Gumbura's church renamed

HARARE - Jailed Robert Martin Gumbura’s RMG Independent End Time Message Church has been renamed Rock Revelation Independent End Time Message Ministries.

Willard Mukodzi, the RMG deacons’ representative, confirmed the development. The change was made following an extraordinary meeting of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) held last week.

Mukodzi said they were working hand in glove with ACCZ executive president Johannes Ndanga, through his Administrative Court, to lift the church’s suspension.

“I can reliably confirm that we have discussed and pleaded with ACCZ’s Administrative Court to uplift or grant us with certificate of temporal gathering which allows us to hold elections for the new leadership for the proposed Rock Revelation Independent End Time Message Ministries in line with ACCZ recommendations and dictates,” Mukodzi said.

“With that certificate therefore, it grants us permission to hold elections for the purpose of selecting and mapping an interim church leadership (ICL) and structure while on the other hand, the elected ICL to assume office and responsibility immediately upon being elected and handle church matters concerning the drafting of a new constitution for RR Independent End Time Message Ministries as recommended by ACCZ.”

Joseph Pagan’a, the ACCZ’s spokesperson, confirmed the development saying there are several requirements that must be met before the lifting of RMG Independent End Time Message Church’s suspension. 

“It is vital for the church to be renamed since its former leader was convicted and it is impossible for the church to be associated with convicts, so people should not suffer at the expense of Gumbura,” Pagan’a said.

Gumbura is currently serving a 40-year prison term after being convicted on four counts of raping church congregants.

“Thus the new name marks the dawn of a new era and leadership and the church (even its assets) should not be personalised and governance powers should not be vested in an individual or a clique of individuals hence the church should serve to unite the family and not cause divorces among spouses,” Pagan’a said.

Comments (7)


JAH PLEASURE - 3 April 2014

whats the change there? these guys have just lengthened the church's name while retaining the End Time Message mantra!

huku - 3 April 2014

Which Bible is used by this church? Do they really need to be registered to worship God?

Maita Manyuka - 3 April 2014

the elders must be checked on their lifestyle before they change a name for the same habits.Have they changed? why cant they go under a different ambrela and be members only without being leaders? If they are leaders ,it means they will do as he did because they copied his lifestyle.guys if you want to play with God, HE will fight for Himself because HE is God.Mungwarire kupinda mujail sagumbura,ngaaburitswe mujail nengirozi like paul and silas, and guys in the book of kings.

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Brothers and sisters forming another church or renaming it is not a solution but joining those you can't beat. There are so many good churches like The African Apostolic Church led by Paul Mwazha. We joined this true gospel, join us! If your eyes can see, see this, don't predict or if you want wisdom ask God and he will show you the true church with the true gospel yielding a true full life here and after death!

Etie Kamondo - 4 April 2014

Matsotsi !!

TSOTSI - 4 April 2014

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