Monday, June 24, 2024

Festive Season Message From Sakwiba Sikota


In wishing you all a safe, reflective and joyous festive season, I call on all to read the famous prophecy in Isaiah 9:6,7 which reads, “For to us a child is born; to us a son is given. And he will be called Wonderful Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.”

Christmas is a time which should be punctuated by good will.
This good will should not be a short term passing phase but a reset of our attitudes, motivators and actions. Going forward everything we do henceforth should be shrouded in good will.

Not only the leaders, but each and every person should identify with the principles that the birth in that Bethlehem manger signified. The Prince of Peace was sent to guide as to peaceful coexistence through good will and love.

President Hakainde rightly pointed out that During the festive season, Zambians to embody the spirit of Christmas by sharing the gift of love. I would go further and state that the gift of live should not only be a seasonal thing but the constant bedrock of our every action throughout each season of the year.

I am glad that President Hakainde in his Christmas message called for unity, reconciliation, and forgiveness among the citizens. I call upon all leaders, be they political, religious, civil society or which ever group, to meet this call for unity, reconciliation and forgiveness.

The only way that the call for love, reconciliation and forgiveness can bring about unity is if we;
a) make love replace “imingalato”.
b) reconcile with all those we have exchanged bitter words or harbored ill thoughts about.
c) forgive even those whom we believe have exhibited “ukutumpa”.

I believe this is the message, when you read in between the lines, of the President’s Christmas message.


  1. It’s one of the reasons Jews did not follow him: equating Jesus to God and why Moslems disagree with Christianity. Jesus was flesh and blood. How can he be God who’s supposed to be spirit and therefore unseen? Or is it that God can change form like water? It’s the question of ages.

  2. Sakwiba is a snake, for that matter a snake in grass. Looking for favours that he had from ECL. Another oldie praise singer, a shallow unprincipled crafty lawyer. Where was he all this time. Suddenly he has bible to quote from!

  3. Why celebrate Christmas? Jesus never said we should celebrate his birth? And Jesus wasnt born on December 25th? If you follow the bible, he was born in March .
    Africans dont celebrate birthdays- it is something introduced to us by the invaders. We Ngonis know the exact day Mpezeni was born in 1835, but we never mark it. In the Christmas case the Romans who used Christianity for governing purposes decided to convert the celebration of the Winter Solstice festival of Saturnalia to Christmas. But just as the Pope has recognised homosexual marriages the Europeans “normalise” everything and the Africans blindly follow.

  4. Lusaka times, why do you allow dim wits to attack others on this platform. If you do not agree with Sakwibas meaning of Christmas, put up yours here minus resorting to hollow attacks, styopet

  5. Once a brilliant lawyer who wasted his brains, respect and worthy hy joining toxic Zambian politics. He’s never been the same since that infamous “only a Tonga can succeed Mazoka”.
    Msg of forgiveness and reconciliation taken, but Bo Sakwiba, we have enough preachers in the country… please leave the preaching to them, and tell us about the constitutional lacuna we have.

  6. I was actually expecting one of those brilliant satires to indirectly mock and ridicule these good for nothing politicians

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