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Another Zimbabwean cleric rises against President Robert Mugabe

MORE Zimbabwean clerics have joined the ranks of those taking a stand against President Robert Mugabe’s administration over the deteriorating situation in the country. In a charged sermon delivered on Sunday morning which went viral, one of the country’s most popular religious figures Emmanuel Makandiwa, the founder and “prophet” of ...

Churches take over Bulawayo company premises

 Church organisations are converting Bulawayo industrial premises into churches, as efforts to revive the city’s industry fail to bear fruits. The city’s Central Business District (CBD) is also littered with Pentecostal church groups that are taking over most of the vacant premises left by shut down companies and converting them ...

Bulawayo pastors denounce police clampdown on civic organisations

Shalom Projects’ Trust director Pastor Anglistone Sibanda has denounced the recent clampdown on civic organisations like Christian Alliance are part of, saying such moves curtail freedom of expression. A number of civic organisations recently came under fire from police for allegedly inciting violence and being used by the MDC. Organisations ...

Dr Goodwill Shana: Corruption is rife in the church

Churches in Bulawayo last Thursday commemorated the World Anti-Corruption Day amid revelations that the church has become the most corrupt entity in Zimbabwe. The belated commemorations started with a city march. Various pastors and church heads joined the rest of the world in condemning corruption.  Among the church leaders present ...

Bulawayo water crisis and prayer

Earlier this month, Mayor Thaba Moyo appealed to the churches and Bulawayo residents to pray for the rains ‘because God is the owner of the rains.’  Around that time, the Christian Alliance leader Useni Sibanda spoke about religion and politics in the following terms, “Churches have been hesitant to vote. We want to encourage everyone to ...

Police in clandestine attendance at Christian Alliance-led meeting in Matobo district

Two police officers from Kezi, a village in Matobo district of Matabeleland South, interrupted a church gathering at Mabonyane where pastors and the Christian community were commemorating the World Peace Day. The police ordered the congregation to desist from discussing politics. Christian Alliance organised the meeting aimed at discussing means by which pastors ...

Christian Alliance: Bulawayo’s water problems – government policy of marginalisation. Risk to peace

A coalition of church organisations have warned government of massive protests in Bulawayo as people revolt against the water crisis being experienced in the country’s second largest city. The water shortages have also caused the closure of several companies, resulting in hundreds of employees being redundant. Christian Alliance, a coalition ...

Christian Alliance warns about Zanu-PF’s draft constitution

A group of churches has warned that Zanu-PF’s constitution draft will cause bloodshed if taken to a referendum together with the one that was drafted by a Constitutional Select Committee (Copac). A representative of Christian Alliance, Reverend Useni Sibanda, said it feared the repeatition of the violence that occured during ...

Churches speak out on draft constitution

Zimbabwe Christian Alliance, a grouping of churches in the country, says it is concerned with the delays in the finalization of the constitution-making process. ZCA argues the Constitution Parliamentary Committee (COPAC) should waive the second all-stakeholders’ conference and take the supreme law draft to a referendum to avoid further delays. ...