MMD President Dr Nevers Mumba has denied assertions that he abandoned his work as an Evangelist because he wanted to gain political power which was better than working for God.
Dr Mumba denied ever saying that political power was better than serving God saying he is still a committed servant of God leading Victory Ministries International.
Speaking when he featured on Radio Christian Voice’s Chat Back radio programme on Wednesday, Dr Mumba said his statement regarding political power has been twisted by his political enemies to create an impression as if he was abandoning God.
‘I remember I made that statement when I served as Vice President and we had travelled to Eastern Province, I was addressed some people in Omelo Mumba area and I mentioned that I was happy that through my job as a politician, I’m now able to serve the people better and reach areas I never reached as an Evangelist. That statement was not meant to say that politics is better than God,’ Dr Mumba explained.
He said he is still leading his Victory Ministries International, an organisation with 52 Churches and still preaches in Church every Sunday.
‘I cannot abandon my God, God is still my number one and i have in my life and I’m not ashamed to proclaim his name, just because now I’m in politics should not mean that God takes a backseat,’ Dr Mumba stated.
‘Even when i was Vice President I preached whenever Sunday morning found me, I went and found a Church and fellowshipped God and preached to his people. I remember when I was Vice President representing President Mwanawasa in Tanzania at a SADC Summit and they heard that there was a servant of God in the gathering and the following Sunday, they asked me to preach at a big Church in Tanzania and I preached from my belly. I remember that sermon very well, I cried as I preached because of the anointing that was overflowing.’
Dr Mumba said he enter politics to change the way politics are conducted in Zambia and bring about politics of morality.
‘The Bible commands us to be the Salt of the Word. What we are doing is simply salting the world and showing people light. I encourage especially Christians not to shun politics but participate and bring about the change you want,’ he said.
Meanwhile, Dr Mumba took time on Wednesday afternoon to tour Chilenje and Kabwata Markets in Lusaka and interacted with Marketeers drawing a large crowd as he spoke to the traders.
At Kabwata Market, Dr Mumba was mobbed by angry Marketeers who complained to him over the uncollected heaps of garbage at the market.
They asked Dr Mumba to ensure that their trading places are clean when they vote him into as republican President on January 20 2015.
In his response, Dr Mumba said the new MMD is focusing on addressing public health as a key step towards over national development.
‘A few days, we launched our ten point master plan to moving Zambia’s development and one of the key issues we are talking about is public health. We cannot have people trading in this kind of environment. Where is the area MP? These are issues he should be preoccupying himself with because it directly affects local people,’ Dr Mumba said.