A Zambia based Zimbabwean born pastor was nabbed by the Zambian Air Force after being busted attempting to smuggle drugs and stolen copper wires.
A member of the Mount Of Zion Christian Centre in Zambia, Kyka Ncube aka David Ncube was dramatically intercepted and arrested by the Zambian Air Force on the verge of attempting to smuggle the drugs and copper wires outside the country.
Mount Zion Christian Centre is led by the controversial Reverend Bruce Msidi and Ncube is one of the prominent spiritual sons at Mount Zion Christian Centre (known as the MoreHouse)
According to a witness, Pastor David was arrested movie style by the military officials and was blindfolded before being carted off to Lusaka where he has been languishing in prison since Sunday.
“Reverend Msidi’s spiritual son, Pastor David was arrested by the Zambian Air Force officials on Sunday in Mumbwa,
The source said.
“He and his colleagues were accused of being actively involved in the theft of some copper.
After a dramatic scuffle that attracted onlookers, they were eventually apprehended and blindfolded before being taken to Lusaka, using an army chopper, where they were interrogated on the charge.
“The officers also found an unspecified amount of mbanje and some narcotic tablets inside David’s car.”
Commenting on the matter Civic Leadership Scholar Oborn Kapingu Mutapa said community leaders who are entrusted by the communities must never be found in a position where they betray public confidence.
“The case of the pastor is a cause for concern in the nation of Zambia because our country is a Christian nation and we look up to Christian leaders for direction,” Mutapa said.
“When we the same people who are supposed to shepherd us being accused of engaging in such gross illicit activities of importing and exporting drugs and accused of theft of our natural resources, we get worried.
While the law say a person is innocent until proven guilty, the court of public opinion says the community is aggrieved by such acts especially when done by some rogue members of the clergy.”