Dr. Nevers Mumba’s call into politics emerged a long time ago even before he stepped into the shoes of the Nation’s second highest office. Following the events of the Rwandan Genocide, his position of influence added the genesis of the political dimension. He founded National Christian Coalition ( NCC).
Dr. Mumba served as Vice President of the Republic of Zambia from 2003 to 2004, under President Levy Mwanawasa.
He also served as Zambia’s High Commissioner to Canada, Cuba, Jamaica, Trinidad and Tobago and the Bahamas, 2009 to 2011.
PRESIDENT OF MMD PARTY
Dr. Nevers Mumba is the current legal president for MMD.
AS A COMMUNITY LEADER AND PHILANTHROPIST
Dr. Nevers S. Mumba has been involved in community service ever since he started ministering the Gospel. He founded the Zambia shall be saved Foundation ministering to the needs of the poor as well as social services which remains part of the driving force for his political career.
AS A MINISTER OF THE GOSPEL
In the fall of 1981, through the ministry of the famed evangelist Reinhard Bonnke, Nevers as Reinhard Bonnke’s interpreter to translate the sermons into Bemba emerged slowly to ministerial status as the Lord used him. Being a part of the crusades changed his life and he joined the Christ for all Nations team ministering to the people in each city. He founded Victory Bible Church and Victory Ministries. He ministered widely in Zambia and later one started the Zambia Shall be Saved Program through his admired Victory Television Network. Under his leadership Nevers raised and trained over 200 Ministers of the Gospel, established Victory Bible College, and planted over 100 churches across Zambia.
AS A REGIMENTAL SERGEANT MAJOR
While still in primary school, Nevers joined Boy Scouts and became a troop leader despite being very young. After finishing primary school (grade seven) in 1973 , he received the rare privilege of being chosen to attend Hillcrest Technical Secondary School – one of the nation’s two premier technical secondary schools. One could not apply to those schools and students had to be selected by a national board based on one’s performance in examinations. His leadership calling became even clearer when he joined and quickly moved up the ranks of the school’s Cadet Force. He was then promoted to Lance Corporal during his Form 1 and to Full Corporal, Sergeant, Staff Sergeant, Sergeant Major and finally Regimental Sergeant Major where he was in charge of the school’s entire command. At this young age (17), Nevers felt the weight of leadership when served as a Regimental Sergeant Major for the Southern Province. Nevers was raised in a Christian home and he had come to know Christ beyond just going to church.