Coronavirus: Apostolic sect defy Mnangagwa’s ban on gatherings

  • Cites that COVID-19 needs divine intervention
  • says the pandemic was long prophesied

THE Chitungwiza chapter of Masowe Echishanu Apostolic sect has defied President Mnangagwa’s ban on gatherings in the fight against the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), Zim Morning Post can report.

Zim Morning Post visited the church’s shrine on Friday and more than 100 worshippers were gathered along the Chitungwiza-Harare highway.

In an interview with one of the leaders who refused to divulge his name,  the congregation was praying to fight the deadly virus.

We are here gathering because we are praying for the coronavirus so that the family of Jehovah will be saved from the pandemic,” he said.

“Zvakataurwa nemweya kuti kuchauya chirwere chichatambumbudza pasirose saka zvoda minamanto nemiteuro kuti tikunde, (it was prophesied that a deadly pandemic will attack the world , so we need prayers to conquer it),” he added.

Meanwhile, Zimbabwe record five cases of people who tested positive to COVID-19.

The third case is admitted at Beatrice Road Infectious Diseases Hospital, where he is reported to be in a stable condition.

The Health ministry is busy tracing the victim’s contacts.