Livingstonia Synod of the Church of Central Africa Presbyterian has asked Malawian leaders to learn from the life of former president of Zambia, the late Kenneth Kaunda, who has been described as humble.
Livingstonia Synod General Secretary Reverend William Tembo said politicians in the country only display marks of humility during campaign.
Tembo was speaking during special prayers which the synod conducted in memory of Kaunda, who, according to the synod, was the “son of the soil”.
“We are celebrating the life of our son, son of the soil whose father David was our church minister. Kaunda was humble. He loved his country [Zambia] and Malawi. He served people with dignity and was not pompous. Our politicians, who become humble during campaign, should embrace that spirit,” Tembo said.
Former vice president Khumbo Kachali, who patronized the prayers, concurred with Tembo, urging the country’s citizens to be patriotic.
Younger brother to the late Kaunda, James who is from Nkhata Bay, said Kenneth’s father David was from Nkhata Bay but he settled in Zambia after the synod sent him to evangelize from Karonga Mission.