A Zimbabwean member of parliament has turned to the ancestors for deliverance from the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic and called on the nation to seek spiritual help.
Killer Zivhu who is a member of the ruling Zanu PF party and member of parliament for Chivi South posted a video of himself on social media holding snuff and kneeling with a clay pot of traditional beer under a Hissing tree (Muhacha). Zivhu then appeals to Zimbabweans to turn to their traditions and religions in the same way he has done. Zivhu calls on people to call on the ancestors to protect and deliver them from the coronavirus in the same way they protected the people during the war of liberation which lead to Zimbabwe gaining its independence in 1980.
The Hissing tree is often referred to as ‘muti wevadzimu’ (the tree of the ancestors) by traditionalists and is believed to be the domicile of the ancestral spirits, under which prayers were offered. The hissing tree was generally designated and used for spiritual offerings and supplication.
Zivhu also calls on traditionalists and none-traditionalists alike to follow the dictates of whatever they believe in and pray for deliverance from the coronavirus pandemic.
Watch video below:
Ngatinamateyi vamwe nevamwe pachitendero chavo Corona ipfuvure mu Zimbabwe pic.twitter.com/jnpkBrs5gp
— Hon Zivhu (@killerzivhu1) April 16, 2020