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Zambia: Church Cautions Politicians Against Tribal Politics

Summary & Comment: "The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) has admonished politicians that have continued to peddle tribal politics. EFZ Executive Director Pukuta Mwanza laments that this is retrogressive to efforts being made in fighting the vice." This call is ever needed, not always heeded but progress is being made, including within the churches. JK

Author: Peter Adamu Date Written: 24 June 2015
Primary Category: Interfaith Relations Document Origin: Zambia Reports (Lusaka)
Secondary Category: Africa General Source URL: http:// http://allafrica.com/stories/
Key Words: Zambia, politics, faith, tribalism.

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 The Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) has admonished politicians that have continued to peddle tribal politics. EFZ Executive Director Pukuta Mwanza laments that this is retrogressive to efforts being made in fighting the vice.

Reverend Mwanza notes that this especially that people look to politicians to help eliminate negative vices such as tribalism. He tells says the Church wants to see politicians speak with one voice in promoting peace and unity in the country.

Reverend Mwanza says it is unfortunate that tribal talk has once again resurfaced just when the country thought it had been eliminated.

He has however stated that the church will not relent in advocating for the promotion of peace and unity in the country.

Reverend Mwanza has since urged all political players to ensure to desist from engaging in negative vices with the potential to divide the nation.

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