By Tamuka Charakupa
DEVELOPMENT that leaves no one and no place behind has attracted buy-in from the Church, with the Johanne Masowe eChishanu Apostolic sect throwing its weight behind the ruling ZANU PF party in the forthcoming 2023 general elections.
Johanne Masowe eChishanu Apostolic sect’s annual meeting at Checheche shrine in Chipinge this Friday saw VaApositori for ED national chairperson, Madzibaba Moses noting the need for the church to support the national leadership for advancing national interests.
“Vapositori for ED has over a hundred apostolic church denominations that have endorsed the leadership of Cde Emmerson Mnangagwa. The church has always supported government programmes and vision and we know that we cannot achieve anything if we work as a separate entity. The government needs the church and the church also needs the government,” he said.
The ZANU PF leadership that graced the church service said the stance taken by the church is a testimony of the good relationship between government and the church and the fulfilment of President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s vision of leaving no one and no place behind in development issues.
“You are very important to us because you support the government. Our President is always preaching that no one should be left behind and we want to ensure you are also included in national development,” said Honourable Enock Porusingazi, Chipinge East legislator.
The Second rlRepublic under the leadership of President Mnangagwa has adopted an open-door policy that entails continuous engagements with all groups of people including the church on ways to develop the nation.