|Register as voters early — SK Moyo|
|Saturday, 11 August 2012 21:25|
Zanu-PF national chairman Cde Simon Khaya Moyo has called on Zimbabweans to register as voters in preparation for the forthcoming harmonised elections.
Speaking at the Annual Feast of Tabernacles of St John’s Apostolic Church of the Whole World here yesterday, Cde Khaya Moyo said it was important to register early.
He said the electorate should gear towards doing away with the inclusive Government through the ballot. He added that the Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial leadership should educate people on the importance of voter registration.
“There is no other party which has that history except Zanu-PF. You cannot vote if you do not register.
“This inclusive Government has overstayed the hospitality of the people. Some of us no longer want to get out of this arrangement as they are now in comfort zones.”
“There are some among us who have more than one farm each while others do not have. If you are like that you will not enter the Kingdom of Heaven as what St John’s Apostolic Church of the Whole World members preach to us today,’’ he said.
The Ministry of Local Government, Urban and Rural Development would also soon issue the church with a 59-year lease to facilitate the construction of a church at the shrine.
Speaking at the same occasion, church leader Bishop Sydney Mabhiza appealed to the Minister of Media, Information and Publicity, Cde Webster Shamu, who is also Zanu-PF national political commissar, to stop local media houses from looking down upon indigenous churches.
Responding to the entreaty, Cde Shamu, who attended yesterday’s event, promised to take up the matter with all media houses.
He thanked the congregation for being patriotic by leading yesterday’s prayers at a time when the country was celebrating Heroes’ Day. “This is a clear sign that this church knows and understands the history of this country; that it did not come on a silver platter as thousands of gallant sons and daughters perished during the armed struggle.
“Where you identify a gold or platinum mine, do not hesitate to approach Mines and Mining Development Minister Dr Obert Mpofu so that you are allocated that mine as a church,’’ he said.
President of the Senate Cde Edna Madzongwe; Zanu-PF Mashonaland West provincial chairman Cde John Mafa; House of Assembly member for the area Cde Sylvester Nguni and local chiefs, among other delegates.