Some Churches in Lusaka have defied government’s ban of public gatherings aimed at combating the outbreak of cholera which has so far claimed over 50 lives countrywide and have gone ahead to gather.
A check by phoenix news at Cathedral of the Child Jesus in mass media, Roma Assumption Church in Roma, End Time Blessing Church, Faith Chapel Church and Canium Baptist Church in Chipata Compound found congregants gathered and normal church programs going on.
And members from End Time Blessing Church who spoke to Phoenix News explained that they had gathered for a wedding program taking place at the church.
And congregants at Roma Assumption Church and Cathedral of the Child Jesus said they are aware of the ban of public gatherings but understand that the ban is meant for cholera prone areas.
The meeting at Roma Assumption Church in Roma was however halted after police officers ordered the church leadership to close the church and members ordered to disperse.
Meanwhile, congregants at Faith Chapel Church and Caniun Baptist Church said they have decided to meet despite the ban so that they can sensitize each other on cholera.
SOURCE: PHOENIX NEWS