By Jeffrey Muvundusi – GOSPEL music lovers in Bulawayo are set for a memorable showcase as gospel heavy weights from Zimbabwe and South Africa are expected to descend in the city for a one day afternoon concert set for the Barbourfields Stadium this Saturday.
The event which is dubbed the Peace Prayer day will be punctuated by the Word, prayers and music courtesy of the Zimbabwe Pastors Fellowship. The Pastors Fellowship is a forum for Pastors from different Church denominations whose mission is to promote ideas and action that enhance Zimbabwe’s prosperity based on prophetic ministry.
It is also the organisations objective to monitor human rights, economic policy, politics and gender inequality, HIV/AIDS, disasters and issues generally considered as peripherals in Pastoral work.
However, on the showbiz line up it will be certainly clashes of giants as the Charambas, Blessing Shumba, Fungisai Zvakavapano, Sipho Makhabane and Mkhululi Bhebhe of Joyous Celebrations among others are expected to bring the house down with their awe-inspiring voices.
For the Bulawayo gospel fans it will be such a memorable day as the likes of the high riding Shumba and Zvakavapano will be performing in the city for the very first time.
Speaking to Shout-Africa.com reporter spokesperson of the Zimbabwe Pastors Fellowship organising team Pastor Joseph Munemo confirmed the development urging the people to come and seek divine intervention for the nation.
“We are appealing to all God fearing people to come in their numbers free of charge and pray with us for peace and tranquillity to prevail in the country. We have a lot of entertainment in store for the event with some coming from local gospel artists as well as from South Africans.
While we already have Sipho Makhabane on our line up we are still negotiating with Rebbeca Malope that she becomes part of the crucial day in Bulawayo,” said Munemo.
As part of our prayers, we feel that musicians assist us in sending our message home about the importance of peace and that we are all equal in the eyes of God,” he further explained.
Munemo said the Peace Prayer in Bulawayo was part of the local churches’ unwavering endeavour to unite the people of Zimbabwe who for the past decade had been torn apart by the politics of the day.
He said the prayers were a follow up to the Peace Indaba that was held last year in November at Rainbow Towers by the three Global Political Agreement Principals that included the Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, President Robert Mugabe and Prof Welshman Ncube.
Since then, the upcoming event will be the fifth after similar prayers were conducted in such cities as Chitungwiza, Masvingo, Mutare and just recently Gweru all in the name of preaching peace, reconciliation and unity to the nation.
As always, Munemo said his organisation has already extended the invitation to all political parties in the country but was quick to mention that already the Prime Minister had confirmed his participation.