via Chihuri okays Dzamara prayers, church leader – NewZimbabwe 13/01/2016
ORGANISERS of the Itai Dzamara national prayers, Devine Destiny Church grouping, says they will soon be resuming their activities following the assurance “we” got from Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri that their meetings will not be disrupted by the cops.
The church, in conjunction with members of the civil society, last year held a series of prayer meetings to lobby for the safe return of Itai Dzamara who was abducted by state agents for protesting against President Robert Mugabe.
The prayers were stopped in Zvishavane in October after the police alleged that politicians had hijacked a church meeting in the ghost mining town.
Church leaders had invited MDC-T leader Morgan Tsvangirai to speak at the event.
In an interview with NewZimbabwe.com Tuesday, Reverend Rogers Tekwa, a senior pastor with Devine Destiny Church, said the Itai Dzamara prayers are going to commence soon after the police chief had given them the green light to go ahead.
“We can confirm to you that we are going to resume the Dzamara national prayers very soon and they are going to start in earnest,” said Reverend Tekwa.
“We met with the Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri in the past over church events and he made an assurance that we should notify him at any given time should there be individuals disrupting any church related event.”
The Dzamara Trust on Monday said it was going to engage Vice President Emerson Mnangagwa as a way of pressing the President Robert administration to release the missing activist.