Church leader on rise in domestic violence cases
18 Decembers 2018
A leader with Johane Masowe YeChishanu has implored people to value the family unit as prerequisite for positive development of the nation.
Madzibaba Spenlodge Madenyika, who leads sects at Highfield’s Lusaka (Car Park) and Kuwadzana 4 Park, said cases of domestic violence were on the rise because some people were egoistic.
“Some people no longer put God first.
“Violence is the worst method to use in solving issues. This violence begins in the family home and spreads out there.
“We are failing to seek God’s ways and the results are detrimental; when the crux of the family unity is destroyed, this may lead to cases of domestic violence.
“Not only does this mainly lead to cases of domestic violence but the mind-set that one attains in so doing will result in violence at a macroscale,” Madzibaba Spenlodge – popularly known as Madzibaba Magirazi – said during his Big Sunday services at the Lusaka shrine.
He said by being prayerful, people would know to love and this in turn would eradicate cases of domestic violence.
“If love is sown in one’s heart, then there is no way one would want to cause pain to another person.
“But if there is no love violence begins in the home and spreads to the national level and even beyond,” said Madzibaba Spenlodge.
Madzibaba Spenlodge also urged motorists and pedestrians to use roads cautiously with human lives at heart.
“If we sow love then we know we want to live the next day and that we can avoid accidents that would cause a lot of suffering in homes.
“There is no need to speed on the roads. Let us value human life,” he said.
He urged people to reflect on the meaning of Christmas rather than engage in non-stop drinking sprees which he said usually result in brawls as well as accidents.