A video posted on WhatsApp groups went viral of a person purporting to be a pastor from the Seventh Day-Adventist Church (SDA), giving a discourse and quoting the Republican President of Zambia, Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s post on his official Facebook page, criticizing his visit to the Vatican on religious grounds. The video was also posted on The media Response Facebook page on 22nd February, 2022. The video in circulation caused mixed reactions on various WhatsApp groups and social media in some sections of the public. The remarks by some members of the public on social media platforms criticizing the President’s recent meeting with the Pope at the Vatican also made the government become concerned.
Evidence and References
- Official Statement of the SDA Church arising from Mr. Hakainde Hichilema’s visit to the Vatican
- Chief Government Spokesperson Chushi Kasanda’ statement on Hakainde Hichilema’s visit
- Video posted on Media Response Facebook page of a Pastor Criticising President Hakainde Hichilema’s visit to Vatican in his discourse