Gumbura faces fresh rape charge

HARARE - Robert Martin Gumbura, Independent End Time Message founder, is back in the dock, facing two fresh counts of rape.

The controversial pastor is accused of raping a 17-year-old Shurugwi girl (name withheld) in 2009.

It is alleged that the girl’s father passed away in February 2009, before a member of the church took over her educational welfare.

The girl also became a member of the church, before she started staying at Gumbura’s Marlborough house.

In January this year, the court heard, Gumbura took the girl into one of the rooms during the night, before asking her to kiss him.

He allegedly attempted to rape the girl, claiming he wanted to test her virginity. The girl screamed and he let her go.

Gumbura later asked the girl to accompany her to Chisipite on a different day, where he demanded to have sex with her.

He allegedly raped the girl, before repeating the same act on another day, after playing pornographic videos, featuring him and other women.

On the second count, the court heard, Gumbura raped a 28-year-old South African woman.

It is alleged the woman joined Gumbura’s church in 1998 in Shurugwi.

She allegedly passed through Gumbura’s Kadoma house, intending to proceed to his farm in 2002.

Gumbura asked the woman to remain at his house, on the pretext that she would be helping his wife with household chores.

He allegedly adopted the woman as his child and she began staying at any of his houses in Kadoma, Gweru and Harare.

The court heard that in 2003, Gumbura openly told the woman that he wanted to have sex with her, before threatening her with death if she refused to comply.

The woman often ran away from Gumbura, each time she heard him approaching.

According to State papers, Gumbura called that “a demon of disobedience and rebellion.”

The woman later went to Gumbura’s Greendale house. After taking a bath, Gumbura allegedly raped her, while his wife and other church sisters who were present closed the doors and increased the TV volume.

He continued demanding sex from the woman, who could not report the matter to the police, based on Gumbura’s doctrine that Christians do not take each other to court, but resolve their issues in church.

Magistrate Tendai Mahwe remanded Gumbura in custody to December 9.

Comments (22)

The law must take its course to people like Gumbura who hide in the name of God to practice evil deeds.He must be punished accordingly to save innocent people.ACCZ is applauded for taking such a stance to temporarily suspend the operations of such a satanic church pending further investigations by its administrative court. The hour is now at hand to punish all evil doers.

Joseph Paganga - 27 November 2013

Gumbura is vermin beyond normal pesticide application

Mukanya - 27 November 2013

"a demon of disobedience and rebellion", this demon was rebelling against another DEMON, pane nyaya apa

Xumplex yeKata - 27 November 2013

This Gumbura guy is really the devil's messenger. Zvinenge fiction to imagine that all this is happening in this our beloved country. And such culprits hide behind political patronage. Mamwe machechi aya ngaamboongororwa, especially those dzinorespectwa the leaders more than Jesus or God

Tibugari - 27 November 2013

These churches that are just sprouting like manhanga should be banned zvamuchose. This Gumbura guy must rot in gaol,this is one of the satanists who has been masquerading as a pastor doing evil deeds,bullshit Gumbura.You are going to hell,bloody bastard.Ndinoda kukutsanyira iwe kuti ufe.

josefa chinotimba - 27 November 2013

Gumbura anogumbura if all this is true

end time heresy - 27 November 2013

its only time and lets be a lesson to those who do like wise.Mwari achaita kuti tose tizive mabasa ako chete.Hozvoyo chasarira kwako!

edward dzvuke - 27 November 2013

In the last days there shall arise false prophets and teachers,by their fruits you shall know them.If you would ever find out a pastor that is always flirting around with sisters,watch him closely.Adam fell because of women.Men should not get used to women that are not their wives.The way women were created is such that they can be easily decieved and can easily decieve men.Now look what this man has done.To stay safe from fall by women,when need arises to visit a sister you must ALWAYS be accompanied by a brother or your wife.Any other woman you should not even look at her,in the long run you will be decieved,it does not matter how ugly she may look in the end you will fall.Keep your eyes away from them as much as possible.Kana ukapesana nemudzimai mustreet usacheuke.

