Arron Nyamayaro, H-Metro Reporter
ATTACKING national leaders is akin to disrespecting your parents and such people cause bad omens into the family and country, a bishop has said.
Bishop Forbes Chikobvu, who is chairperson of Zimbabwe Indigenous Interdenominational Council of Churches on Tuesday said they took strong exception to categorically disassociate themselves from calls by Catholic Bishops to march against the Government and to reignite conflicts and wounds of the past to heal the country.
“God answered our prayers by bringing political leaders to the negotiating table where reconciliation was achieved.
“Please do not reverse the good work that God has done, we call upon all people to work together with the government.
“Catholic Bishops’ letter lacked respect. It was an attack on the country’s leadership because it exaggerated the Zimbabwe situation.
“His Excellency President Mnangagwa has provided a sound starting point for all of us to inclusively rebuild our nation.
“His vision deserves support and not the self-defeating sabotage that some appear to bend on,” said Bishop Chikobvu.
Church council urged political leaders to stop abusing churches by spreading falsehoods and claiming that the country is ungovernable.
In a side interview Bishop Chikobvu said President was the minister of God to people for the good and a revenger to execute wrath upon those that do evil.
“Let every soul be subject to higher authorities for there is no power but of God and the power that be are ordained of God,” said Bishop Chikobvu.
“President sits on the position of a father in a family set up and every child that does not respect parents will live to beg and cursed.
“Vana vanotuka baba kana Amai vavo vanotanda botso nekushoresa nzinza nekudaro kumukira mubereki kunomutsa hasha dzaMwari handizive kuti maCatholic Bishops havarinzwisise here shoko iri kana kuti vanezvinangwa zvavowo kwete zvaMwari.
“It is our duty as church to preach peace, unity, pray for our leadership and conduct counselling sessions for the healing of the land not inciting people to march against their parents,” said Bishop Chikobvu.