Dipak Patel (l), Hakainde Hichilema, Dr Maureen Mwanawasa and political activist Dante Saunders
Dipak Patel (l), Hakainde Hichilema, Dr Maureen Mwanawasa and political activist Dante Saunders

BY REV. BISHOP JEVAN KAMANGA

I want to appeal to the people of Zambia to open their eyes and to open them wide. The Day of National Prayer, Fasting, Forgiveness and Reconciliation has come and gone but there are few issues we cannot ignore which have exposed certain individuals and institutions which have tickled our senses and caused us to think twice about such entities. Watch and Pray that Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, the Post Newspaper and the Zambian Watchdog, will not bring division, twisting of the truth, manipulation and sowing seeds of dissention amongst the people of Zambia who have enjoyed peace, love and unity in the past 50 years.

As far as I am concerned, the UPND, under the leadership of Mr. Anderson Kambela Mazoka (MHSRIEP), was a Party to be reckoned with. But the current UPND under Mr. Hakainde Hichilema leaves much to be desired. I know there are many good people within the UPND who mean well for this country. From the top of my head, people like Hon. Gary Nkombo, Hon. Request Muntanga, Hon. Jack Mwiimbu, Hon. Cornelius Mweetwa and Dr. Canicius Banda, who seem genuine but may be intimidated or misguided by their leader, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema.

Unfortunately, their leader, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, is a dictator who is so self-centered that he wants to all things to be done his way even at the expense of national matters. Mr. Hichilema reacted sharply and negatively to President Edgar Chagwa Lungu’s call to National Prayer, discouraging his followers from attending and supporting such a noble call. Two days later, his Vice President, Dr. Canicius Banda broke his president’s directive and encouraged all UPND members to support the Day of Prayer. Again Mr. Hichilema went on some Radio Stations where he maintained his position and further tried to misinterpret this call to prayer and discouraged his members from supporting the national day of prayer. But you could see that his followers disobeyed him and opted to join this noble call.

What was interesting was that two days before the day of Prayer, the Party Deputy Spokesperson, Hon. Cornelius Mweetwa was on National TV, where he encouraged all UPND members to turn up in numbers and support the noble call to a Day of National Prayer, Fasting, Forgiveness and Reconciliation. But guess what, when Mr. Hichilema realized he had lost the plot, he tried to pull the Honorable Catholic Church and Father Chilinda in his selfish pursuit, something we have all condemned. He reckons, through his Watchdog that he was invited against the National event when in actual fact, Father Chilinda himself and his Choir graced the national event, participating fully in the day of prayer.

It is very clear now that Mr. Hichilema is a divisive, self-centered and malicious leader who is willing to twist every truth just to score a few political points. He must not be allowed to belittle the Democracy we fought for in 1991. I seriously want to appeal to Mr. Hichilema again not to take the church for granted to try and bring contempt on respectable churches like the Catholic Church and all Honorable churches and their leaders who attended the National Day of Prayer. I am sure that he swallowed his tongue when he saw the numbers that turned up for prayers at the show grounds and in all the Districts. He missed it completely and the people of Zambia showed him that they are above petty politics. Now he is busy trying to gain some time by posting scriptures every morning, it’s too late, we have seen through you sir.

As we celebrate independence, I want to appeal to the people of Zambia to ignore, discard and shelve the Post Newspaper and the Zambian Watchdog as they have outlived their purpose in our Democracy. They no longer command a following they had before 2011. The Zambian Watchdog, which is an HH mouth piece, has belittled all the churches who attended the prayer meeting calling them ‘Tutemba’. Honestly, are you telling me that PAOG, Bread of Life, UCZ, the Catholic Church, BIGOCA and the many churches that attended are ‘Tutemba’ churches? Are you telling me that all those many Men of God are ‘Tuntembas’? apa peve mwaitaya baba.

I appeal to the people of Zambia to see through Mr. Hakainde Hichilema and ignore him and never to give him a chance to lead this country as he may destroy it in his unrighteous personal ambitions to plot one. Further, I also appeal to the UPND, as they are a good people, to remove this man (HH) from leading them because he is misrepresenting them in his self-centered pursuit to plot one. To my big brother GBM, I also want to appeal to him to think twice before his political career is completely destroyed by this man who wants to use him for personal gain. GBM must humble himself and make peace with the PF, otherwise, his political career is gone.

