General Secretary of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches (ZCC) Reverend Kenneth Mtata has criticised CCC leader Nelson Chamisa for asking aspiring candidates to declare loyalty to “The Creator”

In a Twitter thread, Mtata said religious loyalty does not make one a competent politician, just as the lack of religious loyalty does not make one a bad politician.

Chamisa shared the form which is being used to process applications by aspiring election candidates on social media yesterday.

Mtata said the role of religion in the political sphere can become a huge problem thus Chamisa must not to make it a requirement that a candidate needed to be loyal to “The Creator”.

“This guff is indicative of the deep policy and ideological deficiencies the CCC will need to address if it is going to be a credible alternative to the ruling party.”