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Outspoken bishop Magaya says Zim crisis has exposed leadership vacuum in the country
12/01/2016 00:00:00
by Staff Reporter
 
 
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OUTSPOKEN clergyman Bishop Ancelimo Magaya says there is indisputable evidence of leadership vacuum in Zimbabwe as the socio-economic crisis deepens.

In apparent reference to the political leadership, Magaya quoted Matthew 5 vs 13 from the Bible which says, "You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.”

The Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader was addressing journalists in Harare Monday.

“What started as a blame game between different sections of the society has manifested itself as a responsibility on the shoulders of the leadership we have in this country.

“Where is the saltiness of the leadership, labour, civil society and the media? Is God not going to judge us for failing to respond with swiftness to the crisis that has bedevilled our nation,” said Bishop Magaya.

The cleric said Zimbabwe has ceased to be a place of happiness as things are getting worse with fewer solutions in sight.

He lamented house demolitions by the Harare City Council, civil servants’ salary delays, drought and police brutality as innocent citizens seek to express themselves through peaceful demonstrations.

Magaya said neither sanctions nor climate change was to blame for the current crisis but poor leadership.

He urged Zimbabweans and the church to rise up and condemn the prevailing “evil” for what it is.

Magaya, who is also the Zimbabwe National Agreement Platform leader, gave an ultimatum to the country’s leadership on civil servants’ salaries, house demolitions and the vendors’ situation, saying all these problems had to be dealt with immediately.

He said government should declare a national state of disaster due to drought that has caused untold suffering to both people and the animals.

He, however, urged Zimbabweans to remain peaceful and continue working and fighting to conquer their problems as, “God would protect them.”

 



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