By Staff Reporter
President Emmerson Mnangagwa Sunday donated a consignment of 50 000 face masks to members of the Johane Masowe weChishanu Apostolic sect.
Deputy Minister Modi, also Bulawayo South MP, said the gesture by the President will go a long way in fighting the deadly pandemic, which has claimed more than 1 600 lives in Zimbabwe and infected nearly 40 000.
“Our President is a listening leader who is committed to the wellbeing of citizens, particularly during the era of Covid-19,” Deputy Minister Modi said.
“This donation will help fight the pandemic and it is important for all stakeholders
During the event, which took place at the church shrine in Selbourne Park, the leader of Johane Masowe weChishanu, Bishop Emmanuel Mutumwa urged his followers to join Zanu PF structures.
“As a church, we have seen it wise to join Zanu PF because of the effective leadership of our President Cde ED Mnangagwa,” he said.
“There are a lot of developmental projects across the country that the Second Republic is doing in all sectors of the economy.
“As the leader of the church, I am convinced that as a church we should work with the Government, which is Zanu PF to push the development. I therefore urge our congregants to get involved so that Zimbabwe prospers.”
Bishop Mutumwa appealed to the Government to avail land for mining and farming to empower the elderly, women and orphans.
“As a church, we have a large following and we are therefore appealing to the Government to assists us by providing a farm and a mine to help economically empower our unemployed youths and boosting food security in the country,” he said.
“I believe a mine for the church will help empower the women and youths economically in line with Vision 2030. The farm will enable them to venture into various income generating projects.”
The church, whose history dates back to 1931, is head-quartered in Bulawayo with branches spread across the country.