Word of Life founder and senior pastor Dr. Goodwill Shana has been appointed to the Anti-Corruption Commission set to stem out corruption in the country.

In a statement last Wednesday, Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr. Misheck Sibanda said the appointments were done in consultation with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara in line with the constitution of Zimbabwe and provisions of the Global Political Agreement.

“All the members appointed to the commission are persons of integrity chosen for their knowledge of and experience in administration or the prosecution or investigation of crime and/or for their suitability for appointment,” Dr Sibanda said.

The commission will be sworn-in by President Robert Mugabe at a date to be advised.

People who spoke to Relzim.org expressed their pleasure for the inclusion of Dr. Shana and they hoped that he will bring Godly principles to try and stem out corruption in the country.

“Dr. Shana I am happy you are emerging and your presence as a true man of God  has to be felt in that commission”, said Sandra Tshuma. While Alfred Donga said this was a welcome development to include people, who fear God, in such commissions. “It is a good decision taken by the President and the Prime Minister to include people, who fear God, in these commissions, so as to fight the evil that is threatening to kill the country. I hope he will remain true to God in his discharge of his duties.”

Dr. Goodwill Shana, a trained lawyer and senior pastor of Word of Life International Ministries, a dynamic Word of Faith and Holy Ghost ministry that has grown from a four- member congregation to over 8,000 congregating members in 25 branches across 6 nations namely Zimbabwe, South Africa, Botswana, Lesotho, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. 

He also sits on a number of other boards that include Centre for Peace Initiative in Africa (CPIA) and the National Education Board (NEAB).

Dr. Shana is currently the President of the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, an association of over 200 Evangelical and Pentecostal denominations with over 3 million members.  He is also the chairman of Heads of Christian Denominations in Zimbabwe (HOCD) comprising of 3 main Christian mother bodies namely Zimbabwe Council of Churches, Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops’ Conference and Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe, which in total has close to 7,5 million Christians affiliated to them. 

Dr Shana is married to Maureen and has four kids.