Irate members of the public in Kitwe on Tuesday battered a man for claiming to be Jesus Christ.
Mupeta Chishimba a resident of Mindolo Township in Kitwe was beaten after he was spotted going round town preaching God’s message claiming he was Christ and that all divine powers of Jesus had incarnated in him.
The man incensed members of the public when he said he was Jesus Christ who had come to put an end to all ‘political Governments’.
“I am Jesus Christ from the heavens who has come to save you from this world and I would put an end to the Political Government of this world and I will start ruling no one can stop me because I posses the divine power,” he said.
Chishimba claimed he fell off from heaven in 1999 with the sole purpose of initiating judgment for mankind and end political rule.
But when word went round that a man calling himself Jesus was in town claiming to preaching God’s word and healing the sick, people went to catch the gimps of the man.
As the man was preaching within the central business district, people gathered around him mostly traders from the streets.
He also denounced church leaders and urged them to stop deceiving people by saying Jesus is coming when he was already there, because he came from heavenly Kingdom.
People questioned his proclamation and also his authority by claiming he was Jesus and preaching the word of God.It was at this point that people charged on the man and pull him to the ground before starting to beat him.
They beat him with different types of objects attracting the attention of several other people who even mocked the man by telling him to save himself since he was claiming to be Jesus.
Some people started calling for the cross in order for them to crucify him to prove his divine powers.
An eye witness a Mulenga Bonnie said this man had been going round telling people lies of possessing divine powers that he was the son
[Times of Zambia]