgrading of your status to under 6

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    • @ MMD Chief Bootlicker
      Sometimes my brother keeping quite is important than exposing yo folishness.
      Instead of you concertrating on paying damages for impregnanting your nieces, you resort to insulting HH. Are you normal?

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    • MMD Cheif… you seem to have low capacity to upgrade anything. The only person your should upgrade is yourself from a poor scholar to a proper scholar with substance.

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    • @Hildah Malama l certainly agree with you! I saw a bumper sticker in my pastors office:
      PREACH THE GOSPEL AT ALL TIMES
      IF NECESSARY USE WORDS!

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  4. Now that you are waiting for your expected political gains from this con, where now Zambia?
    You can’t even wait till the ink is dry to try to push the political mileage out of this con.
    Your comments Frank Bwalya rather contradict the lie that this whole charade was about reconciliation. You are exposing the true reason, political kudos and you have to wait to see if you will reap any? Just wondering why would a clever man be so quick to unwittingly expose the true reasons? Zambians are not all stupid, some of us can see through your tricks. The God we believe in can not be conned.

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  5. The Zambia Meterogical Department had told President Lungu two months before yesterday’s purported Sunday Service that for prayer and fasting that on 18th October Zambia would experience the common National Phenomenon of the Rainbow surrounding the sun. It was after Edgar Lungu was assured by the geographers that he chose 18th October 2015 knowing for sure that such a thing would happen and connived with certain pastors who were led by Bishop Chomba to blow it and claim it was God’s sign of accepting prayers.
    In short fellow Zambians, Edgar Lungu chose 18th October as he knew such a phenomenon would occur as advised by the Meterogical Department.This means whether prayers where conducted or not the rainbow would still be seen in Lusaka. Edgar Lungu is as clever as Lucifa trying to…

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    • @ Accurate Source
      Point of correction sir, the Meterogical Departments worldwide don’t predict such things, it is only the most experienced and experts called astrologists that may sometimes predict such occurrences and these are normally found in in US.
      Please be factual! God has heard our prayers and if you still don’t believe, just wait.

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    • @ Ghettho power you say God has answered the prayers because you saw a rain ball???? or these days faith is scarce…

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  6. MMD bootlicker, you are going in the wrong direction to growing up, your direction is that of dementia and Alzheimer’s as you grow old, it’s a pity that is your direction. You did your best and now you are past your “sell by date”

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  7. Now that HH has prayed with you FB, It is hoped that the likes of you will see him as a Zambian offering his services to Zambia and not some toy of [email protected] abuse. It is sincerely hoped Bwana Bwalya that you have repented from judging others “bitter”, calling them under 5 when they are older than you. Those words are the tools of the devil in the manner they are used for they target to humiliate not uplift.

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    • HH never attended prayers. He was busy sucking people’s blood. What do you expect of a masonist?

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    • Bwalya what a useless article you have written all about HH!!!!and it is full of lie and stupidity at its highest degree, I don’t know why you still call your self a father whe you have been rejected by Catholics. You are cursed that’s why you behave like a mad dog. *****

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  8. The price for sitting back and letting fools drive is what we see today – very high – too high.
    They have crashed our economy in 4 years, squeezed people into poverty, wrecked the kwacha, brought loadshedding, spread hunger and misery, and they want us to look away from these problems and focus on a rainbow in the sky?

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  9. Fr Bwalya you are becoming a liar, why are you condeming HH instead of condeming Davies Chama (SG) who insulted Tongas. Lets not be exited for nothing. Has E. Lungu reconciled with Guy Scott,has DORA reconciled with late SATA’s family,has mumbi reconciled with GBM and others, you Fr Bwalya have you reconciled with HH who you hate very much. What was the purpose of yestarday’s prayers.
    Has Kambwili reconciled with HH there are so may questions to be answered.

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  10. That is still under-valuing hh who is now talking like a teenager….Hei s a teenager …and I congratulate him.Hh should now apply for a voters card after obtaining the NRC. Thereafter he should join a party that he should listen to its advice before becoming a leader of udnp not UPND.
    He is a laughingstock in Zambian politics.
    Fr Bwalya has now pardoned the under five and recommended him to become a teenager….bravo hh the under seventeen. Now that you have repented …we the Zambians want to see you grow politically by becoming a udnp member before you join upnd the party without advisers.

