Religious leaders from different denominations across the country have been commended for moulding the nationâ€™s social fabric as well as continued support of government’s economic empowerment initiatives.
The comments, which were made by Zanu PF Harare Provincial Chairman, Cde Amos Midzi comes at a time the Christian community is commemorating the crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.
In a speech at the handover ceremony of clothes, blankets and maize sourced by a Christian Non-Governmental Organisation, Christ Alive Gospel Ministries Trust, and extended to several widows and orphans from Domboramwari in Epworth, Cde Midzi, who was the Guest of Honour at the event, applauded efforts being made by churches in instilling good morals within different communities as well their support of government empowerment initiatives.Â
Cde Midzi encouraged other social groups to emulate the efforts by Christ Alive Gospel Ministries Trust in supporting the needy members of the community and castigated other NGOs, which digress from their mandate and engage in political activism.
Chairman of the Christ Alive Gospel Ministries Trust, Bishop Tichaona Maume expressed gratitude to government for the freedom of worship enjoyed by the churches and assured government of the churchâ€™s support of the empowerment initiatives.
The state has over the years created a good relationship with the church.
While addressing a gathering at the official opening of the Mbungu Conference Centre of the Zion Christian Church, the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Robert Mugabe emphasised the importance of a sound relationship between the state and the church, which he said is vital in molding of productive citizens.