- Zambia's President Edgar Lungu dedicates his life and that of his family to Jesus Christ after visiting his tomb in Jerusalem
- The president, who came to power against a backdrop of disputed election, also prayed for his country Zambia and his country men and women. But that is not why he went to Israel
President Edgar Lungu, who is widely perceived as a dictatorial leader, recently surprised everyone when he went down on his knees to pray and dedicated his life to Jesus Christ during his five day visit to Israel.
The president of Zambia was reportedly touched by the holy spirit after he visited the place where the Christ was buried in Jerusalem and saw his tomb.
In his rather long conversation with God, the president declared that Zambia was a Christian nation and dedicated his life and that of his family and country men and women to Jesus Christ while kneeling on his tomb.
"As I offered my prayers, I rededicated my life to follow my Saviour and recommitted my family into God's hands.I also thanked God for having brought me to the Office of the President at such a time as this. I humbled myself and asked for more wisdom as I lead the great nation of Zambia," said President Lungu.
The Zambian president, however, did not travel to Israel for prayers. He reportedly went there for medication, but met God instead.
The president has since returned to his mother country as a born again man. Whether or not this will cleanse his image and change the perception that he is one of the modern dictators in Africa is a different matter.
Watch video of Zambia's President Edgar Lungu being sworn in after disputed poll: