HH greets First Lady Esther Lungu at late Munkombwe’s burial in Choma
HH greets First Lady Esther Lungu at late Munkombwe’s burial in Choma

The Catholic Church has offered to reconcile President Edgar Lungu and UPND Leader Hakainde Hichilema to enable the country move forward in peace.

Saint Ignatius Parish Priest Father Charles Chilinda says the Catholic Church is ready to offer a platform for the two leaders to reconcile.

Father Chilinda was speaking today during the 4th memorial service of the late President Michael Sata at Saint Ignatius Parish in Lusaka which was attended by President Edgar Lungu.

Late President Michael Sata died on 28th October 2014 at the age of 77 at London’s King Edward Seven Hospital where he was receiving treatment.

Father Chilinda noted that the issue of reconciliation between the two leaders has dragged for too long hence the need for them to come together and move forward.

And President Edgar Lungu said late President Michael Sata had only one message for the people especially those in PF which was to love one another and never bothered about one’s tribe as he believed that humanity was one.

He said those who loved him want to carry on with his mission by continuing to do the positive things he did for the Zambian people.

President Lungu said he is humbled to have stepped in late President Sata’s shoes and has committed to carry on with his vision.

He has also cautioned those in leadership not to encourage tribalism saying it will be demeaning for them to carry negative traits he never subscribed to.

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    • Don’t exaggerate things, Edgar and HH are political opponents and their rivalry is normal. Sata used to call Levy Mwanawasa a cabbage all the time, was there any need for reconciliation. NO. Let the two continue fighting, it is very normal. The Father should also be counselled to preach the gospel and salvation at church and not preaching two people who are just ordinary in the eyes of God.

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    • @Marria Lungu,
      Completely agree with you.
      Who told that Chilinda that HH & Lungu are enemies? HH & Edgar are just two different guys, not much in common. Why Chilinda was embarrassing Ba Edgar in church, telling everybody that Ba Edgar is a sinner who can’t make HH as a friend?
      There is no point of “reconciling” Mutita Hichilema and Ester Lungu, there is nothing in common about them.
      This is ridiculous thing Fr. Chilinda is yapping about about, if Chilinda want to be ambassador to New Zealand like Frank Bwalya its better he just say so.

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  1. Dont waste time.

    How a loser who claims he won reconcile with the the one that won.

    Why should hh be the one setting agenda and yet his strength and stronghold hold lies in tribe.

    If by error he won independence day celebrations will be attended by one tribr at state house because will all shun

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  2. The title is misleading. It should read Fr. Chilinda encourages dialogue and reconciliation. There was an attempt by Catholic Bishops in July to reconcile the two when they met HH in prison but both couldn’t bend towards the other.

    I personally feel there is nothing the two has wronged the other apart from the dirty politics practiced in our country. We just need political maturity. The rulling party, I feel always has a upper hand and practices some dictorship while the opposition fails to respect those in leadership.

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  3. In the world today politicians play very little roles, making policies that enhances hard working citizens to prosper. If we look to politicians to change our lives we are expecting too much. In an evonomy thst is liberalized market forces determine our fate more than politicians seating in parliament debating.

    The power is in each person’s hands, that includes choosing who we want to enrich as a president. But with our education corrupt with malpractice and unproductive tertiary level we might just be forever doomed to follow and never to lead.

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    • CK you are right. I don’t evenknow the issue that needs reconciliation. Is 2016 election the only election someone has ever lost. By way is upnd the only opposition? If upnd and HH are doing things to make gvt fail, plz where the law is involved let it be enforced. For God’s sake they were given the 14 days to petition and terriblely failed. My advice to PF there is nothing to reconcil. We gave you the mandate in 2016 which you are likely to receive again in 2021. We are mature now.we know what we want.

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  4. Leave that to 2021 elections ,we would rather reconcile the kwacha and the US dollar for our good of our country.

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    • Kwacha is picking hehehe. Wanted to travel abroad for business will have to wait till comes back at k10

      Zambia foward hehehehe

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  5. Just put them in a boxing ring to settle the score once and for all and donate the proceeds to charity.

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    • THEY WERE ONCE IN A POLITICAL BOXING RING IN 2016, BUT AFTER A KNOCK OUT, THE LOSER REFUSED TO CONCEDE DEFEAT BECAUSE HE COULD NOT FIGURE OUT WHAT HAD HIT HIM.

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  6. I don’t see any difference between the 2 chaps, it’s o pretence, 1 z the opposition and the other is the ruling.

