Evangelical Fellowship of Zambia (EFZ) has condemned the immoral behavior being exhibited by some clergymen in the country.
EFZ Chairperson Paul Mususu says it is disheartening that some clergymen are implicated in immoral activities.
Bishop Mususu pointed out that clergymen were leaders in society who should lead by example.
He said it is particularly shameful when the custodians of morals are ones exhibiting immoral conduct.
Bishop Mususu has since challenged religious leaders in the country to preach through their conduct.
And Christian Coalition Pastor, Clergy Chombela, said the wicked conduct of some clergymen was a source of embarrassment.
Pastor Chombela called for the resignation of such clergymen as they were tarnishing the image of the church in the country.
He noted that even though clergymen were only human and not exempt from temptations, they are spiritually better equipped to withstand enticement.
This comes in the wake of numerous reports of sexual misconduct by some clergymen.
This week Police in Lusaka detained a 42-year-old church elder of Emmasdale Seventh-Day-Adventist Church for alleged defilement and abduction of a 15-year-old girl.
Emmasdale police officers picked the church elder yesterday after he was apprehended by members of his church in Monze on Tuesday on his way back to Lusaka from Choma.
And Police spokesperson, Bonny Kapeso, confirmed the development in an interview in Lusaka yesterday.
“Yes, it is true that the police are holding a 42-year-old elder of Emmasdale Seventh-Day-Adventist Church for defilement and abduction of a 15-year-old girl,” he said.
Mr Kapeso said members of the church apprehended the elder on Tuesday last week at a filling station in Monze where he was trying to refuel his car on his way from Choma.
He said the elder was carrying the girl with him.
Mr Kapeso said the church elder is detained at Emmasdale Police Station and will appear in court soon.