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Zimbabwe Christian Alliance Promotes Peace Abroad

  • Sithandekile Mhlanga

Senior members of the Zimbabwe Christian Alliance met with church leaders Tuesday in the United States as part of their programme to promote peace and a conducive political environment in Zimbabwe through prayer.

Christian Alliance director Useni Sibanda told VOA the group is leaving for the United Kingdom for similar prayers and engagements.

Sibanda urged the international community to continue praying for peace in Zimbabwe. "We hope that everyone will pray for peace in Zimbabwe so that we will be able to hold our referendum and elections in a conducive environment," he said.

The group held a prayer meeting last Sunday at Charlotte in North Carolina which was attended by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, who is in the U.S. to attend this week's Democratic National Convention.

Delegates will nominate and endorse Obama’s candidacy for the November presidential election in which he will face Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Mr. Tsvangirai told the gathering at Nexus Church that he was seeking divine intervention in resolving Zimbabwe's political crisis so that the country will hold free and fair elections next year.

He described his personal life as a true testimony of God’s supreme intervention during life-threatening circumstances.

“My life is a testament of the greatness of God, otherwise I would have died long ago. God favours me,” he told the meeting.

The MDC-T leader cited three occasions where he cheated death and attributed his escape to divine intervention.