A Time for Prayer and Reflection
We are a country in mourning. That is the way it should be when the leader of a nation passes on. Since the news of the death of President Michael Sata, the streets and bars, homes and political hallways have been filled with talk of who will succeed the man who led our nation for the past three years. The airwaves have been filled with arguments about whether the current republican vice president can legitimately perform the functions of the office of the Head of State. Countless dark corner meetings are being held in various locations where, no doubt, plans are bring hatched to outmanoeuvre real and perceived opponets.
When all is said and done, no amount of persuasion or cajoling will prevent politicians from being politicians. So let them do what they do best. Let them meet and scheme and plot and manoeuvre.
But let God be God. We can spend all our time scheming and dreaming, conniving and planning but if we have not sought guidance from our Creator and laid our plans before Him, our schemes will have been in vain.
I will therefore be taking 7 days away from public view, to quietly and contemplatively mourn our departed president and to pray for the first family and the nation at this time of our collective bereavement. My prayer is that this will be a time of spiritual guidance, providing clarity and coherence regarding how we can unify out country as we move beyond Mr. Sata in the year of our Golden Jubilee.
Elias C. Chipimo, Jr
National Restoration Party