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Church organises march for missing boy


The Tabernacle of Worship Ministries Church has organised a solidarity march on the 5th of next month, for three-year-old Given Matapure, the Waterfalls boy who went missing at the Harare Agricultural Show in August this year.

Bishop Roger Benson Jeffrey of the church said numerous activities had been lined up to show solidarity with the Matapure family and urged law enforcement agencies to intensify the search for the missing boy.

“We will begin with a procession from Town House to the Agricultural Showgrounds where the boy went missing. We will have solidarity messages, songs and prayers on this day that we are dedicating to Given,” said Jeffrey.

He said it was disturbing to see religious organisations taking a backseat over Given’s disappearance, leaving everything in the hands of the media and other groups who were making noise over the issue.

“We are encouraging every church organisation and all citizens of Zimbabwe to come and join us in this worthy cause. In particular we are also calling on organisations which deal with the welfare of children to participate,” he said.

Police clearance for the march has been obtained. Given went missing at the Harare Agricultural Show while in the company of the family’s maid.

Last week, a Chitungwiza pastor, Royce Archibald Kasumba, was jailed for capitalising on the Matapure’s misfortune and duping them of $2 000 after lying to them that he knew where the boy was.

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