Indigenous church leaders have petitioned President Emmerson Mnangagwa to grant them land to build churches and do other projects as happened with churches “that came with colonial masters”.
Speaking at a Zimbabwe Indigenous Interdenominational Council of Churches conference at the National Sports Stadium in Harare on Saturday, Zion Christian Church (ZCC) Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi said:
We want you to acknowledge us as indigenous churches. The colonial governments were giving farms to churches they came along with. We want the government to give us the same privileges.
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The gathering was also attended by the leader of the United Families International Church, Emmanuel Makandiwa, and leader of a faction of the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) in Zimbabwe, Cossam Chiangwa.