ACCI calls for national hero status on the late Archbishop Guti

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Writes Lloyd Rabaya

The African Christian Council International (ACCI) has called on the government to render national hero status to Archbishop Ezekiel Handinawangu Guti following his death on Wednesday.

Guti was the founding leader of the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA), which managed to spread its wings to over 140 countries globally.

In a letter directed to the Chief Secretary to the President and Cabinet Dr. Misheck Sibanda, ACCI Grand President Archbishop Johannes Ndanga said that with the influence Guti made on the nation and the world at large, he deserves the status.

“In terms of his contribution toward peace, unity, and ambassadorship on the global level, we view him as an influential leader who brought together a lot of people to worship Christianity.

We hereby propose that he be awarded the National Hero status as a step toward uniting the people of Zimbabwe during this critical time,” read part of the letter.

Guti passed on this Wednesday due to old age. He was 100 years old.