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Zion Church Leader Mutendi Tells Mnangagwa To Play A “Clean Game” In 2023 Elections

Zion Church Leader Mutendi Tells Mnangagwa To Play A “Clean Game” In 2023 Elections

The leader of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC), bishop Nehemiah Mutendi yesterday called on President Emmerson Mnangagwa to promote peace and play a “clean game” in the general elections expected in 2023.

Mnangagwa attended a ZCC service at Defe Dopota in Gokwe, where thousands of congregants gathered to commemorate the death of the church’s founder Samuel Mutendi who died on July 20, 1976.

First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, Vice-President Constantino Chiwenga, top government officials, ZANU PF officials and 16 chiefs were also in attendance. In his sermon, Mutendi urged congregants and government officials to maintain peace in the country. NewsDay Zimbabwe quotes Mutendi as saying:

Christ’s peace means remaining calm in spite of all troubles.

I have summoned government officials and their leaders on this day as we are commemorating the day of the man of peace (Samuel).  We are here to pray for the coming general elections. We have the upcoming general elections. There are many people who are going to participate in that race. We, as the ZCC, are also in a race to a heavenly State House. In that election race, we pray that you play your game, as a clean game or race.

We have summoned you to join us to pray for the 2023 elections to be peaceful. Despite the economic challenges the country is facing, we still see that a lot is being done to improve people’s lives. We are happy and we see the road rehabilitation programmes that government is undertaking, and the dams being built.

Mutendi’s speech comes amid complaints from the opposition Citizens Coalition for Change (CCC) led by Nelson Chamisa, a former Minister of ICT during the Government of National Unity, about the uneven political playing field.

CCC says its members are being intimidated by the ruling ZANU PF and members of the state security forces. The party also claims that the Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC) is preparing to rig the impending elections in favour of ZANU PF.

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17 Comments

1 month ago

Panoti hukamazvee


Aiz 1 month ago

Zvakatomuometa mudhara uyu


zcc 1 month ago

tamba zion


.. 1 month ago

rwendo rwuno watombotaurawo semunhu wechurch


WILLIAM SONBOY CHINEMBIRI 1 month ago

This is what everyone who gets an opportune time must say to his listeners like what Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi said to his congregants. Political elsers and Church elders must speak with one voice of peace.

His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa is a listening President. He has heard what Bishop Mutendi has said and will create peaceful environment for 2023 Harmonised Elections.

CCC Political Party President Advocate Nelson Chamisa must not tire about asking for peaceful environment before, during and after the Harmonised Elections.

His Excellency Advocate President ED Mnangagwa will listen and create peaceful environment for the Harmonised Elections.

[ ONE MAN FOR HIMSELF, BUT GOD IS FOR US ALL ].

[ NGAAPINDE HAKE MUKOMANA CHAMISA ].


[ VOTE CCC FOR REAL CHANGE ].

Yours faithfully
William Sonboy CHINEMBIRI
[ THE BUSH LAWYER ].


dispenser 1 month ago

He have to brought to book for infighting violence .stop hiding behind e finger. No to selective application of law


Cde hondo 1 month ago

This is what we want to hear from church leaders peace peace


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Zuze 1 month ago

Vachigohwa here?
Asi Nehemiah Mutendi waita basa. Shoko harivhikwi


Monica M. 1 month ago

Sorry, he was misquoted. Those who know know.


Totito 1 month ago

How come mukuru is standing next to Chris' wife, while Chris is hidden behind Hungwe. Hameno kuda kusawona kwangu.


flames 1 month ago

hapana akahwanda pamaonerowo angu akatanga ndiye aripadyo


Terrace Watch 1 month ago

I have heard what Bishop Mutendi has said tirimo munaterrace today kuzviona but pangava nepeace when others are in prison for very minor and pet issues where will peace come from yet see


pk 1 month ago

vari kuprison vari kuita zvidzidzo zve peace. vacha graduater zvawo 2024.
for now we are happy there is peace in zengeza

linox 1 month ago

An Italian Dictator Napoleon Bornapatte once said, If Diplomas fails use force. So kana Shoko raMwari raramba munu achamanya


jj 1 month ago

ngaapinde haake mkomama . Chamisa hoooooyeeee


ZIMBA🇿🇼Original 1 month ago

Thanks Bishop Mutenda for a peace mantra,,,peace is a requirement across political devides wether ZANU or CCC .
Let's be a peaceful ppl elections come and go but life matters ,stop violence


zanu hater 1 month ago

church yese inodaidza ma satanist aya inondipa some doubts kuti ndeya Mwari here or ndezva Satan. Mwari nemhondi hazvina link



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