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    • When you are this sick, not even the devil can help you. Your problem is beyond every human being save for God. You have no understanding of God’s powers and that is why you keep insulting instead of supporting the cause for the prayers yesterday. Its people like you that make the President’s announcement a mockery. Surely you will reap your rewards in due time.
      If you suffer from brain damage, do not assume all Zambians do. The prayers were meant to heal all manner of hatred among our people, reconcile political parties, etc.
      Your comments are of no use to anyone.

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    • Get your brain tested and stop talking rubbish, HH is my choice and remains our president for UPND and he is the best at the moment.

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  11. @ Lusaka Times:
    Ba Lusaka Times, Iam disappointed with you. you seem to have also been compromised by PF by blocking some opposing comments. You risk being irreverent like the watchdog. Why bloking anti PF messages and allowing Pro PF messages? How much have you received from the “prayer Fasting” (PF) for u to behave like Tumfweko and Watchdog?

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  12. Pf members hav offended many. Didnot hear any words of apology from Chama.. Bwalyas above statement still has some ingredients of bitterness for HH. Why talk about HH only?

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  13. I am glad that we have reconciled. I expect:

    1. The Opposition also to be given fair coverage on ZNBC and the Daily Mail etc

    2. The Post Newspaper also to cover both the opposition and ruling party equally.

    3. PF Cadres to surrender all their Pangas and guns to the police and use them no more.

    4. All the politically motivated/inclined cases to be withdrawn forthwith from the courts.

    5. The victimisation and persecutions of opposition leaders to stop henceforth.

    6. Edgar Lungu to hold a press conference as soon as possible, explain to the people the way forward and allow the nation to amicably ask questions on the state of the nation.

    7. All the tenders and contracts awarded dubiously to cadres due party affiliations should be cancelled forthwith.

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  14. These pLLLayers will not acheive anything. Especially when FB was praying for HH to change his mind to attend the plllayers. I just hope that that chap who owes me money didn’t attend that event and prlayed that i forget ndalama zannga he borrowed

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  15. There you go again. Bloggers full of vulgar language that does not commensurate to the prayers you held yesterday. For heavens’s sake WHY are you so obsessed with what HH does. WHAT fasting was it when people gathered at 14hrs instead of the earlier 6 am as pronounced. What reconciliation when immediately after prayers you want to cause disharmony. Leave HH alone, it is his life and he makes his choices. If you don’t like his deeds, simply do not vote for him and those who are happy with him they will vote for him. I like the sermon from one Catholic Bishop yesterday. He said, “GOD has been answering our prayers but we do not want to change, the problems we have today, GOD gave us signal of what we should do but we do not want to follow the signal, he went on to say we can fast and…

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    • He finnaly liken us Zambians to prayer full family in a country that was attacked by a typhoon. He said in this country announcements were done that every body should leave to the high land but this family refused and were just praying. Buses were sent to ferry the people while every body left this family refused and they were praying that GOD will answer them. Finally water come up to there neck and a helicopter come and dropped the baskets tied to the ropes and announcement were made that jump into the basket but still this family refused till they perished. In death they said GOD why didn’t you save and the Lord said, my sons, I sent buses to ferry you even a helicopter but you refused what did you want me to do.

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    • He then likened us Zambian to this family. He said even when GOD has given us signal to change so that things get better we are refusing. This sermon, made the Minister who was in attendance so uncomfortable.

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  16. Soory ba Lusaka times…………… for wrongly stating that you are blocking messages when in fact not. I regrete and withdraw my statement.

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  17. And where did Kabimba pray? He needed this type of positive exposure and deliverance for himself and his Rainbow. The massive “exposure” that he has been accorded by the Past News has a massive negative impact on Kabimba and Rainbow simply because his promoter is perceived very negatively by people.
    I wonder when Zambian politicians will heed my warning that to be quoted or to appear in the Past News is the most damaging publicity one can get, Mmembe simply carries too much baggage to be of any good use to anybody. Just look at the way that today he condemns Lungu for things that everybody knows were initiated with full approval of Mmembe under the theme Michael this Michael that, and no wrong was seen by Mmembe then. Either he has no foresight or he was blinded by the business…

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  18. Chief MMD boot licker You have become so PF obsessed. It is not enough just to call for prayers. Your brother
    ECL is even creating more ministries and wants God to come from heaven to change things for him. In addition to this he decides to charter a plane and musicians to the UN function to the tune of $300,000 which is another wasteful activity. Zambian should expect more suffering from PF. This father Bwalya of yours thinks it is a big achievement to call for prayers. I used to think this MMD chief boot licker was moderate and reasonable man but I have now come to terms why he is MMD chief boot licker.
    Country Cabinet Minister Population
    USA 16 220 million
    Japan 22…

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  19. MMD Boot licker.
    USA 16 cabinet ministers 220 million people, Japan 22 cabinet ministers population 127 million people, India 35 cabinet ministers 1.6 billion people, Nigeria 19 minister 178 million people. You can see the efficiency in managing the economies MMD boot licker and your father Bwalya and not thinking that National prayers is a very big achievement. Your RB and ECL have just failed. Anyway after prayers let us see what happens.

