The Zimbabwe Amalgamated Council of Churches (ZACC) says fuel price increases were long overdue as Zimbabwe had become a looting ground, a situation that was creating shortages in the sector.

This follows the announcement of fuel price increases by President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday.

ZACC Patron, Mr Jimayi Muduviri underscored the need for churches to support the President saying before the fuel increase, Zimbabwe had the cheapest fuel in the region and as result, it was used as a gaining ground by motorists on transit, hence causing shortages locally.

Covenant Apostolic Church of Christ leader, Bishop Obert Matsveru took a swipe on civic organisations and politicians who are fueling violence with an agenda to tarnish the image of the country and urged all citizens to pray for the nation.

The message was echoed by Reverend George Munongwa of the National Apostolic Faith Mission of Holy Ghost.

ZACC was formed in 2009 as the umbrella body meant to unite indigenous churches in the country.