LILONGWE (MalawiTalk) – An international evangelist Stephen Lungu has joined the clergy lists of casualties of Covid-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus as Malawi continues to be grappling with an infection rise after months of relatively low infection figures.
His family said in Lilongwe that Lungu died of complications from Covid-19 but remained “full blast for God,” until he breathed his last.
Lungu, who has been ministering all over the world, recently settled in Malawi and gave an interview on Zodiak Broadcasting Station television programme Cruise 5 in which he narrated his story from a homeless teenager in Southern Rhodesia, was recruited by a terrorist group known as the “Black Shadows’ to fight for present-day Zimbabwe’s independence.
Born to a mother only 14 years old, Lungu was a burden to her and she left him on the street at the age of four with his younger brother and sister, Lungu said.
He was converted to Christianity while involved in a plot to bomb a local church.
Lungu traveled all over Africa sharing his story and preaching the gospel to thousands. In 1980 he became a translator for Michael Cassidy, the founder of African Enterprise, an organization with a heart to evangelize to all African people, and also the host of the Lausanne Congress on World Evangelization. Through translating, he took over Cassidy’s position and served as the president and CEO.