The church has called on the nation to pray for Harare Remand Prison officers who are guarding Satanists at the institution.

A  DR Congo national Lungange Brangsto and Rwandese national Busy Mana Thenetse, who were arrested last year after filing an application to establish a Satanist church at Tongogora Refugee Camp in Chipinge, are still being detained at Harare Remand Prison.

The two are awaiting deportation to their respective nations. The Zimbabwe Prison Services recently told reporters at the prison that they are not happy with the continued stay of the two at their institution accusing them of corrupting other inmates with their religion.

ZPS Commissioner, Retired Major General Paradzai Zimondi and his deputy Huggins Machingauta at that time begged the church to cleanse Harare Remand Prison.

ZPS bosses also said they feared for the welfare of their staff which spends most of their time manning the inmates.

The inmates on the other hand accused ZPS officials of barring them from following their satanic ways of worshiping in prison.

Faith Ministries is one of the church organizations which work closely with prisons, which told RelZim in Harare at the weekend that they are equally worried by the existence of Satanists at Harare Remand Prison.

“As the church we are saying people should pray for these workers. Prey for their families and their lives, because they are being exposed to things which they did not choose to be exposed to. What we can say is that divine interventions should come in and protect them,” saidFaith Ministries Prison Coordinator, Diana Pazvakavambwa.

In Zimbabwe it is a taboo to belong to the satanic religion.

The Zimbabwean government has also commented on the Harare Prison Satanists issue saying, “Satanic practices are immoral and intolerable in Zimbabwe. We have no room for such wayward and evil practices,” Home Affairs Minister Kembo Mohadi said in March.