Church banned over “Satanism"

HARARE - Robert Gumbura, losing Zanu PF primary elections canditate for Mabvuku-Tafara and RMG Independent End Time Message leader, who sparked outrage for sexually abusing his flock and dabbling in pornography, has been defrocked and his church suspended by an Administrative Court.

Gumbura has been suspended by the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) for practising “Satanism”.

Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, president of ACCZ, told a press briefing on Tuesday evening that they have agreed to suspend RMG Independent End Time Message Church for a huddle of devilish practices.

RMG Independent End Time Message Church is headquartered in Gweru and it has branches in Harare, Kwekwe, Chinhoyi and in the United Kingdom.

Gumbura, who squared off with Goodwills Masimirembwa in Zanu PF primary polls for Mabvuku-Tafara and lost, is currently languishing in remand prison on charges of rape and illegal possession of pornographic material. He was remanded in custody to December 2 by Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei.

Archbishop Ndanga said he was using powers vested in him by the government through a Cabinet directive to regulate churches, pending the enactment of a law to deal with errant churches like RMG Independent End Time Message Church

An Administrative Court sat on Tuesday morning at the Victim Friendly Court at the Morris Depot, before making a resolution to stop operations of the RMG church, named after its founder.

A special committee of lawyers, cops and bishops made up the Administrative Court, and included Cladiuos Nhemwa, Busani Sibanda, Takawira Mugabe, Elison Munyaka, Joseph Pagan, Samule Masvokweni and Ladwell Matanhike.

The police and Gumbura’s victims tendered overwhelming evidence against him.

“I have suspended the operations of the church to allow for further investigations before we take a substantive action against the church,” Archbishop Ndanga said, flanked with pastors from different churches.

“There is overwhelming evidence with regards to alleged rape, sexual abuses and harassment against women and the girl child. There is clear evidence of acts of Satanism. There is evidence of drug abuse. There is evidence of institutionalised kidnapping. There is clear evidence of participation of the whole church leadership either willing or by coercion.”

Ndanga said the court reviewed videos of Gumbura having sex orgies with groups of seven or eight women.
Amongst the evidence tendered before the Administrative Court was a suitcase full of sex-enhancing pills and pornographic videos.

“Gumbura made women watch pornography and then have sex with them in groups of about seven or eight,” Archbishop Ndanga said.

“We watched one of his video where he was having sex with one woman and then asked another woman in the room to suck his man hood while he came. Thereafter, he had sex with another woman.”

Gumbura owned a number of properties and farms in the countryside where he kept girl children, street kids and orphans whom he used as sex slaves, the Archbishop said.

“We had to suspend the operations of the church because some church members believe in the doctrine of Gumbura who calls himself ‘God’. Other women were afraid of being committed into the hands of the devil by ‘God’,” Ndanga said.

Gumbura claimed to have powers to commit church members to the devil. One church member who was reportedly committed to the devil complained that he lost his job at the National Railways of Zimbabwe and left for the United Kingdom where things did not work out well for him.

Superintendent Moyo, the police investigating officer,  said 10 women have so far given evidence against Gambura.

Archbishop Ndanga said pastors from the RMG Independent End Time Message Church need to be investigated because they were involved.

“We understand that some pastors were taking their wives and other church members to Gumbura to have sex with him,” Archbishop Ndanga told reporters. “So we believe that the pastors should also be charged also.”

Ndanga said they watched another video where Gumbura claimed he was ‘God’ and that if he orders church members to eat a donkey, they should do so without questing.

Gumbura, who was said to be rich and politically-connected, was alleged to have collected members’ salaries and used it for his personal benefit.

John, who said he was once a member of the church, said Gumbura confiscated his salary and gave him a woman to marry. John said he later discovered that Gumbura was sleeping with his wife.

When he confronted him, the the self-proclaimed ‘God’ told him that there was nothing he could do as he had also slept with his wife’s mother, aunt and sisters.

Archbishop Ndanga said no one was allowed to enter into RMG church buildings and church members were no longer allowed to congregate anywhere. If they are spotted, they should be reported to the police, the Archbishop said.

