Stop sowing hate, UPND told
THE UPND must stop sowing seeds of hatred because the opposition party will only reap animosity if it continues with the trend, a senior clergyman has charged. Commenting on the UPND’s justification of its refusal to attend last week’s independence celebrations, Bible Gospel Church in Africa (BIGOCA) Overseer Apostle Peter Ndhlovu said the party should approach national issues with a loving and forgiving spirit. “When you sow love you will receive love and I want to advise them that if they are a government in waiting, let them be patient, tolerant and forgiving. If they forgive they will be forgiven. If they are patient people will be patient with them when they come into government. Don’t look at Zambia as a secular country whether you are intelligent or rich this. “As a Christian Nation we pray and people are praying in all corners of Zambia that God will give Zambia a leader of His choice at a certain time. There can only be one President at a time and if the UPND do not recognise President Lungu, they are wasting their time. They can try everything but it won’t succeed because God ordains a leader. Time will come when President Lungu will go but God will give us another leader and we must respect that leader no matter how,” Apostle Ndhlovu said. He said Zambians do not want to build the country based on hate and an unforgiving spirit, adding that there is no need for anyone to promote hate in this era. Apostle Ndhlovu said all well-meaning Zambians, who love their, country, should discourage inflammatory language. He said the UPND’s shunning of national prayers on grounds that they were for President Lungu did not make sense because Mr. Lungu is a mortal man like anybody else. “Personally I think they are not ready to take up leadership of this country. If they talk about poverty, they themselves are rich. One of the richest men in Zambia is in UPND. What has he done in his own constituency? What have they given to the people to show that they can use their own personal money to serve the poor people? “A leader is not supposed to only receive but to give as well. If they cannot give and they continue living in luxury it will be the same and it will even be worse when they come into power. Let them be practical and if all these UPND MPs can give out their money and sacrifice their salaries, whatever gratuity and work with the poor in their constituencies, we shall say this is the type of leaders that have a heart for this country,” Apostle Ndhlovu said.