Ladies and gentlemen, let us keep the peace, and the unity and the love that we have enjoyed for the past 50 years and not allow Mr. Hakainde Hichilema, the Zambian Watchdog and the Post Newspaper to destroy that which we fought for.

Thank you and God bless

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62 COMMENTS

  1. never before has a party been so scared on the opposition that they must criticize and condem them at every opportunity they get !!

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    • What kind of “bishop” is that Kamanga is? When he left NAREP he went about writing hatred of Elias Chipimo. Today he go about writing graffiti on HH.
      Are their any ministerial positions left in PF? He should have written that before Edgar released the innocent dove last Sunday, maybe he could have been given 5 minutes of releasing his anger.

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    • “As far as I am concerned, the UPND, under the leadership of Mr. Anderson Kambela Mazoka (MHSRIEP), was a Party to be reckoned with. But the current UPND under Mr. Hakainde Hichilema leaves much to be desired.” Why do people like praising dead people than when one is still alive? I have a problem with people who compare people with the dead. What is there to talk about Mazoka whom you attacked day and night in the same fashion during his time. I am able to choose a good leader between HH and Edgar for now and no one can persuade me for now. Its better you go in villages to cheat those villagers not online where people are informed . You are just wasting your time bwana bishop.

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    • The author of this useless article was under the influence of narcotic drugs and alcohol at the time of writing the article.

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    • Kamanga mune, it is the PF that has achieved nothing from this day. Nothing apart from enriching some Pentecostal pastors from government allowances.

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    • HH is a zambian who’s also our brother, uncle, father, neighbour, churchmate, husband and above all a human being. Now this kantemba bishop wants us to hate him.
      Awe yali national day of prayer sure.

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    • REV. BISHOP JEVAN KAMANGA, you seem to be more political than anything. What is the day of national prayers done to the suffering of the majority Zambians? Nothing is the simple answer. PF is using such platforms to just distract the masses from the truth that the economy is in trouble from all fronts i.e. externally and internally. Internal economic factors is what PF should be working on, however they have decide to ignore them. You Rev. Kamanga just pray for the PF leadership to make prudent economical decisions like cutting down the size of cabinets. How come you are worried about HH and company and not worried about the first ready not being present at those prayers and fasting?

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  2. I totally agree with you Hichilema is a “divisive, self-centered and malicious leader who is willing to twist every truth just to score a few political points”. As For GBM the sooner he goes back to Pf the better like observed he will go in the oblivion like Mucheleka.

    I feel pity for GBM he is what i will call a Brave Coward who say he will win the Kasama Central Seat but rushes to Supreme for protection. But its temporal GBM is politically gone as observed by Tayali.

    As for HH he will remain a loser who is now asking for k250 from poor Zambians for his 2016 campaign what a shame

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    • What were you praying for on Sunday kanshi, you are back to same pulling-down your friends who are already successful. what is GBM has to lose?

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  3. These are the kicks of a dying horse. You will not sway us any more by your deception we can see for our selves what you want to achieve. Bwana we can read between the lines and you will never change our minds the die is cast. There is no turning back……FORWARD WE GO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. A country is never without challenges, HH and UPND present lies, half truth, prejudices and propaganda. HH always dwell on assumptions and not facts, these are premised on shaky ground and contradictory premises.

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    • @ pio

      Did you comment on PF 2 million jobs in 90 days, then cut to 500,000 in a year or more money in our “pockets” in 90 days or about cost of living or about people driven constitution in 90 days? Which lies are you blabbing about?
      Ops, I forgot, strength (lol) of Kwacha, malnutrition, taking musicians to New York, chartering plane at the cost of 300k?

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  5. I have noticed, from people’s comments on ZWD, that people are no longer interested in it because their lies can even be seen by a baby. Only HH enjoys reading it.

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    • Mr Die Hard, If you like ZWD so much keep your comments on ZWD. Why bring them here? I’m sure there are guys equal to the challenge to debate with you there. Here we try to reason with a confused bishop – Who ordains these Bishops these days??????

