The Christian community has commemorated Palm Sunday with the church calling upon the country’s leadership to continue being led by God.

Palm Sunday is celebrated every last Sunday before Easter, in remembering Jesus’ triumphal entry into Jerusalem while riding a donkey walking on palm leaves to represent peace and victory.

The First Lady Cde Auxillia Mnangagwa today joined thousands of Christians in marking the day by visiting the Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) Mufakose Circuit in Harare.

MCZ Mufakose Circuit leader, Reverend Stanley Matenda said the day symbolised by palm leaves emphasises peace and tolerance which Christ represented.  

“This is a very important day for all Christians as we practically do what Jesus Christ did in preparation for his death to save us from our sins,” he said.

The First Lady said she is a daughter of the Methodist Church who had come to worship with the circuit on this important day.

“I would like to thank you all and tell you that me and the President are children of the Methodist Church. I always come to church to worship and be renewed spiritually,” she said.

The First Lady has initiated a project to help churches complete building their sanctuaries and one of the beneficiaries is the MCZ Mufakose circuit which received a donation towards the church’s ceiling.

Many churches across the country celebrated the day which marks the beginning of what is known in Christian circles as the Holly Week, leading to Easter.