Prominent gospel musician and cleric, Pastor Charles Charamba, has expressed concern over the rising senseless child murders and kidnappings across the country.
In an interview with H-Metro, the Rooted in Christ Ministries pastor and award-winning musician implored parents to always ensure that their children are safe. He said:
Just recently, while travelling on a dusty road that links Mutoko and Nyamuzizi, we came across a child who was sleeping in the middle of the road and when we awoke him, he said he had been sick.
This touched us greatly as there were no adults to accompany such children to and from school. So, guardians are urged to try their best to escort children so as to ensure safety.
Children also need to be taught to be cautious not to board any strange car they see around, accepting gifts from strangers as well as walking alone where possible.
Pastor Charamba, a father to three girls and two boys, said inasmuch as parents have to hustle in order to put food on the table, they should have time for the children. He added:
Parents need to moderate their hustles, most are so busy running around with programmes that are meant to fend for the family, which is good, but are pressed and tempted to overdo it.
Children take long staying by themselves. The enemy is taking advantage of the huge gap in terms of distance and proximity between parents and children.
To the parents who have lost their children, Pastor Charamba prayed that they receive consolation from the Lord.