Senior Zanu PF officials have agreed to join their MDC-T counterparts in a peace prayer meeting to be held at Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, Harare, tomorrow.
Organisers of the prayer meetings told NewsDay yesterday Vice-President John Nkomo had agreed to join MDC-T leader and Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai for the weekend meeting.
“VP Nkomo has confirmed and we are in possession of a letter from him that he will be attending. We had also written to President (Robert) Mugabe, Vice-President Joice Mujuru, Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara and other political leaders to attend,” said Watson Furayi, president of the Zimbabwe Pastors’ Fellowship, organisers of the peace prayer meetings.”
“This programme started with the politicians when President Mugabe, Tsvangirai and (MDC leader) Welshman Ncube called for an indaba condemning any form of violence and as the Church we then sought to promote what they had started.
‘The Prime Minister would come and this was wrongly perceived as an MDC-T initiative.
“We wrote letters to all political parties and we are happy VP Nkomo is coming.
“We want peace in the country and we want peace everywhere and thus we call upon everyone to join in the prayer for peace.
“Pastors will start praying early in the morning.”
MDC-T national organising secretary Nelson Chamisa confirmed receiving the invite, adding Tsvangirai, who is currently out of the country on official business, would be back in time for the meeting.
“Troubled nations get healed through prayer and unstable lands get saved through worship and praise. In our humility before God, our prayers shall be heard and surely our land will be healed,” said Chamisa.
Efforts to get Nkomo’s comment were fruitless as he was unreachable. Zanu PF national spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said he was unaware of Nkomo’s weekend schedule.