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  20. Zambia 68 cabinet minitsre 13.4 million people compare that with statistics given above and you want to praiser father Bwalya. In fact what appeared on the day of prayers was the Rainbow Party when it is the PF party which organised these prayers. You have failed dear friends just admit and please stop name calling innocent people over your failures.

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  21. I Wonder What F,b Wud Ve Said If It Were H,h Who Had Slaughtered A Chicken At A Rally The Way He Himself Had Done? F,b Enjoy Your New Found Career,

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  22. Father bwalya is a wicked priest who should not be taken seriously. HH is a by far better Christian than El and FB

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  23. The kwacha is weakening further.Read the international media ,we are a laughing stock !! They are saying instead of praying,don’t dip your hands into the Treausry,sign fake contracts,pay taxes,leaders to account for expenditure etc..they are pointing a finger on leadership

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  24. UPND your HH should learn not to criticise anything and everything coming from PF. He has now become a laughing stalk because of always being a critic of PF. He has given PF a massive political arsenal,that will surely put him down next year. Surely,people ve now lost confidence nd trust in him. ECL received massive love,support and acceptance yesterday by thousands that came through for prayer.

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  25. What u-turn, Father Bwalya? According to Radio Phoenix news at 13 hours yesterday Sunday 18 October, the UPND u-turned from the first u-turn (urging members to attend the national day of prayer announced by Cornellius Mweetwa on Saturday, 17 October) and announced through Cornellius Mweetwa that the first u-turn urging their members to attend the National Day of Prayer was a mistake! Mweetwa has since apologized to all UPND members for misleading them! Is there a new u-turn I don’t know about?

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  26. Having first made sure that he has scarcely anything left to express, he then sets to work to express it. HG Wells.

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  27. I was looking forward to frank walya’s convertion from being an architect of tribal politics, innuendoes, insinuations to being a unifying priest and consistent honest and relevant member of the PF Central Committee. Mumbi phiri, flank walya, kishimba chimbwili, davis charmer and the ka promiscuous chi loo fear tire lee are the elements denting the image of our able and God given presido, HE ECL. Mr President please, closely examine these people, they are out to finish you, their love and reverence towards you is not genuine..bamuselela kwakaba! We love u HE.

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  28. HH did not U turn but simply attended church prayers as usual at s t Ignatius Catholic church, he did not join anybody including Lungu at show grounds. Those who did not go to show ground are equally Christians. Christianity is not like Islam were prayer is command no in Christianity we believe in free will.

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  29. Surely responding to this chap is a waste of time and resources. We need to discuss issues here that will sustain us. Even in Malawi and Mozambique they had a rainbow but they were not having national prayers. If we continue on this path, it will be more disaster for this national. I know many of these chaps have gone to sleep hoping that things will change. But wait, the chaps will cry.

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  30. YOU MEAN TO TELL ME THIS PARADE INCLUDED A FAKE BLOOD SACRIFICE? ANIMAL CRUELTY? THIS IS WITCHCRAFT! I AM GLAD I WAS NOT THERE. NOW IS WHEN WE REALLY NEED EVEN MORE PRAYER TO GET RID OF SUCH PRACTICES. THAT IS PAGANISM. HOW DO YOU KILL AN INNOCENT ANIMAL IN SUCH A CRUEL MANNER JUST FOR POLITICAL GAMES. ITS ONE THING TO DO IT BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO EAT IT NOT FOR POLITICS THAT IS PAGANISM AND ANIMAL CRUELTY. SOMEONE PLEASE TELL ME THESE PHARISEES DID NOT SLAUGHTER A CHICKEN. AND OUR PRESIDENT APPROVED THIS? WHAT A GOVERNMENT!

