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Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo jumps on the PF wagon defending Fr. Lupupa

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Lusaka Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has defended Catholic Priest Fr. Lastone Lupupa after many condemned his recent sermon which has gone viral.

In a brief video, Fr. Lupupa of Matero Parish is heard saying; “it’s better for us to rig an election than allow some people to govern”.

Fr. Lupupa’s sermon was apparently about love and forgiveness.

But in a Facebook post, Mr Lusambo said it is hypocritical for some UPND members to stage online protests about a 45 second clip showing Fr. Lupupa, addressing his flock about a leader he feels should rule the country.

Mr Lusambo has since likened some United Party for National Development (UPND) condemning Father Lastone Lupupa to the Romans who crucified Jesus at Golgotha.

He said the same right that UPND members seek to enjoy to freely condemn another person’s opinion is the same one they should allow Father Lupupa to enjoy and freely hold an opinion and freely express it.

Mr Lusambo, who is also Kabushi Member of Parliament said no matter how one feels about the remarks, Father Lupupa, just like 18 million Zambians should be allowed to hold his opinion and be free to share it.

“If UPND members choose to condemn Father Lupupa, they should also condemn their leader Hakainde Hichilema for his role in privatization which has claimed people’s lives and almost turned Copperbelt into a ghost region.”

“By calling for Father Lupupa’s head, the UPND members are behaving like the Romans who crucified Jesus Christ at Golgotha,” reads the post in parts.

Below is the full statement issued by Hon. Lusambo

THE CRUCIFIXION OF FR. LUPUPA, SJ

Over the recent years, we have seen a rise in cultic behavior from members of the UPND. These cultic tendencies were introduced by Hakainde Hichilema just when he ascended to the helm of the party in 2006. Cultism in the UPND has now become so entrenched that even its own Members of Parliament do not have minds of their own. UPND MPs have been reduced to dunderheads whose job is to parrot Mr Hichilema’s thoughts.

Further, the coming in of Mr Hichilema in Zambian politics saw the rearing of the ugly head of tribal politics. Mr Hichilema and his supporters publicly declared that the great Anderson Kambela Mazoka could only be succeeded by a Tonga and with Mr Hichilema’s stay in politics, we have seen the despicable regional voting become almost acceptable, case in point; Dundumwezi 2016.

With Mr Hichilema heading the UPND, the party has become bloodthirsty. The proclamation of Mapatizya Formula has never been undone by Mr Hichilema and has since been adopted as the official UPND policy position and we have seen it implemented fully during several by elections.

It is therefore hypocritical for some UPND members to stage online protests about a 45 second clip showing Fr Lastone Lupupa, SJ addressing his flock about a leader he feels should rule his beloved country, Zambia. The same right that UPND members seek to enjoy to freely condemn another person’s opinion is the same one they should allow Fr. Lupupa to enjoy and freely hold an opinion and freely express it.

No matter how one feels about the remarks, Fr. Lupupa, just like 18 million Zambians should be allowed to hold his opinion and be free to share it.

However, what I find nauseating is that the same UPND members who openly support characters like Seer 1 to degrade the image of Zambia, freely insult the Head of State and wish death and calamity on the Republic are the ones throwing tantrums over Fr. Lupupa’s words.

To the UPND, when Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu declares that there will be bloodshed after August elections and when Bishop Mambo openly insults national leaders, you refer to them as men of God who love Zambia but when Fr. Lupupa declares that a Zambian President ought to humble oneself, love God’s people more and preach love and denounce violence, then he has committed a crime and should be crucified. That is the highest level of hypocrisy and double standards shamelessly at play.

Between Seer 1 and Fr. Lupupa, I believe Fr. Lupupa has a well-defined Locus Standi to openly discuss merits and demerits of a Zambian President. The other one is an imposter, a fraud, a fugitive who should stay away from all things Zambian.

