Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera took the opportunity to deliver his Christmas message to preace peace and unity as the country awaits the outcome of the presidential election case being heard in the High Court sitting as a Constitutional Court in Lilongwe.
In his recorded audio Christmas message, Chakwera said: “Fellow Malawians as you know I have been fighting oppression and this Christmass I am reminded that Jesus himself was born under oppression.”
He said Jesus Christ, widely regarded as the Lord and Saviour for Christians, was born under the oppression of poverty, political prosecution and corruption but freed the people.
Christians around the world celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ on December 25.
“Jesus birth is a sign that he has come to free us from oppression,” said Chakwera.
Commenting on the disputed May 21 presidential election which awaits determination from the five-panel of judges, Chakwera as second petitioner said: “I wanna thank you for being patient with the court case where I am seeking electoral justice.”
He said: “Now that the court case has ended and Christmas has begun; let us place our faith in Christ, the Righteous Judge, to lead the court towards the shores of justice. Let us maintain law and order and keep the peace as we wait for the court to deliver its ruling.
“Whatever the outcome, the Christmas story gives us a solid guarantee: That in the midst of the injustice and oppression we suffer, Christ is for us, Christ suffers with us, and Christ frees us.”Follow and Subscribe Nyasa TV :