By Staff Reporter

As the nation holds elections this coming Saturday 26th March 2022, Churches have called upon peaceful elections before, during and post election period. This comes amid perpetration of political violence which has rocked some parts of the country.

Against this background different church movements are gathered around the Country for a (2) two day prayer for a peaceful election campaign.

This news crew visited different places in Harare where churches are gathered for the prayer campaign. All the movements are praying with  one voice to bemoan political violence. 

Zimbabwe Indigenous Interdenominational Council of Churches(ZICC), Mapositori for Economic Development, Pastors in Zimbabwe Christian Fellowship and Action for Church, are some of the movements who are leading the two day prayer in Harare.

Speaking during a press conference held in the capital today Pastor Taurai Chekai President of Postors in Zimbabwe Christian Fellowship said the engagement is a non partisan two days of prayer for a peaceful election period. He also bemoaned violence.

“We have decided to pray for the elections so that we have peace in our country. We are non partisan and therefore we are seeking God’s mercy to bestowed up on our nation so that peace prevails before, during and after elections. We are also calling upon the people of Zimbabwe to desist from all forms of violence and to vote peacefully.”

The launch of the two days of prayer will be a national Programme that will be held across the country in a bid to unite all Christians in praying for a common cause.

Pastor Emmanuel Muzhangiri a coordinator of the national prayer movement for peaceful elections told Spotlight Global News that programme is being held across the nation.

“Today we have launched a national prayer for peaceful elections in Harare. This is a national prayer movement that will be held in different places across the country. All Christian movements are praying and calling for a peaceful election.”

Speaking during one of the campaigns Taurai Kandishaya National Coordinator for Citizens Forum applauded Church leaders in taking a noble cause to pray for a a peaceful election period in the country.

“I am happy to see churches particularly indigenous churches praying for a peaceful election period. Churches play an important role in calling for stability, peace and harmony in all societies.