National 11.8.2016 07:04 pm

Mugabe’s downfall imminent – Zim pastor

Zimbabwean Pastor Phillip Mugadza, who rose to prominence after staging a one man protest against President Robert Mugabe's rule, with the wooden cross with the #Mugabe Must Fall inscription on it.
Photo: Supplied

Zimbabwean Pastor Phillip Mugadza, who rose to prominence after staging a one man protest against President Robert Mugabe's rule, with the wooden cross with the #Mugabe Must Fall inscription on it. Photo: Supplied

Cash-strapped Zimbabwe has been rocked by protests in recent weeks as pressure mounts for the nonagenarian to step down. Mugabe has ruled the country for 36 years.

A Zimbabwean pastor by the name of Phillip Mugadza, who rose to prominence after staging a one-man protest against President Robert Mugabe’s rule, on Thursday said the 92-year-old leader’s three-and-a-half-decade rule was coming to an end.

Mugadza was speaking at the Africa Unity Square in Harare, where he staged the last of his 40-day protests. He said he had planned to erect a wooden cross with the #MugabeMustFall inscription on it. The cross was a clear message to Mugabe to make a sacrifice for the people of Zimbabwe and step down.

The pastor said he and other activists had been praying at the Africa Unity Square every day between 5 and 6 in the evening and said God had answered them.

“And now today we are wrapping up the whole thing and we just want to thank the people of Zimbabwe for the successful 40 days. People asked many things about the 40 days but I strongly believe that God is answering and God has answered our prayers. We are going to see things happening, things changing in the nation of Zimbabwe,” Mugadza said.

– African News Agency (ANA)

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