Politics of vengeance archaic, says Daka

POLITICS of vengeance is over and instead the country should forge ahead for the development and benefit of its people, Msanzala Member of Parliament Peter Daka has charged. Mr Daka said as the country was heading towards the National Day of Prayer and fasting, it was important to preach about love and peace to guide Zambia as a Christian nation. He said Zambia should be thankful that they were given a God-fearing leader whose work was recognised by creating a new Religious Affairs ministry. “We should start loving one another as we come before God, and this is what we should carry as Christians even as we commemorate this National Day of Prayer and Fasting. We should bury all our differences and stand as one for the sake of peace and unity,” he said. Mr Daka was speaking during a church service at the Reformed Church of Zambia’s Lutwazi congregation in Petauke district. The lawmaker said the church must be a priority and that the people of Zambia should be guided by Christian principals and also present themselves as Christians by learning to support one another, as they observed October 18. He said the Government attached great importance to the church because of the role it played to ensure peace and unity was maintained in the country. He said it was shocking that there were some individuals who had reached the extent of even politicising God’s works at the expense of promoting peace. Mr Daka said politics of insults must come to an end, to give room to duty bearers to do their work to develop the country. He further told the church to remain united, saying having a President who was God-fearing was a plus to the people of Zambia.And outgoing RCZ Lutwazi congregation Reverend Masautso Mbewe said Christians should lead lives that were pleasing in the sight of God. He said the Zambian people were under protection and that God made light for a purpose. “As believers, we should know that we are sons of light. Without this, it will be in vain and we should strive towards such,” he said.