The family of Zimbabwe Assemblies of God (ZAOGA) FIF founder, Archbishop Ezekiel Guti, says it is working out modalities for the repatriation of the body of the late church leader from South Africa, Secretary General, Apostle Mishael Nyambo told the ZBC News this Friday.
“We are doing all that is needed to the laws of the land in South Africa ready for the body to be repatriated to Zimbabwe. We do not know yet but we will inform you in due course. The burial will be In Zimbabwe but the exact location will be communicated as we go. The family and the church are currently in consultation and when they are clear we will be able to speak to the nation but what we have done at the moment is that ZAOGA faith in mission met on the 6th of July and they have declared one month of mourning,” he said.
“We call it the month of celebrations because we are celebrating the death of such a great leader who has done so much not in Zimbabwe only but the world over. I want to inform you that ZAOGA is a big family, we cannot have a home where people gather so the executive has directed that across the country in all our respective churches people will be gathering for prayers and testimonies of how Baba Guti’s gospel has impacted them,” he added.
Apostle Nyambo also clarified that the church has enough resources to repatriate the body of the centenarian amid revelations that there are some individuals soliciting funds purportedly on behalf of the Guti family and the church.
“We also want to make the nation aware that ZAOGA is not embarking on a go-funding project to fund this programme. We have enough resources in the church. Some people are starting to misrepresent us, it’s not acceptable,” said the Apostle.
Meanwhile, Vice President General (Rtd) Dr Constantino Chiwenga has conveyed a message of condolences to the Guti family and the ZAOGA church after the d€ath of the revered church leader.
In his message, Dr Chiwenga said late Archbishop Guti is among the pioneers of indigenous churches, which started in Zimbabwe and spread into Africa and beyond.
He added that Zimbabwe is today a God-fearing and respectful nation due to the good work of Baba Guti in inculcating Christian values in the country’s citizens.
Archbishop Guti died on Wednesday in South Africa at the aged 100 and after ministering for about eight decades.