Farirai Machivenyika Senior Reporter
CHAIRMAN of the Faith for the Nation campaign and founder of the Family of God Church Reverend Andrew Wutawunashe yesterday called on Zimbabweans to rally behind President Mugabe at the elections to be held on Wednesday saying he was anointed by God to lead the nation.Rev Wutawunashe said this while dedicating Zanu-PF’s final star rally held at the National Sports Stadium in Harare yesterday.
“We are not going to where we came from. The elections that are coming this Wednesday are important. We should not be like Israelites who after experiencing a little hunger they craved to return to servitude in Egypt,” he said.
Rev Wutawunashe said President Mugabe was to Zimbabwe what Joshua was to the people of Israel as he led them to the Promised Land.
“The reason why God is not allowing you to rest is because your work has not been completed yet. You are to Zimbabwe and to some extent to Africa what Joshua was to the people of Israel,” he said.
Zimbabweans, Rev Wutawunashe added, should use their vote wisely to protect their national heritage.
“Whatever we are given by God we must keep, we should not lose our country by the vote instead we should protect it by that vote,” he said.
“To all Zimbabweans, I say be wise to protect the wealth that God bequeathed us. Empower him on Wednesday to complete the work he embarked on.
“We still need him and even those in the opposition still need him because of his wisdom.”
He said President Mugabe had confronted a lot of obstacles in his life starting with leading the liberation struggle and the West’s illegal sanctions regime.
Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe Archbishop Johannes Ndanga — who leads the 100 sect strong grouping — presented a Certificate of Presidency to President Mugabe declaring him life president saying this was prophesied by Shonhiwa Masedza (Johane Marange) in 1934.
“We stand guided by the prophecy made on January 23, 1934 that you will remain president of our country for life,” Archbishop Johannes Ndanga said.
Archbishop Ndanga said the ACCZ was aware that the MDC-T and its leader Morgan Tsvangirai had caused untold suffering to Zimbabweans through their call for sanctions.