The Zimbabwe Amalgamated Council of Churches (ZACC) says it strongly condemn the demonstrations by some political parties calling for electoral reforms at a time when Zimbabweans should concentrate on praying for peaceful elections.

Churches said they are against demonstrations by some political parties who want to cause chaos ahead of the 2018 polls scheduled for the 30th of next month.

In an interview with the ZBC News during a meeting organised by the ZACC in the capital, some church leaders said political parties should rather continue preaching peace before, during and after the harmonised elections as proclaimed by President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

ZACC patron Mr Jimayi Muduvuri also noted that the people of Zimbabwe should now concentrate on praying for peaceful elections and economic recovery.

“These people who are demonstrating want to cause problems to derail the progress made so far by the new dispensation,” he said.

The MDC Alliance yesterday marched through the streets of Harare and submitted a petition for electoral reforms to Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (ZEC), a move criticised by constitutional law expert Professor Lovemore Madhuku who said the demands made to the ZEC and government are not legally enforceable as they fall foul of the Constitution.