The Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) has expressed anxiety over the deteriorating political and economic situation in the country.
ZCC secretary-general Reverend Kenneth Mtata warned that when the cries of the vulnerable are not addressed, it creates a recipe for a revolution. Mtata wrote on Twitter:
Let this be a warning as we begin a new year that a nation that does not satisfactorily act on the cries of the vulnerable creates inevitable conditions for a revolution.
Once its fires have been lit, no amount of ammunition can stop it.
ZCC has been at the forefront in calling for dialogue between President Emmerson Mnangagwa and opposition leader Nelson Chamisa, at one point even calling for the suspension of elections for seven years to allow the country to heal.
Mnangagwa first became the President of Zimbabwe in November 2017 following a coup which ousted longtime leader, Robert Mugabe.
In August 2018, the Constitutional Court declared Mnangagwa the winner of a contested presidential election that had been held the previous month.