Tag: Zimbabwe crisis

Zimbabwe churches try to broker national dialogue

Originally published in Premier.org Churches in Zimbabwe have attempted to broker dialogue between the government and its opponents over a political and economic crisis in the country. Rev Dr Kenneth Mtata, general secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) attended and said he left feeling hopeful. He said: “I […]

Military takes over Zimbabwe’s capital — Christian leaders awaiting developments

Originally published in Crux Christian leaders in Zimbabwe are being cautious after the military took over key areas of the capital, and confined the country’s 93-year-old president, Robert Mugabe, to his home. The Commission of Social Communications of the Archdiocese of Harare issued a statement after the military action, noting […]

Pastor Evan Mawarire calls for unity in Zimbabwe, urges Church leaders to engage with army and politicians

Zimbabwe’s well-known social media activist pastor, Evan Mawarire, responded swiftly to today’s military takeover in Zimbabwe, streaming a “citizens’ broadcast” on Facebook this morning, calling on Zimbabweans to be calm, hopeful, united and prayerful. In his broadcast from Harare, which garnered nearly 60 000 views and thousands of comments in […]