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'''Nevers Mumba''' (born 1960) is a [[Zambia]]n politician and minister.  He served as [[Vice-President of Zambia]] 2003-04 under [[Levy Mwanawasa]]; he has also founded evangelistic campaigns and ministries and once served as pastor of the Victory Bible Church.
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'''Nevers Sekwila Mumba''' (May 18, 1960) is a [[Zambia]]n politician and church minister.  He served as [[Vice-President of Zambia]] 2003-04 under [[Levy Mwanawasa]]; he has also founded evangelistic campaigns and ministries and once served as pastor of the Victory Bible Church.
 
==Early life==
Nevers Mumba was born on 18th May 1960 in the northern part of Zambia. His late father, Sunday Peter Mumba, was a school teacher and his mother Martha, a housewife.
 
==Education==
Although born in a remote part of Zambia, Nevers was privileged to attend one of Zambia's prestigious high schools—[[Hillcrest Technical Secondary School]] in [[Livingstone]]. In primary school he was the troop leader for the boy scouts, in high school he was the commander of the cadet force in the whole [[Southern Province]], and he later started instrumentation at the mining institute in [[Kitwe]].<ref name=zambia>[http://www.zambian.com/zambia/directory/people/last-name-mm/html/nevers-mumba-zambia.html Nevers Mumba on Zambian.com]</ref>
 
==Political career==
In 2001, Dr. Mumba was a candidate for president. He lost his bid for the presidency but remained active politically. Mwanawasa then appointed him as Vice-President in May 2003. He served in this position till October 2004.


He was Zambia's High Commissioner to Canada from 2009 until 2011.   
He was Zambia's High Commissioner to Canada from 2009 until 2011.   


On 25 May 2012, Mumba was elected as President of the [[Movement for Multiparty Democracy]] (MMD) political party, which had been in opposition since its defeat in the [[Zambian presidential election, 2011|2011 presidential election]]. He defeated rival [[Felix Mutati]] along with several other candidates.
On 25 May 2012, Mumba was elected as President of the [[Movement for Multiparty Democracy]] (MMD) political party, which had been in opposition since its defeat in the [[Zambian presidential election, 2011|2011 presidential election]]. He defeated rival [[Felix Mutati]] along with several other candidates.
On 11 September 2016, Mumba went on hunger strike to protest against the court refusal to hear the [[2016 Zambian presidential election petition|presidential petition]] challenging [[Edgar Lungu]]’s victory in the disputed [[Zambian general election, 2016|11 August 2016 elections]].<ref>[http://ukzambians.co.uk/home/2016/09/11/nevers-mumba-has-gone-on-hunger-strike Nevers Mumba has gone on hunger strike], [[UKZambians]], 11 September 2016</ref> This followed his arrest on 10 September 2016 where he was charged with criminal trespassing for allegedly forcing his way into [[ZNBC]] Studio in [[Lusaka]] on Thursday 8th September to verify a news item that had ran on the 1900hrs news bulletin related to the on-going [[2016 Zambian presidential election petition|Presidential Petition]] court.<ref>[https://zambiareports.com/2016/09/10/nevers-mumba-spends-night-police-cells/ Nevers Mumba Spends Night In Police Cells], [[Zambia Reports]], 10 September 2016</ref>
==Church ministry==
He made his name as the first TV evangelist in Zambia. He studied theology at Christ for All Nations Bible College in the United States. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Regent University in the USA. For close to two decades, he pulled in huge crowds, preaching with eloquence a message of hope and dignity through Christ with a message of “Zambia shall be Saved”. He has written a book entitled “Integrity with Fire”.<ref name=mmd/>
==Personal life==
Mumba is married to Florence Mumba with five children: Shumoel, Tehillah, Yehoshua, Micael, and Natasha.<ref name=mmd>[http://mmdzambia.org/about-mmd/current-president/ MMD Official website]</ref>


==References==
==References==
<references/>
*[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2956122.stm BBC biography]
*[http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/2956122.stm BBC biography]
*[http://www.cbn.com/700club/Guests/Bios/Nevers_Mumba081805.aspx Nevers Mumba: Zambia for Christ]
*[http://www.cbn.com/700club/Guests/Bios/Nevers_Mumba081805.aspx Nevers Mumba: Zambia for Christ]
*[http://www.zambiahighcommission.ca/highcommission.php Zambia High Commission in Canada]
*[http://www.zambiahighcommission.ca/highcommission.php Zambia High Commission in Canada]
*[http://tumfweko.com/2012/05/25/nevers-mumba-scoops-mmd-presidency/ MMD Victory]


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Latest revision as of 09:17, 12 September 2016

Nevers Mumba
Nevers Mumba.jpg
Born (1960-05-18) May 18, 1960 (age 62)
OccupationPolitician
Spouse(s)Florence Mumba

Nevers Sekwila Mumba (May 18, 1960) is a Zambian politician and church minister. He served as Vice-President of Zambia 2003-04 under Levy Mwanawasa; he has also founded evangelistic campaigns and ministries and once served as pastor of the Victory Bible Church.

Early life

Nevers Mumba was born on 18th May 1960 in the northern part of Zambia. His late father, Sunday Peter Mumba, was a school teacher and his mother Martha, a housewife.

Education

Although born in a remote part of Zambia, Nevers was privileged to attend one of Zambia's prestigious high schools—Hillcrest Technical Secondary School in Livingstone. In primary school he was the troop leader for the boy scouts, in high school he was the commander of the cadet force in the whole Southern Province, and he later started instrumentation at the mining institute in Kitwe.[1]

Political career

In 2001, Dr. Mumba was a candidate for president. He lost his bid for the presidency but remained active politically. Mwanawasa then appointed him as Vice-President in May 2003. He served in this position till October 2004.

He was Zambia's High Commissioner to Canada from 2009 until 2011.

On 25 May 2012, Mumba was elected as President of the Movement for Multiparty Democracy (MMD) political party, which had been in opposition since its defeat in the 2011 presidential election. He defeated rival Felix Mutati along with several other candidates.

On 11 September 2016, Mumba went on hunger strike to protest against the court refusal to hear the presidential petition challenging Edgar Lungu’s victory in the disputed 11 August 2016 elections.[2] This followed his arrest on 10 September 2016 where he was charged with criminal trespassing for allegedly forcing his way into ZNBC Studio in Lusaka on Thursday 8th September to verify a news item that had ran on the 1900hrs news bulletin related to the on-going Presidential Petition court.[3]

Church ministry

He made his name as the first TV evangelist in Zambia. He studied theology at Christ for All Nations Bible College in the United States. He also holds a Masters Degree in Public Policy from Regent University in the USA. For close to two decades, he pulled in huge crowds, preaching with eloquence a message of hope and dignity through Christ with a message of “Zambia shall be Saved”. He has written a book entitled “Integrity with Fire”.[4]

Personal life

Mumba is married to Florence Mumba with five children: Shumoel, Tehillah, Yehoshua, Micael, and Natasha.[4]

References

Political offices
Preceded by
Enoch Kavindele
Vice President of Zambia
2003-2004
Succeeded by
Lupando Mwape