Sat, 27 Jan 2018 13:17:57 +0000
By ROGERS KALERO
THE Kitwe Pastors Fellowship have taken a strong exception to the growing trend in the political arena where some politicians have been using unpalatable language against the republican President, Edgar Lungu.
Chairman of the Kitwe Pastors Fellowship, Raddy Lewilla said his organization was deeply concerned that some politicians have lost respect for the republican President whom they were insulting and calling him all sorts of names in some sections of the media.
Bishop Lewilla said in an interview in Kitwe yesterday that every Zambian was by constitution mandated to respect the office of the republican President and so it was sad that some politicians had opted to disparage the President.
“As Kitwe Pastors, we have continued to watch with dismay the conduct of some of our politicians who have decided to insult the office of the republican President with impunity.
“We thought some of these insults would come to an end at one time or the other, but we are dismayed at this culture of being disrespectful to our republican President.
“As Pastors fellowship, we take strong exception to the growing trend in the political arena where some politicians have been using unpalatable language against the republican President Edgar Lungu,” Bishop Lewilla said.
He said an elected republican President deserves respect regardless of how his previous status was, because that person was appointed by God.
He said those who wanted to criticize the republican President for the mistakes he could have been making, they should do it in a better manner as opposed to disparaging him.
“When a person is appointed by God to become a leader, he deserves respect regardless of how you look at him. I think this culture of insulting those in authority should come to an end. Let us hold our leaders in high esteems,” he said.