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  6. There is something wrong with HH. he is trying to adopt the Sata type of politics which is unlikely to get him to plot 1 next year. He is not as popular as Sata was and he doesn’t have the support of credible media houses. The Post is not in support of UPND but Rainbow and this will only serve to split opposition votes next year. UPND supporters should also realize that HH is not liked by Zambians from at least 6 provinces because of tribal statements that have characterized his presidency.
    He is losing in 2016.

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    • @Queen
      ” only a tonga can succeed Mazoka” This statement will hurt UPND for many years to come. who doesn’t know that UPND is southern province and southern provice is UPND.

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    • ESHU please told about the more cash in the pocket in 90days and what is transpiring. PF is in power and not in opposition. Give the nation direction and not worrying about UPND which is not ruling. It seems PF you have lost the plot and you do not know what to do now that you have the instruments of power, the only thing you are doing is fighting opposition. Talk about voting by show of hands and how that matches PF constitution.

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    • ESHU, please talk about the more cash in the pocket in 90days and what is transpiring. PF is in power and not in opposition. Give the nation direction and not worrying about UPND which is not ruling. It seems PF you have lost the plot and you do not know what to do now that you have the instruments of power, the only thing you are doing is fighting opposition. Talk about voting by show of hands and how that matches PF constitution.

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    • @ESHU, the unfortunate statement that “only a Tonga can lead UPND..” was not made by HH but by his supporters. It was wrong headed and HH should have disowned it immediately. That statement falls in the same catergory as “..wako ni wako..” made by ECL when campaigning in Mfuwe as well as Chama’s statement about Tonga’s “using their polygamous nature to bear children..” who will vote for HH.
      Iam not Tonga, but I think it is time we moved away from this tribal talk and concentrated on a person’s ability to deliver. Has Lungu delivered for PF? If not, let’s try HH. Why not?

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  7. Does this mean the day of National Prayers was made for HH or what ba Rev Bishop Jevan Kamanga.
    Even in local churches not everyone attends every Sunday or Saturday.

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  8. Its like people are using the name of God in vain. Its clear that the day of prayer and fasting was a political rally. Zambians know what is good for them and would not dare vote a lazy drunkard who has destroyed our economy again.

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  9. In fact, to me the ‘Bishop’ himself wants to sow the seeds of Hate, Division and Intolerance. Is it not a conspiracy that Hon. Kambwili gives similar views to these? Let us learn to look through the skin or cloth, and identify people for who they really are.

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  10. such an ***** to be called Rev.please let go of such lunatics..this boy is not fit to be a priest..cadre..

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  11. I’m a PF supporter but if my party fails to meet my expectations I will support the UPND if they replace HH. I don’t know the details of the Bishop’s beef.. but I think that UPND under a different leader might offer a better political option for reasons given about HH. I was a UPND member under late MAZOKA… After his death I bought into SATA… One Zambia

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    • This so called “Bishop” is now advocating hatred a day after the PF call to pray for reconciliation!

      This man is no servant of God, he is a Devils follower possessed by demons!

      This rubbish he is talking is what caused the Genocide in Rwanda!

      Can someone please shoot this dog with Rabies.

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  12. How can someone be Rev. Bishop………? It’s just inferiority complex (trying to be strong on paper and in title without any results to show for it. We have tried it all and this time it is HH Chabe!

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  13. You bishops your prayers and fasting were made for HH or to attack HH? if you see that no results in your prayers and fasting think for another step than dairy attacking one person to me it’s like your fear z now hh and mind u the more u attack him the more u re campainig for him and pliz they dt force sumone to pray and fasting,you had prayers and fasting bt from that day u dt stop attacking,insulting now u want to bring sangomas at state house what was the use of prayers and fasting

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  14. Verily verily I say unto you, if HH had gone ahead with the PF-UPND pact, right now he was going to be the president and NOT ECL, agreed? This is why chilemubaba sana! The best is for HH to pull out of policitics and lead a quiet life. Visiyeni chabe fi mapolitics badala, chindi chasika.

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    • Liar! If HH had gone with the PF-UPND, he was going to be fired by Sata within weeks for wanting to do what is right and not the PF confused way of doing things and corruption. You are just like people who praise Mazoka today when they rejected him when he was alive. They had no plan from day 1 and he couldn’t fit in with chimbwi style.

