As the 2018 harmonised elections draw closer, religious leaders have urged Zimbabweans to remain united and maintain peace.

Religious leaders have expressed hope that the recent political developments in the country will finally bring positive changes to the socio economic prospects of the country.

This came out at the passover feast held in Mhondoro by St John Apostolic Church of the whole world this Sunday (yesterday).

Chief secretary of Mhondoro constituency Silent Kaseke said it is the responsibility of the churches to preach unity and peace as the country head towards the 2018 elections.

“Religious leaders should continue to preach about unity in order to maintain peace in the nation,” he said.

Local leader of the St John Apostolic Church of the Whole World Elias Kaseke said Christianity liberates people as it maintains peace in a country.

“Christianity is very important as it maintains peace in the country,” said Kaseke.

Religion in Zimbabwe has since time immemorial played a unique role in ensuring the government is able to build a harmonious society.