WeAfrica International Church leader Johanne Masowe Wechishanu Andby Makururu is traveling across the country to encourage its members to vote for the ruling Zanu-PF party in elections scheduled for next year.
Makururu, who recently met President Emmerson Mnangagwa at the State House, is currently in Penhalonga, Mutasa South constituency in Manicaland province, to hold a four-day religious gathering.
Mnangagwa was due to visit the constituency on a thank you mission last week after party candidate Misheck Mugadza won the March 26 by-elections.
The visit was however postponed yesterday as he is hosting Botswana President Mokgweetsi Masisi, who officially opened the Zimbabwe Agricultural Show in Harare on Friday.
In an interview with NewsDay yesterday, Makururu said he was traveling around the country to urge members of his church to register and vote for the ruling party.
“I am moving to urge members of my church to register to vote before next year’s elections. I think everyone is very aware that I have since promised my President Emmerson Mnangagwa that members of my church will vote for him.
“Currently, I have a church gathering in Penhalonga, Mutasa South constituency, where I am preaching the word of God,” he said.
The church leader predicted victory for Mugadza during his church’s 37th anniversary celebrations held at the Mutare Show Grounds this year.
The anniversary coincided with Makururu’s birthday celebrations.
Mugadza, who attended the birthday party dressed in white, was ordered by Makururu to march to the center of Mutare Show Grounds and everyone was requisitioned to point fingers at him.
He beat Regai Tsunga of Citizens Coalition for Change.