By Mutsa Makuvaza
IT was only a matter of time before the question was going to gather momentum: ‘Where under God’s Sun is Shingi Munyeza?’
Because he made his presence felt on social media, delving into all literally all topical issues from hitting out at dishonest and crooked Zanu-PF politicians to suggesting a bare-knuckle fight with former Minister Fortune Chasi, Munyeza had his followers gripped to his hyperactive social media platforms.
151,000 followers on Twitter is a big deal in Zimbabwe, and many slay queens would kill for that.
Then, like a thunderbolt from the blue sky, Munyeza vanished into thin air. Well, he kind of said ‘goodbye for now’, but in a subtle way.
“I FAILED😭😭😭. 2 Corinthians 4:7, But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellence of the power may be of God and not of us,” Munyeza said in his last social media post.
“Recently, I allowed myself into a situation where I fell morally. I failed my wife and family, I failed the church I’m part of…”
In simple English, Munyeza said he cheated on his wife and shamed that the matter became public. He stepped down and said sorry only after his daughter and only child, Nomsa, confronted him on a public platform. Otherwise if that confrontation hadn’t happened, you can bet your wrinkled $5 bond note that Munyeza could still be rattling Twitter like we all do.
“LEADERS MUST NEVER BE SPARED WHEN THEY FAIL! THE WHOLE IS MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE INDIVIDUAL! I WILL RISE AGAIN!” said Munyeza.
He hasn’t risen again, and comrades are looking for him.
“Please tell Pastor @ShingiMunyeza that he can come back online… @TembaMliswa took the reigns,” said Kudzai Mutisi, a prominent pro-Zimbabwe gent, yesterday.
Mutisi is not the only one missing Munyeza. Ladies miss him to, as shown by ZBC news anchor Led Ann Benard:
There are fears that Munyeza, who stepped down from his pastoral role at Faith Ministries over the scandal, may never return to the Twitter streets. Those fears at justified, and precedence have been set in the past.
People remember vividly how Pius Ncube, the rabidly anti-Mugabe Bishop at the Roman Catholic Church in Bulawayo, was silenced for good some fifteen years ago when a suspected CIO sting operation exposed his sexual shenanigans.
However, the fact that he hasn’t yet deleted his social media platforms gives many who miss him (and we all do) a ray of hope that he’ll soon be back online after sorting out some business with his Creator.
“I want to leave the world a better place than I found it,” reads Munyeza’s Twitter bio. Our parting shot to Pastor Munyeza is that we all sin, and he can only achieve his dream desire of making world a better place if he’s on Twitter.
He was doing just fine talking tough against corruption, brutal regimes and State sanctioned rights violations, etcetera. – Zimbabwe Voice 🔺