He said if the church was running any school, it should cease to operate, saying Satanism would be obtaining there.

Ndanga tasked the Administrative Court to investigate the church further.

Comments (53)

haya zvakaoma,mapipi,maminimini, chaiwo no wonder why mvura haichanaya.Mwari pindirai

vengai sava - 22 November 2013

Thumbs up for Admin. Court. Please move. There are many of them doing evil things.

Mhofu - 22 November 2013

We rebuke satanism in the name of Jesus. Anything that is not of God, we destroy in the name of Jesus. The exposure of this devilish act should never be condoned at all costs.

machingura - 22 November 2013

Should we blame sanctions as well. This is a Zanu Pf man

Hurber - 22 November 2013

If u buy eggs and discover one is rotten what do u do with that egg PLEASE do the same to that devil quickly AMEN

ToHeaven - 22 November 2013

heeeeeeee Mwari tibatsirei kuti tisatadza tichitamba nezita renyu Jesus is one God is one Holy spirit is same Trinity is one Ko uyu Gumbura ndiani?

tamutswajobs@gmail.com - 22 November 2013

this satanism mantra!!!!!! what is satanism?

black Crow - 22 November 2013

It's high time all churches were put under the microscope and investigated for all their conduct. A lot is happening under the roofs of these satanic churches that are mushrooming everywhere in Zimbabwe. Unsuspecting Zimbabweans are being subjected to Satanism camouflaged as Christianity!

Boorangoma - 22 November 2013

uyu Gumbura anogumbura ngaarowe neshamhu hobvu

void - 22 November 2013

Send for Lucifer to come and fetch him

void - 22 November 2013

What is Satanism if not a Jewish phenomenon. Satan is only known in deed and person to Jews and those religions that are an off shoot of Judaism, therefore technically the practice of Satanism is a Christian phenomenon, so how can Christians ban it.

tindo - 22 November 2013

This is ghoulish and dark and deeply disturbing. When such acts come at a time when many are turning to these emerging churches to find prosperity and deliverance, such betrayal is serious cause for worry. The church has long been abused in Africa. I am heartened by the actions of the ACCZ. It is my hope that their actions are enforced.

Fungai Chiposi - 22 November 2013

Ko Hubert na Emmanuel vano isa mari mu bank account yako wo muka wave nemari, netumahandkerchief twe minana munovaisawo papi??

chama - 22 November 2013

not good

moyo - 22 November 2013

not good

consider - 22 November 2013

Im suprised its taken over 20 years to get to Gumbura. 20 yrs ago in Gweru there was strange stories surrounding him and multiple wives etc.

Misty Jay - 22 November 2013

munhu uyu ngaapiwe mutongo wakaomarara,disgusting.

chakwana - 22 November 2013

Marlborough police station knew about this and even covered up for him. The lady member in charge is the worst culprit.

nix - 22 November 2013

I was once a believer in gumbura,s church and left late last year after my wife told me that Gumbura had tried to coerce her into having sex with him but she refused.All that is being said in the reports is true.Gumbura is indeed a cheat and Satanist.

icho charira - 22 November 2013

he deserves a long custodial sentence and his farm should be redistributed to sensible people

farai mutsago - 23 November 2013

Let this man rot in jail. How can he sexually abuse children and other people's wives in the name of God?

liberty - 23 November 2013

ban Johanne Marange- vanoroodza vana vadiki, ban Roma inoita the same kumasista, ban Zaoga and Mai gunguwo vanonyadzisira, ban masowe ana Ndanga vanobhinya vakadzi kurenje!!!!!!!

