By Tafadzwa Muranganwa
An organisation representing thousands of indigenous churches has thrown its weight behind President Emmerson Mnangagwa
Speaking during the graduation of clergymen from the Ecumenical Clergy Conference on Sunday, Council for Churches in Africa president Archibishop Dr Rocky Moyo told the gathering that the organisation is firmly behind the Zanu PF leader following his endorsement as the party’s sole presidential candidate in the next plebiscite.
“We want to congratulate President Emmerson Mnangagwa for being endorsed as the party’s presidential candidate at the just ended congress.
” Let me take this opportunity as churches to also endorse him as our candidate. I would like you (Minister Sithembiso Nyoni and Bulawayo Provincial chairman Jabulani Sibanda) to convey this message to our President,” said the CCA boss.
“We are going to flight our congratulatory message in newspapers,” Dr Rocky Moyo added.
Council for Churches in Africa(CCA) boasts of a membership of 1033 indigenous churches and has been growing in leaps and bounds. Most of its members ditched the Johannes Ndanga-led ACCZ accusing him of corruption and aligning to Zanu PF’s G40 elements.
Addressing delegates at the event, Zanu PF Bulawayo provincial chairperson Jabulani Sibanda thanked the organisation for working with ruling party.
“I feel proud that you are fully behind the ruling party and there is nothing sinister in supporting the President,” the outspoken Sibanda revealed.
This was echoed by Women’s Affairs, Community and SMEs Development minister Sithembiso Nyoni who said churches have a role in complimenting government programmes.
“I like churches that keep the government on its toes and also support its initiatives.
” We will continue to avail support to such churches, ” one of the longest serving cabinet minister and legislator said.
Meanwhile, women who are doing philanthropic works were honoured during the graduation, these include CCA mother general Faith Moyo whose ministry is helping out single women to start income generating projects. Also honoured was Kuda Kunzekweguta who has been vocal in standing up for the girl child.