The Holy Book in John 8 v 7 instructs us that, “The one sinless among you, let him cast the first stone at her.” It is clear that the UPND wants to take issue with Fr. Lupupa because he served them their medicine and they have discovered that it is actually bitter.

If UPND members choose to condemn Fr. Lupupa, they should also condemn Mr Hichilema for his role in privatization which has claimed people’s lives and almost turned Copperbelt into a ghost region. They should also start online petitions condemning their use of violence in politics and their open practice of tribalism.

By calling for Fr. Lupupa’s head, the UPND members are behaving like the Romans who crucified Jesus Christ at Golgotha.

42 COMMENTS

  1. As long as PF supports what priest lupupa said and fails to condemn his treasonous rigging remarks, PF itself then becomes a greater evil to our country which needs to be removed from office. We shall not allow this kind of dangerous and short sighted thinking to take centre stage.

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  2. Honestly its so true that never judge a book by its cover, I had always talked bad about the spiritual healers because I lived a very good life with a nice business and had a nice family with my husband and our two kids. I always thought that they were scammers and crooks and I never believed that anyone can solve someone’s problems . I could rudely reply to the posts about the healers with insults little did I know that one day they will help me. It started when a strange disease attacked one of my kids for several months. The eldest child could get an attack and he faints with lots of saliva from his mouth and mucus fluids from his nose. I visited most of the big hospitals in South Africa but the doctors couldn’t see the disease. I went to pastors, certain healers, prophets and priests but couldn’t see any change. I sold all of my properties and lost my businesses since I didn’t have time for them as wanted to save my son’s life. We lost everything. My husband started losing interest in me, disrespected me, insulted me in front of our kids, all my in-laws hate me. He always said that I had a curse of bad luck that I brought to the family. I was left with no hope. The worst point of it is when my husband started cheating on me with a rich well-known business woman which I won’t mention her name. I got depressed and wanted to kill myself. One of my closest friend noticed my situation and I explained to her what was going on in my life. She just gave me a phone number and told me that just a single call will be a solution to all my problems. My friend called profisma and made an appointment to go to his office and on that date, my friend picked me very early in the morning and took me there. I explained everything to her. He asked us to go back and bring the sick kid and we did so. He cast his spells and after a few hours, my son was healed and never had the attacks again up to date. After three days my husband came back home and apologized to me. He gave me a ring for my business and as I speak now am not complaining. I got back everything. Call or whatsapp him on +27783320386. Really he made me have life again

  3. Lusambo is rioting and diverting from the main issue that Fr Lupupa raised: Is the Rigging of Elections justified? Fr Lupupa says Rigging Elections is justified to prevent HH Presidency. Elsewhere a certain PF Cadre Evans in Southern Province says Elections will be rigged in favour of ECL and PF by the New ECZ manipulated Voters Roll which has disenfranchised many people. Clearly the main objective by ECL and PF is to rig the 2021 Elections using the State Captured ECZ and Concourt. How to avoid a Rigged and Disputed August 2021 Election is the Challenge the Zambian Nation in August 2021 is facing. The writing is on the wall.

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  4. I am Catholic but I feel the Father should not be supporting a wrong doing. Rigging an election is stealing. God said “Thou Shalt NOT Steal”.

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  5. What a useless thing to support! Anyway am not surprised. This is a Government that has committed wrong after wrong from the time they took over power. So it is not a surprising thing to hear they are supporting Father Lupupa’s rigging sentiments

