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'Vote Zanu-PF, or leave my church'

by Staff reporter
21 Dec 2021 at 06:17hrs | Views
HIGHLY influential leader of one of the country's largest indigenous church denominations, Paul Mwazha, has given his adherents an ultimatum to either vote Zanu-PF risk being excommunicated.

In an undated video being shared on social media, a Zanu-PF member donning President Emmerson Mnangagwa's trademark Zimbabwean scarf tells hundreds of church members that their leader, Mwazha had instructed them to get rid of any member of the church who does not support the ruling party.

"The African Apostolic Church is the one that prays for the nation. For this country to know peace you are the ones who pray, you are the ones who pray for President Emmerson Mnangagwa. Your Paul Mwazha said to all African Apostolics, anyone who votes against Zanu-PF will be chased out of the church," the unidentified man said.

"None of you will be harassed as long as we are there, as long as the president is there, I will go and tell him if there is anything that is troubling you."

Mwazha's African Apostolic Church has maintained relations with Zanu-PF because of the large numbers under his control.

His services and annual festivals have in the past been used for Zanu-PF campaigns, with late President Robert Mugabe, Mnangagwa and other members of the ruling party frequenting his gatherings.

Source - NewZimbabwe
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