By ZBC Reporter
The Zion Christian Church (ZCC), has commemorated its 46th anniversary amid calls for Zimbabweans to observe peace in the upcoming general elections.
Thousands of people gathered at Defe shrine in Gokwe to commemorate the Samuel Mutendi day in honour of the ZCC founding father who died on the 20th July 1976.
The day was marked with song and dance as various musical groups took turns to showcase their skills in commemorating the day.
ZCC church leader Bishop Nehemiah Mutendi took time to call for peaceful elections next year.
“World peace is temporary.The love of money is the root of all evil. The love of Christ brings peace and love. It is eternal. The love of christ beings peace in the midst of problems. God removes fear and puts peace and love.We are going for elections. We pray that the race be peaceful. We need to respect human life,” he said.
Vice President, Retired General Dr Constantino Chiwenga appealed to the congregation to put their trust in the Second Republic.
“Let’s all rally behind our President Cde Mnangagwa. As you can see, each and every corner of the country is experiencing massive development. This can only continue if we vote for President Mnangagwa and the ruling party. He is a man with a vision and we need to support him,” said VP Chiwenga.
The commemoration also witnessed some church members having a mass wedding.