Mnangagwa pampers ZCC for voting him into power

PRESIDENT Emmerson Mnangagwa has rewarded one of the biggest indigenous churches, the Zion Christian Church (ZCC), with a tractor and other agricultural inputs for overwhelmingly voting for him and his party in the July 30 elections.

By Tatenda Chitagu

This is one of the many presents gifted to the church, whose leader, Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi, is an ardent supporter of the ruling Zanu PF party.
Mnangagwa visited the church before elections soliciting for votes and promised to come back after the polls.

Mnangagwa also donated a tonne of maize seed, five tonnes of top dressing fertiliser and five tonnes of compound D fertiliser to the church.

ZCC has a following estimated at hundreds of thousands.

Mnangagwa, who was the guest of honour at a function to celebrate church leader, Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi’s birthday at Mbungo Estates on Sunday, said he had come back to say ‘thank you’ to the church members.

“I had been invited for a birthday celebration, but I did not know it was going to be this big. Anyway, let me take this opportunity to thank you for voting me into power. I thank you. As President, I will support you on everything that you do to build this country. ZCC has done a lot to uplift the economy, and there are more programmes from them in the pipeline,” he said.

Masvingo Provincial Affairs minister Ezra Chadzamira also admitted that Zanu PF in Masvingo would be poorer without the ZCC.

“If we do not have the ZCC, we are incomplete as Zanu PF,” Chadzamira said.

Mnangagwa also promised the nation that he would overcome the economic problems bedevilling the nation.

“Yes, we have our own problems; it is just like when a lady is delivering, the nurses will tell her to push. But after that, the mother celebrates the kid. The same applies in the country. Let’s push. We may have issues, but let’s unite. Better days are to come.

“Do not be afraid even if you have many problems because God is on our side, we will overcome. Just like the Israelites on their journey to Canaan, some among them thought of going back to Egypt. Even today, among our midst, we have those that want to take the country back to Egypt,” he said.

Mutendi equated Mnangagwa to the modern day Joshua, saying he would take Zimbabweans to Canaan. He also described First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa as “The Mother Theresa of Africa”.

“Those who preach about demonstrations, they have not yet seen the light of God. Those who love their country preach peace. Zimbabwe is a house. If we have conflicts, we cannot prosper. We can’t plan wars and conflicts, but rather have unity. Let’s preach love and tolerance,” Mnangagwa said.

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  1. Vote buying using state resoyrces

  2. Very funny, after the way ED came into power through a military coup last year there’s no way he can be equated to Joshua in the bible. If anything ED is actually taking us back into Egypt through his poor leadership

  3. Shame stereki

  4. bishop mutendi uri dofo

    1. Iwe uri zidofo rokutanga. Hakuna chikoro chinonzi mdc kana chirikwenyu ndezvekwenyu ikoko

  5. josphat mugadzaweta

    all these so-called independent churches are formed to support zanu. its business not religion. hapana kunamata apa.

    1. For your infor this church was born in 1913!!!!!! before your forefathers were even born. It wasnt formed to support ZANU but they strengthend the chimurenga through fasting and prayers during the war of liberation. We are a revolutionary church having gone through the colonial master’s oven. Be informed

  6. asi vakatsigira opposition vanenge vave kunamata ndizvo herec

  7. Beware of false prophets.

    Mutendi, you can call yourself Bishop,but the real truth is that you are a serpent who compromise the Biblical truth for your own earthly glory and wealth.Shame on you.I know there are quite a lot of you who mobilise their followers to vote for zanu pf in return for some favours from the zanu pf president. Noah Taguta of Johanne Marange,is one of the culprits.Shame on such leaders who abuse their blind followers for pieces of silver.

  8. Zcc vkadhakwa

  9. i see nothing wrong with supporting a political leader/party…but if you sup with the devil, u must have a very long spoon…beware of the devil.

  10. Mazioni must have a lot of forex to support the guy

  11. Your Name (required): Special Black

    Some christians think anything done by black Zimbabweans is unholy, be it forming a church, beating African drums, ngoma, in church or wearing cattle skins. They only believe leather belts, shoes, etc to be holy when they go through a mechine. Same applies to medicine. What is wrong with supporting a political party of your choice. Are you saying all those supporting opposion parties are not christians? Guys, guys ,Zims, used to be intelligent zvakaendepi? Musatisekese ne pasirose. God said dont judge.

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