Don’t take sides, Catholic bishops urged

NATIONAL Restoration Party (NAREP) and Zambia Republican Party (ZRP) have advised Catholic bishops not to take a partisan stance over the prevailing political situation in the country.

NAREP spokesperson Bwalya Nondo said in an interview in Lusaka yesterday that there is need for the Catholic Church to stick to its mediatory role as opposed to taking a partisan stance on matters of national importance.
Mr Bwalya said the Church should be firm in condemning people that have publicly refused to recognise President Lungu as a legitimately-elected head of State.
He said incarcerated United Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema has clearly demonstrated that he has no regard for the country’s laws by refusing to recognise President Lungu.


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