YOUTHS should not be tempted to throw stones at each other during this campaign period because that will be defeating the purpose of being a brother’s keeper, says Lusaka Seventh-Day Adventist Church Conference president Edwin Shimunzhila.
He said youths should desist from engaging in acts of violence as that would jeopardise the peace of the country enjoyed since Independence in 1964.
Dr Shimunzhila was addressing youth of the Adventist Church in Lusaka’s Kanyama West Mission at Makeni North Seventh-Day Church yesterday.
“I want to strongly warn you pathfinders and senior youths in Lusaka, especially in this period of general elections not to be tempted to start throwing stones at one another.
There is no need to start fighting one another as doing so will be defeating the purpose of being a brother’s keeper,” he said.
Dr Shimunzhila called on Adventist youths to treat everybody as God’s special creation who deserved respect and love. He said leaders of political parties needed to educate their supporters to treat every Zambian with dignity so that they could work together to develop the country.
Dr Shimunzhila said the Adventist had set special ‘Election Prayer Sessions’ to commence in July up to August to pray for peace. Zambia goes to the polls on August 11.