Shingi Munyeza, a member of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s Presidential Advisory Council (PAC), said only God can deliver Zimbabwe from its ongoing crises and not the country’s “bad” political leadership.
Munyeza castigated politicians for falsely professing Christianity in order to take advantage of the Church while in their hearts they are not Christians at all.
The outspoken clergyman made the remarks during a televised church sermon on Sunday morning at the Borrowdale Community Faith Ministries, where he pastors. He said:
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Our political leaders treat church, Christianity as a token to endorse their power quest.
At the core of their hearts they, not even Christians. They don’t even know what it means to be a Christian.
This is why we have 85% but there is decay and this disaster when political leaders are going to church by day and by night, they are consulting the occult.
We have a bad toxic political environment with bad leadership across the board. Zimbabwe is in a political bad shape and only God can bring redemption to us.
The Christian Church in Zimbabwe is divided on how it views the ongoing political, social and economic crises, with one segment laying the blame on the government while the other segment blames sanctions.
While the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference (ZCBC), the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) and the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) have all spoken against egregious corruption and the violation of human rights, some independent clerics such Andrew Wutawunashe and the white garment sects have generally supported the government position.