hayewhawho - 23 November 2013

ah yah kusvibisa chiedza chenguva

muza - 23 November 2013

Hapana satanism apa. women are just stupid an are easily taken advantage of

shon corner - 23 November 2013

banning churches is foolish and Satanic when God casted out Satan from Heaven He never destroyed him regai zvikurirane ko iwe Ndanga pakabhinywa vakadzi kusowe wakavabarner here? Roma yakauraya more than 68 million yakabarniwa nani? Ko Makandiwa zvaanonyepa akabarner here? Behind the facade I see a ressurection of the spirit of inquisition. We thought the foolish Communistic ideas were done away with in 1990 lol they are here upon us. Totalitarianism will not work . After all the conglomeration of Churches is the thing that GOD hates. Seventh day say the mark of the beast is the keeping of Sabbath but alas it is this organisation like that of Ndanga which brings all forms of religions together. Ingawani constitution yaMugabe na Tsvangirai inotipa Freedom of worship. Adminstrative court must be full of clueless dummies. Laws must not be enacted to govern worship however in this case yaGumbura batai munhu! hoping it won't end on the men of cloth alone but also extend to high dignitaries who abuse their power over sin laden silly women. Gumbura kujeri but we say no to any forms of legal suffocation to our God given freedom of worship.

hayewhawo - 23 November 2013

banning churches is foolish and Satanic when God casted out Satan from Heaven He never destroyed him regai zvikurirane ko iwe Ndanga pakabhinywa vakadzi kusowe wakavabarner here? Roma yakauraya more than 68 million yakabarniwa nani? Ko Makandiwa zvaanonyepa akabarner here? Behind the facade I see a ressurection of the spirit of inquisition. We thought the foolish Communistic ideas were done away with in 1990 lol they are here upon us. Totalitarianism will not work . After all the conglomeration of Churches is the thing that GOD hates. Seventh day say the mark of the beast is the keeping of Sabbath but alas it is this organisation like that of Ndanga which brings all forms of religions together. Ingawani constitution yaMugabe na Tsvangirai inotipa Freedom of worship. Adminstrative court must be full of clueless dummies. Laws must not be enacted to govern worship however in this case yaGumbura batai munhu! hoping it won't end on the men of cloth alone but also extend to high dignitaries who abuse their power over sin laden silly women. Gumbura kujeri but we say no to any forms of legal suffocation to our God given freedom of worship.

hayewhawo - 23 November 2013

banning churches is foolish and Satanic when God casted out Satan from Heaven He never destroyed him regai zvikurirane ko iwe Ndanga pakabhinywa vakadzi kusowe wakavabarner here? Roma yakauraya more than 68 million yakabarniwa nani? Ko Makandiwa zvaanonyepa akabarner here? Behind the facade I see a ressurection of the spirit of inquisition. We thought the foolish Communistic ideas were done away with in 1990 lol they are here upon us. Totalitarianism will not work . After all the conglomeration of Churches is the thing that GOD hates. Seventh day say the mark of the beast is the keeping of Sabbath but alas it is this organisation like that of Ndanga which brings all forms of religions together. Ingawani constitution yaMugabe na Tsvangirai inotipa Freedom of worship. Adminstrative court must be full of clueless dummies. Laws must not be enacted to govern worship however in this case yaGumbura batai munhu! hoping it won't end on the men of cloth alone but also extend to high dignitaries who abuse their power over sin laden silly women. Gumbura kujeri but we say no to any forms of legal suffocation to our God given freedom of worship.

hayewhawo - 23 November 2013

banning churches is foolish and Satanic when God casted out Satan from Heaven He never destroyed him regai zvikurirane ko iwe Ndanga pakabhinywa vakadzi kusowe wakavabarner here? Roma yakauraya more than 68 million yakabarniwa nani? Ko Makandiwa zvaanonyepa akabarner here? Behind the facade I see a ressurection of the spirit of inquisition. We thought the foolish Communistic ideas were done away with in 1990 lol they are here upon us. Totalitarianism will not work . After all the conglomeration of Churches is the thing that GOD hates. Seventh day say the mark of the beast is the keeping of Sabbath but alas it is this organisation like that of Ndanga which brings all forms of religions together. Ingawani constitution yaMugabe na Tsvangirai inotipa Freedom of worship. Adminstrative court must be full of clueless dummies. Laws must not be enacted to govern worship however in this case yaGumbura batai munhu! hoping it won't end on the men of cloth alone but also extend to high dignitaries who abuse their power over sin laden silly women. Gumbura kujeri but we say no to any forms of legal suffocation to our God given freedom of worship.

