By Scoop Reporter
LUSAKA Province Minister Bowman Lusambo has aired out his detest for United Party for National Development (UPND’s) support for prophet Andrew Ejimadu, popularly known as Seer 1, while castigating Father Lastone Lupupa for stating facts.
Mr. Lusambo accused the UPND of hypocritically supporting Seer 1 for all the bad things he had said about Government and Zambia at large and turning a blind eye to such mischief yet they were too quick to condemn Fr. Lupupa who has since apologized over his rigging remark.
“It is therefore hypocritical for some UPND members to stage online protests about a 45 second clip showing Fr Lastone Lupupa, SJ addressing his flock about a leader he feels should rule his beloved country, Zambia.
“However, what I find nauseating is that the same UPND members who openly support characters like Seer 1 to degrade the image of Zambia, freely insult the Head of State and wish death and calamity on the Republic, are the ones throwing tantrums over Fr. Lupupa’s words,” Mr. Lusambo said.
He said it was sad that when Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu declared that there will be bloodshed after the August elections and when Bishop John Mambo openly insulted national leaders, they referred to them as men of God who loved Zambia but that when Fr. Lupupa declared that a Zambian President ought to humble oneself, love God’s people more, and preach love and denounce violence, he committed a crime and should be crucified.
“Between Seer 1 and Fr. Lupupa, I believe Fr. Lupupa has a well-defined Locus Standi to openly discuss merits and demerits of a Zambian President. The other one is an imposter, a fraud, a fugitive who should stay away from all things Zambian.
“If UPND members choose to condemn Fr. Lupupa, they should also condemn Mr Hichilema for his role in privatization which has claimed people’s lives and almost turned Copperbelt into a ghost region. They should also start online petitions condemning their use of violence in politics and their open practice of tribalism. By calling for Fr. Lupupa’s head, the UPND members are behaving like the Romans who crucified Jesus Christ at Golgotha,” he said.