I don’t know if the Zimbabwean churches have their own version or limited editions of Biblical Scriptures as their Executive or President are apparently written into it. For some reason as a Christian, I have lost the plot and lost the place of H.E. Mugabe there. So here is some of the words said about the man lingering in power.
The original version of New International Version (NIV) of the Bible in Jeremiah 29:11 says this: “11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”. While in the Zimbabwean it might says this: “11 For I know Mugabe’s plans have for you, “ declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not harm you, Mugabe plans to give you hope and a future”.
I might be wrong, but the Zimbabwean version of the bible like this too, as the President Mugabe could also be in this scripture which is NIV Philippians 4:13 says: “13 I can do all this through him who gives me strength”, but the Zimbabwean might say’s this: “13 I can do all this through Mugabe who gives me strength”.
Enough of the mockery and destruction of the holy Bible, as the President have been in position of the holiness and grandeur place. First of is his wife who have great faith in her man. With this in mind, Grace Mugabe the first lady said this: “You’re irreplaceable” (…) “continue with his leadership even from the National Heroes Acre in event of death.” (News24, 2015).
As he is supposed to still have the power and ability to run Zimbabwe from the dead, he is also greater then Moses, apparently. This been said by Bishop and Church leader Nehemiah Mutendi said this: “You (president) have managed to do what Moses could not achieve because Moses did not go with the people of Israel to Canaan but you were with us at independence and you are still with us” (Mawawa, 2016).
The Zanu-PF leader Kudzai Chipang is a little more on planet earth, though also have faith that he is written in the bible and said this: “Mr Mugabe will die in office. It was written in the Bible that he won’t just rule the country, but would die in office.” (AfricanSpotlight, 2016).
So if you have learned anything by this today and I feel sorry for youth and Christians in Zimbabwe, if this is the common-grounds, as the President is attacking #ThisFlag activist and Pastor Evan Mawarire who certainly not written into the bible, but is still a man of integrity and fight for justice. Something President Mugabe was a few decades ago, but now is recited in the holy scriptures and has the ability to be walking dead; still hunting white colonialists while stealing monies from the state-coffers to his cronies. Maybe that is written in the Zimbabwean edition in the books of Revelations? I think that is enough for now. Peace.
AfricanSpotlight – ‘The Bible says Mugabe will rule ‘until he dies’ – Party leader’ (20.07.2016) link: http://africanspotlight.com/2016/07/20/the-bible-says-mugabe-will-rule-until-he-dies-party-leader/
Mawawa, Terrence – ‘Mutendi: Mugabe is greater than the bible’ (04.03.2016) link: http://www.zimeye.net/mutendimugabe-is-greater-than-bible-icon-moses/
News24 – ‘Irreplaceable’ Mugabe will still be leader when he’s dead – Grace’ (26.05.2016) link: http://www.news24.com/Africa/Zimbabwe/irreplaceable-mugabe-will-still-be-leader-when-hes-dead-grace-20160526