Clergyman, Kunda, arrested for allegedly assaulting another over advice against lusting after women


Presence of God Life Ministries International Church lead Pastor, Apostle Christopher Kunda, has been arrested and charged for assaulting a fellow pastor, Police officials say.

Lusaka Central Police Station on Wednesday around 16:00 hours detained Kunda, aged 45 years, of Plot number 168 Chalala, in Lusaka for Assault Occasioning Actual Bodily Harm (OABH).

Police Spokesperson, Rae Hamoonga, confirmed the incident in a statement issued in Lusaka on Thursday and made available to Zambia Monitor.

Hamoonga said the incident occurred on July 31, 2023 around 22:30 hours at Society Business Park between Cairo Road and Cha-Cha Cha Road.

He said Kunda was alleged to have assaulted Nelson Mhango, aged 62, of House Number 4199B Matero, who is a member and Reverend of Bumper Harvest Church.

“The duo differed after the complainant had advised the suspect against him allegedly having a love affair with a female member of his church,” Hamoonga said.

He said this was after the wife of the accused had invited Mhango to counsel the couple in Chilenje and on their way taking him back to Matero, they made a stopover to buy some food.

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“It was at that point that Reverend Mhango was assaulted by way of being punched after he had continued advising Apostle Kunda not to be having a love affair with a female member of his church,” Hamoonga said.

He said the suspect had been formally arrested and charged Thursday for the offence of Assault OABH.

Hamoonga said Kunda had been released on Police bond and would appear in court soon.

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