hayewhawo - 23 November 2013

banning churches is foolish and Satanic when God casted out Satan from Heaven He never destroyed him regai zvikurirane ko iwe Ndanga pakabhinywa vakadzi kusowe wakavabarner here? Roma yakauraya more than 68 million yakabarniwa nani? Ko Makandiwa zvaanonyepa akabarner here? Behind the facade I see a ressurection of the spirit of inquisition. We thought the foolish Communistic ideas were done away with in 1990 lol they are here upon us. Totalitarianism will not work . After all the conglomeration of Churches is the thing that GOD hates. Seventh day say the mark of the beast is the keeping of Sabbath but alas it is this organisation like that of Ndanga which brings all forms of religions together. Ingawani constitution yaMugabe na Tsvangirai inotipa Freedom of worship. Adminstrative court must be full of clueless dummies. Laws must not be enacted to govern worship however in this case yaGumbura batai munhu! hoping it won't end on the men of cloth alone but also extend to high dignitaries who abuse their power over sin laden silly women. Gumbura kujeri but we say no to any forms of legal suffocation to our God given freedom of worship.

hayewhawo - 23 November 2013

takazvitaura kare kuti machurch enyu aya.there is only one God why have 1000 churches??????????

NEHANDA 1 - 24 November 2013

please ban Universal Church of Christ as well. It was banned in Zambia for satanism. Its a satanic church

WIDZO - 24 November 2013

vakadzi ndo vanorwara pfungwa. idzi ipfambi zvadzo dzaingonosanganawo ku end time

father zimbabwe - 25 November 2013

Vakadzi ndivo vane problem.They fail to respect their husbands vachiisa moyo yavo yose ku zviprofita ne ma pastor.Imhaka dzavo vachaweterwa mumuromo kasingaperi.

Samaita - 25 November 2013

there is also onother branch of this church in marondera headed by one Makaza

icho - 25 November 2013

a man with nine wives, how can he rape with the wealth he have...uuuummm lets the court decide. Pornographic materials with the wives or with kids or othr ppl wives or with who i did not get it. Everyone have sex no matter you are a prophet, a pastor or a church leader or elder, its for her consumption only not for the world to see. Sex tape, did Pokello and Stunner got arrested for that, NO! why? Tino Katsande was she arrested, NO! Why? now you are arresting Gumbura? Lets be fair.

hardlife - 25 November 2013

I urge the government to maintain a registry of churches that are currently operating in zimbabwe. May the government quickly do this for the benefit of the disadvantaged-e aforesaid women who are infidelity to their customary marriages-who takes sex with a pastor as an immediate problem extinguisher.

Graduate zimbabwe - 25 November 2013

mazino eheku chaiwo zvotoda masimba amwari kurara muZimbabw!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

manchester phiri - 25 November 2013

Vakadzi vacho ndoopfambi.... varume tirikugara nepfambi mudzimba umu. Ndashatirwa mhaaaaani , Haaaaa. Mukadzi wemunhu anobvuma izvozvo?

Munhu Mutema - 25 November 2013

Zvemachechi izvi zvanyanya. Organised religion is a scam and religion is of great convenience to conmen. How do you qualify to be called 'anointed', or 'pastor' or 'prophet' or 'bishop'. But most interesting is the guy who convicted Gumbura he actually stayed up to watch the orgies on video. Nice job if you can get it lol. Can anybody out there verify Archbishop Ndanga's claim that he is using powers vested in him by the government through a Cabinet directive to regulate churches. WTF! Ndezvekunyepa izvi. VaNdanga ava vaingoda suitcase izere ne viagra & some free porn.

