Godfrey Mavunduse and Lovemore Chazingwa
News of the South HARARE- Road traffic accidents bedeviling the southern African country today are a result of extreme and reckless vice that is now entrenched among citizens without remedies in sight, a respected Apostolic cleric said over the weekend.
Madzibaba Greshny was speaking at his Glen Norah park shrine closer to the now defunct Zvimba Road Bar. The shrine is marked by a floating cloth with three green crosses.
"The road accidents are a result of frail and irresponsible behaviour among our citizens. They are committing lots of social vice, chief among them prostitution that has now become rampant to unimaginable levels. This is a cause for serious concern," he lamented.
He said the Holy Spirit is not happy with the moral decay among the people, adding: "I prophesied some of these accidents happening en- masse notably along the Masving- Beitbridge highway. I told congregants then, and when it happens they come to confirm that prophecy. It is something that I saw coming."
Quizzed on what he recomemds should be done to avert such chilling loss of blood, Madzibaba Greshny is quick to invoke prayer by the nation without ceasing.
"As a nation in such a situation, we need powerful prayer at all the times. It is incumbent upon each of us to play our part.
"Today's elders are leading the younger ones down the cliff by failing to guide them. Worse still elders are setting a wrong impression in the eyes of the hapless generation," he said.
"The salvation of this landlocked nation is anchored on evangelism," concluded the Guruve born prophet.
Of late Zimbabwe has borne the brunt of vexing accidents claiming several lives.
Last year an accident involving King Lion Bus Services claimed 43 lives at Nyamakate, while early this month two buses from Bolt Cutter and Smart Express side-swiped resulting in 50 deaths. Only last week a Brooklyn coach caught fire near West Nicholson leading to the gruesome deaths of an estimated 40 lives Other accidents are devouring smaller numbers but a life lost is one too many. In all instances hordes of passengers are injured.