Gumbura's secretary explains porn material

HARARE - Independent End Time Message Founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s secretary Tendai Ganyani kept pornographic material for fun and future use, a magistrate has heard.

Ganyani is facing charges of  possession of pornographic material after detectives reportedly recovered two pornographic magazines, 16 DVDs and over 50 nude pictures in her office at Gumbura’s residence.

She appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei.

Assistant Inspector Tichavengwa Robson Sengwe, who was part of the “search team”, told the court that Ganyani led them to a cupboard where she kept the pornographic material.

“We had received information that Gumbura abused women and children at his residence and that he also recorded the abuses and kept DVDs. Ganyani led us to her office and unlocked a wooden cupboard where she kept pornographic DVDs, magazines and pictures,” Sengwe testified.

“She said they belonged to her and that the pictures belonged to women who stayed at Gumbura’s residence including his wives. She also told us that the pictures were for fun and future use.”

Another State witness, 93-year-old Heyi James Malaba, who is chairperson of the Censorship Boards, told the court that pornographic material cease to be private once it is viewed by a second party.

Malaba said the pornographic material found at Gumbura’s residence was indecent and unfavorable for public consumption.

In her defence, Ganyani claims that the police were trying to fix her because she refused to testify against her boss in court.

She also claims the material was destined to be burnt at the church’s annual December convention.

It is Ganyani’s defence that the pornographic material had a confession letter attached from one of the congregants.

Ganyani’s lawyer Rekai Maposa said Sengwe’s evidence was unacceptable because there was no video clip or any recorded material to substantiate his allegations.

Maposa argued that Sengwe was deliberately misrepresenting facts because he is bitter that Ganyani declined being used as a State witness.

Comments (13)

"Another State witness, 93-year-old Heyi James Malaba, who is chairperson of the Censorship Boards...." Really, 93 year old? Tell me this was supposed to be 39. No wonder unemployment is high in this country.

JSC - 30 January 2014

mavekutibhowa nenyaya ya GUMBURA ....haipere here nyaya yacho kana kuti makuita kuti press ritengwe .TONGAI ZVINOPERA MAPURISA .

madzimai - 30 January 2014

Know what folks, while they are busy pondering the next move in the Gumbura saga, their teen children are busy watching those unsavory material. And you may not deny Gumbura the right to (future) use the material as a means of going down memory lane when he is also 93!

Overman Sanatorium - 30 January 2014

lets pray for pastor Gumbura, God will grant him a second chance and used of God than before

more - 31 January 2014

I think this Gumbura guy must have been making money through pornography...

Nzira - 31 January 2014

Tell me is there pornographic material which is decent and favourable? So why did they say and I quote 'Malaba said the pornographic material found at Gumbura's residence was indecent and unfavorable for public consumption'.

Gilbert Magwasha - 31 January 2014

Oh no, not another one if the report is correct that the chairman of the Censorship Board is 93 years old! Lets increase pensionable age to 100!

saundy - 31 January 2014

Gumbura mwana vaMwari. Munhu vaMwari pamusoro pazvo. Miedzo yatinosangana nayo tose naiye anosangana nayo. Satan unomurwisa zvinoenderana nerudano rwake munaKristu. Mwari kana vari interested nemunhu vavo vanomurwira kunyangwe kukauyeyi. Kana vakamuregerera Mwari ngavakudzwe. Vakasamuregerera Mwari ngavakudzwe zvekare asi inhamo kune anopa mhosva munhu vaMwari. There are different forms of pornography scenes. An undressed husband or wife is a pornographic scene to the opposite partner in a room. Pornography is nothing and not evil if done in private and not publicized. Hence it's an offence if publicized. That's the reason you find film makers say, no under 16 / 18 or 21. Drinking Beer has age limit. Marriage has age limit. Night Clubs has age limits. ZBC censor some scenes which are not good for those with nervous disposition and the enclause a statement. Gumbura appears to be 'innocent' guys in as far as the bible, which is supreme over all laws of the land, is concerned.

Mwana weVhu - 31 January 2014

Harare streets are awash with porn DVDs mhani, ko Tino Katsande ngaasungwewoka

snowden - 1 February 2014

Did i read 93, the we are an illiterate bunch. Real pornography is being sold in broad daylight on Harare streets. Gumbura should go for rape not pornography.

Mukanyantics - 5 February 2014

Gumbura arinani nekuti Mwari vamupa mukana wekuti atendeuke, Mwari vazviburitsa pachena kuitira vamwe va Fundisi vatarise mafambiro avo.

Muprofita - 6 February 2014

guys i do not how much people try to defend this man, his behaviour is in huma he deserved a death penalty

cindy - 6 February 2014

"Malaba said the pornographic material found at Gumbura's residence was indecent and unfavorable for public consumption'.---ReallY? Of course it's unsuitable for public consumption. Have you ever tried to eat a magazine, let alone a DVD?

dr kiskiss - 6 February 2014

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