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  31. Enough…still talking about the same …can’t we talk development now please…praying was done so let’s move foward…no wonder Zambia is behind..people wasting time debating baseless issues…Now this tells you how Powerful HH is…all eyes was on him

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  32. Ushe yenze ma puleyas yabwanji kansi? kusiliza chabe ma pempelo basi mwabwelela kukamba kamba pili HH, one wonders if you truely REPENTED.

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  33. YABA KOMA Iam begining to love politics now, so FB took advantage of HH’s clarifications and He issued such a statement ?? yaba bane politics one has to be carefull the things they say otherwise they backfire

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  34. Pentecostal churches in Zambia have distorted Christianity in Zambia. A country praying for currency, what level of ignorance is this?! What an embarrassment!

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  35. Pentecostal churches in Zambia have distorted Christianity in Zambia. A country praying for currency, what level of ignorance is this?! What an embarrassment!!!

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  36. Bwalya is possessed by demons and that’s why he is behaving like a mad person. The things which he says and does do not make any of sense. This is an OLD man who was actually a priest but still behaves like a 15 year old and very immature!! I am convinced that this id.iot will never grow up which is why he has been expelled from the Catholic Church.

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  37. We are behaving like illiterates in Zambia. Prayer without action is useless. why should we be superstitious and expect fuel and food prices to reduce after the prayer day. Wake up Zambia. we need good leadership and not the current PF. Let us not use religion as an opium. Please Please Zambians. we have to love our country like the fearless South Africans.

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  38. God gave us 6 days in which to work. Without hard work, as govt is doing, and lack of planning, huge unnecessary govt expenditure, corruption, ill treatment of the underprivileged etc, you can pray and pray without any positive results. We need hard work as Paul did (he did not only pray):
    2 Thessalonians 3:10 For even when we were with you, we gave you this rule: “If a man will not work, he shall not eat.”
    2 Thessalonians 3:11 We hear that some among you are idle. They are not busy; they are busybodies.”

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  39. Comment: You people talking about HH this,Father Bwalya that dont still understand what forgiveness AND
    reconciliation mean.Stop insults please for the sake of unity.We are brothers.

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  40. The Missionaries used the Bible to deceive Africans. They came with the Bible in their hands & said “Lets pray, close your eyes”. By the time the prayer was over, the Africans had the Bible in their hands while the Europeans had the land, mining rights, taxes on villagers etc.

    PF politicians are also using the same tactic to blind Christians. Please pray with your eyes open or else you’ll be used by Politicians while bask in looted Govt funds. Pray to God through Jesus Christ but do not be taken advantage of.

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  41. IS THIS THE RECONCILIATION YOU WERE PREACHING YESTERDAY, YOU EVEN START CONDEMNING OTHERS BEFORE THE 24 HRS COMES TO AN END . FATHERLESS BWALYA WERE YOU ONCE A MAN OF GOD OR YOU WENT THERE BECAUSE YOU HAD NOTHING TO DO THEN ?

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  42. GET THINGS STRAIGHT HH NEVER AND NEVER U TURNED AND HE NEVER ATTENDED ANY SERVICE ON 18/10/15 ITS MWIITWA WHO U TURNED AND ASKED UPND MEMBERS TO ATTEND. ITS SUPRISING THAT SEVENTH DAY MEMMBERS ALSO NEVER ATTENDED.IN SOLWEZI SEVENTH DE WENT TO SWEEP AT SOLWEZI GENERAL 06 ~11 HOURS WHEN THERE CHURCHES ARE AS DIRT AS A BUS STATION. LETS WORK TOGETHER U LOOSE NOTHING TOGETHER WITH OTHERS. UNLESS U ARE THE ONLY RIGHTEUS ONES ON EARTH. ARE U LIKE WATCHTOWERS ALSO ?

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  43. @ Blago, I attended the prayers with many other well meaning Zambians. Not a single one of us prayed for the kwacha. You mean to say that you disobeyed your president’s HH instructions and missed the prayers? instead lying down in your bed and reading and believing the nonsense that was written in Bloomberg? What a fool you are, even a xenephobic south african magazine could sway your thinking? Whaa, Hitler wiuld have gassed you, rightly so for once!

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  44. Bwalya stop spreading propaganda about HH and find something to do. You are have been cursed that’s why you behave like a mad dog. Grow up.

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  45. Frank Bwalya. Chishimba Kabwili. Davies Chama. Mumbi Phiri Try To Appoint One Spokesperson Of U And Perhaps We Can Understand What Offence H,h Has Done To U, Shudnt We Ve Opposition Parties, Ukubwata Bwata,

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