Lusaka ~ Tue, 13 Oct 2020

The UPND has again downplayed the need to pray, declaring that the party will not attend this year’s National Day of Prayer and Fasting observed annually on October 18.

UPND national chairperson Mutale Nalumango, during a media briefing in Lusaka yesterday, accused the ruling PF of being hypocritical and said this year’s national day of prayer is another Judah’s kiss.

The UPND has been staying away from national prayers, which would reaffirm the country’s declaration as a Christian nation.

The Bible in 2 Chronicles 7:14 charges all people who call themselves by God’s name to humble themselves before Him and pray, He will hear their prayers.

This is exactly what the government is trying to inculcate in the citizens and yet the opposition UPND seems uncomfortable with prayer.


  1. wajimona

    Why do you waste stationery inviting them.

    • Overseer

      The real big issue is pf have turned down the economy of Zambia

    • Moses

      UPND has its reasons for staying away from the National day of prayer and fasting. But the BIG question is that, “if the Lord favours them and they form government at one time, will they observe this day they think is hypocritical or will they do away with it???? ” How will they make it holier? PLEASE journalists help us ask upnd these important questions.

  2. Ngoma Yamaano

    This Christian nation concept is just increasing the number of hypocrites who want to be holier than God. People who truly believe in God, pray every day. The national day of prayers is just for the self-serving leaders who use one day of fake prayers to appease gullible citizens. Nalumango is right in saying the opposition UPND will only “ talk of prayers” when those calling for prayers stop treating people in inhuman manner throughout the year only to call for a national day of prayers on 18th October.

    • Heren banda

      U perfect right.

      • Kaizer

        Chris fucking phiri don’t politicize religious things like prayers, hh or any person has every right to decide whether they want to participate in the prayers or not

  3. 2yk

    HH has never attended the prayers before.The party is into very deep Cult.It hates Prayer.Light and Darkness can never meet.

  4. Ngoma Yamaano

    2yk, you have eyes but you dont see; you have ears but you dont hear it seems. Havent you seen HH attend prayers in some churches before? Do you now think only politically instigated national day of prayers are the only prayers HH should attend? Who made you a judge on behalf of God?

  5. Pharaoh

    What about other opposition political parties?.If HH refuses, let him be.

  6. JMS

    A bad person may kill whilst observing the day which was made by the actual person they killed, shame.

  7. JMS

    Mulikikopo 2yk.

  8. Nobody

    I think am going to blacklist this useless propaganda Zambia Reports site from my device..

  9. Tikambepo

    This so called prayers and fasting day is just a hoax hell of a day or Juda’s kiss as the principled woman put it.It’s a meaningless hell of a day assembled by Satanic Satanists who steal poor people’s money messlessly like no man’s business….Zambians should NOT be blackmailed by these corrupt bloodsucker by using the name of the Lord.

  10. Koswe

    How can upnd pray when their leader s mouth is full of insults. Surely insulting the paramount chief of Bemba land at chikala

  11. Lumpungu

    What I see, the l8th of October shall be removed when upnd comes in power, let us pray

  12. Lovemore

    ISAIAH Chapter 58: 6- 14 (NKJV)
    “Is this not the fast I have chosen:
    To loose the bonds of wickedness,
    To undo the heavy burdens,
    To let the oppressed go free, and that you break every yoke?
    Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out;
    When you see the naked you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?
    Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you;
    The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard.
    Please read through to verse 14.
    Earlier in the last part of Verse 3 it is written :
    ” In fact, in the day of your fast you find pleasure, And exploit all your laborers.”
    Let us do it GOD’s way and be meaningful to our Creator. GOD cannot be mocked.

    • Francis

      I’m glad there is a post to help others are understand what true fasting is. The Bible goes further to highlight what is needed for God to heal the land. Corruption and turning from evil ways. Those are the conditions.

  13. Razor

    Who has time to pray in this down trodden economy when people are busy working to earn something at least even during holidays.

  14. Calvin funalo

    Churches are just within our own hearts that’s why we pray every day, why forcing someone to attend politicised prayers.

  15. iw

    hh kapuba mu cinwa mwaba umusalula na ama supportrs bakwe are useless to th nation umuntu atukana u support him why don’t u blame yo foolish leadr and advise him?shala wambe ine naya

  16. Tty

    Hw cn u go fr fasting n prayers wen u dot ve something to eat at home dat u r fasting which venses u ve to fast wen there z food at home with this pat pf

  17. Jabulani

    Why should he get involved in political prayers HH has been attending church services why should he put that 18 October serious as if he’s the one who declared it

  18. jesse

    only a few in govt will go for prayers, not us the masses who are informed….

  19. Gessik

    In the kingdom of God there are Kings ,Priests and Prophets.They all have different responsibilities.When FTJ declared Zambia as a Christian nation,he did it as a leader (king).He did not not do it as a priest.The priests only picked it up from that point and it is their duty to uphold it for the people of Zambia who are Christians.Therefore the whole activity now falls under the same priests for and on behalf of the Christians of Zambia.It is an event for the Zambian community comprising people from all but different political parties who are christians.It is not for an individual,not even late FTJ who proclaimed it.So is the day of NATIONAL PRAYERS…let us all ,the children of God observe it and cry out unto him for help !!

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  21. Yamustraight

    Isaiah 8:20,to the law and to the testimonies, if they don’t do according to this it means there is no light in them

  22. Mining Empire

    If you are blaming the one who came up 18 oct as nation day of prayer and blame the one who sd zabia as christian nation

  23. Mining Empire

    Nadabwa na ma pepo kukana eco tamwakapitile mudala and this insult you are learning kubukulu

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  25. chi

    Apa hh aganizako ndaba he was going to repeat filya aba bemba balanda ati imputi isula taibula kubwekeshapo.Otherwise,he was going to shout saying”amatako,amatako! oh sorry! i mean,amen,amen.

  26. GREAT


  27. bondweyakusashila

    Shunning prayers is a sign of witchcraft…ninshi BA Tata nindoshi or what?

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