The Johane Masowe Wechishanu leader Madzibaba Pegneck Godfrey Nzira's grave has become a centre of attraction in Chitungwiza Unit L Cemetery. The magnificent of the shrine reminiscent of the legendary Indian Taj Mahal occupies a space that could have occupied 14 ordinary graves and is painted white, probably as a symbol of purity.
The grave has become a head turner as everyone who passes through definitely has to stop and take a glance. The grave is located at the summit of an anthill in the middle of Chitungwiza but one would mistake it for a grave in the serene grounds of Glen-Forest cemetery.
When we visited the cemetery a few days ago passerby told told us that they feared that his followers were highly likely to turn the grave into a worshipping shrine because of the attachment they had with their leader and because of the beauty of the grave.
"My fears are that Nzira's followers might end up worshipping the place and later adopt it as their place of worship. This is why Bible sholars suggested that it was the same reason why Biblical Moses' grave was never announced to the world by God to this day. After all the miracles and work he had done, when Moses died in the wilderness, the Israelites would have refused to continue with the journey to Canaan," he suggested.
"But the Almighty God had the body and the grave of Moses unlike in the Nzira case hence there are chances of the Nzira's followers falling in the trap of worshipping at the grave. Remember the time he was convicted by the courts, they fought with the court officials saying they have arrested their 'god'? Keep your lenses wide open and you will see what they will be doing, they shall start worshipping at the grave," he added. - H-Metro.
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