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  15. After detaining him with a view to charge him with aggravated robbery, the police have suddenly decided to let Kabwe based journalist Wilson Pondamali to go home.
    The police had detained Pondamali in the morning at Kabwe Central police in what the Watchdog has now established were instructions from PF main lawyer Tutwa Ngulube.
    And the Watchdog is reliably informed that the state has stationed an OP agent at a house near Pondamali’s residence. We shall soon expose this agent, photos and vehicles he is using, as we have been monitoring him.

    SO PONDAMALI IS WATCHDOG!!!

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  16. Ba Rev please help Zambia heal I thought its the reason we held prayers pa 18th October, you were ordained to bring the flock together and not lay us asunder. We long for spiritual guidance from the clergy we pray in the run up to next year’s general elections integrity, truthfulness, self introspection and restraint on your part will help us come together in peace and make the right choice. We long for wise counsel Ba Rev Amen.

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  17. I certainly don’t know how old most of you who have commented above are, but calling the Bishop vulgar names and the like is to stoop too low. Now let’s debate as a people on a mission to better our country. Let us not be used by either HH or ECL to fight one another. Let us instead respect each other’s onions and accept to differ on different topics. If ECL tells you to fight your brother or sister with everything you’ve got, do the opposite, don’t follow through, and if HH commands you to do the same, denounce him. We are certainly better than these cowards who want to fight their battles using innocent people like you and I.

    We all know certain media houses are not worth the salt, the best treatment is not to subscribe to such, I for one stopped paying attention to the Past…

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    • UPND members have now resorted to insults. No hope of their leader taking over power. Awe mwe

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  18. Let me say this now.
    Ever since HH started getting popular he has created alot of enermies, does it mean he is the only one who is in opposition.
    Prayer day was not a forcing matter, if those in ruling PF cant attend the prayers why accussing. Please tell me if the people like Fr Bwalya have now changed after those prayers.
    Iam still seeing hatrate in this former Priest. Zambia is a christian nation, if God has chosen HH to be next president, please let him rule.

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  19. “I want to appeal to the people of Zambia to open their eyes and to open them wide. The Day of National Prayer, Fasting, Forgiveness and Reconciliation has come and gone…”
    has God also come and gone?
    “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute..” Matt 5:44
    “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Matthew 5:9
    Rev. Bishop Javen Kamanga shouldn’t this be you primary task as a religious leader??

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  20. Comment:AWE KWENA MULESHILYA.I THINK I WLL CALL U A CADER THAN A BISHOP BECOZ U’RE BEING USED BY THE DEVIL.YO PRAYERS WAS A CAMPAIGN RALLY.THATS WHY ME ME I DNT BELIEVE IN U COZ I READ DE BIBLE.PLSE DONT EVEN CALL YOSELF BISHOP.I WLL BE PRAYING FOR U SO THAT U BE EXPOSED.MWEMIPASHI ISHAKOWELA AND I CURSE U IN THE NAME OF JESUS.AMEN

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  21. Comment:U are busy with politics go back to the prayers dnt be used by the devil bcoz of money and the pipo doesn’t wnt to agree were they have gone wrong.hey come out of it.

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  22. UPND NEEDS ANOTHER LEADER; BUT RESPECT THE CURRENT LEADER
    As I have always said, we need another leader to take over from HH, seriously. What I am against is branding him completely as a failure. He is an Economist and can still play a very big role in the governance of Zambia, even help in resolving some of the current challenges which may continue even when we form government. He has tried to get the Presidency, but alas, it has eluded him and we can’t continue wishing like beggars forever when we have immediate replacement who are often seen standing as his “body guards”. Time is running out and now people are so excited and arguing whether to fast and pray or not and such mediocrity of thought. If We do not put our hous ein order and find a replacement, now, it is not a curse, but…

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  23. UPND NEEDS ANOTHER LEADER; BUT RESPECT THE CURRENT LEADER
    As I have always said, we need another leader to take over from HH, seriously. What I am against is branding him completely as a failure. He is an Economist and can still play a very big role in the governance of Zambia, even help in resolving some of the current challenges which may continue even when we form government. He has tried to get the Presidency, but alas, it has eluded him and we can’t continue wishing like beggars forever when we have immediate replacement who are often seen standing as his “body guards”. Time is running out and now people are so excited and arguing whether to fast and pray or not and such mediocrity of thought. If We do not put our house in order and find a replacement, now, it is not a curse, but…

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    • @Brian, be careful what you wish for. Hichilema may well be the glue holding UPND together. You replace him and risk causing UPND to disintigrate into some insignificant party like most of the other opposition parties in Zambia. It is noteworthy that most of the people advocating for HH’S replacement are PF cadres. Obviously, HH has become a meal ticket for them. PF cadres that incessantly attack HH, are rewarded with promotions or jobs in PF. It seems PF would like to see UPND die because a sane person does not advise the opponent how to get stronger so that they can beat you.

