Hundreds of Zimbabweans Thursday afternoon converged at the Freedom Square in Harare praying for the ailing Vice President Emmerson Mnangagwa.

Mnangagwa was flown to South Africa over the weekend following a case of suspected food poising incident at the Zanu PF Youth Interface rally in Gwanda.

Pastor Godknows Nelson, one of the organisers of the prayer meeting, led the sermon, and soon after his prayer the crowd began praying for the Vice President Mnangagwa.

Pastor Nelson told RelZim that the main purpose of the meeting was to pray for a quick recovery of the ailing Vice President Mnangagwa.

“We took time, as different churches, to pray for one of our country’s leaders who we all know has not been feeling well after he fell ill in Gwanda last week,” Nelson said.

He added: “We are praying for divine protection for the Vice President where we are asking God to grant him a long life. We know he is going through a difficult time but with God everything will be fine and he will walk again.”

The prayer meeting was organised by a consortium of several churches that include Royal Family Tabernacle and former Zanu PF members Lewis members Lewis Matutu and Godfrey Tsenengamu.