Zanu PF National party national chairman, Simon Khaya Moyo, Saturday urged members of the Johane Masowe Wechishanu to register and vote, as the battle to win the support of the religious groups among parties looms, ahead of the election to be held later this year.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who is the president of Movement for Democratic Change, is also encouraging various churches to register and vote.

Moyo told thousands that had converged in Harare at the Johane Masowe Wechishanu church annual pilgrim that his party appreciates the role played by church in society and defending the country’s sovereignty.

A number of Zanu PF senior officials, led by Mugabe, Vice-President Joice Mujuru, Minister of Information and Publicity Webster Shamu, Local Government, Urban and Rural Development minister Ignatious Chombo and several ministers, have been courting different churches, particularly apostolic sects with an estimated combined followership of four million.

“We are saying we respect your church and its ideologies because you support the revolutionary party. Register to vote so that we do away with animal called the inclusive government,” Moyo said.

Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai and President Robert Mugabe formed a power-sharing government in 2009 to mend an inflation-ravaged economy and avoid a political melt-down after a bloody presidential run-off election that left more than 200 Tsvangirai supporters dead.

Johane Masowe Wechishanu church leader, Madzibaba Edward Manyara are fully , said they behind the leadership of Mugabe as he is leading the country in the fulfillment of prophecy and God’s will,  weeks after a 100 prophet prophesied that Mugabe will win.

“As a church we are solidly behind the leadership of President Mugabe as he is a God given leader who always puts the interest of Zimbabweans first. The policies that President Mugabe’s and his party pursue are for the benefit of the majority and as a church we will continue to pray for him,” said Madzibaba Manyara.

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