CHILUBA’S FAMILY TRAUMATISED
By NATION REPORTER IT is unfortunate that the family of the late former President Fredrick Chiluba has continued to be subjected to hardships despite the wonderful things that he did for Zambia, says Evangelical Youth Alliance International, executive director Reverend Moses Lungu.
And Rev Lungu has described as traumatising and shocking the sentencing of President Chiluba’s son Frederick Mwape Chiluba to eight months in prison for stealing a mobile phone.
In an interview with the Daily Nation yesterday, Rev Lungu said Dr Chiluba fought tirelessly to improve the living standards of many people across the country.
“President Chiluba undertook so much to improve the living standards of the poor in Matero, in Chifubu, in Chimwemwe, in Chingola on the Copperbelt, and Kabwe. One would never think that the family could still be experiencing such challenges. “We hope that they will find strength in the wisdom of God’s work and as a Church we will continue to pray with them,” he said. Rev Lungu said the efforts of President Chiluba to liberate Zambia’s economy have not been appreciated.
Rev Lungu said the former first family was going through a lot and urged Zambians to pray for them.
“It is such a sad development that the son of the former and late president of Zambia has been granted a sentence of eight months.
“As a Church we want to send words of encouragement to the family because prison is never a nice place at all. We hope that grace will be granted to our brother (Fredrick Junior Mwape) for the time that he will spend in incarnation.
“And maybe we can just learn one or two lessons from this experience. Otherwise Abantu babi tababa bwino pantu balalaba bwangu (people are bad they easily forget).
“It is quiet traumatising considering that this family has gone through much and one could think that there could be a break in as far as challenges are concerned,” said Rev Lungu.
Frederick Chiluba junior was yesterday sentenced to eight months imprisonment with hard labour for stealing a mobile phone worth K8, 500 by a Lusaka Magistrates Court.
Magistrate Ntandose Chabala jailed Frederick Chiluba junior, 33, after finding him guilty of stealing the Samsung S7 edge phone from Brenda Nakazwe on September 2, 2017.