Letter to Zimbabwean Salvation Army Church
Dear Colonel Robert Ward
Thank you very much for your letter.
Colonel your letter is not convincing. The bible requires Christians to be salt and light. In times of suffering such as ours the Zimbabwean Church must speak the truth about politics. ZANU PF government has destroyed our vibrant economy and millions of people are suffering because of that. Thousands of people have died in the hands of our government. Tens of thousands have been tortured for speaking against corruption of Mugabe’s government. More than 700 000 people had their homes bulldozed because they do not support ZANU PF government. In faces of all these and wholesale of human rights abuses the Zimbabwean Church was silent and also the Salvation Army Church.
What is more painful to Zimbabweans is that your Church freely accepts a ZANU PF leader Vice President Joyce Mujuru. The Church has a right and authority to discipline its members who support oppression or participate in immoral politics. Vice President
Mujuru supports the government seizure of white owned farms. President Robert Mugabe cannot give a position of leadership to anyone who does not support his policies. If President Joyce Mujuru does not accept the evils which ZANU PF is committing now why is she silent while lives of millions are being destroyed?
ZANU PF government has a strategy of destroying six million people who do not support the liberation struggle. (According to ZANU PF Secretary Didymus Mutasa). If Mujuru is our gift from God why is she maintaining such a deafening silence? Is she going to speak after six million people have been eliminated through starvation, torture etc.? On the other hand we only hear Mujuru speak when Defending ZANU PF policies.
I dismiss with contempt it deserves that Mujuru is like Esther in the bible. In the book of Esther Haman was King’s Xerxes’ proud Chief Minister. People were supposed to bow down to him. But Mordecai would not worship a human being. In act of revenge Haman persuaded Xerxes to order killing of all Jews in the empire. When Esther heard of the threat to her people, she fasted and prayed for days. Esther acted with bravery to save her people. Chapter 1-2: Esther become a queen; Chapter 3: Haman’s plot; Chapter 4-7 Esther outwits Haman; Chapter 8-10: The Jews are saved from death.
Where was Joyce Mujuru when the Ndebele’s were being massacred in the 1980’s? Where was Joyce Mujuru when Churches and homes were bulldozed in June 2005? Where is Mujuru now, millions of dissenter are being starved into submission? When President Robert Mugabe’s campaign of confiscating white farms for redistribution to blacks began in February 2000, Mujuru ruthlessly endorsed it. She urged farm invaders to go and return with “blood-soaked T-shirts and shorts of white farmers and any of their black collaborators”
In 1998 Joyce Mujuru was named among senior officials who looted the War Victims’ Compensation Fund, about $800 000. What do you say about the War Victims compensation fund? In 1996 Vice President Mujuru was certified to be more than 50%disabled (by the War Vet Dr. Chenjerai “hitler” Hunzvi) and obtained a lot of money – taxes from the poor. Can someone who is more than 50% disabled be an active member of the Salvation Army Church, or a Vice President? Should Christians be silent while our politicians devastate the poor?
Jesus Christ has a great compassion for the suffering and the poor. That is the reason He called Herod a fox; that is the reason He empowered the prophets and His followers to rebuked political corruption. Why is it that the Church is silent while millions are being starved? Why is it that the Church has failed to be an Isaiah by pointing out at political evilness? How can we claim to be Shepherds when we are silent while the flock is being devastated?
Archbishop Ncube ruminated on what Jesus might have said if he was an itinerant preacher in Zimbabwe today, “Because Christ was God-centred and compassionate, he would condemn the way the government uses every opportunity to oppress the people.
“Christ would condemn the violence, widespread rape and torture by government agencies and the youth militia,” he said. The archbishop went on to say, “I don’t think Christ would have survived in Zimbabwe. Mugabe’s government doesn’t like people who speak the truth. Plenty of people [who criticise the government] have died mysteriously. Christ wouldn’t have had a chance.”
