BUSINESSMAN and Faith Ministries senior, Pastor Shingi Munyeza, has blamed the Zimbabwe Crisis on Christians who have neglected taking part in politics.
He was speaking at his Borrowdale Assembly recently.
Munyeza blamed the problems facing the country on a leadership that does not respect Christian values which uphold transparency, accountability, love and human dignity.
“We cannot be a nation of fixing potholes. We will be a curse to the generations that will follow us. Our health system is in a crisis. Last year, I said we were going to have floods prepare but 246 are dead because we were not prepared,” said Munyeza.
He added, “As a leader, I cannot avoid talking about what's happening in our country. I'm weeping. I am angry inside. Our old people are destitute.”
Munyeza said there was nothing wrong with people of faith vying for political leadership and dared the Christian community to reclaim their role in politics.
“Our country has been in a mess because the church has bequeathed that role to non-believers and expecting results. Whenever there is a promise of land it's a political issue.
“Don’t accept lies that Christians should confine themselves to prayers on mountain tops. Why are you letting Lot be in charge of your destiny? The promise was unto Abraham.
Munyeza said Zimbabwe’s recovery, although delayed, was imminent.
“…Zimbabwe is going to have been redeemed through the church. In the next few months our situation will unravel. Unravel means not orderly. It means creating a new way. That's why I asked you to pray. You don't want to be on the other side,” he said.
“Whether it was the independence of Zimbabwe or South Africa the church was right there. Even the ‘I have a dream by Martin Luther in America’, the church was right in the centre.
Munyeza vowed to continue speaking about Zimbabwe’s problems.
Of-late, clerics have become more involved in political processes. The list includes Evan Mawarire and Patrick Mugadza, who have protested against government using various means.
Others such as Heartfelt ministries’ Tawonga Vutabwashe and Tudor Bismark of Jabula New Life Ministry have also spoken against poor policies and corruption.