THE Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA Forward in Faith) has lined up several events for Saturday to celebrate the life of its late founder, Archbishop  Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti.

Major events to mark this day’s celebrations include a walkathon, which was inspired and founded by Guti to encourage fitness and healthy living as well as a  music concert to be held at ZAOGA Braeside the same day.

In a statement, chairperson of the Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti day Elder Tawanda Sarireni said: “People will be walking in groups and the target distances are two-and-half, five and 10 kilometres. People will also do aerobics with a renowned fitness trainer.”

The event will be graced by local and international gospel artistes including United Kingdom-based Free to Worship group already in the country for the event. Local artistes set to perform include gospel diva Fungisai Zvakavapano-Mashavave, Sebastian Magacha, Pastor Haisa, Pastor David Mabvuramiti and Sir Benjamin Rupapa.

Sarireni noted that Archbishop Guti’s achievements undoubtedly changed people’s lives as evidenced by the establishment of churches in every community in the country and in over 169 nations, schools, hospitals and a university (Zimbabwe Ezekiel Guti University) in the country and abroad. He said such achievements were worth celebrating as they would inspire generations.

Sarireni added that they had partnered private organisations, the business community and government ministries such as the ICT ministry. Officials from the ministry descended on Chitungwiza on Tuesday to train the youth on how to use computers with much emphasis on cyber security.

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Archbishop Guti was born on May 5 1923 and he died on July 5, 2023, at the age of 100.