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Christians to 'pray' against National Pledge

by Thobekile Zhou
01 May 2016 at 15:12hrs | Views
Christian movements in Bulawayo are planning a prayer meeting on Monday against the controversial national pledge imposed in schools.

The national pledge kicks in on Tuesday when schools reopen.

The prayer session is planned for Vulindlela Children's Centre - Mpophoma.

"We invite all Christians and residents in Mpophoma, Matshobana, Entumbane, Njube, Mabuthweni, Iminyela, Phelandaba and from all over the City of Bulawayo to join us for an interdenominational Christians Prayer Against the National Pledge," reads part of the notice seen by

It added "Come and let us pray and STOP this pledge, which violates our religious freedoms and constitutional rights, from happening in schools on the 3rd of May.

"REMEMBER: With God nothing is impossible - even this pledge can STOP!".

Some parents are threatening to stop children from going to school this second term saying the government drafted and approved a so-called national pledge without consulting all stakeholders.

They allege that the national pledge is some form of political indoctrination, which is not wanted in schools.

The government claims that the national pledge will motivate people to cherish their Zimbabwean identity. Most local people say this is unconstitutional.

Addressing a press briefing in Victoria Falls last week, Zimta top officials said Zimta was never consulted.

Source - Byo24News