Chamisa blasts politicians for belittling God at Easter, says he has requested a meeting with Mnangagwa


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Movement for Democratic Change leader Nelson Chamisa has blasted politicians for belittling God by turning churches into platforms for rallies.

“This past Easter alone, we saw hordes of politicians pontificating at church gatherings in the process desecrating the true meaning of Easter and the Church,” Chamisa said in his weekly Road to Victory message.

“The church must be a place of unity and peace. We have of late seen the church being reduced to a platform of hate and divisive language.

“The State or any political party for that matter must never be allowed to contaminate, weaken and compromise the church. Church capture must be vehemently resisted.”

Although he did not name any persons, President Emmerson Mnangagwa made headlines when he attended Easter Saturday with the Zion Christian Church at Mbungo.

Mnangagwa preached the gospel of peace, love, unity and togetherness saying without these Zimbabwe would never progress.

Chamisa also said in his weekly message he has written to Mnangagwa so that the two can meet to define and frame the parameters and contours of a national discourse in Zimbabwe’s politics.

“It is important to eliminate insults, animosity and hatred in our national politics. We need neopolitics; the politics of ideas, solutions, policies and national strategies to develop Zimbabwe,” he said.

“I am yet to hear from President Mnangagwa on the exact dates that we will meet.

“The MDC is a partner in national development and not a threat. Being on opposing political sides is not enemity but just an expression of the reality of diverse views. After all, it is diversity that makes a nation because diversity strengthens and does not weaken,” Chamisa said.

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