The military junta and Zanu Pf mafia conspired to ruthlessly suppress the national prayer meeting at Mandava Stadium in Zvishavane on 22 August 2015. Hundreds of armed police and armoured cars were roving around the mining town of Zvishavane since Friday evening with sirens threatening prayerful men and women of Zimbabwe and announcing that their prayer meeting has been banned and anyone who attempted to get to Mandava Stadium to pray will be ruthlessly delt with by the police.
Despite the threats, thousands of men and women in various church uniforms from different denominations started to trickle towards Mandava Stadium around 9 am for a prayer. They had one agenda, simply to ask the Almighty God to protect Dzamara wherever he is and prevent the lions in whose den he might have been thrown into from harming him. The prayer was also meant to have Dzamara's wife and family get sufficient grace from God to survive in such a trying and painful time of their lives. The prayer was also meant to ask God the Almighty to soften the heart of the wicked men who kidnapped Dzamara to repent and bring back Dzamara Itai. We thank God for all the people who came in their thousands to pray and we say to them your tears, sorrows and mourning as well as pains will not be in vein. The evil ones shall be judged accordingly by the Just God in whom we believe.
Thank you Senator Lilian Timveous for giving shelter and venue in your place for the prayer despite the hovering threat of violence from the mafia. Thank you President Tsvangirai for coming for the prayer. You are the President that we all deserve, a prayerful and God fearing President is all we want in this country. Thank you all civic and political leaders for coming for the prayer. To the mafia we say repent and fear God and have mercy on the people of Zimbabwe and the Dzamara family and bring back our beloved Itai Dzamara.We will continue to pray and by faith we will conquer and be liberated from the mafia.
Vigilance ndizvo! Oneness ndizvo! Alertness ndizvo! Confidence ndizvo! Together we will bring back Dzamara and together we will complete the change and build a nation on good foundation of the fear of God, justice, freedom, solidarity and equal opportunities for all.
MDC -T Youth Assembly Spokesperson