Mutsvangwa praises Arch­bishop Mwazha

The Manica Post - - Local News - Ray Bande Se­nior Reporter

MIN­IS­TER of State for Man­i­ca­land Af­fairs Cde Mon­ica Mutsvangwa made time for the African Apos­tolic Church gath­er­ing in Mapembe Vil­lage last week­end where she praised its leader Arch­bishop Paul Ernest Mwazha as an iconic fig­ure.

More than 13 000 African Apos­tolic Church mem­bers con­verged at Mapembe Taber­na­cle for this year’s edi­tion of the church’s an­nual pil­grim­age.

Cde Mutsvangwa told the gath­er­ing that the Gov­ern­ment of Zim­babwe val­ues the free­dom of worship as en­shrined in the coun­try’s con­sti­tu­tion.

She said she was happy to have had the op­por­tu­nity to grace the African Apos­tolic Church gath­er­ing let alone meet the de­nom­i­na­tions’ iconic leader.

Cde Mutsvangwa pledged to in­ter­vene to find a last­ing so­lu­tion to elec­tric­ity and wa­ter chal­lenges at the Mapembe Taber­na­cle.

“I am re­ally ex­cited to be here. I had to rush from South Africa upon be­ing in­structed by my su­pe­rior Pres­i­dent Em­mer­son Mnan­gagwa to at­tend this gath­er­ing. I feel greatly hon­oured to have been able to be here and also meet your iconic leader Arch­bishop Mwazha.

“He is a man of stan­dards who is truly at the ser­vice of the Lord. I can­not de­scribe the feel­ing I have just for be­ing able to meet Arch­bishop Mwazha.

“I re­ally want to urge you to con­tinue with the good works that you are car­ry­ing out as a church and we also guar­an­tee Gov­ern­ment sup­port to your ini­tia­tives.

“I have heard some of the chal­lenges that you are fac­ing as a church and as the rep­re­sen­ta­tive of the First Cit­i­zen in this prov­ince, I will cer­tainly look into ways of solv­ing elec­tric­ity and wa­ter chal­lenges at the Mapembe Taber­na­cle,” she said.

With over three mil­lion ar­dent fol­low­ers on the con­ti­nent and beyond, Arch­bishop Mwazha of the African Apos­tolic Church, is turn­ing 100 this year.

At Mapembe Taber­na­cle, sev­eral touch­ing tes­ti­monies of how God, through Arch­bishop Mwazha, de­liv­ered con­gre­gants from dif­fer­ent ail­ments and mis­for­tunes were made.

Cde Mutsvangwa made time for the African Apos­tolic Church gath­er­ing in Mapembe Vil­lage last week­end

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