Reverend Obadiah Msindo, a celebrated Zanu-PF clergy; who is also the founder for Destiny for Africa Network is on a ‘vote buying’ escapade, promising houses to youths and loan schemes in a bid to garner votes for the former ruling party.
Recently Msindo took his gospel to Jesus Life International church in the city where hundreds of youths gathered in anticipation of a helping hand from the Zanu-PF man whose political stance has left many doubting his status as a ‘man of God’.
As he took to the podium, Msindo requested for a song from his praise and worship team which was clad in Zanu-PF barrettes, party regalia and colours.
The choir churned out popular Pentecostal chorus “Vhangeri ndinoriparidza chete”, which had an apparent interpretation that the youths were determined to spread the Zanu-PF empowerment gospel.
As the song faded, Msindo looked energised and started raining insults on Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, whilst exalting President Robert Mugabe.
Msindo pledged his allegiance to Zanu-PF and said he was mobilizing youths to vote for Zanu PF in the watershed elections expected this year.
“We are rallying behind Zanu-PF ende Governor ndakuvigirai mayouths who will be voting for the first time come election time,” Msindo said in a statement directed to Governor for Bulawayo Cain Mathema who was present at the event.
The Zanu PF clergy also said: “Many people think Msindo does Zanu-PF business only, but I also heal the sick like any other Pastor who supports Zanu-PF,” he said to wild applauses.
Msindo was in the city last week, with his major targets being the church youths.
It is also apparent that Zanu-PF Bulawayo province is desperate to win the next election as MDC dominated the last two parliamentary elections; hence the party is luring the Christian community using the bait of empowerment.