ZANU PF leaders are not a blessing but a curse. With lies and destruction that ZANU PF Government has caused no leader in the ZANU PF should be trusted. No matter what they may promise they have failed Zimbabweans. They is so much suffering in Zimbabwe that we cannot be silent. Thousands of Zimbabweans have died for truth.
We cannot betray them by accepting what ZANU PF leaders (including Mujuru) are doing. It’s wrong for Church leaders to exchange pieces of cakes with ZANU PF leaders while millions of people are being deliberately starved.
Yours for freedom & Justice in Zimbabwe,
Foundation of Reason & Justice
P.O. BOX 61441
Marshall town 2107
Ps: I’m well acquainted with the Salvation Army. For more than two years l have attended the Salvation Army Church. In Mashonaland West many Salvation Army Soldiers (disciples) were going for re-settlement in seized white owned land. To my surprise the local Church leaders never condemned the practice.
For me to expose what is happening in Zimbabwean Church and State is not a sign of hatred but I’m moved with love for my country. I’m making this public because millions of people are aware of the support being given to State evilness by some of our Churches.
Zimbabwean Salvation Army supports ZANU PF Leader.
The Salvation Army has confirmed that it support ZANU PF Vice President, Joyce Mujuru. “Vice President Joyce Mujuru is an active member of the Salvation Army corps.” The Salvation Army Church worldwide is well known for helping the poor, suffering, and sick. Some Salvation Army Church leaders in Zimbabwe have betrayed the founder of Salvation Army, William Booth. The Zimbabwean Salvation Army preach that it has nothing to do with politics while majority of its members are suffering because of humanistic politics and now has turned into politics of supporting the ZANU PF dictatorship of President Robert Mugabe.
Lending support to Vice President Mujuru cannot be justified under whatever circumstances. Joyce Mujuru has grabbed a formerly white owned farm. Mujuru is an admirer and imitator of President Robert Mugabe that is the reason why Mugabe has appointed her as Vice President.
Lieu Colonel Robert Ward of Salvation Army has unashamedly showed that his Church support Joyce Mujuru. “All we can do is to continue to pray for our daughter in this very strategic position during this crucial time that she is able to balance her political and spiritual priorities…” To support Vice President Mujuru is to betray our Brothers and Sisters suffering under her ZANU PF, a murderous government. Tens of thousand have died. Hundreds of thousands have been tortured, currently millions are being suppressed and starved to death. Its shameful if we betray our Lord, Jesus Christ for the seek of dictators who will not continue to be there.
Some of our Salvation Army leaders love ZANU PF dictators more than the Lord Jesus Christ and their Brothers and Sisters suffering and dying under ZANU PF government.
Recommendation: Pray for the Salvation Army to withdraw from politics of supporting a murderous government. We hope in Jesus name that they will change. We request that the International Salvation Army confront the Church in Zimbabwe about this blatant corruption in the Church. If Zimbabwean Salvation Army leaders accept that there wrong in Supporting Vice President Joyce Mujuru, ZANU PF, then they should acknowledge so that the beleaguered Zimbabweans can start trusting them. Write to the Salvation Army near you asking them to challenge the behaviour of Zimbabwean Salvation Army.
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Church leaders who are silent while Mugabe is destroying lives of Millions are guilt of complicity.
Mujuru’s Daughter grabs a farm.
The Zimbabwean newspaper (31 August – 6 September 2006) reports that Kumbirai Madzima the daughter of vice president, Joyce Mujuru and her husband have removed the farmer Darrly Zietmann off his property, Ashcott farm 150km northeast of Harare.
Message to Vice President Mujuru, (Active member of The Salvation Army.)
On the other hand it’s good to hear that you are a Christian in Politics and an active member of the Salvation Army Church. I say shame on you that your government has destroyed farms, homes of the poor and is starving millions of Zimbabweans. It is my prayer that God give you repentance or remove you from power soon. Woe to those who destroy homes of the poor. Woe to those who torture their innocent sons and daughters. Lord Jesus if they refuse to accept that they are wrong, repent and restore what they damaged, do not let them go unpunished.
“When you come before me, who requires of you trampling of my Courts.” Isaiah 1:1-18.
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