ZIMBABWE – In order to pave way for economic and political reforms, churches have urged the government to suspend elections for 7 years Newsday Reports. Zimbabwe Heads Of Christian Denominations executive secretary Kenneth Mtata said this at a media briefing yesterday.

Rev. Kenneth Mtata

Mr Mtata said national unity was of paramount importance in addressing current economic and political woes:

“It is in this light that the church leaders are proposing a national seven-year Sabbath period for the purposes of establishing an emergency recovery mechanism to address the dire national situation, especially for the most vulnerable communities, rebuilding trust and confidence by healing all the hurts of the past, developing a shared national reform agenda to deepen our democracy and establishing a shared and inclusive national economic vision.”

Churches have been influential in calling for a national dialogue between President Mnangagwa and Chamisa to resolve the economic meltdown.

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