Zambia: Ruling celebration and Catholic Church search truce after weeks of virulent exchanges


Hichilema and Lusaka Archbishop Alick Banda are publicly referred to as adversaries. Neither of the 2 males tried to disguise this notion or confirmed any willingness to bury the hatchet.

Bully pulpit

Throughout a church service on 21 Might, Fr. Anthony Salangeta, a Catholic priest of Chawama, mocked Hichilema’s use of graphs throughout a press briefing for instance how Zambia’s economic system has deteriorated over time on account of uncontrolled borrowing.

“Folks right here don’t perceive graphs. The folks need meals on the desk… so that you go and inform them that we don’t want graphs,” Salangeta, an ally of former president Edgar Lungu, informed a cheering packed congregation that he addressed within the native language in Chawama, a sprawling low-income slum south of Lusaka.

Lungu is the previous legislator for Chawama, and at present, his daughter, Tasila is the MP.

Salangeta’s quick clip went viral on many social media

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