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Catholic Bishops Clash Over “Zambia Is A Dictatorship” Status; UCZ Says No

The influential members of the Catholic church have gone opposite ends on the fragile political situation in the country.

In Lusaka, a senior Catholic figure Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu led two other church bodies on Friday in declaring Zambia a dictatorship over the fragile political climate that has been exacerbated by the incarceration of UPND leader Hakainde Hichilema for nearly 90 days.

Another Catholic bishop on the Copperbelt says there is no crisis in the country as it is being suggested by his fellow clergy.

Catholic Diocese of Ndola Bishop Alick Banda says has since challenged political leaders in the country to focus and concentrate on building the nation instead of politicking.

He says elections were over adding that political leaders should as such respect the outcome of the courts regarding the August 11, 2016 polls.

Bishop Banda says there are a lot of people especially those in the rural areas who need development in areas of health and education among others.

He has advised those that feel aggrieved with the outcome of the 2016 general elections to be the first to seek reconciliation.

Bishop Banda says the church is ready to help political leaders seeking reconciliation adding there is a leadership in the country that needs to be appreciated and respected by everyone.

20 Comments

  1. Mr.Obvious

    YOU SHALL KNOW THEM BY FRUITS . HOLY GHOST…. FIRE! STOP….STOP…. THAT BISHOP A.B
    MR. ALICK BANDA ,YOUR FELLOWS ARE FIGHTING FOR JUSTICE AND TRUTH,
    AS A CHRISTIAN NATION, NOT POSITIONS / TITLES IN CHURCH AND PLEASING EVIL DEEDS, WHILE PEOPLE LIKE HH AND OTHERS ARE ROCKED UP WITHOUT A CASE LIKE JESUS ON CROSS WITHOUT SIN. GOD OPENS YOUR EYES. CHRISTIANS LEARN TO SUPPORT EACH OTHER. WHEN YOUR FELLOW CHRISTIAN SAYS HALLELUJAH , LET ANOTHER CHRISTIAN SAY AMEN! TOMORROW ITS U MR.BANDA. WHEN A SHEPHERD LIKE YOU FAILL TO REDEEM FLOCKS OF GOD, JESUS HIMSELF WILL MAKE A WAY TO HELP HIS OWN LOVED PEOPLE… HH… TO COME OUT OF PF.. DEN… OR PRISON.

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  2. vern

    Help HH to cure his madness. Its not yet too late. His slowly smelling his shit stink.

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  3. JK

    Banda, you are from chipata, and you are using ” wako wako ” formula. may GOD bless, bishop mpundu, for he stands on truth & justice, which has raped by this ant virus, called changwa.

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  4. mulenga

    Comment u can eve see his surname BANDA, wat can u expect from his mouth? pure tribalist

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    • Sontongo

      Forsaken naimwe! I thot u would appreciate bandas call for reconciliation instead of the rubbish u re vomiting.

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  5. jodarn

    Those are true words from the Bishop that’s what the church can do to help bringing people together

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  6. Mk

    Wise words clergyman though some people will even criticise you on the same because of that piece advise.

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  7. mboro yako

    their is no clash mpundu is more than a bishop arcbishop banda is only a bishop.Znbc is for pf.pf for dogs .

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  8. chiyengo k henry

    let GOD do his duty

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  9. dotkomu

    They are comenting as zambians not as christians. One is from eastern the other is from northern -different views

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  10. Mwami

    Am not convinced,it seems banda z a false profitably,oh sorry,prophet.

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  11. Chichi

    UCZ is not a church. It’s a local cult infiltrated by Edgar and his cronies of evil. The cult members are eating from Edgar’s plate. They drink human blood from the same cup. Just by looking at the face of the devil in the picture on this news you can see remarkable traces of evil and death. Stay away from them before you become their next victim. They are dangerous and sworn friends of Lucifer.
    Signs off cute Chichi girl.

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  12. jason Nyirenda

    Another Bishop in Chipata, Auxiliary Bishop, Benjamin Phiri told Radio Breeze yesterday in Chadiza that the statement was a personal view by Arch Bishop Mpundn. He said the official position of the church will be stated after the Bishops’ meeting that will be held in July, 2017. He said the Arch Bishop did not seek the view of the church before giving the press statement.

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  13. chachacha

    There is crisis in Zambia . banda are you sleeping ? It’s not intensified because of intelligent members of UPND if it’s not cowardliness

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  14. Awa na

    Holy gost fire to Telephone Mpundu ,not BANDA.generations have passed with such people.ati bishop mpundu the idiot is a politician

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  15. Marshal

    Glory be to God .this issue for HH we are tired it is even boring why are you failing to pass judgement ,you were sure to send some officer’s to pick him.but you failed to pass a judgement am loosing confidence in judicial. Late people have confidence in us .this issue can cause negative impact on our Nation one Zambia one .you, judge’s you are their getting wages but others they are suffering, don’t put hh on your MDG we want to development in our nation ,you are their loosening your belts ,but your friend’s busy tightening their belt

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  16. Tom mtin

    This wrinkled old fool clothed in holy attire shame

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  17. vern

    Let the church mother body reconcile HH with the church.
    Athorwise, Its “kuku yesu”Walishama Yuda chawama nga tawafyelwe.

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  18. T J

    Government is in pressure of two things..treason charge its judgement its death & Release of HH government need to compansented H H for deformation of carrector..God bless Zambia we need peace in our country..youth

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  19. mengmoreler

    Uko ha ha!ba catolika nayimwe!mwavuta na bapente.nishi nayashupa ma vision namba?any way tufwile eko tuleya.

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