PRESIDENT LUNGU PROCLAIMS OCT 18TH 2015 DAY OF PRAYER AND FASTING LUSAKA, (FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 2015)
His Excellency President Edgar Chagwa Lungu has proclaimed Sunday, 18th October 2015 as the day of Repentance, Prayer and Fasting throughout the country.
The Head of State stated that this declaration follows the overwhelming requests that ordinary citizens and the clergy from all denominations have made for this special day to be set apart for Repentance, Prayer and Fasting country wide.
In his proclamation, the President stated that the requests were justified as the countrys founding fathers and mothers found it fit to commit the nations destiny to Gods providence as evidenced by their placing of the national flag at the high altar of the Cathedral of the Holy Cross on the 25th of October, 1964.
The President stated that the decision was inevitable in view of the many challenges that the country was faced with among them: socio-economic; disrespect for elders and a near absence of civility in discourse; high unemployment levels among the youth and high poverty levels, Kwacha depreciation including load shedding due to the power deficit.
The Head of State appealed to all the people of Zambia to assemble at their respective place of worship and spend time in prayer and fasting to seek the face of God to avert the dangers that confront the nation.
In compliance with their requests, the example of our founding fathers and my own sense of duty, I designate Sunday, the 18th of October, 2015, for this purpose, and appeal to all the people of Zambia to assemble on that day, according to their several forms of worship, to keep it solemn Fast in response to the social and economic crisis.
SPECIAL ASSISTANT TO THE PRESIDENT
(PRESS AND PUBLIC RELATIONS)
President Edgar Chagwa Lungu is the President of Zambia.
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A LUSAKA man agreed with his wife to pretend she had given in to his friend’s persistent sexual advances so as to trap him.
This was heard in Lusaka boma court where Austin Shuna, aged 26, said he caught his friend Christopher Mweemba, aged 24, naked attempting to rape his 24-year old wife, Fridah Muyumba.
Shuna told the court that his wife told him that Mweemba had been making sexual advances towards her but that he never believed her because he took Mweemba as his brother.
He said after she persisted with her claims, he decided to make a plan with his wife so that they could catch Mweemba red-handed if he was to believe her.
Shuna said he told his wife to accept Mweemba’s love proposal and inform him of every move Mweemba was taking.
“I never wanted to believe that my best friend was after my wife, hence I told my wife to accept him and inform me of every move he was making.
“Just as we agreed with my wife, one afternoon in July, I told Mweemba that I was be going to see my boss later in the day and that I wasn’t coming back home,” he said.
He told the court that Mweemba went to Shuna’s house around 19:00 hours to meet the plaintiff’s wife and told her that they should meet in an unfinished building so thay could have sex.
But when his wife followed Mweemba to the nearby building, Shuna also went after them where he found his friend naked struggling to have sex with his wife before the plaintiff grabbed his clothes as evidence.
In his defence, Mweemba said he went to Shuna’s house because he had asked him to take the phone to his wife who was not picking his calls the time he called her.
“I never wanted to have sex with his wife, I went there because he asked me to take the phone, and his wife asked me to help her remove some things in the shop when I reached there,” he said.
But Magistrate Mable Mwaba ordered Mweemba to compensate Shuna with K5,000, saying it was clear that he wanted to sleep with his friend’s wife.
Times of Zambia