FILE: Pr Cindy Kiganda. Courtesy photo.
Zimbabwe-born Uganda Pastor, Cindy Kiganda of Christianity Focus Centre Church Kisenyi has urged believers to pray for her home country where post-election unrest has been reported over slow release of results and alleged electoral fraud.
Media sources report that Zimbabwe’s army ordered the shutdown of central Harare on Thursday as authorities came under increasing pressure to release results of the Monday presidential election after a deadly crackdown on protesters.
Six people were reported dead, and another 14 people injured in the violence, according to the BBC. The polls were intended to set Zimbabwe on a new path following Mr Mugabe’s repressive rule.
The Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) said there was “absolutely no skulduggery”, and it would begin releasing presidential results at 20:00 GMT.
Zimbabwe’s opposition claimed its candidate, Nelson Chamisa won, and they called on his supporters to await “mass celebrations”.
In his first public appearance since the election, Mr Chamisa visited some of the injured demonstrators in hospital. He said the MDC Alliance accepted defeat in the parliamentary election, but not in the presidential poll.
“Join me tonight as I pray for my beautiful nation Zimbabwe. Lets pray for peace in Jesus mighty name,” Mrs Kiganda posted on her Facebook page.
A BBC reporter in Harare says the city centre is like a ghost town.