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Human Rights Defender defends Makandiwa, Magaya position

by Stephen Jakes
18 Apr 2022 at 12:36hrs | Views
Renowned award winning human rights defender, Abigale Mupambi has thrown weight behind prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa and Walter Magaya following their statements condemning opposition activists who are allegedly taking turns in demonizing the country on international platforms.

The case in point relates to the recent Hopewell Chin'ono's Geneva presentations which triggered mixed reactions from all sectors including the religious Christian community.  Below is her statement.

"The Clarity of the Men of God is sometimes brutal but yet necessary. My attention is drawn towards various scripts drawn from the Easter holiday where the Christian community was gathered across the world and  Zimbabwe in particular," Mupambi said.

"Like the Bible ordained the church to pray for the leaders in governance and to guide people towards their rightful positions and responsibilities in nation building, we witnessed key major statements being made by Church leaders who include Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa and Prophet Walter Magaya."

Mupambi said these are not ordinary figures in the christian community in Zimbabwe and beyond.  She said their voices cannot be ignored considering the history behind them adding that their words were echoed with reference to the scriptures with particular focus to Romans 13.

"Reading from Romans 13 Verses 1-7  : SUBMISSION TO GOVERNMENT "1 Let everyone be subject to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God. 2 Consequently, whoever rebels against the authority is rebelling against what God has instituted, and those who do so will bring judgment on themselves. 3 For rulers hold no terror for those who do right, but for those who do wrong," she said.

"Do you want to be free from fear of the one in authority? Then do what is right and you will be commended. 4 For the one in authority is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for rulers do not bear the sword for no reason. They are God's servants, agents of wrath to bring punishment on the wrongdoer. 5 Therefore, it is necessary to submit to the authorities, not only because of possible punishment but also as a matter of conscience."

"6 This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God's servants, who give their full time to governing. 7 Give to everyone what you owe them: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, then respect; if honor, then honor."

Mupambi said the identical of their statements was on issues of nation building and the catigation of the Spirit of rebelling in some of the citizens.

"Given a spiritual history behind these leaders they have clarity on understanding the difference between good and bad, light and darkness, the Angel and the Devil. I am convinced that at this juncture those castigated for doing wrong not only for themselves but for the nation at large like Hopewell Chin'ono must repent; it's never too late," she said.

"There is nothing wrong by differing in opinion or on the formula towards attaining results but there is everything wrong in spoiling the whole pool just because you differ in opinion that becomes witch craft..  When l was young such people used to be called" Nhundiramatsime or Nhubu"  this was a word used to describe in short such acts of spoiling community waters for selfish -unknown reasons. Culprits would eventually become popular but that never changed the fact that they were popular for wrong reasons such is the case of our fellow brothers and sisters today."

She said the devil  himself is popular, yet we still cast him day in, day out, he remains the source of pain and suffering for many and people must draw lessons from such scenarios.

"It's not always about gaining popularity, it's about setting the right precedent that can culminate into the right legacy for generations to come. I therefore urge all level minded and God fearing citizens to strongly condemn the acts by some social media critics who are now attacking the Men of God for doing the right thing by standing in the gap and guiding the people accordingly . It is the duty of the church to pray for the nation and the leaders. That gives them the mandate to speak wisdom to the nation and for doing so we must emulate them," she said.

Source - Byo24News