More vapositori in police custody

HARARE - Two more members from the Ishamea Mufani-led Johanne Masowe Church have been remanded in custody over public violence charges.

The number of Vapositori arrested for beating up police officers and journalists last week has risen to 30 after Prayer Parira, 30, and Gilbert Mudyiwa, 38, were arraigned before the courts yesterday.

Parira and Mudyiwa were treated in the same manner as their 28 accomplices by Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe, who remanded them in custody to June 16.

Chikwekwe ruled on Tuesday that releasing the Vapositori would “jeopardise the course of justice, trigger public chaos and endanger their own safety.”

Allegations against the pair and their accomplices arose on May 30, at Budiriro 2 Park, Johanne Masowe eChishanu Madzibaba Ishamea’s shrine.

Apostolic Church Council of Zimbabwe president Johannes Ndanga, and a 26-member delegation that also included police and journalists, went to the church’s revered shrine to announce a ban on the church over issues of women and child abuse.

Part of the congregants challenged Ndanga to read his speech in Shona claiming they did not understand English.

Ndanga then ordered police to arrest one of the congregants who kept interjecting as he read his speech justifying banning the church.

Other congregants then began singing an allegedly “violence-inciting song” called Umambo hwepfumo neropa before all male congregants armed with sticks of about a metre long each started charging at Ndanga.

 

Comments (4)

its not a stick, but a shepherd's crook. wadii kubvunza vamwe?

shephered's crook - 6 June 2014

nhau yamapostori haidakadze,zvakamboitika kumarondera paGombo pakato rwiwa..mapostori ane hasha.......

tofara todo - 6 June 2014

Ibhayibhili lithi lona you shall know the truth and this truth shall set you free. kkkkkkkk zadibana stop worshiping idols somebody tells you that somebody is a mistake you just follow tshayanani bhuqanani kakhulu libophane futhi kkkkk

Nqwa - 7 June 2014

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