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ED visits Byo to celebrate Mugabe fall

By Jeff Muvundusi

President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Bulawayo today — the first time since succeeding Robert Mugabe — to grace an event organised by faith-based organisations to “thank God” for a peaceful power transition.

Mnangagwa and Mugabe
Mnangagwa and Mugabe

Mnangagwa last month took over from 93-year-old Mugabe, who was forced to resign following a military intervention code-named “Operation Restore Legacy” — shepherded by retired general Constantino Chiwenga.

The thanks-giving ceremony, to be held at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, has been organised by the Faith for the Nation Campaign (FNC) — a grouping of different church denominations, founded in 2000.

“Join the nation’s political and spiritual leaders form various denominations in giving thanks to God for a peaceful transition into a new era. God has given our nation the answer to peace. Zimbabwe is God’s own country,” said fliers distributed by the organisation.

FNC national coordinator Shuvai Wutawunashe told the Daily News on Sunday they had indeed invited Mnangagwa to be the guest of honour at the ceremony, likely to attract scores of people to the second capital.

Wutawunashe said the Church had been praying for new a Zimbabwe for years.

“The theme for the special service is ‘God has given Zimbabwe the answer of peace’. This comes as the Church acknowledges that the miraculous peaceful transition into a new era in Zimbabwe was with God’s help, and that it has come as God’s answer of peace to fervent prayers for the nation over the years,” Wutawunashe said.

However, Wutawunashe could not be drawn into revealing much about the purpose of Mnangagwa’s attendance.

The fliers distributed by the church also said: “The upcoming special thanksgiving and dedication service is being held in the context of the 2017-18 Pan African and World Christian Churches Convention — a gathering of Churches from Africa and the world hosted by the Family of God Church, coming to fellowship and hear God’s Word that guides the Church in 2018.”

The visit by Mnangagwa comes at a time opposition parties led by Zapu president Dumiso Dabengwa and civic society here have upped the ante against the new political dispensation, demanding a change of tactic from Mugabe’s government, with regards to addressing the emotive Gukurahundi issue.

Under Mugabe’s rule, discussing or having gatherings to with Gukurahundi was literally taboo.

However, since Mnangagwa took over, controversial pressure group Ibhetshu Likazulu for the first time managed to hold a commemorative event on Unity Day without hindrance as compared to the past where police would swoop on them.

To prove that Mnangagwa still has a toll order in dealing with the post-independence atrocities, in South Africa recently, a group of protesters picketed outside the Zimbabwe’s embassy in Pretoria, where he was addressing Zimbabweans based in that country.

As this is that was not enough, last week Dabengwa set August 2018 for the reburials of Gukurahundi victims. DailyNews

  • kupi ipapo

  • Why politising the church ,ndoyekuenda kumapostori negemenzi ye vaya

    • So where is the politics here?? 🤔

    • Kudzie i’m begging you to go back to the context of the story for a better understanding#amen

    • The church is a prostitute ?

    • Church is a prostitute?????? Highest level of blasphemy #happynewyear though

  • God? Which faith organisation is that? You can’t fool God. Guns were taken out of the armoury and you say God? read the bible.

    • david killed goliath with a stone and it was God

    • But David never arrested his rivals although he defeated Goliath and he never said he will not forgive so and so

    • David killed his commander Woriah

    • IsaacNyakwima….David did not arrest his “rivals” because he had killed them all. You need to stop referencing that horrible book of violence and backwardness if you really need to address modern day issues

    • You are becoming too biblical this is not matters of faith bt poolitics remember #asantesane

  • I think he will say something about Gukurahundi since he say he’ll pay some of Mugabe’s errors but God and guns is not in same way ..isu hatina bakatwa or uta nemiseve but pfumo redu ndiJesu so for now he must leave God alone afta what he did to take the position

    • God is God of war thats why he chosen people who killed first David killed Goriath, Moses killed Egyptian, Elijah killed prophets of Baal

    • so in other words you say that was god ..??

    • Was the the take over of power violent nhai Lloyd?

    • I want to think hand of God played a role zvanga zvina mwari izvi bloodless change of power

    • I dnt think so Charles

  • Good1.

  • Vato buda vanhu veko

  • You people you think every thing is about Gukurahundi

  • Kkkkk hanzi celebrating the fall of former boss…kkkkkkkkk

  • That Shona government must apologise to the people of Matabeleland and the Midlands, fuck them, they have pushed their Shona agenda, wake up Zimbabwe, are we the only ones denying it, Ndebele and Shona are more divided than ever, and worse their strategy has exposed the very same people who murdered innocent civilians….

  • No faith at all, I can call it an interface-lite rally, how many people does Utaunashe has in his church, tired of these self appointed reverends and proferts, they lake wisdom, ndana sangoma ava, ana tsika mutanda

  • Nonsense

  • fambai ED tiende.we support

  • Many tyms do nid dem to say sorry

  • Dis davil killed my father

  • Fuck him, he masterminded Gukurahundi. Only a fool can vote for zanu pf this year. Lets fuck them.