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First Street preacher defies Covid-19 restrictions

First Street preacher defies Covid-19 restrictions. Almost 100 people gathered yesterday to listen to the man of the cloth preaching. The man is known for having no kind words for any other preacher except his own gospel which he claims to be the truth.

First Street preacher Evangelist Chrispen Chambwera is in defiance of Covid-19 restrictions as he continues to conduct afternoon sermons in Harare where dozens of people gather to listen to his sermons every week day.

In an interview with H-Metro after Tuesday’s sermon, the cleric said, “What we do before we start preaching (is), we tell people to sit wherever they are while maintaining social distance. We ask them to mask up and sit in a safe way.

“Our greatest message is that when God sends plagues like Covid-19, people have to be righteous. We have stopped our usual gatherings at Denmark College; we minister here on the street every day from Monday to Friday.”

His claim was, however, contrary to what was observed during a visit to his favourite place of ministration as people were gathered around him, without observing social distancing and some without masks on.

The First Street spot at corner Speke Avenue is a favourite place for several preachers.  Government announced a cocktail of measures including the banning of all public gatherings (except funeral) in order to contain a third wave of the global pandemic.

Covid-19 cases continue to be on the upward spiral with the government taking cautious measures to decongest public places as well as sourcing vaccine supplies.

The country continues to err on the side of caution in order to avert the devastating effects of the viral disease that has ravaged many parts of the world.

Source – H-Metro

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