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Zimbabwe's Catholic Bishops Call For Inclusive Dialogue

Zimbabwe's Catholic Bishops Call For Inclusive Dialogue

Zimbabwe’s Catholic bishops have called for “meaningful, inclusive dialogue” to resolve the country’s economic and political crisis.

In a pastoral letter on Monday, the bishops said many Zimbabweans are living in abject poverty and cases of politically-motivated violence are on the rise ahead of the 2023 elections. They said:

These elections are already being preceded by political intolerance, violence and bloodshed…

What has exacerbated our situation is the economic instability of the country which has brought with it instability in the financial markets resulting in continuous increases in the prices of basic commodities leaving them beyond the reach of the poor.

The bishops also said President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s political and economic policies have failed. They said:

If, as Catholic social teaching says, the value of policies is assessed by how they impact the poor, then one can safely say that our political and economic policies have failed.

There is so much dehumanising poverty and despair among our people.

The bishops said only “meaningful, inclusive dialogue” can address the country’s economic and political crisis. They said:

In order to overcome our socio-political and economic challenges, there is a need for a meaningful inclusive dialogue in the country.

If there is a lesson from our synodal journey, it is precisely that we cannot go it alone.

No single political party has all the answers, hence the importance of listening to each other as we journey together.

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19 Comments

zizi 1 month ago

this is open truth Bishops, panorangwa mwana waShe newe Miranda terera,heyo nyanya.


Yoweeeeee 1 month ago

George Charamba will come on you guns blazing. The Bishops will be called all sorts of names. The man & his cohorts are are averse to the biblical veracity. They prefer deification of their leaders by the the so called Vapositori. They would have showered you with accolades if you had fantasized of a Zanu Pf victory and that ED is loved by all the people and that the people of this country are satiated brick by brick stone upon stone. And that the voice of the Politburo is the voice of God.


Dmao 1 month ago

Gogo naKirisitofa wake same same. Miromo yavo inoburitsa zvinonhuhwa chete

Gwedu 1 month ago

George Charambabos the most u s e l e s s voice in this country. Atoriwo mhepo anotambura hana kana basa uya zero

dispenser 1 month ago

they are trying ways to resuscitate the already dead Zanu


Machiavelli 1 month ago

Speaking Truth to Power as the most respected RSA Public Protector, Thuli Madonsela was wont to say.

The Roman Catholic Bishops Conference has always been forthright in its stance, unlike other denominations which shy away from opening up against social ills perpetrated by the sitting government. The ZCBC was never Mugabe's favourite body, especially through the Auriet led Philanthropic arm which was vocal against Gukurahundi. Archbishops Pius Ncube, Karen, and Richard Ndhlovu have been vocal and subsequently faced the wrath of the Mugabe regime. I welcome the ZRBC' renewed commitment to breaking the silence against tyranny, since they have been quiet since the coup in 2017


VYBZ KARTEL 1 month ago

Munorohwa nemapostori imi mabishop have you forgotten zvakaitwa mapurisa Gore Riya🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣😂😂


Cde Masango 1 month ago

This is a plot to assist ZANU PF and repay Mwonzora for his Judas Iscarriot acts. Hapana hapana handei kuma vote.


Anonymous 1 month ago

What kind of a dialogue does Zimbabwe need? Theres no dialogue of political parties which solves our political, social and economic crises. A dialogue can only divert more monies to the allowances of the attendees. The only thing that will save Zimbabwe is the dismissal of Zanu pf and its roots. The new govt will have to fight deep rooted corruption which is now normal. Thats the biggest worm eating Zimbabwe
NO MORE DIALOGUES OR POLADS FROM WHATEVER ORGANISATION ITS A TRIED AND FAILED METHOD HAZVISHANDE

The Zimbabwean crises is complex because it was caused by blind loyalty to Zanu pf. Blind folded victims who are subjects to political propaganda for many years now. Its difficult to break those chains esp through elections. We need to work on the mindset first


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Dr Hercules 1 month ago

We want elections not dialogue. We want to vote and choose those who are srs about rebuilding this country. ZANU hs done enough damage. Pasi ne dialogue pamberi nema election


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

The Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops Conference is the church Grouping which tells it as it is without fear or favour.

Firstly they tell Government that "inclusive dialogue" is necessary in order to secure good economic and political policies.

Secondly, in their pastoral letter they openly tell government that its policies have impacted negatively upon the poor. In short the Bishops told Zimbabwe government that their economic policies have failed.

I hope that the listening President His Excellency ED Mnangagwa has listened to the Bishops. So far no credible board has spoken good of our economic policies. To my knowledge they are the Apostolic Churches only who blindly say "Amen !!!!!" to Professor Mthuli Ncube's economic policies.

I once argued that Professor Mthuli Ncube's economic policies are only book based. In order to turnaround Zimbabwe economy he must examine our policies and devise policies accordingly. The policies which turned around Zambian economy will be not be the same policies which will turnaround Zimbabwe economy.

[ IT IS HIGH TIME HIS EXCELLENCY ADVOCATE PRESIDENT ED MNANGAGWA THANK PROFESSOR NCUBE AND RELEASE HIM TO STAY WITH HIS FAMILY IN SWETZERLAND ]

[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE]

[NGAAPINDE HAKE CHAMISA]

Yours sincerely
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ]


ZVINHU ZVIRIKUFAMBA... SO 1 month ago

One of Zimbabwe’s 5 biggest referral hospitals, United Bulawayo Hospitals (UBH), has suspended operations with immediate effect due to a lack of anaesthetic induction agents.
Anaesthetic induction agents are drugs that are administered to patients to put them to sleep during surgery.
In a memorandum dated 18 July 2022 and addressed to all consultants, doctors and wards, Acting Director of Clinical Services, Dr T Mushawarima said patients have the option of buying their own drugs. Reads the memo:
Due to a lack of Anaesthetic Induction agents, elective lists have been suspended with immediate effect till further notice. Patients may buy their own drugs if any elective list is to proceed.
In April this year, health worker and social commentator Setfree Mafukidze opined that Zimbabwe does not have a health minister and senior officials in the Ministry of Health and Childcare are not up to the task.
Mafukidze made the remarks in response to exchanges between Finance and Economic Affairs Minister Mthuli Ncube and opposition MPs during a Question and Answer session in the National Assembly over the state of cancer treatment in Zimbabwe.
In his responses, Ncube said the funds to purchase cancer machines are available and Treasury is waiting for the Ministry of Health to make requests.


me 1 month ago

we don't need that


Gwedu 1 month ago

On point Bishops✔️🌟


zimcitizen 1 month ago

The only dialogue we want is that of handing over to the people's party CCC


Muntuza 1 month ago

Mnangagwa won't listen to the Catholic Bishops, as he's already excited over the vaPostori prophesies that he is going to be the president.


Greyhora 1 month ago

mapositori aya kungowanda chete but they will never vote coz most of them havana madocuments. Hativhunduki isu NHM

Sekuru Dhambi 1 month ago

Dialogue yakanaka chose asi dambudziko ndere kuti usangano uzere mbeveve ne matsi, saka chasara ku bhuyirana mu ballot box



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