Kasukuwere warns churches

Source: Kasukuwere warns churches | The Herald July 21, 2016

Nyemudzai Kakore Herald Correspondent
Churches must be the vanguard of peace and tranquillity and should never be used to incite public violence, the ruling Zanu-PF’s political commissar Cde Saviour Kasukuwere has said.

Addressing thousands of delegates gathered in Mt Darwin for the Salvation Army’s 125 years of existence flag celebrations recently, Cde Kasukuwere, who is also Local Government, Public Works and National Housing Minister, warned churches against being used by agents of regime change seeking to cause political turmoil in the country.

“The moment churches go into the political terrain, you will find us ready for that. The Bible does not speak about inciting violence, murder or blood. A holy place should remain a holy place, and if there are challenges which our people are facing, let us sit down and resolve them.

“Individuals should not hide behind churches when they want to burn the country. We have churches mushrooming everywhere, yet they are doing nothing for the country.

“They are looking for donors’ money, yet that money is not benefiting the community.

“Churches must never be in conflict with the people, but must unite the nation,” he said.

Cde Kasukuwere applauded the Salvation Army for assisting Government in developing the country by building schools, seven vocational training centres and 51 pre-schools, which he said signified its support to the ruling party.

The church also owns highly ranked academic institutions that include Bradley High, Howard High, and Usher High Schools, and Howard Mission Hospital.

Cde Kasukuwere lauded the Salvation Army and equated it to Zanu-PF, for having remained solid for 125 years.

His sentiments come after futile attempts by regime change malcontents masquerading as pastors to bring the country to a standstill.

He criticised the country’s detractors who destroyed property worth thousands of dollars in Beitbridge in protest over Statutory Instrument 64 yet the move is meant to boost the economy.

He said patriotic Zimbabweans should support the local industry.

Cde Kasukuwere also chastised foreigners who had turned the national flag into regalia they put on when engaging in illegal protests.

“Woona twusikana twechirungu twopfeka flag yeZimbabwe! Kuita madress flag yedu manje! Kwaakutamba muzeerere nenyika uku! Kwakuda kutidheerera. (You see some protesting white women donning our national flag as dresses. They are undermining our authority, and we will not tolerate that.”)


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    Ndonga 6 years ago

    Political Commissar Comrade Saviour Kasukuwere is not right in his head.

    Here he is busy lecturing decent people who for many years have been striving for peace and prosperity in Zimbabwe.

    Sorry, not lecturing them, but intimidating them to not in any manner or means challenge or disagree with ZANU PF.

    This while he himself has been ZANU PF’s Chief Thug in using and promoting violence, and even terror to push ZANU PF down the throats of all Zimbabweans.

    But name me one person in ZANU PF’s leadership who is right in his head.

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    Mukanya 6 years ago

    Peaceful demos. are considered violent by a clueless thuggish and banditry inclined organization and the ZANU PF Chief THUG clearly approves it.

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    Bunhu Babwe 6 years ago

    Grandiose liberator mentality. He thinks the Salvation Army is supporting the ruling party because of all the good work they have done for the Zimbabwe people. Sir you think you are liberating people from poverty meanwhile you are emancipating them. Take a look at some of the people stuck on aquired (sic) farms around Zimbabwe. The Salvation Army supports the people of Zimbabwe not you.

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    Reverend 6 years ago

    Be very careful who you warn Mr. Kasukuwere !

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    Taneta Nazvo 6 years ago

    Churches do not exist in a vacuum. This Mafia cannot muzzle anyone because every living thing including wild animals are affected by moribund policies of this regime. Therefore it is foolhardy for the fool Kasukuwere to expect the CHurch to be quiet. in fact the Church should be on the vanguard of opposing oppression. This is a stupid suggestion and the warning is also silly.