ZANU PF has encroached the religious world and now uses churches as ideology institutes were their agenda is spread under the demise of “godly selected leader”.
Zanu PF has encroached the religious world and now uses churches as ideology institutes were their agenda is spread under the demise of “godly selected leader”. Indeed religion and Politics cannot be separated when looking at the biblical times of Moses, Elijah, Amos and Jeremiah. However globalization and the emergence of democracy anticipate freedom of choice in selection of leaders whether through direct democracy process of democratic representation. When churches act as political institutes they brain wash the congregants political mindset, will and thought leaving them defenceless regarding any political opinion which Zanu Pf raises creating a sober but idle political community which jumps as per the word from the commander.
Several churches including many of the Catholics in Zimbabwe such as Roman Catholic and Anglican who are top affiliates within the Zimbabwe Church Councils as well as ZCC are hugely aligned to the Nationalist Party. This creates a political field were churches can easily be turned into campaign and rally grounds, the Christianity context has been politicized, bandwagon and tempered with to pollute the followers political autonomy.
The Johane Marange apostolic sect is well known for its role and unhidden support for the Zanu Pf party, it does not surprise many when it comes to betrayal of government policy bill in line with child marriages. The sect violates the municipal and international law by allowing the ignominious union of adults and minors who mostly are below the age of 16.The hideous ill, unreligious and illegal actions of the Marange sect have been ignored time to time due to their strong political ties with the oppressive party of Zanu Pf. The patron client relationship is based on structured supply of apathetic, political illiterate and passive followers of the sect as supports of the incompetent, unpopular party, ZANU PF.
Religion is the opium of the mass as Karl Marx presumes; it is effective at comforting one out of his or her sorrows, and very efficient on eroding the power of reason. With such an institution in control of ZANU PF it is bad news for all political parties , With Zimbabwe Council of Churches in its had it’s a further worry . Churches have to be reminded to play their apolitical roles and save souls spiritually so they see haven rather than being agents of Satan