Anti-Mugabe pastor speaks out

HARARE - Outspoken anti-Mugabe demonstrator and Kariba-based pastor Patrick Mugadza, who recently was released from prison, says churchmen should speak out against injustices taking place in the country.

At a press conference yesterday Mugadza, who spent 18 days in a Victoria Falls prison after staging a demonstration against President Robert Mugabe last year during a Zanu PF’s conference, said prophetic messages that are proclaiming goodwill in Zimbabwe are not divine.

He added that when such proclamations are made they should also be accompanied by answers as to how things will turn around.

The pastor likened such prophecies to chikukuvatavata, a condition when one is fooled by his or her own whims.

“It is important to have some clergymen who should stand up and begin to speak concerning Zimbabwe’s current situation. I urge the church to stand up and begin to speak because they already have massive followings,” he said.

He said the country’s politics have let citizens down to an extent where some have had to endure inhumane conditions living scattered in the Diaspora.

The pastor said waiting for elections to come is a waste of time because previous events have shown that even if one wins they will not rule.

As the country’s plunges deeper into an economic abyss, Mugadza said Zimbabweans should press on with peaceful demonstrations notwithstanding a police clampdown.

“God authenticated demonstrations, when He sent Moses against Pharaoh. I believe if he was here present he would be raising a placard written ‘let my people go’. Prophets should speak in the lives of leaders not hide weaknesses of leaders.

“God never separated prophets from leaders but brought them together to bring balance to the system. The president should accept that things are not well and give opportunity to the nation to formulate an interim government,” he said.

The Remnant Church pastor said although he was arrested for speaking the truth he is not afraid of disappearing like missing anti-Mugabe activist, Itai Dzamara.

He explained that the whereabouts of Dzamara were a seed he planted which is now germinating and producing results.

“I strongly believe that we are where we are because of fear and if we continue like that, we are going to have big problems, however, if I also go down the same path I will also be a seed but be prepared for many Dzamaras because they will be coming. People will no longer be afraid,” Mugadza said.

Comments (6)

Man of God u are very right but only the devil who thinks he is the only leader does not agree he sees drought and sanctions as the problems facing the country now

moses - 7 January 2016

iii hameni iyoyo mufundisi tanzwa nekutambudzwa yava nguva yekungofa ka1 imagine kuti zvakaramba zvakadai vana vedu vachashungurunzwa ngenhamo

mukanya - 7 January 2016

Mugadza !!! If you have failed to handle the church business , just go into politics . The business of the church is to pray for those put into power by God and not what you are advocating for . Violent men like you do not qualify to hold any position of leadership in the church . As the church we will not follow people like you . Men of God do not call for such actions or may be I should ask which god you belong to . Shame on you .

Hayibo ! - 7 January 2016

mhata yako Hayibo.

pamha - 7 January 2016

Pamberi nemi Pastor! Men of God must wake up and tell the nation the truth, not to be stupid yes men to this evil regime that has caused Zimbabweans untold suffering and now threatens our continued existence! If we have ten or twenty clergymen like you then we are going somewhere as a nation. Viva Pastor Mugadza!

Mai Bambino - 8 January 2016

ngibonga kakhulu mfundisi wami uNkulunkulu akubusise ngoba iqiniso liyababa ma usehluleka nikeza abanye maybe sebengenza umehluko thanks mfundisi keep it up abantu abafana nawe siyadinga

jabu - 8 January 2016

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