Zambia's High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba
Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa, Mr Emmanuel Mwamba

The Zambia High Commission in Pretoria says it is investigating a matter in which a Zambian Pastor living in South Africa had his Church building vandalised.

Pastor Shadreck Pandala of Abundant life in Burgerfort, Limpopo had his Church building pulled down by a group of local people.

According to the information made available to the Zambian High Commission in Pretoria, the Church building had its window, door frames, roofing sheets and the P.A system completely removed.

Pastor Pandala, through his Church was in the process of buying the building which was offered to him by a named mining company.

The Mission was informed that Pastor Pandala together with his family were not harmed and the matter has been reported to the South African Police.

And Zambia’s High Commissioner to South Africa Emmanuel Mwamba has expressed sadness with the development.

He said the mission will however investigate the incidence to establish details leading to this attack.

He said he was however happy that Pastor Pandala and his family were safe and still living in the same community.

Recently the government of the Republic of South Africa formed a task-force to handle suspected xenophobic attacks on foreign nationals.

Mr Mwamba has since called on Zambians living in South Africa to immediately report any attacks to the High Commission and the South African Police.

This is according to a press statement made available to ZANIS by Zambia High Commissioner in South Africa, First Secretary for Press and Public Relations Naomi Nyawali in Lusaka today.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. I am sorry, but it is time to leave, Zambians go to Eswatini and Mauritius.
    Emmanuel, this time to go to Ethiopia man, leave it, its not worth it. Send Sunday Chanda to South Africa.
    South Africa has failed us. I feel sad for the Zulus.

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    • I don’t trust pastorpreneurs! He probably vandalized his church so he can get more tithe.

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    • A pastor is trying to pick up the pieces after his church was looted and vandalised during protest action in Pretoria West on Thursday.

      During the protests at Gomorrah informal settlement, a small group of people stoned the church, the Nederduitsch Hervormde Kerk Wesmoot, breaking the stained windows.

      They also attempted to petrol bomb the church and later broke in and ransacked it. They stole a laptop, speakers and fans.

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      Benches and bibles were broken and a wooden cross was thrown on the floor.

      A pained and emotional pastor, Rudi Botha, told News24 that repairing the damage would likely cost thousands.

      He did not want to comment on how he felt about what happened, saying: “I don’t think you want to hear what I…

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  2. Surely how long does it take for a High commissioner to clear his desk and f off….what is taking Mwamba long to move house??

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    • @2Jay Jay, May be he has been told to hold on,other wise he can’t stay there against the appointing authorities approval.Since he is breaking no law by being in S Africa,we shouldn’t worry ourselves with his continued presence there!!

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  3. Zambians must learn what happened in Algeria and Sudan and use the same strategy to oust this thieving criminal called Jameson Mutaware Chagwa Lungu and his PF baboon from power, arrest them and execute them all by firing squad. Bafikala aba baya saana, lekeni banye bombs.

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    • @Njangwa, we are serving you from those who about to set you on fire, and what you are writing shows that you’re not worth sparing.

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    • Njangwamuloty – Don’t champion such stupidity LAZY LUNGU is President of Zambia…if you have no strategy to kick him out via ballot because you have appointed old men as strategist just take up Tomato farming its more profitable!!

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    • Jay Jay mwaice stop insulting us farmers. We are more sophisticated than these cheap politicians you’ve put in office

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    • @5 njangwa..we DONT need Algeria or Sudanese style of change which is signatured by soldiers.We have rejected Presidents before through the ballot so Edgar CANT be an exception ONCE PEOPLE’S MINDS ARE MADE FOR CHANGE!!If you want an uprising then come back and lead it,and build your following to support you!!

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    • @Njangwamuloty You must be arrested. you have no manners to compare us with Algeria and Sudan. may God deliver you for insulting elderly people. who brought you up? alaaaa. Have some respect, grow up. dont insult pipo u dont know and are not you mates.
      if you have any issues, speak or write up properly with facts and politeness. who told you insulting is being a man or woman of strength. go and buy mongu rice and wise up

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  4. #5 You will be traced and arrested. Don’t complain because what you are doing is treasonous and cowardice. Your friend Assange of Wikileaks has finally been evicted from the embassy where he’s been hiding. So can you.

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  5. South Africans don’t like fellow black people they call them “makwerekwere” .Time for Zambians to leave that satanic country Mzansi.

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  6. Black people are not looking for white approval.Black civilization is not dependent on whites.Black yes.Yanky no.Peter Carlos Hinds.

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  7. Do unto ohers. What you would have them do unto you…. Mwamba must clean his hands first before he can justly inquire into the vandalism of Zambian owned property abroad. We lived peacifuly in South Africa and we were respectifully shipped back to Zambia. Only to come and have our belongings stolen by Zambian lawyers and some members of the judiciary, even vandalizing my house…for no apparent reason at all, but mere stupidity, the navy and malice…. If South Africans could pack and ship my former 4 Bedroomed household holds, in my absence…… Why would they vandalize a property which Zambia has. It he thought……….you let your fellow Zambians entice themselves with my luxuries stealing like embeciles from me.. The world will keep haunting Zambians wherever they go,

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