BY BRYSON CHEDENGA
SOME Zanu PF-affiliated religious groups which on several times predicted that President Emmerson Mnangagwa would win this year’s general elections will converge at the Zimbabwe Grounds in Highfield, Harare later this month for a national conference to pray for the victory.
Vapostori for Economic Development (VED) and the Zion for Economic Development will hold a National Convention on May 27.
VED spokesperson Obey Mapuranga confirmed the event.
“Even upcoming and incoming good things are prayed for.It will be a victory prayer for President. Mnangagwa. It’s a thunderous pledge to his victory, support to his Presidency and our unquestionable allegiance to the revolution of this country,” he said.
In February VED promised Mnangagwa over 2.3 million votes during the elections expectedin either July or August on a date to be proclaimed by the President this month.
In contrary another pro-Zanu PF apostolic sect Johanne the Fifth of Africa leader Andby Makururu recently said churches should not lie over the number of congregants who will vote for Mnangagwa.
But Mapuranga maintained that VED will mobilise millions to vote for Mnangagwa.
“We still stick to our 2.3 million pledgeu of vote to the visionary leader His Excellency President Mnangagwa,” he said.
Mapuranga said more than 70 000 are expected at the congress where Mnangagwa would be the Guest Speaker.
He also said that some high-ranking people including diplomats will grace the event.