Support Covid-19 vaccination: Muduvuri
ZIMBABWE Amalgamated Churches Council (Zacc) says churches must encourage members to be vaccinated
against the killer Covid-19 virus.
This comes after the government yesterday started the Covid-19 vaccination programme, with Vice President Constantino Chiwenga being the first Zimbabwean citizen to be inoculated.
Zacc patron Jimayi Muduvuri told the Daily News that the government had shown that it is committed to save people’s lives by rolling out the vaccination programme.
He said churches must play their part and encourage all Zimbabweans to be vaccinated.
“We are happy that the government is working hard to bring back normalcy. We are urging churches to make sure that their members are vaccinated. President Emmerson Mnangagwa and his government played their part and it is left to us people to play ours.
“Vaccination is the only way to go. We want our government to continue improving the economy for the good of the people. Our economy is poised for growth and the only war we are currently facing is Cov- id-19, so let’s deal with this enemy. The government has put in place good measures to curb the spread of this deadly pandemic. We want to thank them for that,” Muduvuri said.
This comes after the leader of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), Johannes Ndanga, earlier this week said Apostolic churches would be allowed to take the vaccine despite their beliefs of healing through prayer, not medicines.
Ndanga said Apostolic churches would take the vaccine because they trust the government would ensure safety of the vaccine.
“Apostolic churches will take this vaccine because we trust the government that it has its people at heart and it will do what is best for everyone,” said Ndanga.
This also comes as a response to rumours and misinformation circulating on social media that the Covid-19 vaccine was meant to destroy Africans.