Killing of UNZA student pains Nevers Mumba

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Message of condolences:

The loss of life at the University of Zambia is heartbreaking. As a father of two daughters, I cannot even start to imagine the pain and anguish of the bereaved family. I send my deepest condolences to the bereaved family and friends.

It is at a time like this that men and women of the collar must rise up to provide guidance to a despondent people. In times like this, politicians will always be skewed in judgement. Vespers’ death is not politics but someone’s daughter being laid in a grave, never to return. The voice of church leaders must be louder than the voice of politicians at this stage. The politicians are playing a political blame game which will not heal the breach which has been committed. The grieving nation needs a counselor. This counselor must preferably be the church and not a politician.

During this time of mourning, the church should call for measured statements from all sides. The police is under probe. From where we stand, the police misconducted themselves in the death of Vespers Shimuzhila. Justification for their action should not only be made to investigators but in court. Let us not waste this death. Let us use it to clean up our hearts, attitudes and actions as a nation.

The Church should guide the politicians not to use this death for political gain but as an opportunity to see how far removed we are from God’s principles of love, justice and peaceful coexistence. We must face ourselves as a people. We must deal with the ugliness of hatred, vengeance and unbridled appetite to destroy and kill each other to prove our political prowess. God is calling us back to the values of love and peace which are a prerequisite to national unity and prosperity. We are one people. The death of one of our children must affect all of us. Until we return to God as a nation, the current path of hatred and un forgiveness which we have chosen could shipwreck our national aspirations.


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