The African Apostolic Church (AAC), founded by Paul Mwazha, has assured ZANU PF that its members will continue to vote for the ruling party in national elections.
The church’s chairperson for publicity Bishop Gwatirera Javangwe assured the Government of the church’s continued support. Said Javangwe:
Archbishop Mwazha always taught us to vote for ZANU PF. The church and government are one thing. I promise that we will continue working closely with our government. That’s our assurance.
Javangwe made the remarks at an event organised by the church to celebrate Paul Mwazha’s legacy at Mapembe Shrine.
Speaking at the same function, the Minister of Information, Publicity and Broadcasting Services, Monica Mutsvangwa, who was the guest, said:
The President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, is proud of the great works by Archbishop Paul Mwazha and his church. We want the church to remain united and as government we value unity.
We want the work started by Archbishop Mwazha to continue and we look forward to support from the church.
Archbishop Mwazha’s political convictions have remained consistent over the years.
He was amongst the first six people to sign the petition against the illegal sanctions because he could not countenance grave injustices being visited upon the people of Zimbabwe by the vindictive West.
He loves the African people and has religiously devoted his entire life to the African people and their cause.
Mutsvangwa also urged church members to remain united in advancing Mwazha’s legacy and asked the church to pray for Mnangagwa. She said:
This church should continue to promote the legacy of archbishop Mwazha. We appeal for unity in promoting the word of God and the church leader’s legacy.
We are happy with the cordial relations between the church and government as we work together to improve the lives of the people. Government can go it alone as people require spiritual upliftment. We value the great work that you do.
As we celebrate his life and divine commission, we pray for our country Zimbabwe and pray for its leaders and more so let’s all pray for His Excellency, President Mnangagwa.
It’s not possible for government not to work closely with church leaders like Archbishop Mwazha and his church. This is because the work we do is complimentary.
The leaders need the church’s spiritual support and therefore we work closely with the church.