Indigenous churches in Zimbabwe have paid tribute to the late former President and Zimbabwe’s founding Father Robert Gabriel Mugabe describing him as Zimbabwe’s David.
They appraised him of being a great leader who should be acknowledged for the great role he played in attaining Zimbabwe’s independence.
Speaking during the ordainment of three bishops of three different indigenous apostolic churches in Zvishavane, Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) Executive Moderator, Archbishop Johannes Ndanga said former President Mugabe albeit having his flaws will go down in the books of history as the country’s own David.
Bishop Ndanga said indigenous churches were also grateful to President Mugabe for instigating black empowerment and that they will only remain with memories of the positive things he did, despite his flaws
“We will forever be grateful for his instigation of economic independence through programmes such as the Land Reform which emancipated black people so that they have access to land and the means of production.
“We must all look at the positive things that he did and those are the memories of him that will be engraved in our minds. He is part of the country’s great history,” he said.
He further said all the 3 000 churches under the ACCZ belt will congregate at the Heroes’ Acre where the late former President will be buried to give him a befitting and respectful sent off.
However, the ceremony also saw the elevation of Mapisarema Apostolic Church Reverend Tobias Zunguzira to ACCZ vice president.