'Police coached Gumbura accusers'

HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s lawyer yesterday alleged that police officers coached witnesses to implicate the pastor in rape charges.

Rekai Maposa, one of Gumbura’s lawyers, said this while cross examining the mother of a 17-year old girl who claims she was raped by Gumbura this year while staying at his premises.

Maposa claimed the girl had connived with her sister, who cohabited with Gumbura for eight years, to sully the pastor with the scurrilous allegations.

Maposa questioned why the witness had abandoned her child (victim) at Gumbura’s residence since she was the legal custodian as the mother.

In her response, the mother told the court that she trusted and believed her child was “in the good hands of a pastor.”

“I never thought anything wrong could happen to her,” she said. “I actually felt she would have a brighter future in the custody of the pastor.”

She could not visit or inquire about her child since Gumbura was the only person who could grant the permission, the court heard.

It was her testimony that she was also hindered because she did not attend Gumbura’s church and therefore not allowed to associate with the child.

Gumbura, however denied the allegations. He accused Spoken Word Ministries leader Pastor Godwin Chitsinde of conniving with the victims to fabricate rape charges against him.

Part of his defence outline read: “In as far as one of the complainants is concerned, he will state that he was involved in a love relationship with her since 2006 up to the time she was married to another man.”

Outlining the defence case, Gumbura’s lawyers Maposa and Emmanuel Samundombe said Gumbura intended to marry the women and that the rape charges will not stick.

Gumbura’s trial continues today.

Comments (18)

.... and the police also connived with the victims to make Gumbura preach saying he owns every woman in the church??? and Pastor Chitsinde is the one who went and take those believers who were under this ministry???? Gumbura kohwa chamupupuri. you are an evil person - devil incarnate

Kenzamba Mayenga - 17 December 2013

the chickens have come home to roost. Gumbura sowed to the wind, now reaping a whirlwind, you profaned message and hence God saying mukombe wevaAmori wazara. that's also a writing handwriting for wayward bound preachers , that are abusing this anointed message for self gains. this pure message does not require machinations, its very simple & clear. PAY BACK TIME FOR GUMBURA . CHAWAKADYA CHAMUKA. WODYIROKO, ALAS THE MIGHT HAVE FALLEN

delusions - 17 December 2013

baba vematangwe what now has happened to you. chiparidza chipare chako kujeri, kutoboaster muchiti chizururo chitsva chiri chebonde , uku ndikokufa pamweya zvachose.a blind man leads a blind a man -FILTH LUCRE.

REPENT OR PERISH - 17 December 2013

What you did in secret places is now featuring in all papers, shame on you right on the roof top, you gumbura followers its time to sober up, wake up call , cant you see this is the hand of God, his judgment. warning then comes judgement, run to the alter

HOUSE CLEANING TIME - 17 December 2013

Does he still have any followers

Hezvoko - 17 December 2013

Does he still have any followers

Hezvoko - 17 December 2013

STAY IN LINE THATS WHAT THE PROPHET SAID & SAY WHAT THE TAPE SAYS

HOUSE CLEANING TIME - 17 December 2013

weduwe! sei majeri kugara asina vanhu idzo nyasire sanaGumbura dziriko. Zhara yake ndeye Gudo radya chiviroviro. Kandai kuChikurubi. Kwete iye oga asi navairepwa vacho.

Sabhuku Vharazipi - 17 December 2013

Gumbura ane DOMOKIRASI yekufadza mudzimai wese anoda kufadzwa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Mubudisei mujere. Munoda kuti vakadzi vese avo vafe nezhara here kusanganisa vari kumunyepera?

Sabhuku Vharazipi - 17 December 2013

Ah Gumbura vasikana. Ndipeiwo number dzake nditaure naye. Whats up @ 0785230486

Spiwe - 17 December 2013

The Lawyer needs to be investigated, she is probably being abused also, Gumbura

bepa Revanhu - 17 December 2013

Machurch enyu aya - renemanyanga hariputirwe.

