Gumbura's secretary acquitted

HARARE - A Harare magistrate has acquitted Tendai Ganyani, the Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s secretary, of pornography charges after the State failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt allegations against her.

Magistrate Donald Ndirowei said the State failed to clarify whether the pornographic material was in Ganyani’s possession or in Gumbura’s possession.

“It is common cause that the articles were recovered from Gumbura’s residence,” Ndirowei said. “What is in dispute is whether they were in possession of Ganyani. The court is not convinced that she was in possession.

“Even if one imagines they were recovered from accused’s drawer, will it mean therefore that accused had total control of the articles as a mere employee? The court’s answer to all these questions is, no.”

Ndirowei said evidence led before the court pointed to Gumbura as the sole owner of the pornographic material.

“The one who was in possession is Gumbura not Ganyani,” Ndirowei said. “The State has failed to prove a reasonable case against accused. It failed to prove the element of possession which is important in cases of this nature.

“Accused is therefore found not guilty and acquitted and the articles will be forfeited to the State for destruction.”

Ganyani was being charged for possession of pornographic materials after detectives recovered two pornographic magazines, 16 DVDs and over 50 nude pictures in her office at Gumbura’s residence.

In her defence, Ganyani told the court that materials which were recovered from the storeroom were waiting to be burnt at a December convention and that a confession letter from one of the congregants who had surrendered part of the materials was attached.

She claimed police officers were out to fix her for refusing to testify against Gumbura.

Comments (2)

The plan was and is that Gumbura must suffer. Detectives who dealt with Gumbura case were clandestinely assigned to attack Gumbura from wives, children and church members. There is no surprise to the Church of this deadly and wicked plan which Satan poisoned in the hearts of Gwendere and Madzingira for their intentions to split the Church. Wicked boys! They will swim to hell soon!!

Rebels, I hate them with pure hatred! says King David - 14 March 2014

vachaiswa mumaoko aSATAN

zero tolerance - 17 March 2014

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