The leader of the Zimbabwe Transformative Party (ZTP), Parere Kunyenzura, has claimed God ordained him as the next President of Zimbabwe.
Addressing a press conference in Harare last week, Kunyenzura said neither President Emmerson Mnangagwa nor his biggest challenger, Nelson Chamisa, the leader of the opposition CCC, will win the 2023 presidential election.
Kunyezura, who is the leader of an apostolic sect, warned state security agencies not to try to thwart was “God” has ordained. He said:
We have a message for President Emmerson Mnangagwa. God has numbered your days of rule and brought them to an end.
You have been put on a measuring scale by God and found wanting.
God has also not hidden the fact that he has given the kingdom of Zimbabwe to your neighbour, a David.
This fate has been sealed. This fate is irrevocable. This fate is unappealable, for God’s case has no appeal.
To avoid ambiguity, this David is not coming from the MDC group, with their various mutations that encompass the CCC brand, just in case some fanatics in this division may start to prematurely celebrate; neither is this David coming from within the ZANU PF stable.
What I am saying is the mind of God, and it will happen irrespective of the amount of resistance or opposing force.
Should I hide the fact that God has appointed me the David? By no means, certainly not.
If I do, I would be a liar like most of them, which is a sin.