Chalo Chatu:Today's featured article/July 13, 2017

From Chalo Chatu, Zambia online encyclopedia
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Alice Lenshina was a Zambian woman and self-appointed "prophetess" who is noted for her part in the "Lumpa Uprising", which claimed 700 lives. Lenshina founded and led the Lumpa Church in 1957, a religious sect that embraced a mixture of Christian and native beliefs and rituals. The Lumpa Church rejected the authority of any "earthly government", it refused to pay taxes and it established its own tribunals. Shortly after Zambia became independent under President Kenneth Kaunda, she and her followers were engaged in the so-called "Lumpa Uprising". (Full article...)