KARIBA based anti-Mugabe cleric, Pastor Patrick Mugadza, was Thursday chased away from a public park in Harare by the police as he ended his 40-day prayer and fasting campaign for the veteran Zanu PF leader to step down.
The pastor came to national prominence when he was arrested while protesting against President Robert Mugabe at the Zanu PF conference in Victoria Falls last December.
Mugadza marked the end of his latest campaign at Africa Unity Square in the capital on Thursday.
He was chased away by cops manning the park as he tried to put up a Cross marked with the inscription ‘Mugabe Must Fall’
Speaking to journalists before the cops moved in, the cleric said Zimbabwe was being ruled by “by unclean people who have an ungodly spirit”.
We thank God for the successful 40 days and I am happy because things are happening and changing in Zimbabwe.”
Mugadza insisted that the political and economic crisis the country has struggled with for years would only end with President Mugabe’s exit from office.
“It is not easy to make that decision, but Mugabe has to do it for people to get freedom and justice,” said the pastor.
“When he says I am quitting; when he says I am standing down, it would be a great sacrifice for the poor who have lost direction and purpose of life through poverty.
“No man or woman will give us comfort when this man (Mugabe) is still around.”
He continued: “Mugabe has to go. We, as a nation have won already in terms of fighting the spirit. It’s a done deal.
“(Mugabe’s) falling has already started spiritually, and what is only left is the manifest in the physical realm.”
Pastor Mugadza was arrested after staging a one-man demonstration at the Zanu PF national conference in Victoria Falls last December where he demanded Mugabe’s resignation.
Recently, he also tied himself to a pole along First Street in Harare as part of his campaign against the veteran leader.