Zanu PF lauds church support

Zanu PF National Political Commissar Cde Mike Bimha says the ruling party acknowledges the support it
gets from the church and it will continue to work with them for the development of the country.
Cde Bimha said this while addressing the Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church congregants at Mudanda
Business Centre in Buhera Central Constituency during a district passover ceremony yesterday.
“As I stand in front of you today, I am representing President Mnangagwa, showing his appreciation for the
Mugodhi Apostolic Church,” he said.
“The President is appreciative of the churchʼs relationship with Zanu PF.
“I thank you for the critical role you play in working together with the ruling party and I was happy to hear
the revolutionary partyʼs candidate for Buhera Central, Cde Sam Matema, and other party members, when
they acknowledged the manner in which you interact.
“I urge you to continue rallying behind Zanu PF and we will continue working with you considering that we
have the same cause.”
Cde Bimha said some churches had party members that were not free to express their political affiliation,
for unknown reasons.
But he was happy that members of the Mugodhi Apostolic Church are not scared to declare their support
for Zanu PF and President Mnangagwa.
“What makes Zimbabwe unique from other nations is that our country has a historical background that
needs to be acknowledged; that it is ruled by its own people and prayed for by its own people,” said Cde
“I want to acknowledge the role you played during the Covid-19 pandemic era. Were it not for your prayers
as the church, we would have witnessed massive deaths in the country, but that was not the case as a
result of your prayers.
“As we all know our country is under sanctions, and leaders in most countries under sanctions tend to run
out of ideas.
“But with your prayers as the church, solutions to navigate these sanctions are being found and
implemented by our leaders, and I want to thank you for your continuous prayers.”
Cde Bimha said when Tropical Storm Freddy hit other countries, there were fears that Zimbabwe would
equally be affected.
That did not happen due to the prayers from the church, said Cde Bimha.
“These are the things which the President and Government acknowledge, which protect our country from
all kinds of trouble,” he said.
Cde Bimha then asked with the Mugodhi Apostolic Church members to intercede for the country so that it
holds peaceful elections in August this year.
“We will win the elections, but our ambition is to win them in a peaceful environment,” he said.
Turning to drug and substance abuse by youths, Cde Bimha called upon the church to intensify prayers for
the eradication of the vice.
Bishop Washington Mugodhi urged his followers to rally behind Zanu PFʼs Presidential candidate,
President Mnangagwa, National Assembly and council candidates during the August harmonised
“We are happy to have been graced by the partyʼs National Political Commissar; we feel humbled,” he said.
“Our duty as a church is to pray. When we pray, I guarantee you that even the much-needed votes, you will
have them after.
“Indigenous churches have for long been looked down upon, but despite all that, we have never waived
from supporting the ruling party.
“I want to promise you that as a church, we will always support Zanu PF. All these people you see here are
registered voters and are guaranteed party supporters who will vote for Zanu PF.”
Bishop Mugodhi said their churchʼs doctrine stipulates that no one opposes the government of the day,
which is Zanu PF.
“Lastly, I want to say that if you insult a leader, you curse yourself, hence I want to assure you that all these
congregants will support the party during the forthcoming elections,” said Bishop Mugodhi.
Zanu PF is targeting to win the August elections resoundingly and President Mnangagwa has been calling
on everyone to ensure there is peace before, during and after the elections. Herald

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