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Religious leaders hold sway over politicians

June 13, 2018 5:44 PM
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A recent survey by the Mass Public Opinion Institute (Mpoi) and Afrobarometer has revealed that most Zimbabweans trust religious leaders and place the military and police ahead of politicians although they say the two agencies must stay out of politics.

According to the survey 67 percent of people interviewed trust religious leaders, 55 percent the army, 50 percent the police.

Forty seven percent said they trust President Emmerson Mnangagwa, 40 percent MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa, 35 percent former president Robert Mugabe and five percent, Thokozani Khupe. The survey had a sample size of 2 399 adult citizens.

Most Zimbabweans saw the military intervention that led to the resignation Mugabe as either “the right thing to do” or “wrong but necessary.”

But most said they would want to see the military staying out politics.

Source: nehandaradio.com

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