Charles Kakoma
Charles Kakoma

Fellow citizens,

The Church’s truthful stance on the happenings in Zambia is a clear indication that indeed there is a total break down in the rule of law brought about by the Patriotic Front (PF) Party and its leaders.

In the last few months, the people of Zambia have been looking to the Church to provide guidance on the way forward in relation to the political crisis facing the country.

Last week, the three church mother bodies in Zambia i.e. the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ), the Evangelical Church in Zambia (ECZ) and the Zambia Council of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) came together to analyse the political situation in Zambia. After analysing the situation, the Church Mother Bodies decided to tell the truth.

As United Party for National Development (UPND), we would like to thank the three church mother bodies in Zambia for choosing to tell the truth.

It is only telling the truth that shall set Zambia free. Unfortunately, the truth hurts.

We have observed that some Zambians, who are hurt by the truth, have started criticising the leaders of the Church Mother Bodies who presided over the press conference to announce their decisions.

We would like to encourage the church leaders to soldier on.

The stance they have taken will attract intimidation, threats and harassment from people who do not believe in the rule of law, human rights and freedoms, free media and democracy in general.

Those who are attacking the church leaders should tell the nation whether or not:

  • (a) the Church wanted to see President Edgar Lungu and State House declined.
  • (b) the Church had an agenda to discuss with President Lungu.
  • (c) UPND President Hakainde Hichilema is incarcerated on treason charges.
  • (d) the presidential election petition was heard and who was declared the validly elected candidate.
  • (e) Shepherd dogs did not defecate in a police vehicle which Hakainde Hichilema was supposed to use and indeed whether or not these dogs have been unleashed on some people at the magistrate’s court.
  • (f) Media institutions have been closed in Zambia.
    (g) Court orders have been disobeyed leading to a break down in the rule of law.
  • (h) Political space has been closed as opposition parties have been denied rallies and the right to assembly.
    These and many facts outlined in the statement by the Church Mother Bodies are true.

We therefore support the stance taken by the Church Mother Bodies to call for dialogue so that the country can have peace, unity and restore democracy to our country.

Charles Kakoma
UPND Spokesperson

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49 COMMENTS

  1. PF only respects Seer 1 because he told them that Lungu will rule until 2050. Who needs the Bishops when you have Seer 1

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    • UPND my foot. When u referring to the Church, please do mix The Catholic Church with other personal Churches.

      Mpundu is not a Catholic Church. If Mpundu is UPND, he should not think that we all want Kachema party.

      Mpundu and HH are two examples of Bemba traitors.

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    • UPND my foot. When u referring to the Church, please do not mix The Catholic Church with other personal Churches.

      Mpundu is not a Catholic Church. If Mpundu is UPND, he should not think that we all want Kachema party.

      Mpundu and HH are two examples of Bemba traitors.

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    • Respect the church??? who is the church???? we have a lot of people who are misrepresenting God and making statements emotionally calling it as the statement from the church (technically what god is advising)… I would advise the so called ‘church’ (political cadres, Pharisees) to pray and consult the bible without making wrong statements in the name of the church…. who doesn’t know what is right??? who doesn’t know what God wants??? who doesn’t know what Jesus and the apostles taught? It is no fair to misrepresent God!!

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    • Which camp of the Church are you referring to and has the Church camps abdicated it’s voice to you? Ba Mpundu and his political ambitions is just a lone wolf and not the Church himself.

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    • Interesting that the same Church you have been consistently refused to go to and pray with, you are masquerading as it’s voice. Cheap stunt without dots of logic and attractive theater.

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    • kikikikikikiki which church mother bodies is Kakoma talking about cause as far as I know board members of The evangelical Church in Zambia (ECZ) and the Zambia Council of Catholic Bishops (ZCCB) have distanced themselves from the statement which was issued by Archbishop Mpundu.

