The church says it has a key role in guaranteeing that the message of peace cascades to all Zimbabweans as the country gears up for the 2018 harmonised elections.

Church leaders who were in attendance during the commissioning ceremony for the United Methodist Church Marange district superintendent, Reverend Pauline Nyamudzura have called on the preaching of the message of peace and harmony to all Zimbabweans ahead of the polls.

Bishop Nhiwatiwa said as a church they have a huge role to play in spreading the gospel of peace adding the country wants peaceful elections, while Reverend Nyamudzura noted, “we are pleased to note that there is peace prevailing in the country. As the church that is what we yearn for”.

Mutare West legislator, Cde Christopher Mushohwe said peace is critical especially now that the country is reaching out to the international community for engagement in various spheres.

“Zimbabwe is very much keen to join the global community. There is no way that investors will find time for us so long as there is no harmony in the country,” he said.

Religious leaders recently pledged to rally behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s message on non violence in the forthcoming harmonised elections.