Nyirenda backs the Church on demanding release of HH

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Guess Nyirenda

Operation Young Vote Executive Director Guess Nyirenda has applauded the three Church Mother Bodies for demanding the release of UPND president Hakainde Hichilema.

The three Church Mother Bodies Friday morning demanded that Hichilema who is incarcerated on treason charges be released immediately or put under house arrest.

The Church warned of unspecified action if their call is not taken.

In a statement to Zambian Eye, Nyirenda said the Church decision had just cemented what many Zambians including his organisation have been demanding.

Below is the statement:

The voice of reason is very clear and straight forward. The call by the Church for the immediate release of UPND leader president HH and his Co-accused cements calls made by ourselves and many other stakeholders in the country. In April this year we called for the unconditional release of Hakainde Hichilema and his Co-accused without delay as this was and still is inevitable for restoring Zambia’s peace and tranquility.

The call by the Church in a Christian Nation (so much pronounced by the PF Regime under the current leadership – and founder of the Ministry Religion and National Guidance) can be said to be the last nail in the progressive and tranquility demand chain.

Individual citizens have demanded, CSOs, political parties (including some PF Members – though mostly silently), Traditional Leaders, neighbouring countries and the international community including other stakeholders have demanded for the release and humane treatment of HH and his Co-accused, but this seems to be falling on deaf ears. What is the real problem?

Our leaders have visited almost every church congregation to show Zambian and the world that we are a Christian Nation. However this is not enough. We need practices that are concrete. The practical Christian values that Zambia and Zambians including the entire world expect to see from our leaders and all of us are tolerance, forgiveness, reconciliation and above all love and not merely trekking from one church congregation to another.
OYV is therefore appealing to the leadership of the country to heed the timely advance and demands by the Zambians as cemented by the Church. Zambia must be refocused to pursuing a “win-win” situation for the current political impasse and tension emanating from the August 2016 General Elections Results and unheard Presidential Petition.

OYV is of the conviction that refusing to meet stakeholders (the CSOs, Traditional Leaders, the Church and others) is nowhere near being a solution to the challenge in the country. Time to act positively is now. Dictatorship is neither helpful to the ruled nor the ruler (governed nor governor)

The proposed national indaba called for by the church must be embraced by all. As OYV and young people we are more than ready to play our role.

Guess Nyirenda (Mr.)
Executive Director OPERATION YOUNG VOTE

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7 Responses to Nyirenda backs the Church on demanding release of HH

  1. WHAT PHYSICAL PROTECTION DO YOU HAVE MR NYIRENDA? OTHERWISE YOUR LIFE NOW IS IN DANGER.

    tt
    June 16, 2017 at 6:18 pm
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  2. Lungu is a very, very troubled guy who is filled with so much hate. I pray that God grants HH sufficient grace to forgive this troubled guy Lungu.

    Blago
    June 16, 2017 at 9:06 pm
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  3. well said guess. speak for the silent majority young man. the lord in heaven will keep watch over you and your family.thanks

    ven
    June 16, 2017 at 9:09 pm
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  4. Lungu and his Advisers have openly admitted that HH has been imprisoned becoz he has refused to recognize Lungu as President.To force HH to withdraw the Petition from Court and recognize Lungu as President, Lungu is using State Institutions (ZPS and Courts) to fix his Political Opponents. This is wrong and unconditional.HH has been charged with Treason not becoz he has Committed Treason but he has refused to recognize Lungu as President. There is no law which requires HH or anybody to recognize Lungu as a President. Failure or Refusal to recognize Lungu as a President is not a Crime and by any stretch of imagination Treason doesn’t arise.There is absolutely No evidence to show that HH and his workers organized and armed themselves to overthrow GRZ. This is false and fake and on that basis HH and his workers must be released from Jail unconditionally.Lungu should stop abusing State Machinery to punish his Political Opponents. This is immoral and unconditional. Lungu should listen to the words of wisdom from the Men of God and Release HH and his workers forthwith.

    Mwansa
    June 17, 2017 at 6:21 am
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  5. New Church Mother bodies on the block for the sole reason of supporting President Lungu:
    – Pentecostal Fellowship of Zambia
    – Bishops Fellowship of Zambia

    To which of these do the following churches belong?

    1. Evangelical Church in Zambia – ECZ
    2. Bread of Life International
    3. Northmeaf Assembly of God

    I know that Bishop Paul Mususu is the current bishop of the Evangelical Church in Zambia (ECZ) while Rev. Pukuta Mwanza is Executive Director at Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (ETZ) the mother body to which all the 3 churches listed belong.

    What is happening? In what capacities are these people acting?

    Real Patriot
    June 17, 2017 at 8:36 am
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  6. Source of Zambian problems is not tribalism. no.no.no. but unheard petition,which is still making Zambians who are used to know the TRUTH to panic. everyone is carrying a question of why not petition heard. let us learn to Finnish issues within given short time.

    O.KATOKA
    June 18, 2017 at 5:27 am
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  7. Nyirenda do not mislead people. There is peace and tranquility in zambia. If it were not so you would not have written what you have written. Who are you to command the release of hh? Is he the only one or the first one be at mukobeko? This country is very peaceful if it was in Russia, that government would have not allowed your useless comment. Mind you Russia is highly developed than ourselves. Which neighboring countries are you referring to? It’s like you UPND is speaking on behave of everybody . Others are even saying half of the country. Which country or May be a province ? Keep quiet Nyirenda you are one of those being used.

    mm
    June 18, 2017 at 6:10 am
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