Zimdancehall musician Seh Calaz, real name Tawanda Mumanyi, has defended United Family International Church (UFIC) founder and leader Emmanuel Makandiwa for inviting President Emmerson Mnangagwa to his church service on Saturday afternoon.
Mnangagwa, the First Lady Auxillia Mnangagwa, and Vice President Constantino Chiwenga attended a church service at the UFIC International Easter Conference on Saturday in Chitungwiza.
Makandiwa has faced a lot of criticism following the event, with his critics asking why he praised Mnangagwa yet he doesn’t speak against human rights abuses as Biblical prophets did.
However, Seh Calaz says Makandiwa’s critics should just leave him alone as he has the right to freedom of association. In a post on his Facebook page, the musician said:
The way vanhu yavari kutsoma and shaming vana vaPapaManu and his UFI mahorror, inoita tione kuti isu as Zimbabweans we are not ready and hatibvume kuti we can support different teams and still be friends and family, chese chaunopikisana nacho chinofanha kutotukirirwa chobvachadhakwa? if it was you, President voti varikuuya kuchurch kwako wairamba here?
Muchurch ndeme vatsvene chute here,Ok whats wrong with the President going to church, Mukuru havafanirwe kuenda kuchurch here? Mangani ma church avakaenda, iyoyi yanyatsoitasei?
PapaManu mharidzo yavo ndinoida inondikomborera zvekuti dhuuu, ende izvozvo hazvichinjwe nema political views avo, Siyai vana vaPapa, besides haurase or kutuka baba vakakubereka nekuti vaita mumwe mudzimai. lvai ne Sunday yakanaka.