Thinkaboutit - 27 November 2013

ivo vakadzi vachinyanya kutevera mapipi nezviratidzo,hanzi ndiko kune minana yaMwari,kusina mapipi hakunyatsonamatwa, hezvoka,siyanayi nemaporofita aya, all is fake to cheat and abuse you.

Hapaz Hapanyengwi - 27 November 2013

beware of wolves in sheep's clothing.

evelyn mhlanga - 27 November 2013

Thinkaboutit, you missed the point that Gumbura raped a sister while his wife turned on the TV to subdue the noise, what a shame. The signs of the times. Minana inotsvagwa nevazhinji ndiyoyi. Gumbura ndiwe mupriesta mukuru wa SATAN

mambo - 27 November 2013

this man called gumbura is a killer muparadzi .this time most of people haticha trust machechi arikuya now because they use the name god to steal .kill.and destroy shame.

machocho p - 27 November 2013

this man called gumbura is a killer muparadzi .this time most of people haticha trust machechi arikuya now because they use the name god to steal .kill.and destroy shame.pasi nembavha how can u rape yo sister huroyi kuromba chaiko ndosaka mvura ichita shoma yekunaya

machocho p - 27 November 2013

Hang this guy..ma women activist aripi go in your numbers and protest.

Dick - 28 November 2013

Please ask Gumbura's wife, what doctrine instructions was she given, prompting her husband to rape several women in her presents. They inreased the volume because they new what was happening from previous incidences. He has raped so many, arrest the wife for complicity. You will be shocked.

Hagamaga - 28 November 2013

this man started preaching about polygamy in his church just because he had impregnanted a church single woman. he married other wives and his followers did the same. this is not what End Time Message people do, he is a rebel, he ran away from His presence and now his true colors are coming out. shame on you, you must rot in jail here on earth and in heaven you must face justice because you are leading people astray. i know how this man started, he has gone just too far.........

munhuwashe - 28 November 2013

Can a wife let his husband sleep with another woman in your bed, whilst you are in the house and know what is taking place. Are this cases being investigated thoroughly before coming to court. Police should investigate first and have solid facts not allegations which are mere fictitious. The wives should be questioned also. A man with nine or ten wives raping. His thirst for sex is his downfall. Why are these cases coming one after the other, so he is a serial rapist.

hardlife - 28 November 2013

How many cases now lost count?

hardlife - 28 November 2013

These are lies. He never slept with his sister. His sister has never made such an allegation. This is the work of chitsinde and mai mujuru who hate polygamy. Mai mujuru has forced the police and judiciary to arrest Gumbura even though the judiciary said this is a very weak case with a remote chance of a conviction. They are true rape victims from 2008 zanu violence who is fighting for them? Not these fake Pope Chitsinde and mai mujuru induced charges. But right is might. If you are right you will win but God dont like ugly remember that. Any vp who interferes with the judiciary should be fired

mujurushouldresign - 30 November 2013

iwe imbwa iwe zip yo mouth,what do u know abt mai mujuru naPastor chitsinde,iwe wakazvitarisa kuita vakadzi 9 ndokutii ikoko,ndiwe umwe wacho iwe unenge une chaunoziva pane mhombwe iyi,wakasatanismaiswa nairo benzi iri rinonzi gumbura,tsek mhani nxaaaaaa

taratura - 9 December 2013

iwe "mujurushouldresign" must be one of Gumbura's accomplices. Ndokusaka madzimai akaitwa-abused imi makati vava nekupusa. This is why Paul always said," l would not have you to ignorant my brethren". Chitungwiza and Marondera watch out for men like Gumbura on your pulpits! Bros & Strs please! read Bro Branham's Marriage and Divorce Spoken Word for yourselves. Polygamy is sin.

kufonya kubvoruno - 16 December 2013

iwe "mujurushouldresign" must be one of Gumbura's accomplices. Ndokusaka madzimai akaitwa-abused imi makati vava nekupusa. This is why Paul always said," l would not have you to ignorant my brethren". Chitungwiza and Marondera watch out for men like Gumbura on your pulpits! Bros & Strs please! read Bro Branham's Marriage and Divorce Spoken Word for yourselves. Polygamy is sin.

kufonya kubvoruno - 16 December 2013

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