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    • Charles, or is it Chalesi, there was nothing like the Three Church Mother Bodies….it was our UPND cadres in the names of Mpundu and company. Stop getting excited by that so call press conference. You stage managed it your self and GBV and now you have exposed.

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    • If my memory serves me right, the PF presidential candidate last year was a “humble and God fearing person”. What happened to that candidate? Kikiki.

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  2. You quick to agree with anything that suits you. If you truly mean well then expect the president of Zambia before you agree with whatever comes your way. Foolish enough you wont get into power with such behavour.

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  3. Ba Kakoma! Just keep quiet. You know, everyone should respect the Church whether government or not and vice versa the church and many meaningful Citizens should respect the government. That’s how it works. You are always accusing the Government forgetting that other people have broken the law/ misbehaved and you cant accept that. It means you have no insight and such as such your schizophrenic type of behaviour cannot be reversed.

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    • Just trying to digest this comment. Are people really serious? Telling someone to keep quiet in a democracy? Is this the quality of support that PF has? Just because other people have broken the law, others should too? What nonsense is this?

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  4. When the President called for prayers and reconciliation, Mr. Kakoma and UPND poured scorn on him – calling the prayers fake, and reconciliation for what? Today, the Church is your friend because you were able to mobilize sympathetic Bishops. By the way, in your 8-point statements why are you referring to President Lungu as “President” when all along you refer to him as Edgar Lungu? Is it because now you are saying “(a) the Church wanted to see President Edgar Lungu and State House declined” or “(b) the Church had an agenda to discuss with President Lungu”? You need to be consistent and should have used the term “Mr. Edgar Lungu” – and the stupidity was going to stand out.

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  5. Charles the kettle calling the pot black? Hh and you should respect authority all this mukobeko nonsense would not be there but for your lot behaving like spoilt adults. You are on record that you would never accept defeat, that even if your man didn’t win he would remain rich besides he has told us not to sympathies with him but weep for our hiv infested relatives who cannot find drugs….respect is earned bwana not bought na susu

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  6. the fall of the dictatorial regime is here..God has answered the prayers..time is now..watch the space..something big will happen..

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  7. Is Kakoma spokes person for the new church mother body?
    Kakoma must respect the government.

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  8. The clergy is composed of people from among ourselves, therefore they cannot be exempt from making mistakes.

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  9. The good bishops have spoken. Lungu and PF should respect what they have said

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  10. Kakoma is dull, has been dull and will be dull. 1. In Zambia there is no church mother body by the name of ECZ.
    2. Kakoma is an executive member of a political party which has no respect for God who is superior to the Church.
    3.The Church mother bodies is not Mpundu.
    4. The problem Zambia has is having a party, UPND, which does not accept election results unless they are declared in their favour, this has lead to God not favouring the devil worshipping party.

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    • Stop thinking in native language and write in English. Do you know why you say “he is dull”? It is because that’s how you think. You always say “twakwata amano.”

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  11. mr kampeni just learn to debate issues not waffing .just debate wether what the church said were true or untrue.Zambians who are ignorant I feel pity for them .just talking without thinking

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  12. Warning to Bishop T. Mpundu, mind you the people who voted for ECL are from the Catholic dominated provinces, Southern is for SDA.

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  13. Ati respect the Church! My foot. You only think of them when it suites you. When prayers are called, what is your response?

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  14. Nothing more harmful and damaging to humanity ever exists than religion.
    Respect has to be earned and nothing religious is worthy of anything but scorn and derision.
    Even by giving back all that you steal and apologizing to everyone for the evil you do,you only take one small step to earning respect.

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  15. (d) the presidential election petition was heard and who was declared the validly elected candidate.
    (e) Shepherd dogs did not defecate in a police vehicle which Hakainde Hichilema was supposed to use and indeed whether or not these dogs have been unleashed on some people at the magistrate’s court

    LOL…Drops mic….

