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Apostolic Churches - We Won't Take COVID-19 Vaccine, We're Protected By Prayers.

Apostolic Churches - We Won't Take COVID-19 Vaccine, We're Protected By Prayers.

Some of the “white garment” churches are refusing to encourage congregations to get vaccinated against COVID-19 saying they are protested by prayers.

With millions of followers across southern Africa, the church’s stance could undermine Zimbabwe’s attempts to vaccinate 60% of the population by December. Says a 38-year-old Gramaridge Musendekwa, of the Vadzidzi Apostolic church:

We believe in God, and science is entirely subject to God’s will.

I grew up on my parents’ prayers and I am passing it down to my children. My family will not take the vaccine because we are protected by prayers.

I believe we should not be forced to get vaccinated. For us who grew up without medicine, vaccinations are an insult to our faith and religion. Surely the authorities can achieve whatever they want to do without involving us.

Miriam Mushayabasa, 34, a mother-of-three, and a member of St Peters Apostolic church in Harare believes she does not need a vaccine. She said:

Our preacher gave us a clear instruction that if we use these little stones and holy water, he prayed for, nothing will happen to our families. Since Covid-19 began last March, my family and I have never suffered from this disease, we are as strong as ever.

My children are strong, so I have no cause to fear. I have always believed in prayers and this is how I choose to go through this pandemic.

While the government mandates only the vaccinated can attend religious services, it is tough to enforce in the Apostolic churches, who meet outdoors on hilltops and in fields.

Zimbabwe’s vaccination programme has inoculated 15% of the population since it began in February. It is one of 15 African countries to have achieved the World Health Organisation target of 10% of citizens by September.

More: NewZimbabwe


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16 Comments

TRP 6 months ago

Mukungoti mapostori chii chacho isu hatibaiwe
Ingawani ndimi munot hakuna chinokunda kunamata


Tafman zins 6 months ago

Kubaiwa it's a personal choice, but mapositori don't use double standards. Musati hatiiti zvechipatara isu tichimira tose muraini remaARV. Vaccine Its personal choice not denominational choice, thanx


Ungwas 6 months ago

This is not a mapostori thing but an issue of faith and conviction not brainlessness as you put it.No matter how vocal and insulting Mr Stalin can be, that will not deter believers from their faith. Are you saying mapostori constitute 60% of the population?


Vanxoo 6 months ago

Chinouraya hachitaure kufakufa moti vamwe vakafa vaida hre no cure for life and death make a right of choice don't decide for others


Dadza 6 months ago

Ipai vanhu chikafu kwete kumanikidza kubaya munhu ane nzara


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Tang ku 6 months ago

Don't blame those who are not willingly to to take the vaccine it's not a crime tthis government doesn't matter for citizens but rather to downsize the population it didn't help any of us financially or food so beware of these vampires very shit varoyi I want to urge those who received the jab not to force or influence others do it at your own risk or lucky ini ndinototi asingade haade


Madzibaba 6 months ago

Ini ndiri madzibaba.and am a registered scientist.. Madzibaba ngavarege kuita semadofo. Vasada kunyadzisa.. Vanhu ngava pihwe vaccine.ngavabaiwe.. Zve prayer hazvishandi pa real life issues...prayer doesnt make yu rich if yu dont work smart ..prayer without action is nothing....mazimbabwe ane problem yekuda kuzviita machristians kudarika vvanhu vese.
Nxaaa get away


Dj 6 months ago

Kkk bol hre madzibaba pakuzotiti GET AWAY kk

Tnj 6 months ago

Zvine basa rei

Jin lin 6 months ago

Ngatidzokere kare kwaive ne so many diseases,ndiani wawakanzwa achit baiwai,i bliv in prayers not this jab,liv yr lyf ...variko vakabaiwa but now varip tkavafushira kufa itym yamwari chero ukabaiwa unongofa ,,so dont blame them


lamar 6 months ago

kwaive nemadoctors kare kwacho kana wada kupinda zvebible. Luke was a doctor

lamar 6 months ago

Munotya kufa nevaccine nhai. Dai varungu ava vaida kukuurayai vaidai vakazviita kare. Kubva uri kachecheche uchingobaiwa wozoramba kubaiwa now. It's a personal decision . Usakurudzira umwe munhu kusabaiwa usina mareasons ekuti asabakwa. Usamanikidza munhu kubaiwa asingadi.


Jabu jabu 6 months ago

Baiwai mega musamanikidza vanhu go dhemett manhi


siera alpha 6 months ago

ko mapiritsi emusoro munonwirei,saka amutonwi ma piritsi?vana murikuroodza tuma 14 yrs.endaimunobaiwauko.muchatinetsa.hanzinebaiberi zviisei pasi pevatungamiririvenyu.


Fanuel 6 months ago

Chokwadi, tinorarama nekutenda. Regai munhu aite zvaanoda nemuwiri waakapihwa naMwari.


chibaba 6 months ago

Tochengetwa nengoni idi kutaura kwemweya



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