The Council of Churches in Zambia (CCZ) has called on government to protect citizens from unscrupulous individuals masquerading as miracle performers .
The Church body says government through the ministry of Home Affairs should come up with statutes that enforce the regulation of churches in accordance with the society’s Act CAP 119.
CCZ General Secretary Rev Suzanne Matale said there is need for government to control churches operating in the country.
ZANIS reports that in an interview in Lusaka, today, the CCZ General Secretary lamented that many unsuspecting people are being abused by the masqueraders who are demanding huge amounts of money and sexual favours in exchange of miracles.
The CCZ is concerned and saddened by the increase in levels of desperation among Zambians seeking miracles performed by self-acclaimed prophets and pastors, she said.
She noted that the council is dismayed by the high cases of criminality being perpetuated by the clergy.
The Council has since appealed to the general public to take heed from the biblical teaching by being weary of false prophets who masquerade as wolves in sheep skin.