Stop police brutality!

Open letter to the President of the Republic of Zimbabwe, His Excellency R.G Mugabe

National Vendors’ Union of Zimbabwe leader Stern Zvorwadza lies helplessly after a severe beating  by riot police while staging a peaceful demonstration at Harare Central Police Station during August

23 September 2016

Dear Sir

We the undersigned church based organizations, noting the deteriorating political situation in the country, worried about continued curtailing of people’s freedoms by your government, concerned about the socio-economic crisis that has reached levels that threaten survival of the helpless masses and ultimately peace of the nation, disturbed by the increasingly restive populace and the brutal show of force by state machinery, do call upon you Mr President to:     

  1. Humbly admit before God and the Zimbabwean populace that the country is in a dire situation that requires an extraordinary collective response to rescue it from a total collapse that may trigger a regrettable spontaneous civil unrest.
  2. Open up for national dialogue in the light of the above.
  3. Stop unleashing terror on citizens for expressing genuine grievances.

If you fail to address these issues by September 28, we will be forced to exercise our democratic right to petition Parliament to impeach you.

We also want to appeal to your conscience to repent before God for having presided over massacres in Matebeleland during mid 1980s, maimings, torture, abductions and killings that have become a part of your government. On the basis of the prophetic mandate endued on the church, we warn that God’s judgement is imminent if you will not repent. Also, be reminded of the word of God which says that he will punish the children because of the sins of their fathers down to the third and fourth generations. We pray that your children will come to the knowledge of the Lord so that they escape from the curse associated with your sins.

SIGNED:

Bishop Ancelimo Magaya

Director, Zimbabwe Divine Destiny

Useni Sibanda

Director, Zimbabwe Christian Alliance                               

Kudakwashe Makuwe

Prayer Network of Zimbabwe Coordinator

Tedious Munemo

Zimbabwe Pastors’ Fellowship

Reverend C. Zenda

Director, Christian Voice