ACCZ backs Mujuru

HARARE - Acting President Joice Mujuru, who is under fire for condoning corruption, has received the backing of the Apostolic Church.

Although Mujuru publicly shooed the media from covering the riveting stories of obscene salaries that parastatal bosses earn, the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) — which heads over 700 churches in the country — said it stands by the beleaguered VP.

“Calling on the acting president to step down following her comments over corruption is tantamount to a coup,” Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, president of ACCZ, said apparently referring to Daily News’ lead story yesterday.

“What she was saying is that the media should not miss the picture and concentrate on corruption. As a mother figure she is trying to give direction to the nation.”

Ndanga said the media should play its role responsibly and should not lose focus on the bigger picture, which he said was nation building.

“The media should not be used by some people who are perpetually in election mode, people who want to destroy the party from inside,” said Ndanga.

In thinly veiled remarks seen as targeted at Information minister Jonathan Moyo, who has been spearheading an anti-graft campaign that has won kudos from many Zimbabweans, Mujuru said the media crusade against corruption was a campaign meant to ensure the party implodes.

“Regai kuzoti vanhu vacho havasi veZanu PF, aiwa, zvinonzi kana usingagone kumukurira unomujoina, worova uchibva mukati make, saka mochenjera (Do not say these people are not Zanu PF … it is said that if you cannot defeat them join them and attack from within; so be careful),” Mujuru told the party’s Mashonaland West provincial women’s conference in Chinhoyi on Saturday.

Comments (21)

I would not in my dreams join his church at all. May the archbishop is connected to the saga, so he is afraid they might catch up with him, so gag the media before he is exposed.

Cms - 12 February 2014

True CMS! This church, supports corruption and abuse of funds to mislead the public.

muZimbo - 12 February 2014

Poor Ndanga. Corrupt and merciless. Mai Mujuru was fingered in the Gumbura case where you were the chief architect. GOD WILL DEAL WITH YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

mariyangu - 12 February 2014

In the Old Testament the prophets, true prophets were known for standing for the truth many were not in good books with political leaders due to their stance against corruption, hence were killed or put in prison. I don't know what kind of people in our nation who have entered the office of the prophet who support corruption openly like this. Iwaya mapositori emhanza nendebvu they are in all kind of corruption in Chiadzwa, child labour and forced and early marrieages, so if they stand firm they will be investigated like Gumbura.

lionel - 12 February 2014

Bishop vachanyepa! Ko kunyarara zvineyi? If Mai Teurairopa was acting as a mother she would have come in condemning corruption and understanding that the under-priviledged children under her care were being short changed by corrupt behaviour.

Hino manje - 12 February 2014

AACZ is not standing for christians.a corrupt council.did you enquire with people you represent to come up with that decision.some individuals there are seeking for support and favours wrongly.to hell with those who condone corruption.to hell with you mummy.

comrade - 12 February 2014

AACZ does not represent any church.Imagine claiming to represent 700 churches? Dzipi dzacho? Ko iye Ndanga anopinda church ipi? Let me warn you good Zimbabweans, this man is not a christian in any way but a planted security operative.He does not have a church , but is a man who purports to lead a church grouping which is politically driven. Watch out .Ndambokuyambirai. Amai Mujuru is the patron of the AACZ saka zvisakushamisei.

chivadye - 12 February 2014

Iwe Ndanga musoro wakazara dhodho. Am sure God in heaven sitting on his high throne feels pity for your troubled sick soul. What is it that you are supporting? Gadzi datya Mujuru mbavha condoning other thieves vanhu vachitambura. Futseki mhani. I feel sorry for God because he has to put up with the likes of you and gadzi datya Mujuru. Ndanga do you even know the 10 commandments kana kuti bhaibheri rako harina. One is Thou shalt not steal zvino what bullshit are you selling us here. Idiot

vongai - 12 February 2014

A shame to the church! Why don't you concentrate on teaching the bible and the coming of Christ and leave politics alone! Or you want a piece of favour from the disgracing VP! What a shame!

Disgusted - 12 February 2014

Another idiot who thinks corruption can sustain the economy of the country. Other nations are building their countries through discouraging corruption as this is the only way business a country can be economically sustained yet one idiots supports what is going to kill our nation.

Ziziharinanyanga - 12 February 2014

Another idiot who thinks corruption can sustain the economy of the country. Other nations are building their countries through discouraging corruption as this is the only way business a country can be economically sustained yet one idiots supports what is going to kill our nation.

Ziziharinanyanga - 12 February 2014

imbavha ma positori iwayo uye ndivo vanorepa vanhu.corruption hainei nemweya mutsvene..uuduruka or else wava kuita kuti ti dhaute chinamato chako////

shaddy - 12 February 2014

HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY 500000 PER MONTH MA CIVIL SERVANT ACHIWANA 250

shaddy - 12 February 2014

HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY 500000 PER MONTH MA CIVIL SERVANT ACHIWANA 250

shaddy - 12 February 2014

HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY 500000 PER MONTH MA CIVIL SERVANT ACHIWANA 250

shaddy - 12 February 2014

HOW CAN YOU JUSTIFY 500000 PER MONTH MA CIVIL SERVANT ACHIWANA 250

shaddy - 12 February 2014

This man must immediately be investigated, he is another gumbura, am an apostle, but i dont back mhama vachirutsa zvakadaro. never side with the devil.

reason - 12 February 2014

Bogus archbishop

Haruna - 12 February 2014

Ndanga uri musatanist unopinda church ipi iwe usatinyadzise hatikuziwi negonisation yako ye ZUNU PF

dofo - 12 February 2014

This Bishop Ndanga is not serious because true prophets are expected to speak against such vices as corruption rather than hero-worship earthly leaders as is the case with him. God's day of atonement is nigh and Bishop Ndanga and his like will be called upon to answer for their transgressions. The Church should always on the side of the down trodden and his utterances should be treated with the contempt they deserve. Mai Mujuru should apologise to the toiling masses of Zimbabwe rather than use Professor Moyo as a scapegoat for her faction's woes. Zimbabwe needs 30 Professor Moyos to rid it of the ghost of corruption and even though I am of the Royal Charumbira Clan, I am humbling myself to salute the learned Professor who is spearheading the anti-corruption crusade. Isu vekwa Sipambi tinoti makorokoto to you Jona for a job well done. History will vindicate you for your sterling efforts and the Ndangas and the Mujurus can rest assured that the time has come for Zimbabwe to be cleansed of the ghost of corruption. His Excellency, the President, has spoken strongly against corruption and will, obviously, take sterner measures against the protagonists of such naked corruption. Be warned.

Chief Charumbira - 12 February 2014

Who is Ndanga, can tru Apostolic churches stand up and tell us if they follow this man who seem to think with his tummy rather than brains. Ndanga leads nobody. He is a nobody and he reads from the satanic verses.

maita - 13 February 2014

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