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Groundbreaking Event Held for the Harare Zimbabwe Temple

Elder Edward Dube, a native of Zimbabwe and first counselor in the Africa South Area presidency, presided at the groundbreaking for the Harare Zimbabwe Temple on Saturday, December 12, 2020. His Excellency Emmerson Mnangagwa, president of the Republic of Zimbabwe, was also in attendance. President Mnangagwa praised the Church in his remarks, saying, "The contribution of the Church to national development and social well being of the citizenry cannot be overemphasized." In his site dedicatory prayer, Elder Dube said, "As we watch the rising of this building from the ground up, may we also turn our hearts upward to Thee and Thy Son, our Savior Jesus Christ." The single-level, 17,250-square-foot temple will be built on a 6.7-acre site in the Highlands area of Harare.

December Groundbreaking Announced for the Harare Zimbabwe Temple

Ground will be broken for the Harare Zimbabwe Temple, the first in the country, in December 2020. Presiding at the event will be Elder Edward Dube of the presidency of the Africa South Area. The single-level, 17,250-square-foot temple will be built on a 6.7-acre site next to an existing meetinghouse located at 65 Enterprise Road in the Highlands neighborhood of Zimbabwe. During a visit to Zimbabwe in 2018, President Russell M. Nelson said: "You deserve a temple here in Harare because that’s where we get the highest of all the blessings that God can give to His faithful children. I want to be here to see that happen."