By Nation Reporter
UNITED Party for National Development (UPND) president Hakainde Hichilema must apologise to the country for insulting women by referring to them as sex objects, says Church of God Cathedral of Miracles senior pastor Naison Nyonyo.
Bishop Nyonyo said Mr Hichilema’s remarks that women must deny their husbands sex because they supported the ruling Patriotic Front (PF) should be the greatest insult to the women of Zambia.
He said it was unfortunate that the insult was coming from somebody aspiring to be the father of the nation in a few weeks time.
Bishop Nyonyo, who is also executive director for the Pentecostal Fellowship of Zambia, said Mr Hichilema must apologise unreservedly to the women of Zambia over the utterances.
“This should be known as the biggest insult to all the women in Zambia from a man aspiring to be the president of the nation. Mr Hichilema should apologise to the nation for the embarrassment he has caused himself, his wife, his sisters and all the women referred to because at his level he cannot be talking about sex in public in the manner he did,” Pastor Nyonyo said.
He said it was regrettable that a national leader should belittle sex in such a manner; especially that he claimed to want to lead the country on Biblical principles.
Bishop Nyonyo said Zambians must begin to learn the art of following true leadership by seeking God in their decisions in times of elections because it would be unfortunate to vote for a leader who enjoyed insults.
The clergyman said sex should only be discussed in relation to marriage, and not to gain political mileage with hopes of winning an election, adding that as a Christian, Mr Hichilema should respect the sanctity of sex.
He wondered why Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) championing the rights of women had remained quiet over the insults from Mr Hichilema, which affected all women in the country.