Do not be abused by political parties—Blantyre Synod

The Church of Central Africa Presbyterian (CCAP) Blantyre Synod has warned youths of Blantyre City Presbytery against inciting political violence in the next year’s Tripartite Elections.

Blantyre Synod moderator, Reverend Masauko Mbolembole, said this last Saturday at Limbe CCAP church after a youths’ big walk dubbed Jesus March based on Ephesians 5:1 [‘Be ye imitators of Christ and change the world’].

The march, which is observed after two years to celebrate the life of Jesus Christ, saw the youths walk from Mount Pleasant CCAP church down town, through Masauko Chipembere Highway, to Limbe CCP church, proclaiming the gospel.

Mbolembole (grey suit) and Muhiwa (L) with other Blantyre Synod clergy members

In an interview, the Blantyre Synod spiritual father said the youths should be exceptional by not tolerating abuse from any political party.

“Be responsible. Using your energy to glorify political figures is a disgrace to God. Let your flexibility and adaptive abilities be the strength and growth of the church, not political parties,” said Mbolembole.

He said the synod recognises importance of the youths and promised the gathering of its support on any development programmes.

In his remarks, Blantyre City Presbytery youth director, Reverend Enos Muhiwa, said they will strive to strengthen youths’ personal relationship with Jesus Christ to avoid world forces spoil their lives.

The youth ministry’s publicity secretary Nelson Dzanjalimodzi said they also used the march to popularise an Easter Camp slated from March 30, through April 2, at Matindi Secondary School in the city. n

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