A prayer meeting convened by religious leaders in Harare on Thursday was well-attended as senior political leaders graced the occasion.
Despite turning down President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s invitation for dialogue at State House on Wednesday, MDC president Nelson Chamisa attended the prayer meeting.
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Mnangagwa was absent although senior ZANU PF leaders and government officials attended, among them were Monica Mutsvangwa, the information minister, Cain Mathema, the home affairs minister and Obert Mpofu, the Zanu-PF secretary for administration.
Addressing the prayer gathering, leader of the Zion Church of Christ Nehemiah Mutendi said:
We are happy Chamisa is here. President Mnangagwa was at the table when former president Mugabe sat down with Nkomo to forge a unity accord after political disturbances in Matabeleland.
What is it that is preventing Mnangagwa and advocate Chamisa to unite and take Zimbabwe forward?
Founder of ZAOGA FIF Bishop Ezekiel Guti had this to say:
At times it is necessary to lose one’s interest to accommodate another. It is like in a marriage, couples give up some of their interests to stay together.
Chamisa also took to the podium and called on Mnangagwa to dialogue. Said Chamisa:
It should not be difficult for me and Mnangagwa to talk … Any minute longer is time wasted. I would love to meet here and in any room. The fundamental problem is we need peace and unity.
Mnangagwa and I need to meet. As it is, my legislators can’t sleep and my people have been brutalised.
This country is very important. If we are to dialogue, the church is appropriate to lead this dialogue.
Cain Ginyitshe Mathema is the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education. He is also a writer, Zimbabwean politician and member of the ZANU-PF party. He is the former Minister of Welfare Services for War Veterans, War Collaborators and Former Political Detainees. Mathema is a former... Read More About Cain Mathema
Ezekiel Guti is a distinguished academic cum religious leader in Zimbabwe. He is the founder of the Forward in Faith International Ministries which has branches in Zimbabwe and abroad. He is also chancellor and founder of the Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University. Read More About Ezekiel Guti
Nehemiah Mutendi is a Zimbabwean born religious figure who is the leader of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) one of the biggest locally initiated churches in the country. Read More About Nehemiah Mutendi