Wapusa waPusa - 26 November 2013

Hanzi END TIME MINISTRIES kkkkkkkkkk

Thusus - 26 November 2013

But I blame women, a woman is just stupid whether she has a PHd or a doctorate she can easily be fooled into a sexual encounter even by a grade 2 dropout. They say what is in a man's underwear is what they want not what is in his head. Gumbura just happens to know how silly women are and manged to bed them and they cry rape. These women are the ones who are very very very stupid. Jesus healed he never asked a woman to strip but these women can strip when told to do so by a pastor or prophet, which Bible do they read? It is happening in many churches Baba John coordinator, mai peter vice coordinator, wozonzwa kuti they are now coordinating everything including sex.Inga wani vamwe pastor vakanzi neumwe mukadzi ndodawo mundinamatire tiri mugomo, akunamatira mai vaye akatsinsinya akazoti svinu wanei ah gown rapasi vatove machena iye akati dzawira mutsvanda. he is still carrying the guilty conscience but the woman is happy with what she did.

Maita Manyuka - 26 November 2013

What is the difference between ACCZ and RMG

Mukanya - 26 November 2013

maita manyuka uchangwara zvaitwa mwana wako ne mukadzi wako.zviri nyore kutonga zviri pa next door,musi wazvichati gogoi kwako ndopauchawona kuti hazvinei nekungwara kana kudzidza. ndiri nhengo yechechi iyi and chichi yese zvayo yakararwa kusara kwe a few of his biological daughters.

muchangwara - 26 November 2013

Maita Manyuka and Hayewawo have got reasonable comments because it is the conduct of these women which is forcing weak men who doesnt know the word of God to fall into these traps.Women are wearing skin tight dresses,mini skirts,trousers and all sorts of body revealing clothes which is against the word of God.Today God is looking for gallant men not wish wash lustful who are being lured by silly women.The constitution promotes freedom of religion and the law of the country should work effectively to arrest such people.Banning a church does not stop rape cases.The other apostolic churches which have men who marry under eighteen girls and it is continuing as if unnoticed.They should answer for that.The men at Gumbura's church are all adulters who continued to be led by a polygamist which is against the word of God.

Eagle's Eye - 26 November 2013

Sme pple ar zombies,still following such an evil pastor like Gumbura 25years ago aingovatorera vakadzi vavo vanongoramba vachimutevera.If the doctrine that he is preaching is a revelation from God it should produce fruits that everyone should see and cherish.kwete kurarama kudarika Satan chaiye.You are a disgrace to the Kingdom of God which yu profess to belong Gumbura.Uno Gumbura sezita rako son of perdition.Shame on yu varume vakuru vanotevera Gumbura,muchirera vana varisiri venyu all in the name of religion.

social bushe - 27 November 2013

Gumbura is living out his name. His so called followers are lustful and adulterers bunch of men and got their dues by having their women sexually abused. Gumbura does not represents Bro William Marrion Branham's teachings, he is like the murderous Roman Catholic Church which hijecked God's Word in order to enrich itself with concepts of noviners,purgutory etc.The Roman Catholic Church went on to kill more than 68 million Christians during the dark ages, all in the name of "God". Gumbura and followers were never End Time Message Believers but messy-age believers.

Fungai Trevor Mudzingwa - 27 November 2013

Chitungwiza and Marondera Beware of men like Gumbura in yo Churches.Polygamy is sin

Changamire Dombo - 27 November 2013

Pastor GUMBURA is a man of GOD . These people who are reporting rape are just like Judas who when an evil spirit entered betrayed JESUS Christ .Is it possible that a man stays in church for 20 years and does not see that he is under satanism? That is unbelievable .The word of GOD says offenses are bound to come but war unto him through whom they come .As for Bishop NDANGA I wonder how yu became a bishop when yu dont know the bible. If GUMDURA is a satanist by committing humans in the hands of the DEVIL then the first satanist is APOSTLE PAUL.NDANGA go back to bible school lest you lead the hole country astray . TOUCH NOT THE LORD's ANOINTED AND DO MY PROPHETS NO HARM

BROTHER - 29 November 2013

mina zwiii

tau - 29 November 2013

mina zwiii

tau - 29 November 2013

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