President Emmerson Mnangagwa has commended churches for encouraging their members to be vaccinated against the coronavirus disease of 2019 (COVID-19) which has contributed to declining infection and mortality rates.
Mnangagwa was speaking on Saturday at the Emmanuel Makandiwa-led United Family International Church (UFIC) Easter conference held in Chitungwiza. He said:
I commend the church for the prayers and mobilising our people to participate in the national COVID-19 vaccination programme.
To date, our infection and mortality rates have been minimal. I thank you all ministers of the religion for leading and standing with our great motherland, in much the same way as you stood with us during our purposeful and protracted liberation struggle against the oppressive minority white settler rule.
This is more so as this year’s international conference and Easter festivities coincide with the commemoration of 42 years of our country’s Independence.
Ironically, Makandiwa was initially against the COVID-19 vaccine roll-out, claiming that people will be implanted with microchips to monitor them.
However, in July 2021, Makandiwa assured his followers who were afraid of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine that there is no mark of the beast in the jab.
The Mark of the Beast is a cryptic mark in the New Testament’s Book of Revelation which indicates allegiance to Satan.
Speaking in a televised broadcast, the United Family International Church founder and leader said:
… there is no way that you can have a chip in the vaccine and I said how does it even travel through the syringe.
They are yet to have it that small in order for it to travel through the needle and I said that there is no chip in the vaccine.
There is no mark of the beast in the vaccine. Christians are afraid, fearing for their lives and trying to protect themselves and their loved ones from receiving the mark of the beast by receiving the vaccine. This COVID-19 vaccine is not the mark of the beast.