Gumbura faces fresh rape charge

HARARE - Controversial Independent End Time Message pastor Robert Martin Gumbura is set to stand a fresh rape trial on March 31.

Gumbura is currently awaiting his judgment on January 24 on other rape charges where he is accused of raping many church congregants.

His lawyer Rekai Maposa yesterday approached the High Court applying for bail on behalf of Gumbura on the pending charge.

The complainant is a 26-year-old woman who is currently resident in South Africa and failed to appear in court when Gumbura’s trial commenced on December 9 last year.

According to State papers, Gumbura started staying with the woman at his house in 2009 after forging an agreement with her parents.

It is alleged that the 57-year-old pastor literally adopted the woman as his child and was responsible for her school fees and general upkeep.

The court heard that in 2009, the woman was summoned by Tendai Ganyani to Gumbura’s office.

Upon arrival, Ganyani went out and locked the door from outside, leaving her in Gumbura’s company.

Gumbura allegedly demanded sex from the woman and she refused. He removed his clothes, before grabbing the woman and forcibly taking off her clothes. He pushed her on the floor, it is alleged.

He allegedly raped the woman, before threatening to curse her if ever she reported the matter.

After the incident, the court heard that Gumbura phoned Ganyani to return to the office and unlock the door.

The woman did not report the matter to anyone, fearing she would be cursed.

She only made a report to the police on March 18 last year after she had left the church.

Gumbura’s wives and other church women are also on trial for contravening the Censorship Act, after being found in possession of several pornographic materials.

Gumbura faces a similar charge.

Maposa claims the Gumbura family is being framed by “enemies”.

Comments (11)

that is what cult leaders do.

matigimu mejala - 17 January 2014

well i am a woman i know how it feels to be raped even though if it hasnt happened to me yet but why is it all these women were quite all these days, i dont go to his church ,i dont know him but women are hypocrites , they should have said it before and why is it they were still going to that church , i think they were in love with Gumbura but because he is a womanisor they got hurt after being divorced

LOICE MASHOKO - 17 January 2014

Just a picture only yavaGumbura vari muhovhorosi yechibhanditi tells a lot, but vakadzi kudawo zvinhu hey, but please nyangwe nhamo irove sei ngatisavimbei neava vanhu coz at one time Gumbura aitonzi a man of God mufunge sezvatiri kungoita vamwe... hameno

chokwadi - 17 January 2014

I repeat these women who are crying rape by Gumbura are those women who think using zviuno not the head, vakangotota chero varu muna first street vakutoda. 2009 rape yakutaurwa nhasi? She had the guts to get out of church but had no guts when her womanhood was ravished, ah ah ah keep those legs together.

Maita Manyuka - 17 January 2014

Kudaro zvenyu vanhu. Its easy for you to judge nekuti hamusi situation imwechete. Murume uyu imhondi pachena. Vakadzi vose ava vanganyepa here?

Jane - 17 January 2014

If it say women are terrible who can deny. They eat Gumbura's moneys all along and this is not even mention in the allegation. Gumbura was unholy but did not commit rape.

dugnas - 17 January 2014

it is people like you who promote crime if he raped them let him face the wrath of the law.....as you cn read they were threatened

jhjh - 17 January 2014

Lamech, the great, great, great grandson of Cain practised polygamy by taking two wives (Gen.4:19).Like his great, great, great grandfather Cain, Lamech also committed murder (Gen.4:23).Cain's people were great people. They were knowledgeable in the things of the world, they were inventors, builders of great cities and big monuments, and also great businessmen.Genesis 5 records Adam's lineage right up to Noah. They were simple people. They maintained their spirit of true worship of Jehovah. History tells us that they were mainly shepherds.There is also no record of any polygamous marriage, lying, killing, or any other evil works of the flesh. Sin was only imputed upon Adam after the Fall.

Chokwadi - 17 January 2014

The Bible states very clearly that IT WAS LAMECH, AND NOT GOD, WHO INTRODUCED POLYGAMY! Lamech introduced polygamy under the second covenant! Not God! But God permitted it to show what happened back there in the Garden of Eden when Eve partook of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil. It was sexual pleasure that brought about polygamy.

Truth - 17 January 2014

Polygamy was introduced under the second covenant by Lamech, and God merely permitted it to show what had caused the Fall! If To prove that God always holds to His Divine Will and Plan even though His permissive will is in operation, let's go to the Book of Genesis. We know that after the Fall, men began to have several wives (marrying and giving in marriage — Matt.24:38). Right? We also know that the male animals which originally were each given one mate (God created the animals in pairs) had begun to inherit several mates; one buck deer with several does, one bull with his cows, etc. Is that right? Now, let's see what happened when God ended the dispensation of conscience in the generation of Noah with a flood and started a new dispensation (commonly called human government).When the populace rejected the safety of the ark which Noah built, God told Noah: “But with thee will I establish my covenant; and thou shalt come into the ark, thou, and thy sons, and thy wife, and thy sons' wives with thee. And of every living thing of all flesh, two of every sort shalt thou bring into the ark, to keep them alive with thee; they shall be male and female. Of fowls after their kind, and of cattle after their kind, of every creeping thing of the earth after his kind, two of every sort shall come unto thee, to keep them alive” (Gen.6:18-20).See, God never changed His Divine and Original Purpose. He started a new world after the Flood with four pairs of human beings: Noah and Mrs. Noah; Japheth and Mrs. Japheth; Shem and Mrs. Shem; Ham and Mrs. Ham; and seven pairs of every clean animal, and a pair of every unclean animal. Read Genesis 7:2-3. They were all in pairs, a male and a female of every creature that God had created. If that isn't simple enough — somebody's blind!In God there is ONLY ONE WILL that is ORIGINAL, DIVINE and PERFECT.

Truth - 17 January 2014

Genesis 5 records Adam's lineage right up to Noah. They were simple people. They maintained their spirit of true worship of Jehovah. History tells us that they were mainly shepherds. -In God there is ONLY ONE WILL that is ORIGINAL, DIVINE and PERFECT. Man in his own will violated God's Will and sinned against God. God, Who is rich in mercy, granted unto man a certain time and season in which certain covenant for certain purpose was permitted. As a result, His Personality and attributes are revealed.

Truth - 17 January 2014

Post a comment

Readers are kindly requested to refrain from using abusive, vulgar, racist, tribalistic, sexist, discriminatory and hurtful language when posting their comments on the Daily News website.
Those who transgress this civilised etiquette will be barred from contributing to our online discussions.
- Editor

Your email address will not be shared.