NEVERS Mumba says he has failed to become Republican president because the Church has opted not to support a Christian candidate. Speaking yesterday at Pentecostal Assemblies of God Church in Chinsali where he delivered a sermon, Mumba, the MMD president said Zambians did not seem to be ready to be led by a Christian leader. “Mulya muma politics (in politics), you haven’t done as well as you have done in Church, you have not voted for a Christian so it is not my fault that I am not president yet, it is the Assemblies of God’s fault because I am a product of the Assemblies of God and if the Assemblies of God want a Christian president, they can get next year,” he said. Mumba said the Church should not blame him for failing to become president because he had not received support from them.
“It is a decision you make, so don’t start to blame me over that because it’s not my fault, it’s your fault, it’s your choice, it’s your decision. You are not ready for your own to become President because the prophet is not without honour except in his own country,” he said. He said it was common for a prophet not to be respected in his own land. “Eficitika, Ifyenu mulafisula, ifyabambi mulaficindika (That’s what happens, you don’t appreciate your own, instead you appreciate that which belongs to others),” said Mumba.