policies on indigenisation and land reform were prophesied by the founder of
the Johanne Masowe Gospel of God Church before his death in 1973.
Speaking at a peace prayer meeting of church members at Odzi on Sunday, an evangelist in the church, Joromia Mususu, said the late Baba Johanne told his followers to shun the white men's employment and work for themselves."He told his followers that blacks must not work for whites. He taught his followers trades such as tinsmith, basketry, carpentry, motor mechanics and shoe making so that they can be self reliant. This conforms with the party's indigenisation, land reform and self reliance," he said.
Mususu said the church excommunicates those who revolt against the Government."The church policy as instructed by Baba Johanne is that it must work in harmony with the ruling Government. We excommunicate those who revolt against Government.
"We want to thank Zanu-PF for its stance on homosexuality. This policy is in agreement with our church laws and our African culture and tradition," he said.Mususu said the objective of the peace meeting was to pray for peace in the country and in their church.
"We are praying for our political leaders' good health and long life as well. We thank God for giving us the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe and its leadership. We hope that the leadership of ACCZ will help us reunite the church and restore the church to its glory days. We also hope that through this prayer God will give us the ability to vote for our Government as we did in the 1980 elections when Zanu-PF won with a landslide victory. Our wish is that all the followers of Baba Johanne unite and restore the church to its original order as was ordered by our founding leader."Baba Johanne instructed us to go to seven missionary trips. He said if you complete the seven missionary trips, our country and the rest of the world will be blessed," he said.
Mususu said they hoped that they would be allowed to visit their Gandanzara Holy Shrine in the near future. They have been camped at Odzi for the past two years."Before his death, Baba Johanne said all church members would have to visit his place of rest at Gandanzara once a year. He said the place must be developed, as that would be Africa's new Jerusalem.