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Zimbabweans urged to embrace peace ahead of polls

Story by ZBC Reporter

APOSTOLIC Sectors have called upon Zimbabweans to embrace peace and unity as the country prepares to go to the polls on the 23rd of August.

Speaking at the installation of Archbishop Zacharia Caleb Gemu of the Bethlehem Apostolic Church in Zvishavane this Tuesday, leaders from various churches underscored the importance of peace and unity.

“As the church, we are advocating for peace as we follow and support what the government has been calling for. We urge all believers to pray for unity of purpose and peace. We don’t want to see people fighting during these general elections,” said Apostolic sect leader, Archbishop Moses Tembo.

President of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe, Archbishop Tobias Zunguzira said, “I encourage all Zimbabweans to be peaceful as we head towards the elections. Our President, Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa, has been and is advocating for peace throughout the nation so we must also stand with that. Let’s go and vote in peace.”

The leadership also emphasised the need to take a bold decision in addressing the root cause of drug and substance abuse.

“We urge all young people to stop abusing drugs. Their lives are in danger and if they continue using drugs we may as well forget of a brighter tomorrow,” said Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe Midlands Patron, Mr Mecky Jaravaza.

Over the years, the church has been pivotal in promoting peace and nation-building, hence government continues to partner with religious organisations under the mantra of leaving no one and no place behind.

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