Minister of Transport and Public Works Jappie Mhango has asked religious groups to stay away from politics.
He said this on Sunday during a fundraising ceremony at Nkhamanga CCAP Church of the Synod of Livingstonia.
The synod is mostly critical of government policies, especially the quota system of selecting students to public universities.
Last week, faith leaders under Public Affairs Committee (PAC) marched in Lilongwe where they petitioned government to table Electoral Reforms Bills in Parliament by today.
“Of late, we have noted with concern that churches seem to be diverting from their spiritual calling and they are getting political. I advise them that they should stick to their calling which is preaching the word of God to ensure that people enter the kingdom of God,” he said.
Ironically, Mhango urged the clergy to bring about unity among politicians “when we have gone astray”.
He said: “We are all human beings. We are bound to err. When things go wrong, we must sit down and discuss.”
Reverend Rumbani Munthali said all leaders, including politicians, must fear God.