The religious community has called for all Zimbabweans across the religious and political divide to bury the seed of enmity and sow a sense of re-building the nation in the new political dispensation.
“I am hopeful that the recent political developments in the country will finally bring positive changes to the socio-economic prospects of the country,” the famous His Generation Church cleric, Pastor Evan Mawarire said.
While the resignation of President Robert Mugabe sparked wild celebrations across the country, the local religious community made a number of calls which they believe are a prerequisite and foundation for a positive national development.
Zimbabwe has fostered a culture of tolerance within communities where people from diverse cultures and affiliations can work together regardless of political tribal and religious differences.
Religion in Zimbabwe has since time immemorial played a unique role in ensuring the government is able to build a harmonious society.
Addressing a media briefing in Harare today, Zimbabwe Amalgamated Churches Council (ZACC) patron, Cde Jimayi Muduvuri said leaders are chosen by God, hence the need to for churches to support them.
Reverend Mathias Tsine, who is the Secretary General of the Federation of Indigenous Churches of Zimbabwe (FICZ) urged all Zimbabweans to give necessary support to the new president for the development of the country, while Bishop Erizari Jaramba who is the Vice President of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe said ‘political differences should be put aside as we strive to build the economy.’
The swearing in ceremony for President designate, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, is set for this Friday the 24th of November.