Leaders within Zimbabwe’s Christian community are mourning the loss of Archbishop Ezekiel Guti, the 100-year-old founder of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA), who passed away recently. They remember him as a man who dedicated his life to spreading the gospel.
Goodness and Mercy Ministries founder Prophet Tapiwa Freddy who has hogged the religious limelight with his “spiritual spectacles” summed up the feelings of many, stating, “His death is a loss, not only to Zimbabwe, but to the body of Christ as a whole. He ran his race. It’s time for other ministers to follow in his steps and run with their vision.”
According to Freddy the “spiritual spectacles”, allow people to see their past and future, giving congregants the ability to see the “second world”.
Meanwhile, church leaders praised Archbishop Guti for his missionary zeal and lifelong commitment to preaching the word of God across Zimbabwe and beyond.
At 100 years old, they remember him as a pioneer and spiritual father figure who helped shaped African Christianity.
Pastor Charles Charamba called him a “Pentecostal father” while Apostle Stephen Mangwanya said Archbishop Guti was one of the pioneers of indigenous churches whose impact changed African Christianity.
Reverend Obadiah Musindo described him as a “great Statesman” whose prayers contributed to national healing.