President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses congregants at Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Chambishi on Sunday,July 7,2019. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2019
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu addresses congregants at Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Chambishi on Sunday,July 7,2019. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2019

President Edgar Lungu has warned the church against being duped by political leaders who have no agenda for the country. President Lungu said that many politicians will make attempts to use the church to gain popularity as the 2021 general elections draw closer.

The Head of State was speaking yesterday morning at the Pentecostal Church of Holiness in Zambia in Chambishi on the Copperbelt.

The President however urged the church to identify genuine leaders through their deeds and activities.

President Lungu also called on the church to continue praying for leaders in government as they carryout national duties.

He said the church has an important role of providing counsel and guidance to leaders.

The Head of State said the clergy should pray for all leaders regardless of their political affiliation as this is part of their mandate in upholding peace and unity.

President Lungu further assured the church that government will continue engaging them in various issues of development.

And Pentecostal Holiness Church in Zambia Resident Reverend Moffat Kuyokwa challenged Zambians to work hard in helping to develop the country.

Reverend Kuyokwa said Christians are supposed to take a leading role in fostering development and Not to depend on handouts.

The clergyman observed that the country has abundant natural resources meant to benefit the citizenry.

President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) talks to 13 year old Mutande Kalileka during the commissioning of Chati South Boarding Secondary School in Kalulushi on Sunday,July 7,2019. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2019
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu (left) talks to 13 year old Mutande Kalileka during the commissioning of Chati South Boarding Secondary School in Kalulushi on Sunday,July 7,2019. PICTURE BY SALIM HENRY/STATE HOUSE ©2019

Meanwhile, the business community in Kitwe and some parastatals have pledged over K750 000 to the Mukuba Secondary school Alumni.

The pledges aimed at improving infrastructure at the school were made during a fundraising dinner in Kitwe last night that saw former pupils including President Edgar Lungu raising funds for the improvement of the school.

Among the companies that pledged include ZESCO that bought President Lungu’s portrait at K150 000 a and Copperbelt Energy Corporation pledged 1-hundred and 50-thousand kwacha.

State House staff also pledged a K 50 000 through Special Assistant to the President for Press and Public Relations Isaac Chipampe.

And Copperbelt Members of Parliament who were represented by provincial minister Japhen Mwakalombe pledged 50-thousand kwacha.

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43 COMMENTS

    • ECL should attend church to pray for his sins against Zambian people and not talk politics.

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    • Oh like you did and are still doing.. right I understand now. Politics is a dirty game and all your hands are filthy.

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    • There again is ZESCO being used as cash-cow when its being asked to streamline by IDC ….every time I see a Chink in a photo background where something is being commissioned I know where the money has come from. This is why this Lazy Bum refused to go to that summit so he can campaign!!

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    • He likes it when the delusional say “Christians for Lungu” or Lungu the chosen one”
      Now that he’s clearly not Christian nor chosen he goes about saying it’s not okay for others to claim they are Christians, such hypocrisy!

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  1. every politician knows about the Christian vote and they will all go for it including his excellence himself. Zambians should instead vote based on issues that affect them. don’t vote because of loyalty but think you and your families beyond 2021. All politicians lie when it’s election time because they know there is no way of holding them accountable once elected.

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    • He has no shame this lazy moron….I bet you next week he will be in CB only to detour to Kaputa….BUFFOON CK was right about him panicking!!

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  2. THE CHRISTIAN VOTE IS REAL AND ALL POLITICIANS KNOW IT AND ARE COMING FOR IT JUST LIKE YOU YOUR EXCELLENCE. WASN’T THAT THE MOTIVE BEHIND THE MINISTRY OF RELIGION AND THE APPOINTMENT OF PASTOR SUMALI.? TO SHOW THE MASSES THE CHRISTIANS ARE NOT FORGOTTEN FOR THEIR? IF NOT SINCE IT’S MINISTRY OF RELIGION AND WE ARE AN INCLUSIVE COUNTRY LET’S APPOINT SOMEONE FROM ANOTHER FAITH AS MINISTER AND SEE HOW THE CHURCH WILL VOTE? ZAMBIANS LET’S NOT BE DUPED BY ANY POLITICIAN PERIOD WHETHER THEY FOLLOW YOU AT CHURCH OR AT THE BAR OR IN YOUR HOME VOTE FOR WHAT’S BEST FOR YOU. 2021 IS TIME FOR THE PEOPLE NOT POLITICIANS SO LET’S HAMMER THEM WHEN THE POWER IS WITH US. TO HIS EXCELLENCE WITH RESPECT PLEASE FOCUS ON DELIVERING MOST OF THE WORKING CLASS HASN’T STARTED GETTING PAID THE INCREASED…

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  3. Lungu used some unconventional tactic to gain PF presidency so he shouldn’t be pointing fingers at others.

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  4. Especially those drunk ones that hot a tendency of attending church when elections or by elections are around the corner.