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  24. PF CADRE KAMANGA, YOU’RE JUST EXPOSING YOUR TRIBALISM. YOU FAILED TO WORK WITH ELIAS BECAUSE YOUR FELLOW TRIBAL MAN WAS PRESIDENT. YOUR EVIL ARTICLE TO DEMONIZE HH FOR NOTHING IN FAVOUR OF YOUR FELLOW TRIBAL MAN ONLY GOES TO SHOW HOW TRIBAL AND EVIL YOU ARE. YOU CANNOT GO ON FOOLING PEOPLE ALL THE TIME. MWILAFWIKA AMALA YA MBUSHI INNOCENT PEOPLE. YOUR TRICK IS TO REPEAT A LIE SEVERAL TIMES TO MAKE IT BELIEVABLE.

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  25. you better leave the dead alone,don’t praise Mazoka now when he was living a lot of nonsense was said about him.If this is what the prayers were about then Bishop you wasted your time.

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  26. This Rev. Kamanga has failed at everything he has tried, I know him. He started by trying to lead a break away church in luanshya at gospel tabernacle but he failed because nobody went with him apart from his wife and kids, he joined unip and wanted to be MP, But failed, stood as an independent to be Luanshya MP, he failed, joined NRP, but failed. He has failed at all he has tried and now he is trying PF and because of him now i am now so very positive that PF is dead, this failed rev. kamanga just confirmed it for me, Watch this space PF is dead.

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  27. A wolve in a sheep’s skin.u shall know thm by their fruits.Beware of men who claim to serve God yet they are ravenous wolves.

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  28. In Daniel 2:28, the bible says there is a God in heaven who reveals secrets. Some people wrongly misinterpreted the president’s genuine call for prayers on the 18th of October this year. They were and I’m sure are still afraid that he has gained political mileage. But God alone knows the truth. But to me the president’s call for national prayers came at the right time and I’m confident that all the demonic altars that had been set up to stir confusion in our nation were destroyed on that day. May the name of the Lord Jesus Christ be praised eternally.

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  29. What a discarded Rev,these are kind of lost sheeps who are awaiting God’s appointed time to die eternity with there master satan,after their fake prayer&fasting their hatred still bleeding in their hearts!what a shame plz leave HH alone,if yu have seen that yo objectives were not met go back to the true God Jehovah and pray,not where u were fasting whilst dining,receiving bribes,our prayer and my daily prayer is never shall pf under Lungu be allowd to rule zambia beyond 2016 we’re sufferung now due to their failure to resolve thse economic diffuculties

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  30. I would be worried if the think HH was corrupt, incompetent or a liar, but they always point at trivialities and non-issues like tribal, satanist or arrogant.

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  31. Imwe, ba “Bishop” Kamanga!!
    Just come out in the open “Holy Man”
    You are just politicking, & looking for a Job. Im sure hunger is ravaging your brain.
    Just go to President Chagwa, ask for a Job, & since You are already a Cheerleader/ Vuvuzela – “Holy Con -Man”, you will be appointed a Menber of Central Committee, & You can join in “The Eating”
    Even a child can see through You, atase’!!!

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  32. The Three Enemies to Our Peace, Unity and Democracy as at October 26th, 2015 are poverty, Kambwili and Davies Chama

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  33. Rev Jevan Kamanga is neither a man of peace nor a man of God. He is full of hatred for HH. Jesus has said “Love your enemies and do good to those who dispitefully use you.” He has also said “You shall know them by their fruit”. The “fruit” being produced by Rev Jevan Kamanga is not Christlike. You are a dis-service to the Christian religion. If you are ECL’s spiritual advisor, please concentrate on his spiritual well being as well as fighting the demons of drunkeness rather than attacking HH.

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