Politicians Championing Character Assassination Politics Will Be Rejected Bishop Telesphore Mpundu


The Catholic Church Archbishop Telesphore Mpundu has cautioned politicians with the agenda of championing character assassination type of politics in the forthcoming elections that the electorates will reject them.

Speaking during the press freedom committee of the post newspapers held at Southern sun hotel recently, the clergyman said politicians should prepare their campaign messages based on real issues.

He said mudslinging in Zambian politics should be treated as a foreign language and politicians must speak one language that can be understood by everybody including the unborn babies which is the language of love.


The cleric emphasized that if political players will preach love during their campaign period, the country will always be known as an oasis of peace in the continent.

He said the perception which other countries have about Zambia in terms of unity and peace despite having seventy-two languages makes him proud to be Zambian and politicians must not be allowed to change this inclination from other countries.

Archbishop Mpundu added that there are quite a number issues affecting the country and citizens are only interested to know how politicians will address the challenges other than name calling which can never be a solution to the many challenges in Zambia.

“We have to speak one language in this country, the language of love, any other language is foreign to us, let me warn you politicians who wants conflicts you will be rejected by the people” Archbishop Mpundu said

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