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When the clueless and corrupt pray

A FEW days back President Emmerson Mnangagwa called for a day of prayer and repentance. The objective was to pray for the intervention of the Almighty in the global pandemic, the COVID-19. Mnangagwa has about four honorary doctorates from State universities where he is also the chancellor. He is a wise man indeed. When Mnangagwa came into power, via a military coup, he thought he was sanctioned by God. Actually, his coming into power and subsequent behaviour of men of the cloth around him gives an impression that he is another Son of God as Tony Gara once referred to Mugabe. Mnangagwa himself tried to equate his coming into power as the voice of God’s declaration. You see, he is so wise that he knows what God wants. Another equally wise PhD holder, Grace Mugabe, just after the 2018 disputed elections, told us that Mnangagwa was God-given. It seems Zanu-Pf has its own god, created in the party’s liking and imagination. A god who is willing to settle on the throne violent men and women who do not care about the trauma they have visited the country for the past 40 years. It makes sad reading that people who preside over corruption and manage to steal from the sick and national coffers during the COVID-19 pandemic go ahead and call for prayer. Wisdom, as the Bible states, is well connected to the fear of the Lord and no one can claim wisdom as long as they do not fear the Lord and follow his commandments. The problem with Mnangagwa and co is that they think they can command God. Look at the clueless leaders of suspicious spiritual abilities and capacities surrounding Zanu-Pf. These leaders prophesy and declare victory in elections and wise Mnangagwa is likely to believe them over the voters who do the voting and choosing. The sooner we realise that all these church leaders who cozy up with politicians, especially those steeped in voodoo politics and never use common sense despite having so many degrees, are a danger to national security the better. Prophets have sold their souls to the devil by continually supporting Zanu-Pf while it is presiding over a corrupt, violent and inhuman state. That one can steal from the COVID-19 pandemic funds is unimaginable. Only a few get arrested and the bigger fish continue to swim in the state coffers looking for their next prey. We can easily breathe and move on when we hear news that our government is willing to buy $5 masks at US$28, close associates of the country’s leaders are accessing foreign currency easily and without any due restrictions, to run fuel monopolies in the country or to monopolise the transport industry. But again, in Zanu-PF, it seems, where everyone is guilty, no one is. At the end of the day you not only numb citizens to corruption but push them to desperate extents where they become creative to beat the system. It is sad that a government which can seek God through a national day of prayer pushes its citizens to the edge and has a laissez-faire attitude towards corruption and incompetence within its rank and file. To be sure, Mnangagwa’s presidency has been pa