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  6. THE MINISTER NEEDS TO UNDERSTAND THE CREATION OF AN ENABLING ENVIRONMENT IN WHICH MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES THRIVE IN DOING BUSINESS IN. HON LUSAKA MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES SUCH AS DUNLOP, COLGATE PALMOLIVE, JOHNSON AND JOHNSON, UNILEVER, BOART LONGYEAR, GAMMA PHARMACEUTICALS AND OTHER MANUFACTURING COMPANIES. THESE MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES STAY IN COUNTRIES WHERE ECONOMIC FACTORS SUCH AS EXCHANGE RATES, INTEREST RATES AND INFLATION NEED TO BE STABLE FOR SUCH COMPANIES TO REMAIN IN A COUNTRY. BUT LOOK WHERE PF FOUND THE EXCHANGE RATE $1 AT K5 AND NOW $1 AT K21. HONESTLY FEW MULTINATIONAL COMPANY STAY IN COUNTRIES WHERE THESE VARIABLES ARE POORLY MANAGED AS IN OUR CASE HERE IN ZAMBIA. SO PRIVATIZATION IS NOT AN ISSUE ON THE COPPERBELT BUT IT IS ABOUT ECONOMIC MANAGEMENT OF A COUNTRY.

  7. Shallow argument from Mr Lusambo. At the core of the issue is really the statement the pries made justifying rigging an election so as to have his preferred candidate in the office of president. As others have observed, rigging is not only immoral (stealing) but also illegal. Yes, Archbishop Mpundu does issue statements critical of the PF government but unlike Fr Lupupa, I have never heard him advocate for an illegality. The rigging part of the statement ought to be condemned by all right meaning Zambians. Whoever wrote this for Mr Lusambo even goes to the extent of quoting the Bible in support of such a clearly disgusting statement!!! Be careful what you play with lest you bring judgement on your self.

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  8. A t a s e! Bu father bwa ku t o m b a tukampenga p a m a t a k o… am not suprised that he spews diarrhea from his dirty mouth.

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  9. If to rig is ok for Mr lusambo then
    Zambians are in problem. Not everything should be compared
    To what HH has done.selling of
    Mines was not done by HH alone.
    There were ministers above him
    To monitor him.

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  10. The problem with opposition in this country is they never listen to relevant counsel….that’s why the pick a very minute fraction out of everything very important that father Lupupa said….. And that’s why for sure it’s difficult for them to make any headway in the political realm

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  11. sadly suddenly the entire PF is spokespersoning for “Daddy Lupupa” .
    Ba kopala ala technology ya mining has changed let no one cheat you ati copperbelt will go back to employing thousands of miners again, in the 21st century mining is not pick and shovel anymore, its has become so mechanised such that its time for former miners to diversify, don’t be cheated.

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  12. The upnd are so trivial and lack any use in Zambia politics. Whether lupupa says pf are winning or not,it is the voters who decide..continue wasting your time with useless things whilst we continue to sell our message to our people including your stronghold. Come August when you lose you will claim it was rigged and yet the problem you have is that tribal leader of yours who won’t leave even after losing a 100 times. You are uncivilized hyenas

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  13. if you hear a PF cadre talking about the late anderson kambela mazoka, they think by praising him in his death they will sanitize themselves from their ugly backward selective regional politics.

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  14. Just put measures in place to stop the rigging. Kainge you have been warned. Vokamba-kamba so for nothing will take you nowhere. Wazacita rig apa mukali kukamba-kamba cabe.

  15. Why waste time listening to this *****. Lusambo is as thick as a brick wall. The fool has no competent knowledge, no communication skills and worst off his English is so poor.

    No wonder he was picked up from the slums and today is a minister. I wonder where he earned his GCSE’s/ A’ Levels/University Degree?

    Did he even go to school for that matter.

  16. bla bla bla bla – What did we expect from Bowman Lusambo ? August ileisa. I don’t know what bootlickers will be licking ?

    Waiting to go to Jail

  17. Anyone agreeing with such sentiments from the likes of Lusambo and his PF cohort are really brain.less. Completely ignoring the rigging remarks – and hence implicitly supporting such scenario. Pathetic! It is such primitive ignorant arrogance to stay in power at all costs that has brought strife to many a country. How did we allow such sycophants to lead Zambia?

  18. If one funds themselves being defended by this man, just know all credibility has been lost, probably beyond recovery point

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