Bishop Trevor Manhanga this Sunday urged all Zimbabweans scattered all over the country including exiled politicians, to come back home to have a hand in the rebuilding of the Southern African country.
The Pentecostal Assemblies of Zimbabwe leader said they should not fear that president Emmerson Mnangagwa would be vengeful for whatever they did in the past adding that “our president is as soft as wool,” a statement Mnangagwa made during his early days in office.
Hundreds of thousands of Zimbabweans live in the diaspora after fleeing from political persecution and or the deteriorating economy.
Bishop Manhanga was speaking at the 2021/2022 National Thanksgiving and Dedication Service held under the theme ‘Pursuing Nation Building Initiatives in the Spirit of Godly Patriotism, Unity, Ownership and Inclusiveness.’
He also denounced both Sanctions imposed on the country by Western powers at the turn of the millennium and corruption saying the ills were “twins born of the same father” and were doing nothing but destruction to the country.
President Mnangagwa attended the event that was being moderated by Bishop Andrew Wutawunashe.
Bishop Wutawunashe said a united people can achieve anything. He cited Genesis 11 in the Bible which reads in part:
6 And the Lord said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.
All speakers at the event urged the nation to be patriotic, have a sense of pride for their nation and make sacrifices towards nation-building.
Various church denominations attended the event.