Ibasaredenga - 17 December 2013

This lawyer girl is only doing her best trying to defend the indefensible. Ana Samundombe, akomana - this Gumbura pig will drag your good name in filth, siyanai naye munhu uyu.

skuzapo - 17 December 2013

Spiwe unotopenga zvako, unoda kukwirwawo hozoti ndarepwa. imi asikana itai zveve zera renyu,

hardlife - 18 December 2013

Vamwe vacho vaitoenda kuna Gumubra vachiti varume vavo havagone. Mai imi never trust a girl to a man. That was bad trust and you should be arrested for child abandonment. Gumbura haana kana ka mhosva hake uyu. Vaida vakadzi ava. One of the commandments in the bible is 'Thou shalt not commit adultery" saka ivo pavaitiza varume vavo vachienda kuna Gumbura vange vamboverengawo here Mitemo Gumi yakapihwa Moses ne muridzi wayo nyika ino.

Maita Manyuka - 19 December 2013

The Elect are not deceived. Born Again Christians are not deceived by false teachers masquerading as "Sons of GOD". GOD has nothing to do with sin..Sin is sin.Rape is sin.Adultery is sin. Fornication is sin.Sex outside marriage is sin. GOD'S Word " Calls for a total separation from unbelief ". When certain people reject the truth and refuse to submit to Divine Authority that place themselves in a position to be deceived by the devil and place themselves under strong delusion to believe a lie and be damned. ".. 'Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. ... “. [ Billy Sunday Quote ]. Anyone who thinks that Martin Gumbura is a Christian, needs to go to the altar and pray. Martin Gumbura is a born sinner who has been deceived by his own interpretation of The Word of GOD... "... Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost...". [ SEE 2 Peter 1:20-21 KJV ]. A tree is known by it's fruits. Beware of wolves in sheep clothes. This man...Martin Gumbura needs to be counselled and prayed for by his pastor. However, It is obvious that the man has shut his ears to Godly Counsel and has opened his heart to the lies of the devil and is quick to unzip his trousers in his strongly misguided pursuit of pursuit of his personal pet idol known as ".. SEXUAL GRATIFICATION..". All that Martin Gumbura stands for is sin and he is a slave of the devil. Christians are in The Nail Scarred Hands of Jesus and Gumbura and the devil...satan...do not have any power greater than Almighty GOD... Martin Gumbura : ".. Repent or perish..".

Brother Errol Smythe - 6 January 2014

..The Elect are not deceived. Born Again Christians are not deceived by false teachers masquerading as "Sons of GOD". GOD has nothing to do with sin..Sin is sin.Rape is sin.Adultery is sin. Fornication is sin.Sex outside marriage is sin. GOD'S Word " Calls for a total separation from unbelief ". When certain people reject the truth and refuse to submit to Divine Authority they place themselves in a position to be deceived by the devil and place themselves under strong delusion to believe a lie and be damned. ".. 'Going to church doesn't make you a Christian any more than going to a garage makes you an automobile. ... “. [ Billy Sunday Quote ]. Anyone who thinks that Martin Gumbura is a Christian, needs to go to the altar and pray. Martin Gumbura is a born sinner who has been deceived by his own interpretation of The Word of GOD... "... Knowing this first, that no prophecy of the scripture is of any private interpretation. 21 For the prophecy came not in old time by the will of man: but holy men of God spake as they were moved by the Holy Ghost...". [ SEE 2 Peter 1:20-21 KJV ]. A tree is known by it's fruits. Beware of wolves in sheep clothes. This man...Martin Gumbura needs to be counselled and prayed for by his pastor. However, It is obvious that the man has shut his ears to Godly Counsel and has opened his heart to the lies of the devil and is quick to unzip his trousers in his strongly misguided pursuit of pursuit of his personal pet idol known as ".. SEXUAL GRATIFICATION..". All that Martin Gumbura stands for is sin and he is a slave of the devil. Christians are in The Nail Scarred Hands of Jesus and Gumbura and the devil...satan...do not have any power greater than Almighty GOD... Martin Gumbura : ".. Repent or perish.."....

Errol Smythe - 6 January 2014

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