CHRISTINE CHISHA, Lusaka
GOVERNMENT will not allow prophets and other missionaries entering the country to extort money from poor Zambians desperate for spiritual attention.
Minister of National Guidance and Religious Affairs Godfridah Sumaili said Zambia is a Christian nation with laws
that govern the land and Government expects all prophets and other men of God to abide by its laws.
“Only men of God, be it pastors, missionaries and prophets preaching the true gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ will be allowed in the country. My ministry wants to see sanity in the body of Christ,” Rev Sumaili said.
She said men of God who want to charge exaggerated amounts of money for their meetings will not be allowed in the country.
Commenting on Government’s refusal of entry of Prophet Uebert Angel, a Zimbabwean national on Thursday, Rev Sumaili said it was wrong for the prophet to charge K2,000 for a “Millionaire Academy” meeting.
“It is taking people for granted, especially those desperate for spiritual attention. Is the gospel for the rich people only? What about the poor Zambians? Some prophets just want to come and extort money and go back, which my ministry will not allow,” she said.
The Department of Immigration at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport last Thursday denied Prophet Angel entry.
Prophet Uebert Angel , who is the founder of Spirit Embassy, a Pentecostal ministry in Zimbabwe, was travelling from the United Kingdom in the company of his wife and two others, aboard an Emirates flight.
He arrived at around 15:00 hours at Kenneth Kaunda International Airport where he and his entourage were refused entry and subsequently made to return to the UK on the same plane.
And Speaking to Onward Christian Radio, Rikki Doolan said Prophet Angel is not a political leader.
The spokesperson said the prophet is exclusively a Christian leader.
“What I can assure you is that the conferences that were pencilled for Friday the 5th and Saturday the 6th will still go ahead as planned and Prophet Uebert Angel will be live, he will lead the conferences as planned. No-one can stop the work of God not even a government,” said Rikki Doolan.