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  16. Charles Kakoma, you know deep down your heart that Lungu won though with a small margin and I have no doubt but you and your fellows in UPND are just bitter for no sensible reason at all like little children who refuse to reason. What is the problem to just accept defeat and wait for 2021. Please kindly have compassion on our country instead of stage managing the so called ‘political crisis in Zambia’?

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  17. Iwe Kakoma, HH won 3/10 provinces while Lungu won 7/10 provinces. I don’t know how much Mathematics you know. Doesn’t this convince you that Lungu had a higher probability of winning the election or you’re just pretending to be an illiterate?

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  18. ZAMBIA should not mix church and State and people should be free to worship whoever they please but the church should keep their nose out of gov’t and stick to religion. As for gov’t just run the gov’t so the country goes forward instead of what is happening today.

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  19. It’s not up to Kakoma to tell anyone to respect the Church. They are those who don’t believe in any church but their rights must be upheld as citizens of Zambia. On my part I respect every person’s beliefs. In fact the Catholic church has refused the idea of calling Zambia a Christian nation because of their belief in freedom of religion for individuals.

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  20. Mr. Kakoma is trying to instill fears to critics of HH in his desperate hope that Zambians are so docile that they cannot chastise a fulish and mad Bishop just because this country is a Christian Nation. MWAYILASHYA ba Kakoma. Your “Bishop Opusa” blundered by fermenting LIES in public. If Bishop Mpundu had respected his person by sticking to the word of God, this Bishop could not have attracted insults from ordinary Christian worshipers. One of the Commandments in the Bible stipulates that THOU SHALT NOT LIE. But Bishop Opusa went full blast to preach Blue Lies in public. This form of MPUNDULISM of the Catholic Church will result into the exponential growth Protestant and Pentecostal Churches.

    Ba Kakoma Bishop wenu CHIPUBA, NICHIZENDE, CHIFUBAFUBA.

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    • Let us avoid hate speech. Sometimes these people we insult have more information than we have. Catholics especially rarely talk in vain.

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  21. Charles Kakoma,is Telesphore Mpundu the Roman Catholic Church in Zambia?
    The stage managed the press conference by upnd has floped.EFZ,CCZ and BCCZ itself have distanced themselves from upnd cadre Mpundu-WHAT A SHAME!!!
    Moreover Kakoma must know that more than 90% members of the Catholic church in Zambia are found in PF strongholds and are pro PF just like 98% SDA members are upnd,so dont cheat yourself Kakoma that upnd will win votes from catholic church in 2021-never!!!
    PLUS UPND SHOULD BE THE LAST PARTY TO TALK ABOUT RESPECT BECAUSE THIS TONGA PARTY HAS RESPECT FOR HH ONLY!!President Edgar Lungu and his PF party have respect for majority Zambians,thats why we voted for PF in 2016!!TELESPHORE MPUNDU CAN GO TO HELL!!WHY IS HE HIDING IN THE CHURCH?LET HIM JOIN UPND!!

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  22. Kekekekekeke Charles Kakoma ati “PF must respect the church”.AMAZING!!today upnd has known that the church is important simply because your god hh is in mukobeko?
    By so saying,Kakoma thought us Zambians will be upset with PF and sympathise with upnd,shallow thinking indeed.its only late Michael Sata who knew that kind of politics and not you U5 politicians in upnd.IF YOU ARE WISE ENOUGH,YOU COULD HAVE NOT GONE TO ATTEND TELESPHORE MPUNDU’S PRESS CONFERENCE.GBM,GARRY NKOMBO,MUTALE NALUMANGO AND MANY UPND MEMBERS’ PRESENCE EXPOSED MR.MPUNDU SUCH THAT WHATEVER HE SAID BECAME USELESS(BIASED)!!
    So the winner from mpundu’s propaganda is actually PF because upnd’s lies and desperation were exposed again!!EFZ,CCZ and even BCCZ have openly distanced themselves from T.Mpundu.SO WORK DONE…

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