President Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to address thousands of Johane Marange apostolic sect followers in Marange, Manicaland province today as part of his 2023 re-election campaign. The sect is one of the country’s largest church denominations and is currently holding its annual gathering, which started on July 1 and is expected to end today.
The President’s visit is one of the few he has made to the shrine since the death of its leader Noah Momberume Taguta in April last year. Zanu PF members are expected to attend the event, with transport mogul Esau Mupfumi reportedly busing in party supporters.
Zanu PF Manicaland chairperson Tawanda Mukodza confirmed the President’s visit, noting the party’s good relationship with churches across the country and the world. Nyasha Marange, a Zanu PF aspiring candidate for Mutare West and church member, also expressed excitement about the President’s visit.
The President’s visit to the Johane Marange apostolic sect is seen as a key move in his re-election campaign, as he seeks to secure support from one of the country’s largest church denominations. The event is expected to draw a large crowd, with many eager to hear the President’s message and show their support for his campaign.