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    • I believe that all these guys criticizing the call for two leaders to reconcile were born after 1972. Choma declaration was meant to reconcile KK’s UNIP and Nkumbula’s ANC not as political parties, but leaders and their members to forge ahead to developed Zambia. Therefore, it is up to the two leaders to realise that Zambia is greater than their leadership. Remember, God had to humble himself before the Israelites when they proved being stubborn. Meaning if one is stubborn, let one humble himself for the country to be united. Some times you cannot change what cannot be changed, but all is possible. The Bible tells us that those who humble themselves will be exalted. God bless our leaders to save Zambia, to put us together regardless of the political affiliation, tribe and region one…

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  7. These Church leaders these days, reconcile what? Go back to preaching Gods Word and teaching the people what the Word says.

    Romans 13

    Submit to Government

    13 Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God. 2 Therefore whoever resists the authority resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to evil. Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices…

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  8. ……… 4 For he is God’s minister to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword in vain; for he is God’s minister, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil. 5 Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’ sake. 6 For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers attending continually to this very thing. 7 Render therefore to all their due: taxes to whom taxes are due, customs to whom customs, fear to whom fear, honor to whom honor.

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  9. Is it true that Mr lungu said that ,”those in leadership should not encourage tribalism”. If he did then what he says and he does is different. I doubt if he believes in what he said. Mr Lungu uses tribalism as one of his survival strategy.

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  10. You are just exaggerating issues, these two are not enemies. What reconciliation? After all both are adults who if they saw the need to reconcile, they were going to. Even in a marriage reconciliation should not be from external parties, it is internal parties to make it work. This Father also, what we require is stable exchange rate, low inflation, surely reconciliation of two unwilling adults is the last thing on our priority list.

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  11. There will be no reconciliation between the 2 as long as 0ne remains in Opposition. HH will never agree to anything as long as it comes from Edgar Lungu as President of Country. Mayb , May be unless HH given power to rule that will work. From my own observation he only agrees to things which favour him and he is Mr. Know everything. He lacks Wisdom .Guys Wisdom in in born thing you can not learn or buy. You can have Money to feed the whole country for Hundred years and with many followers who wants power and Money from but you can not buy wisdom . My advise to Catholics is not to waste time on these 2 satanists who wants to put this country on fire because of their greediness. If it was Edgar on Opposition and HH in Power reconciliation would have worked but at the moment it cant ,Edgar…

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    • Real Madrid oyeeeee!

      Get a life dude, give me your number we go watch the classical.

      Madrid 2: Barca 1. First classico of the season.

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  12. If these two Leaders are Genuine Leaders and Love the People and want Zambia to Develop. They must Reconcile because the Hatred between them is not Helping Anyone but only leading their Followers who are the People of Zambia to Hate and Hurt One Another.

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  13. Please stop that IDlOTlC reconciliation when we know it won’t happen.
    We are half way through our term and we don’t need this reconciliation noise

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    • Find time to refresh your mind watch the clasicco little lad
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      Put you bet money on Royal Madrid .

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  14. Is the difference between HH and EL really personal or political, if it is personal then they should reconcile , if political don’t they have different agendas as concerning how to lead the nation they have different policies ; do people want one party state and no opposition that is illegal we need opposition for better governance .

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  15. So reconciliation has not happened yet? Then which one was being talked on 18th of this month?

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  16. Reconciliation,reconciliation on what?is it 2016 elections so that lungu agrees that the elections were rigged or why HH was arrested?

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  17. President Lungu is the president, why does he have to reconcile with opposition leaders? Especially an opposition leader that has never held even public office. Are Zambians this crazy really? kikikikiki.

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  18. Reconciliation in what sense ? between the two leaders or the two political parties or both ?, over what wrongs and why ?

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    • Reason they are talking of reconciliation is because they know someone did the other wrong. Reason it won’t happen is because the one who did wrong cannot make a public declaration to that fact because it’d invalidate what he claims to be. Reconciliation without truth being exposed is difficult to attain.

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  19. The problem is that we have too many refugees who have entered the corridors of power and they don’t have the country at heart hence the negative attitude towards dialogue process.
    Most of you are happy because you are not victims of job losses because you are in the benefiting tribes.

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  20. The Catholics have led the way, now we await the Freemasons to also come in and help reconcile the two. After all we hear that they have a lot of influence on their members

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  21. But who’s Chilinda anyway? Why did he volunteer? What is his motives?

    He should stop using the Catholic Church for his personal gains.

    Nonsense.

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