Chihuri stops short of calling Mugabe God

HARARE – Police Commissioner General Augustine Chihuri has hailed what he called the visionary leadership of the Zanu PF leader President Robert Mugabe, saying Zimbabwe is blessed with a leader who understands that all races were created equal.

Addressing Zimbabwe Republic Police recruits at Morris Depot in Harare, Commissioner General Chihuri, stopped short of calling him God, and described Robert Mugabe as God given leader, who has stood firm in defending the country’s resources while refusing to be a puppet as demonstrated by some leaders.

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Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC has demanded the removal of security chiefs, notably police commissioner general Augustine Chihuri and army commander Constantine Chiwenga, before the country’s next elections.

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The reform of the security sector is one of the key outstanding issues of the Global Political Agreement (GPA).  It has stalled further progress in the bedding down of an election roadmap, with President Robert Mugabe describing demands for changes within the security sector as “nonsensical”.

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Chihuri, who is now behaving like a Zanu PF Political Commissar than Police Commissioner said people should seek the hand of God in order to succeed in life, adding that ZRP recruits can diligently discharge their duties if they abide by Godly principles.

We must be grateful the almighty for the Gift of life and wisdom.

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Christianity helps a person to understand the word of God and our President is one such character who has shown that one successfully lead if he has faith in God,” CG Chihuri said.

The church service was also attended by senior police officers.

The recruits who have completed a six months training programme will be graduating this week.

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Meanwhile, Zanu PF says it is willing to work with indigenous churches that support the principles of territorial integrity and self determination as demonstrated by apostolic sects before, during and after independence.

Addressing members of the Johanne Masowe Wechishanu Apostolic sect in Harare, Zanu PF Political Commissar, Webster Shamu said the party cherishes the virtues of honesty, integrity and other principles that promote the total liberation of the majority preached by indigenous churches such as the apostolic sects.

“The conduct by members of the sect that promote moral uprightness and allegiance to the government of the day should be taught to all, so that the country is not returned back to the former colonisers,” said Shamu.

A member of the sect, Madzibaba David Chikobvu said the church supports fully the revolutionary principles of Zanu PF and the leadership of the Head of State and Government and Commander-in-Chief of the Zimbabwe Defence forces, whose mandate to rule Zimbabwe came from God.

The apostolic sect is one of the major religious institutions in the country which promote self determination and self reliance, the same principles espoused by Zanu PF under the leadership of “Cde” Mugabe.

The leadership of the sect also took the opportunity to brief the Zanu PF leadership on the various challenges faced especially in acquiring stands in the capital.

Politburo Member, Charles Tawngewa and Harare Provincial Chairman, Ambassador Amos Midzi were among the party leadership that attended the church service.