Matibini graduates in theology studies

Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini
Speaker of the National Assembly Patrick Matibini

Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia Patrick Matibini has completed his Theology Studies at Justo Mwale University College in Lusaka.

Clerk of the National Assembly Cecilia Mbewe, in a statement made available to ZANIS today said Dr. Matibini was awarded with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Religious Studies on Saturday June 9th, 2018.

Mrs. Mbewe said that the Speaker was however, not ordained as Reverend by the University or indeed any other institution.

“Right Hon. Justice Patrick Matibini, Speaker of the National Assembly of Zambia, undertook studies in Theology at Justo Mwale Theological University College in Lusaka and was on Saturday 9th June 2018 awarded a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religious Studies,” she explained.

Justo Mwale University (JMU) is owned by the Reformed Church in Zambia (RCZ).


  1. Colleges don’t ordain graduates!
    Ordainment is a preserve of the Church!
    A college is not a Church!

    • Mrs Cecilia Mbewe: What’s the point of letting the whole country know about this? I’m also a student of religion because I want to understand why a belief system so discredited by science still endures.

    • I have never seen anyone graduate from Catholic Seminary and refused to be ordained as priest. That would be abuse of the church.
      Matibini, thinks of he get ordained he will be fired as speaker of PF.

  2. UPND should send that “Mother Dorcas” who insulted the president too. Childish must sponsor her and SDA will have good Mama Dorcases.

  3. Religious Studies and Theology are two seperate disciplines. Please research the difference. Religious studies is not a prerequisite for ordination whereas theology might be (though not necessarily). This article is misleading at so many levels.


  5. I think Matibini can try church business he has failed us in parliament as he is biased. He even allowed illigal ministers to be remain in cabinet stealing our money. He is a Dr in law but failed to interpret what the court overturned on Ministers continued stay in office after the dissolution of parliament. They were misled by another lawyer president Lungu.
    Get ordained sir maybe God can use you in a more transparent way no in parliament no no no its all been trash.

  6. @SHARON
    Whatever your motives are, you can not win over the church. You can insult the SDA church as much as you please but learn to draw the line of carefully. You are not the first one to denounce the church. Others have come and go. You will also go. Heold and Pilate were extreme arrogant people but they have gone. You can also go Sharon and you will go. I’m not threatening you but this is the reality for you. Remember you are just flesh and blood. Stop insulting innocent church. I just hope you have more grace left for you.

  7. Some times we read to have an understanding of the subject and not necessarily to practice full time. Patrick, keep reading even when its not for a certificate. I LIKE BOOKWORMS!

  8. Christian theology, not religious studies. Students at Justo Mwale only learn about the Bible, not other religions.

  9. Even crooks are studying theology? He’s the most divisive speaker Zambia has ever had surpassing Mwanamwambwa.

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