CRISIS COALITION INFORMATION Mashungu under surveillance (12-06-07)

The Student Christian Movement of Zimbabwe (SCMZ) has learnt that its
National Vice Chairperson, Lawrence Mashungu, has been under the
surveillance of state security agents the whole of last week. On
6th June seven state security agents raided his brothers' home in

Harare in the early hours of the morning. Four of them armed to the
ransacked the whole house and harassed everyone who was there,
demanding to
know the whereabouts of Lawrence. The state agents did not tell
brother why they were looking for him.

SCMZ is disturbed by these developments and the continued harassment of
Zimbabwean citizens fighting to restore peace and justice in the
Zimbabweans are now living in perpetual fear from their own government.
Repressive State action has gone on for a long time with impunity. This
unfortunate status quo can not be allowed to prevail for long.

SCMZ believes that governments exist to protect rather than persecute
citizens. God’s desire for governments is for them to defend the cause
the weak and fatherless, maintain the rights of the weak and oppressed,
rescue the needy and deliver them from the hand of the wicked (Psalm 82
verses 1-4). The State cannot lightly abdicate these obligations. They
derive their authority from God, and if they go against the Lord’s
they cease to be legitimate governments.

SCMZ urges the Zimbabwean Government to revisit its social contract
with its
citizens. Particularly, it should commit itself once again to the
concerns of advancing social, economic and political rights of its
and not sell the needy for pair of shoes. Justice must roll like a
thunderstorm in Zimbabwe, and only then, God’s purpose and destiny for
Zimbabwe will be revealed, for He knows the plans that He has for
plans to build, not to destroy, plans that will prosper Zimbabwe.

Psalms 72: 4 “May he defends the cause of the poor of the people, give
deliverance to the needy, and crush the oppressor!”

Post published in: News

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *