“When God pushes you to the edge, trust Him fully, because only two things can happen. Either He will catch you when you fall or He will teach you how to fly,” reads a picture on Jim Kunaka’s WhatsApp profile.
BY SILENCE CHARUMBIRA
Kunaka, a former Zanu PF Harare youth provincial chairperson and self-confessed ex-leader of the party’s Chipangano militia group, claims he has found God.
Now a fervent member of the United Family International Church led by Emmanuel Makandiwa, Kunaka told NewsDay this week that he gave his life to God in September after a calling.
In his tone, one could denote the difference in the man who, at one point, missed a court appearance purportedly because he “was at the barber” getting a haircut.
He was a hardliner and accedes he was the face of Zanu PF terror and had, in fact, become a Zanu PF demi-god who terrorised residents and opposition politicians in Mbare with impunity.
He was, however, kicked out of the ruling party in 2014 after being linked to former Vice-President Joice Mujuru’s camp.
“I gave my life to Christ.It was a calling from God in September,” Kunaka said.
The former Zanu PF terror campaign leader last week had some of his household goods auctioned to recover damages owed to one of his victims, Prince Jack.
Pressed to comment over his auctioned property, Kunaka sarcastically thanked Zanu PF for helping him change his furniture.
“That was overdue. I thank them (Zanu PF) for helping me change my furniture. You should change your furniture yearly. That is why all those shops are still open in town,” he said.