Burning dead Zambians unacceptable-Christian Coalition

The Christian Coalition (CC) says the proposal by the Kitwe City Council (KCC) that bodies of dead people should be cremated and not buried is unfortunate.

Christian Coalition Pastor Clergy Chombela said that Zambia being a Christian nation such a proposal should never be allowed due to culture complications.

Mr Chombela pointed out that Zambia should not imitate other countries as it is their culture to burn dead bodies and not Zambia’s.

Speaking in an interview with ZANIS in Lusaka today Pastor Chombela said even in the Bible it is not written anywhere.

He also said that the dead deserve respect hence the need to burry them honorably.

Mr Chombela urged the council to take responsibility by allocating enough land where the dead are to be buried.

He said that Zambia is blessed with plenty of land and there is no need to burn dead bodies but bury them.

Pastor Chombela advised the council to be consulting Christian Mother Bodies and Non- Government Organizations (NGOs) every time they come with a complicated proposal.

He explained that may be in the near future the proposal can be adopted when every one will be convinced that there is no more land left for burial sites.

Kitwe cemetary

Kitwe cemetary

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