We appeal to the Western Church to support Christ’s struggle for freedom and justice. Zimbabwe has an estimated population of 13 million people. More than 70% of Zimbabweans are Christians who believe in the Lordship and sovereignty of Jesus Christ.
Zimbabweans Christians face severe persecutions from the communist, ZANU PF government under the leadership of President Robert Mugabe, since 1980. Mugabe’s government has a track record of murdering and starving innocent people who do not support its wicked policies. In 1983 more than 30 000 Ndebele speaking people were massacred by North Korean trained fifth Brigade.
Since 2000 many white farmers have been arrested, tortured and murdered. Tens of thousands of black Zimbabweans have been tortured, beaten, starved and murdered for not supporting ZANU PF government.
Churches have been bulldozed during many government ‘Operations’. Pastors and other Church leaders have been intimidated, harassed, arrested and some beaten for not supporting the government. Millions of Zimbabwean Christians are being starved into submission. Missionary work has been banned in Zimbabwe. Foreign missionaries have been arrested, harassed and some robbed by State agencies. Charity work is forbidden. Food import and relief aid is illegal in Zimbabwe. Heavy duties and quotas are charged on food that is getting into the country.
More than 5million Zimbabweans have fled the country. Those who are still in Zimbabwe are starving. Families have been broken and devastated. Independent newspapers have been bombed and banned. Journalists have been harassed, arrested, tortured and some murdered.
The international media is not so much interested in covering the Zimbabwean humanitarian crisis. Most part of the Church in Africa is not much concerned with truth and righteousness in Zimbabwe or that the oppressed Zimbabweans get freedom and justice. Even those who were champions against white governments in Africa are maintaining deafening silence when it comes to atrocities being committed by a black ZANU PF government of President Robert Mugabe. They love Mugabe more than their persecuted brothers and sisters. Therefore cannot speak out in their Churches or outside.
When God’s people suffer Christ suffer with them. Please may you support in both prayer and action the cause of God’s truth and justice in Zimbabwe.
“Remember them that are in bonds, as bound with them; and them which suffer adversity, as being yourselves also in the body” Hebrews 13:3.
“…The Spirit of the LORD is upon me, because He appointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives, and recovery of sight to the blind, to set free those who are downtrodden, to proclaim the favourable year of the LORD…” Luke 4:16-21.
(1) Pray in your Churches, at home for God’s justice to prevail in Zimbabwe.
(2) Support practical the Church in Zimbabwe or underground mission activities in Zimbabwe
(3) Stay informed about what is going on in Zimbabwe by subscribing to our newsletters.
For further information on the atrocities or humanitarian crisis in Zimbabwe write to; Email: firstname.lastname@example.org, Fax: +27 86 6502 828