The Calvary Family Church (CFS) was forced on Friday to rebut reports on social media suggesting that its president Apostle Dr Medalits Mbewe approached Malawi Congress party (MCP) presidential candidate Lazarus Chakwera to withdraw a court case where his party is demanding recount of ballots in the controversial presidential polls.
The church said it learnt with “regret” the news making rounds on social media and also picked by Nyasa that Mewed was sent by the Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to approach on its behalf Chakwera to withdraw all election cases in exchange for money.
“CFC International would like to refute these claims as untrue, baseless, damaging, unfounded and malicious and aimed at tarnishing the image of the high office of the Apostle,” said a statement issued by the church’s by Secretary of the Board of Trustees Douglas Kulaisi.
It adds: “Apostle Mbewe has not at any time spoken to Dr Chakwera nor MCP to withdraw the court cases as is being alleged.”
CFC said the claims are “very unfortunate.”
“These claims in our view are also aimed at straining the relationship that has been there between Apostle Dr. M.P. Mbewe and MCP President Dr. Lazarus Chakwera. These two leaders have worked together for a long time both at church and national levels. Such baseless claims therefore are not good for the nation of Malawi and the body of Christ.”
According to the statement, a t this critical time, the role of the church including CFC is to pray for this nation and said Apostle Mbewe’s led church has been doing that prayerful throughout the whole electoral process.
“We are non-partisan and will not allow to be used by politicians at any point,” said the church.
MCP is demanding recount of the votes following alleged irregularities and fraud during voting but DPP and its presidential candidate Peter Mutharika, who was leading according to unofficial results, is rejecting the recount and are demanding that an announcement of the winner be made first.