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  5. He didn’t disown the Christians for Lungu so what’s he talking about? Everyone wants that vote and unfortunately for Edgar many miners no longer support PF so he’s wasting his time in Chambeshi. Even Kampamba Mulenga is going no matter how much she tries to dupe the people by distribution of 750ml cooking oil every Friday

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  6. Just like you the PF duped us into believing that you would put more money in our pockets only to take away almost all of it.I will never believe in any politician ever again

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  7. Just like the PF duped us into believing they would put more money in our pockets only to take it away

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  8. But it was you Edgar Lungu who declared a national day of prayer and made it a holiday in an attempt to woe voters. Anyway, we know you as someone who stile from a widow and was subsequently disbarred by LAZ

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  9. But it was you, Edgar Lungu who created a national day of prayer and made it a holiday in an attempt to woe voters. But we know you as someone who stole from a widow and was subsequently disbarred by LAZ

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  10. but i thought thats why we now have a ministry of no gays, no zodwa. and house of prayer and 2 holidays in october

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  11. Lol, but that’s exactly what this guy has been doing since 2015. No one even knows which Church he attends but he professes to be a staunch Christian

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  12. Lol, but that’s exactly what this guy has been doing since 2015. No one even knows the Church he attends but he professes to be a staunch Christian

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  13. Mr.Lungu,you used to frequent churches during campaigns,you hardly do thereafter.Some of the politicians you may have in mind are known church members from childhood.Which church have you been attending? Voters who attend church are wiser than you may think,they will apply biblical knowledge when voting ” You will know them but their fruits..”WHAT ARE THE FRUITS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE,GOVERNANCE,ECONOMY OF THIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE ‘S LIVES??

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  14. Mr.Lungu,you used to frequent churches during campaigns,you hardly do thereafter.Some of the politicians you may have in mind are known church members from childhood.Which church have you been attending? Voters who attend church are wiser than you may think,they will apply biblical knowledge when voting ” You will know them but their fruits..”WHAT ARE THE FRUITS OF LEADERSHIP IN THE,GOVERNANCE,ECONOMY OF THIS COUNTRY AND PEOPLE ‘S LIVES??

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  15. My humble appeal to all Zambians is that people will humble themselves before you as we approach the elections and immediately mortgage the country to china after you vote for them, so please choose your candidates through the ballot carefully, check the humble track record which should not be very difficult to trace.

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  16. Especially me myself ECL I will gon’ga anyone with any christian sympathy, even declaring Nation day of prayer and building a very unnecessary house of prayer.

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  17. Mr.Lungu used to frequent churches with his wife during campaigning. We hardly see or hear him that often in church.Some of the politicians he may have in mind as he condemns are known church members from childhood,but what church did/does he attend?The Bible tells Christians ” You will know them by their fruits..”,so they know the fruits from Mr.Lungu’s leadership. AS THEY GO TO VOTE THEY WILL EXAMINE FRUITS FROM MR.LUNGU’S LEADERSHIP IN GOVERNANCE,ECONOMY AND THEIR LIVES HAVE BEEN AFFECTED,so we will see the judgement!

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  18. This is a wrong statement addressed to the church. It should have read like this, “they will come to ask for your vote, but vote for PF.” Duh you are doing exactly what you are advocating against ain’t that self sabotage? kikikiki…but kwena.

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  19. It’s good every one is looking for a Christian vote we don’t need someone who will give us a devil’s constitution like in SA… Supreme leader HH is very encouraged to visit more Churches so we can evaluate him in 2021 after all he’s a Zambian…

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  20. After running away from the citizens and even failing to address a single press conference the president is now shying away from his contemporaries.Seriously what did the man go to do on the Copperbelt that saw him sending Malenji to AU heads of state summit?

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  21. Ironic, because you koswe mu mpoto have no agenda for the country other than stealing for yourself..

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  22. Before we digest this article from our very own able and humble leader, lets first read the banner in the photo Chambeshi Pastor Fellowship” of Mount Zion Pentecostal Holiness Church in Chambishi. Now let us read the headline which am sure is quoted from the horse’s mouth “Many politicians will try to use the church to gain popularity for the next elections -Lungu.” If we put the location and statement together, we clearly can come up with a hypocrite using a church to also gain popularity. We have TV & Radio, why not address the nation on this subject matter from there but rather he chooses to go to the very Church where we should be made to believe that his presence was simply to worship and not political. Shame on you humble one, next time you should ask your advisers to guide you…

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  23. The current president may not be everyone’s favorite, but in as much as we may not like him, we still have a civic duty to respect him or at least, the presidency (office of the president). we can still criticize with respect.

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  24. WHICH POLITICAL PARTY USES THE CHURCH AS A CAMPAIGN TOO? ITS THE PF!!!!!!!!! REMEMBER HOW LUSAMBO CAMPAIGNED IN CHURCHES AROUND LUSAKA DURING THE MAYORAL BYE-ELECTION? REMEMBER THAT POLICE IS ALLEGED TO HAVE DEMANDED FOR A PERMIT FROM HICHILEMA FOR HIM TO ATTEND A MERE CHURCH SERVICE IN NDOLA? BUT THE PROBLEM IS WITH CHURCH ITSELF AS IT SUPPOSED TO ALLOW POLITICIANS FROM ANY POLITICAL TO CAMPAIGN WITHIN THE TEMPLE JUST AS THE PF DOES. BUT MOST CHURCHES CANNOT DO THAT BECAUSE OF THE “LACED” (with instructions not to allow the opposition to do the same) DONATIONS THEY RECEIVE.

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