By Byron Mutingwende
The Patron of the Zimbabwe Amalgamated Council of Churches (ZACC) and Consumer Power, Jimayi Muduvuri is fronting the Coalition Against Sanctions initiative that has seen some people camping at the United States Embassy in protest against the economic embargo imposed on the country.
This comes against the background of a build up of the anti-sanctions campaign scheduled for the 25th of October 2019 whereby Southern African Development Community (SADC) countries pledged to voice their concern against the restrictive measures on various platforms.
Since January, the aforementioned organisations have been pushing the anti-sanctions campaigns through working with various religious institutions such as the African Apostolic Church led by Bishop Douglas Mandaza, Shepherd Mhungu of the Johane Masowe Muchinjikwa Church, and the Reverend Sam Malunga of the Paradise Gates Ministries under the Tehillar Christian Network.
“I have dispatched church leaders in all the 10 provinces of Zimbabwe who are preparing build-up programmes for the anti-sanctions campaign. We will not rest until all sanctions against Zimbabwe are removed,” Muduvuri said.
Muduvuri has also initiated empowerment programmes for women in which he is working with the Reserve Bank of Zimbabwe to avail them with funds to start income-generating projects.
“I am also working with people with disabilities to empower them to engage in self-help projects. In Masvingo Province, I donated RTGS$30 000 to initiate the programmes for people with disabilities,” Muduvuri added.