A Catholic Priest says tZambians should move forward with a new generation of leaders and not look back at the old generation which he said would take the nation backwards. Fr. Lastone Lupupa adds that the deceased President Michael Sata closed the chapter for old generational leaders.
Fr Lupupa was regarded as the family priest for Sata and even conducted prayers at State House.
Fr. Lastone Lupupa made the remarks during a special homily at Chelstone Parish yesterday which was held in honor of Sata whom he described as a jubilee President whose role was to close the old chapter of leaders and open a new one.
“Jubilee is a new beginning. It is time to say bye to the old generation and now have a new crop of leadership. It is time to start afresh and move forward with the new generation. We have had five Presidents, Kaunda served for 27 years but God chose Michael to be the President to mark the golden jubilee,” said Fr. Lupupa.
Before he was taken ill to London where he died, Sata lastly attended his mass at the Parish and promised to return for mass again in near future. During the mass, congregants were allowed to view the President’s body which was moved from Mulungushi International conference centre, the official public viewing place. The public viewing at Mulungushi only resumed after 14:00hrs.