Vice President Retired General Constantino Chiwenga has urged Zimbabweans to be united in building the country’s economy which has been distorted by unscrupulous individuals bent on profiteering.

The Vice President was speaking to thousands of people from Wedza who gathered at his homestead in Chigondo area for a thanksgiving mass.

‘Let us all unite and build our nation which has been destroyed by some selfish individuals who are bent on profiteering,” he said.

Cde Chiwenga also took a swipe at false prophets who are concentrating on fake prophesies mainly to do with people’s health and deaths at the expense of preaching peace and love.

“I see there are some people who are specialising on false prophesy like one called Talent who should be stopped. Let them be warned,” he said.

The public appearance of Dr Chiwenga, who has not been well but has since recovered and looked fit speaking for over half an hour, was welcomed by the Zanu PF leadership from Mashonaland East led by Politburo member, Dr Sydney Sekeramayi.

The thanksgiving mass was conducted by Father Willie Muzondiwa of the Mt. St. Marys Parish and Father Riberio from Highfield, Harare.

Dr Chiwenga took part in the entire service and later laid wreaths at the family shrine in memory of his family members.

The service was attended by several cabinet ministers, the Deputy Chief Secretary Presidential Communications Cde George Charamba, close family members, legislators from Mashonaland East Province, political leaders and traditional leaders from the province as well as Masvingo and Matabeleland.