Thousands of Anglican Church members are converged at the Bernard Mizeki shrine in Marondera for the commemoration of Bernard Mizeki who is a martyr in the church.
The Bernard Mizeki shrine was a hive of activity as thousands of pilgrims from the Anglican Church came from all corners of the country and abroad for the commemorations of the martyr who is regarded as one of the most important figures in the Anglican Church history in Africa.
The commemorations started on Thursday and are expected to end this Sunday (today).
Bishop of the Anglican Diocese of Harare of the Church of the Province of Central Africa (CPCA) Chad Gandiya said this year’s commemorations are emotional to him and the church as they are his last before his retirement this year.
On the 2018 harmonised elections, Bishop Gandiya urged Zimbabweans to heed President Emmerson Mnangagwa’s clarion call for peaceful elections.
The congregants spent the whole weekend worshiping, singing and dancing as well as being treated to some drama on the life of Bernard Mizeki.
It was also time for them to go to the hilltop at the shrine where he is believed to have disappeared after he was killed while others collected water from springs at the shrine which they believe have some spiritual powers as they were Bernard Mizeki’s drinking water sources.