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Accept Criticism and Respect the Church, Given Lubinda Urges President Hichilema

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Given Lubinda, Vice President of the Patriotic Front, has reiterated his call for the UPND Government, led by President Hakainde Hichilema, to accept criticism from various stakeholders, including the Church. Lubinda expressed regret over the insulting and demeaning language used by President Hichilema and UPND Secretary General Batuke Imenda against Lusaka Archdiocese Archbishop Dr. Alick Banda and Chawama Parish Catholic Priest Fr. Anthony Kapembwa Salangeta.

Lubinda emphasized that the two priests had committed no crime other than speaking up for the poor and addressing governance issues guided by the Church’s Social Justice doctrine. Drawing from his party’s experience in government, he stated that the Patriotic Front had accepted severe criticism without resorting to derogatory terms or labeling clergy members as “Lucifer” or “UPND Cadres.” Lubinda condemned the rising intolerance displayed by President Hichilema and accused him of fostering a dictatorship and a police state.

In light of these developments, Lubinda called on the public to defend the Church, as it advocates for the weak, the poor, and the voiceless.

Meanwhile, in Mansa, Catholic Diocese Bishop Patrick Chisanga urged the government to stay focused on working for the Zambian people instead of comparing itself to previous administrations. Speaking during his homily at Mansa Catholic Cathedral on the solemnity of Holy Trinity, Bishop Chisanga emphasized that the Zambian people had entrusted the United Party for National Development (UPND) with the mandate to work on their behalf.

Bishop Chisanga urged the government to prioritize delivering for the Zambian people who had entrusted them with authority, without getting distracted by other matters. He highlighted the democratic nature of the country, where people have the freedom to choose which political party comes to power, and the UPND had been chosen by the Zambian electorate. Therefore, he urged the party to focus on bringing development to all parts of the country, even for those who did not vote for them.

The Bishop emphasized that the government should seize the opportunity given to them by the Zambian people and work towards improving the livelihoods of all citizens, regardless of political affiliation.

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  1. You can’t expecr a freemas0n, satanIst, thief and tribalist like HH to respect the church and take on advice. He is an arrogant pompous child

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  2. This all started with graphs when people expecting HH to address issues like the high cost of living, KCM/Mopani, maize exportation, FSIP. I am sure HH wanted so much to became a motivational speaker or lecturer. The prices of commodities have become too high and that is what people want addressed. Not insulting Priests and entire Catholic Church or playing catch and release with PF members.

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  3. The president has said time and again……..

    The damage to the economy and the countries socoal moral fabric was widespread……….

    And is being fixed………..

    Now , looks like some people wanted him to say at press conference, that……..

    There will be more GRZ borrowing to give more free cash handouts to reduce the cost of living………..

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  4. The PF under Lubinda is now speaking from the dump site where Zambians consigned it in 2021.It will support any sort of rubbish to be recycled.It will only be followed by green flies like Deja Foool Ka Zulu and company

  5. Whilst I agree with your opinion, I should also urge you to counsel some individual clergymen to to be civil and more religious whenever uttering over certain issues. Zambia being a Christian nation, the clergymen are supposed to be Great partners, reliable key advisors and counselors, and not the other way round as witnessed recently. In addition some clergymen are behaving like ba kaponya who are kachasu partakers. The churches are okay but individual sinful clergymen

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    • If you criticize you UPND you are PF compromised. Saying that the cost of living is too high under this government does not make anyone PF.

  6. This is a on carted attack by some catholic priests against the government. It’s interesting that it seems to be just priests from two regions in this. Can we hear the voice of priests from other regions also!! Are they being correctly represented by your colleagues? Whatever their view, it would be good to hear it.

  7. This is an orchestrated attack by some catholic priests against the government. It’s interesting that it seems to be just priests from two regions in this. Can we hear the voices of priests from other regions also!! Are they being correctly represented by their colleagues? Whatever their view, it would be good to hear it.

  8. Mr mukunku your analysis is apparently correct. Some people who claim to be a set apart group of wise people coming from the……….. have now being considered as fake wisemen because of the the few sinful and disgrantled priests and circular individuals from that end

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