GOKWE(Midlands Province) – Zimbabwe President Emerson Dambudzo Mnangagwa has urged all Zimbabweans to unite behind their country as it attempts to get itself out of the doldrums.
Speaking at the Zion Christian Church’s annual Memorial conference on Sunday, Mr Mnangagwa implored Zimbabweans to remain alert, loyal and faithful under the current socio-economic conditions, saying the there is light at the end of the tunnel.
President Mnangagwa also revealed that Zimbabwe as a unitary State needs united people who perform their different roles and duties for the growth of the country.
“As Zimbabweans, we must not be found fighting over our inheritance, let us unite and use this resource we got from the Lord together. Wherever you are, you might be a teacher, a farmer, where you are doing it with all your heart because that is your area of expertise to move Zimbabwe forward,” he said.
President Mnangagwa also thanked Zion Church for inviting him to the ZCC conference because he knew he was in the presence of God.
“I thank you for inviting me to ZCC. As I see all of you here as a church, I see the hand of Samuel. He didn’t die and I am here because of him. Let us love each other, let us be united. We have one national anthem, one national flag, Zimbabwe is a unitary state. If you are asleep and dream otherwise wake up and pray. Ask the Lord to give you the spirit to work for your country and we must be united as a family.” He added.
Zion Christian Church is headquartered in Defe Dopota more than four hundred kilometres north-west of the capital Harare, and its annual conference is held to commemorate Reverend Samuel Mutendi the founder of the oldest African Initiated Church in Southern Africa. (AIC) Zion Christian Church is one of the fastest-growing churches in Southern Africa.
Rev Samuel Mutendi died on 20th July 1976, and the church is currently led by his son Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi.
Bishop Mutendi has managed to expand the church in Africa, America, Europe, Asia and the Middle East.