As of past Monday, 42 Zimbabweans had lost their lives in road accidents during the Easter Holiday countrywide, according to police reports, a situation which has left many Christians concerned.

Various church denominations in Bulawayo have resorted to seeking divine intervention.

Christians believe there is an evil hand which is causing such tragedies to strike on the country’s major highways, whilst other sectors of the societies blame the police for clearing cars which are not road-worthy. 

During the Easter holiday visited various churches around Bulawayo CBD whose major prayer points were centred on praying against road accidents. Churches recently engaged in awareness campaigns against irresponsible driving and popular gospel duo of Charles and Olivia Charamba lead the campaign.

The Charambas were appointed as road traffic ambassadors in recognition of their good work of fighting against road accidents through song. spoke to Pastor Mark Rukweza of Divine Hope Church who expressed concern over the escalating number of road accidents, saying, “The church should be spiritually alert and destroy all the plans of the enemy on our roads.” Rukweza encouraged people to pray before embarking on any journey.