Opposition Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) president, Nevers Mumba, has extolled fellow opposition political party leaders for their continued presence at religious functions.
Dr. Mumba said it was encouraging to see political party leaders frequently attending church functions noting that this was a symbol of national unity.
He said national unity builds Zambia’s Christian nation identity.
He said all political party leaders in Zambia should endeavour to be guided by the Holy Spirit in their pursuit of becoming leaders of government one day.
Dr. Mumba told ZANIS in an interview shortly after the official countdown launch of the golden jubilee celebrations of the United Church of Zambia (UCZ) at St. Paul’s Congregation in Lusaka yesterday.
Opposition political party leaders that attended the golden jubilee launch include FDD’s Edith Nawaki, People’s Party president Mike Mulongoti, Heritage Party’s Brigadier General Godfrey Miyanda, Forum for Democratic Alternatives leader Ludwig Sondashi, National Revolution Party president Cosmo Mumba and Zambia for Empowerment and Development leader Fred Mutesa.
The United Church of Zambia, which was born on January 16, 1965, will commemorate its 50 years of existence in Zambia on the 16th of January next year.