Ziva Mwari Church, a religious organisation founded by people who habitually drink alcohol, has delayed launching a branch in Harare as it is yet to get police clearance.
The church was supposed to open a new assembly in Harare on Saturday, 02 July.
Church founder, Richard Twabi, said a new date for the launch will be announced in due course. He said:
It is with a heavy heart that I am saying or conveying this sad but motivational word to the church and indeed to the nation at large.
Today, 02/07/22, was meant to be our birthday in Harare CBD, but we had some hindrances… because of the political grounds in the country.
The church was meant to meet the following government protocols or rules-an application to gather as congregants and to observe the laid down regulations, taking into account the COVID-19 pandemic.
The police clearance was not sorted on time, even when we had applied in advance .
The above-mentioned issues are beyond our control, as a church, we have come to understand these shortcomings.
Ziva Mwari Church was started by drunkards at Bindura’s Trojan Mine complex about three months ago.
The pioneers of the church claimed that they received ill-treatment in their original denominations for habitually drinking beer.
Ziva Mwari Church allows congregants to drink, smoke and do anything else they want as long as they remember the one-hour Sunday worship time.