This article contributes to a critical assessment of the concept of democracy and
consensus decision-making of the Bemba matrilineal governance system as a basis for
a democratic model of engagement in African politics from an African theological perspective.
It is of the opinion that assessing the concept of democracy by consensus decision-making
of the Bemba provides a dialogue between the African traditional governance systems
as a viable form of political governance ideal for multi-ethnic countries such as
Zambia. This is a pinnacle of the 21st century debate which elaborates the important
task of African Christian Theology in the rehabilitation, or renovation process of
politics of identity for an authentic governance system with authentic African flavour
for African governance systems.