Days after the CCAP Livingstonia synod General Secretary Reverend Levi Nyondo faced intense criticism for ordering all the staff under the synod not to observe the Eid holiday government instituted today, renowned Pentecostal Ambassador Zacc Kawalala has joined the Northern based Reverend.
In a sort of cryptic Facebook post, Kawalala who ministers at Word Alive Ministries mocked muslims for needing a holiday after their holy month of Ramadhan.
“Ordinarily, I wouldn’t take a holiday at the end of a fast,” posted Kawalala effectively meaning that he saw no sense in Muslims celebrating the end of their fast with a public holiday.
Kawalala went further to indicate that contrary to government expectations that he would be home enjoying a holiday, he was in his office.
“I am therefore in the office with 17 items on my to do list,” he boasted in his admonition of the Muslim holiday.
In the comments section, he was urged on by a Vitu Chinoko who laughed at the idea of a holiday for Ramadhan before adding:
“You fast until you force the whole country to take holiday for your break. Did you fast for me or your god?” Chinoko commented.
His comment was supported by the Reverend who echoed that what he had said was his point.
“How many holidays would we have if at the end of each groupings fast we declare a holiday. (sic)” he said categorising Muslims as a grouping instead of a religion.
In their religious intolerance however they were cautioned by activist and lawyer Seodi White who said they were propagating hate speech.
“This is a hateful statement,” posted White. “It’s wrong and intolerant.”
In the week, Reverend Nyondo of Livingstonia Synod stirred the hornet’s nest when he said that Livingstonia synod does not recognise the Eid holiday.
Muslims in Malawi joined the rest of the world in celebrating an end to their month of fast known as the Ramadhan. Government which sets aside holidays for Christians also to commemorate their various traditions set aside a day as a holiday for the Muslims.