Churches condemn PF leaders for campaigning in House of God

Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) has described as an unfortunate the trend by some church leaders to preach politics in churches.

EFZ Executive Director, Reverend Pukuta Mwanza, says entertaining politics in the House of God is a breach of the code of conduct.

Reverend Mwanza told ZANIS in an interview in Lusaka today that the situation has become compromising in the event of mediating cases of conflict.

He said EFZ would ensure that there was a difference between politics and matters of God.

He his organisation discourages men of God from overstepping their pulpits to allow such acts.

And commenting on the matter, the Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) said it was important for leaders to be mindful that members of the church belong to different political parties.

CCZ Communications officer, Elias Banda, said allowing politicians to campaign in a church can only cause confusion.

He said the church has affirmed its neutrality and that politicians are welcome to worship God and not anything else in the church.

He urged Men of God to be representatives of Jesus and that they should act Christ like.

On Sunday, after failing to pull a crowd for a public rally in Livingstone, ceremonial vice-president Guy Scott, his wife, ailing Sylvia Mase and Obvious Mwaliteta forced themselves in to a church service and told stunned worshippers to vote for PF candidate Joseph Akafumba

During the same political rally turned church service, Scott told believers that whether they voted for PF or not, the government will not change.

Scott made the boasting remarks during a church service attendedhis wife Charlotte at St Mary’s Christ The King Parish, in Libuyu.

Scott asked the Church to vote for Patriotic Front Candidate Joseph Akafumba in the July 5th Parliamentary bye-elections.

He said the youths in the church needed not only jobs but they also needed husbands who are employed.

”I’m here to introduce our candidate Josephs Akafumba. Even if you don’t vote for him, government is not changing but I want you to vote for this man who is close to me, who is close to the President and who is close to government,” he said


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