Bulawayo Provincial affairs minister Judith Ncube has appealed to members of the public to pray for the country’s leadership as the country was going through a difficult time
She made the remarks on Tuesday at funeral service for the late national hero Stanley Nleya held at the White City stadium yesterday. She said:
Let us also pray for our leaders because we are going through difficult times. We are battling with COViD-19 and we must follow laid down regulations so that we do not perish.
Her remarks come when the economic and humanitarian crisis in the country has only worsened over the last 24 months.
The country has inadequate energy, medicines, food and the government is failing to adequately pay its workers some of whom have already embarked on industrial action.
The outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic has done less to help the situation.
Many informal traders were forced to suspend operations in March when the lockdown was imposed to stop the spread of the virus thereby further deteriorating living standards of many families in the country.