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'Wishing you Easter filled with peace, love, hope' says Mnangagwa

10 Apr 2020 at 07:55hrs | Views
EASTER MESSAGE BY HIS EXCELLENCE THE PRESIDENT, CDE ED MNANGAGWA

Fellow Zimbabweans.

On behalf of the Government of Zimbabwe and on my own behalf, I would like to wish Zimbabweans at home and abroad a joyful Easter filled with blessings, peace, love and the hope of a brighter tomorrow.

As we commemorate the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, may we be reminded that we have a faithful God, who is ever-present, even in the midst of this global threat to life, as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
This Easter holiday may we be further encouraged by the knowledge that Jesus Christ triumphed over death. His love is much more powerful, offering us assurance that the difficulties and challenges that threaten to overwhelm us, will be overcome.
 
In the midst of this global catastrophe, let us also give thanks to the Almighty for His many blessings we continue experiencing and witnessing in our lives and indeed in our country.

"In all these things, overwhelming victory is ours through Christ who loved us." Romans 8 Verse 37. I am aware that in the past, the Easter holiday season would see most families, friends as well as worshippers gather together to remember the gift of eternal life given to us by God through the death and resurrection of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.

Sadly, this will not be possible this holiday, as we continue to observe the essential lockdown we instituted to prevent the spread of the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. However, do not despair for the Bible says in Matthew 18 verse 20, where two or three gather, the Lord is present with them.

I urge us all to continue to stay at home as well as practicing good hygiene and observing social distance.

Meanwhile, our security arms will be intensifying their patrols to ensure compliance and to curb the movement of both pedestrians and vehicles.

As Government, we will continue to scale up and improve our preparedness to handle the Covid-19 threat and consolidate the gains we have made in keeping our country safe.

May Easter also remind us that the seemingly irresolvable human problems are not eternal. There is hope. This situation will not last forever, it will come to pass. Things will go back to normal; but in the meantime, we must be patient and responsible.

We pay tribute to the many men and women constituting the essential services and are keeping or country functional during this lockdown period.

We shall be moving with greater speed to provide the workers in the frontline with all the adequate Personal Protective Equipment and Personal Protective Clothing as well as the requisite training to ensure their safety in the wake of the COVID-19 threat.

In addition, I would like to commend the various stakeholders, from across the social spectrums, who are giving generously towards our fight against COVID-19. Together we are stronger. Going forward, these bonds and partnerships that being created among our society must nurtured and strengthened.

We need each other.

The answer to this crisis lies in our discipline and unity.

Fellow Zimbabweans; As we go through this year's Easter holiday may we find hope and strength in the words of Jesus Christ in John 16 verse 33, who reminds us that in the world we shall have many tribulations and urges us to have peace, and to be of good cheer, for He has overcome the world! In the midst of the darkness, may the light of Jesus Christ shine!

I once again wish you all a peaceful, blessed, safe and happy Easter Holiday.

God bless you all. God bless Zimbabwe.

Source - the herald
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