Religion

High Court blocks splinter group from using church name, buildings

THE High Court has blocked a breakaway group involved in the United Pentecostal Church in Zimbabwe (UPCZ) leadership wrangle from using the church name and buildings as well as interrupting services and disrupting church activities. The ruling by Bulawayo High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese follows an urgent chamber application by UPCZ through their lawyer, Mr Liberty Mcijo of Liberty ...

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Chamisa wins

THE Zimbabwe Electoral Commission (Zec) has succumbed to opposition pressure and released a copy of the new biometric voters’ roll (BVR) complete with pictures to the Nelson Chamisa-led MDC Alliance, NewsDay has reported. Chamisa’s chief election agent, Jameson Timba confirmed the development yesterday. “The Zec chair finally sees sense, that it is the person’s vote which is a secret not ...

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Mnangagwa’s wife once an apostolic member

FIRST Lady Amai Auxilia Mnangagwa on Sunday revealed that she was once a member of an apostolic sect before getting married. The First Lady, who worshipped with members of the Johanne Masowe eChishanu at Madzibaba Moses’ shrine in Highfield, told the congregants that she would still be donning her white robes had it not been for marriage to President Mnangagwa. ...

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Bushiri ‘spaghetti roads’ prophecy excites MDC-T

MALAWI’s controversial prophet, Shepherd Bushiri, has thrown the MDC-T in a delirium after he recently prophesied the “rebirth of Zimbabwe with new upmarket cities and modern infrastructure”, which the opposition party claims signalled its imminent victory. MDC-T leader Nelson Chamisa has of late become a butt of jokes, especially from Zanu PF leaders, who accuse him of leaving “in cloud ...

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Mutare prophet up for indecent assault

A 45-year-old self-styled Mutare prophet has been taken to court over indecent assault charges after he allegedly touched a female congregant’s privates during a cleansing session. Steven Saruwaka admitted the charge when he appeared before Mutare magistrate Perseverence Makhala last Friday. Prosecutor Mathew Chimutunga said on April 7, 2018 the complainant who is not named in the State papers visited ...

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Prophetess Dr Ruth Makandiwa an epitome of God’s love

The Webster dictionary defines the word unsung heroine as a woman whose heroism and achievements are unacknowledged, unrecognized and unappreciated though it should be the opposite. A lot of negative articles in different media houses have been written tarnishing the good image of the prophets of God both Prophet Emmanuel and Prophetess Ruth Makandiwa, However in writing this article my ...

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MDC-T activist assaulted, kidnapped by soldiers

A Movement for Democratic Change (MDC-T) activist Stewart Rupiya was reportedly assaulted by members of the Zimbabwe National Army and subsequently kidnapped on Independence Day in Bindura. Eye witness allege Rupiya was kidnapped while crying for help saying he was going to be killed the Dzamara way and he had told Heal Zimbabwe about his life being in danger but ...

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Ndebele King coronation: Lawyer speaks out

LAWYER Dumisani Dube, who represents the South Africa-based self-imposed Ndebele King Bulelani Lobengula Khumalo in his bid to overturn a government ban on the king’s coronation, has stood his ground in support of his client. High Court judge Justice Martin Makonese last week dismissed the urgent application by Dube on behalf of Khumalo, ruling that it was illegal to install ...

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Mnangagwa promises free land to churches

President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to dish out free land to churches in a move likely to be seen as a tactic to sway the electorate ahead of the forthcoming general elections. Traditionally, Zanu PF – even during deposed Robert Mugabe’s time – has appealed to churches during election season. Mnangagwa made the promise after church leaders demanded free residential ...

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Ndebele king coronation: Mohadi steps in

VICE President Kembo Mohadi will today lead a delegation of Cabinet Ministers for a meeting with traditional leaders from Matabeleland region in Bulawayo regarding the planned coronation of a Ndebele king. The Government delegation will seek to find common ground with chiefs and organisers of the coronation who are pushing ahead with plans to install Mr Colin Bulelani Lobengula Khumalo ...

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