CHISHIMBA Kambwili at the weekend took a break from politics, becoming a ‘marriage counsellor’ at the wedding ceremony of his private secretary Fabian Mutale in Ndola.
Mutale, fondly known as Sata 1 (S1) in political circles wedded his lover Bernadette Mukuka.
Kambwili, leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), was guest of honour at the wedding ceremony reception at Fatmols Lodge.
When he stood to speak, the former PF Roan Constituency member of parliament said marriage was a wonderful institution in which partners should live together in unity.
Kambwili said the best solution to marriage problems was counsel and guidance from elders.
He told the couple that marriage was a joyous experience that he had been in for 28 years because it was ordained by God.
“To start with, I want to appreciate the parents to the groom and the bride. To say, the work that you have done to raise these children for them to marry today, it is not simple. Because a lot of people here, they also desire to get married in this manner. Other parents also wish their children to get married in the same way. This a best example, to many people here,” Kambwili said.
“To the bride and the groom, what you have enter in today is not a small union. This is marriage that you should live in until death separates you. Me, I have been married for 28 years with my wife bana Mwamba, no divorce. Fabian, this is your wife. She is part of your body. Keep her well.”
He encouraged the couple to love and respect each other and never to run away from challenges but solve them together as a couple.
“Ichupo Mutembo, ufinina konse konse. The way you will be receiving relatives from your Bride’s side, that is the way you should also receive your relatives as well. If you don’t want your marriage to last, you should be listening to your sisters. The people who makes marriage not to last, are your brothers and sisters. Even you, Mrs. Mutale, if you want to follow what your brothers and sisters are telling you. Your marriage will not last, because when you met as boyfriend and girlfriend, your relatives where not there,” he said.
Kambwili advised the couple to respect each other for the fruition of their matrimonial.
He told Fabian and Bernadette to seek guidance from their marriage counsellors whenever they encounter problems in the marriage.
“Keep your marriage. These days the world is in dismay, people are getting married today and tomorrow the divorce. There is nothing unactable in the marriage that you can fail to sort out. If you have a problem in the house, don’t go and narrate to your sister or your mother,” said Kambwili.
And Chifubu Member of Parliament Frank Ngambi applaud for marriage union.
He told the newly wedded to allow the spirit of God be the centre of their marriage.
Ngambi highlighted that Fabian was a well behaved man he had known for a very long time.
Earlier, Fabian and Bernadette exchanged vows at Bethel City Church International before a handful of family and friends.
The couple later got on a white chariot and led a colourful wedding procession to Fatmols Lodge where 30 bridal party thrilled the guests with the dances.
Several PF and NDC members witnessed the occasion
By Melony Chisanga in Ndola