Easter Friday across the country just like in other countries was characterized by various activities including Way of the Cross processions depicting the sufferings and consequent crucifixion of Jesus.
Politicians, just like many Christian believers put aside their busy schedules to participate in this activity.
Among other politicians UTM leader who is also the country’s Vice-President, Saulos Chilima, participated in a procession which was jointly organized by St Patricks Catholic Church, St Thomas Anglican Church and St Ignatius Catholic Church in Lilongwe.
The procession started at St Thomas Anglican Church in Area 18 connecting through the M1 Road to St Ignatius Catholic Church in Area 30.
In a change of what has been perceived as a norm for at least the past three years, Chilima did not carry the cross as he has been doing all along. He instead led in reading the station prayers at the 14th point. It is believed that there were 14 station points where Christ fell down while burdened by the cross he carried.
The main opposition Malawi Congress Party (MCP) president Lazarus Chakwera also participated in the yearly Christian practice as he joined Christians from Mtima Oyera Catholic Parish in Lilongwe in their Way of the Cross.
Chakwera had time to symbolically experience what Jesus Christ felt as he (Chakwera) took a turn to carry the symbolic cross.