The national anti-sanctions campaign continues with yet another apostolic sect finding time during this Easter holiday to append their signatures to the document in support of governmentâ€™s efforts to have the illegal embargoes removed.Members of the Majestic Holy Church of God, who are gathered in Harare for their Easter celebrations, have thrown their weight behind the anti sanctions campaign.
Leader of the church, Arch-Bishop Ngoni Masvinu expressed support for the national campaign, saying the illegal sanctions have caused untold suffering to the general populace.
â€œ As the church, we pray for the prosperity of ordinary people but it is difficult for them to prosper if there are sanctions, hence we call upon western countries to remove these sanctions,â€ Arch-Bishop Masvinu said.
Zanu PF Harare Province Secretary for Information and Publicity, Cde Claudius Mutero said his party is fully behind the indigenous churches saying they serve the interests of local people.
He also applauded members of the apostolic sect for their boldness in openly denouncing the illegal sanctions.Â Â Â
â€œWe thank the support we are getting from the church in denouncing the sanctions.This is for the world to see that this is a national issue and that these sanctions are not targeted to a few people,â€ Cde Mutero said.
Meanwhile, Media, Information and Publicity Minister, Cde Webster Shamu has hailed the Johane Masowe we Chishanu Apostolic Church for resisting western dominance by supporting the Anti-Sanctions Petition.
Addressing members of the apostolic sect at Juraniâ€“Firi Santa in Chitungwiza, Cde Shamhu commended the church members for their unwavering support and reminded them that church and politics are closely linked.
â€œThe stance by most Apostolic churches to remain vigilant in traditional worshiping practises and supporting government policies was highly commendable,â€ Cde Shamu said.
On the initiative by the church to engage in various self sustaining projects, which include garment making, poultry and banking, Cde Shamu said such vision is in line with the ongoing indigenisation and economic empowerment drive.
Church leader, Madzibaba Godfrey Nzira reiterated calls for the removal of illegal sanctions saying they are affecting ordinary Zimbabweans.
Hundreds of worshippers including Attorney General Johannes Tomana and some politicians gathered at Jurani-Firi Santa Shrine to celebrate the life of the churchâ€™s founding leader, Madzibaba Nzira.
The National Anti Sanctions Petition Campaign was launched on the 2nd of March by the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence Forces, President Mugabe.
2 million people are expected to append their signatures on the petition document.