'Mugabe surrounded by ungodly men'

HARARE - Heartfelt International Ministries (HIM)founder Tavonga Vutabwashe has come out guns blazing accusing government officials of oppressing Zimbabweans but handling foreigners with velvet gloves.

During one of his sermons at the weekend that has gone viral because of its boldness and rare combative mood from a man of the cloth, Vutabwashe argued that government ministers are behind the untold suffering of locals. In his scathing sermon, Vutabwashe preaches that President Robert Mugabe is surrounded by ungodly people who are unfit to lead the country.

Adding that they comment negatively against the church and its suggestions, yet will never do the same about what foreigners say or do.

“His Excellency is saying indigenisation and empowerment but he is surrounded by people who are occultic. When Joseph returned to Egypt as an expatriate with his people, he did not give them wealth but gave them the most prime land in Egypt. Such is the case where foreigners are given the most prime land when Zimbabweans are being denied land.

“Now Joseph and his kin are in control. Right now if your car is being followed by a Chinese, a Chinese will pass a road block but the police will stop you. You are more suspect in your land than a foreigner. If you go to the airport they will be searching your bags,” Vutabwashe said.

In a seven minute video clip, Vutabwashe claims that the Zanu PF regime has perpetuated the stereotype that foreigners are superior to locals as it gives them preferential treatment.

The clergyman argues in his sermon that the present cash crisis can be traced to Zanu PF all weather friends, the Chinese, who he accuses of siphoning the greenback by to their motherland.

“Now cash is a crisis but the Chinese are taking money out. Who signed the agreement with them? If they take our wealth whose signatures are there? Are they Chinese signatures, Africa kills themselves. I remember pastoring in Belvedere, I struggled to acquire land to build a 15 000-seater church where they put Long Chen Plaza.

“They told me it is a wetland. But when the Chinese came they gave them that same land. So who is killing our own people and the animals? So now China is the hope of Africa. We try and go with the gospel to China but are denied entry because we have Bibles.

“They come here while against our God and now you tell us that you want to remove Scripture Union because you are making agreements with people who do not want the Bible,” Vutabwashe said.

In the beginning of the second school term minister of Education Lazarus Dokora banned the Scripture Union and recital of the Lord’s Prayer in schools and replaced it with the National Pledge.

In retaliation, parents and church leaders staged a demonstration against the Pledge arguing that it was against their religious beliefs.

Comments (23)

Samanyika plse spare us for now.go on leave.dont comment til next month.Tired.eyesour now.

fadzi - 8 June 2016

wait a minute. ne Lord's prayer yaka banwa futi? dokora ka?

big dhara - 8 June 2016

Blaming China for all our problems and woes is like the Mugabe regime blaming whites and the Western Imperialists for everything that goes wrong? Robert Mugabe is in control of this country and it is entirely up to him to monitor events and direct events. So instead of blaming foreigners, all of whom will take advantage of us and our stupidity if we allow them to do so, China included. But it is us who are at fault simply because it is us who allows it to happen. Our vision is so blurred right now that nobody seems to be able to see the way. GET RID OF MUGABE and his stooges and clones, only then might things improve. Until such time all of us are stuck in a rut.

Mbewa - 8 June 2016


SaManyika Chaiye - 8 June 2016

Dont look East for answers, Mugabe himself is devil.. No mattter how we look at the zim crisis, mugabe remains the chief culprit.. cash shortages, unempolyment, poor salaries, general economic melt down, general lawlessness, poor imagge of the country, shortage of investment, poor roads, shortages of drugs in hospital, disappearance of media pple like Dzamara - the list is endless... dontt look east for answer, he devil is reining supreme in our midst... I wonder where is God when things turn so bad but just across the river, pple are free?

radio chokwadi - 8 June 2016


"Sinners in the hands of an angry God" - 8 June 2016

Since when was Bob a godly man with all the killing and suffering the we zimbos have gone through. These church guys so called prophets have questions to answer. How they interfere with politics and then say god god.

John Mutirori - 8 June 2016

The late Herbert Ushewokunze when when he resigned from the politburo and became Harare Provincial Chairman told a rally in Chitungwiza that Mugabe was surrounded by deadwood and nobody took him serious. Now people can see the truth. Mugabe is just selfish and will want to die with Zimbabwe. He has no new ideas to offer besides taking 4 million out of the country when ever he goes out of the country. He is the one externalizing money. How many trips this year x 4 million each. The guy has to go. Period.

Dunga - 8 June 2016

Few pastors have the tmerity to tell these ZANU guys the truth as this one does. My only criticism would be that Apostle did not go far enough....its not only the people around the old man that are ungodly; the centre itself has become subject to the drives and motivations of the "dark side". Mugabe is NOT godly.

Truth Said - 8 June 2016

if people surrounding Mugabe are ungodly then Mugabe is the same for it is impossible for a sheep to live among wolves, but wolves go well well together.

owen - 8 June 2016

Why is it in Zimbabwe when prominent people speak against Zanu pf, Mugabe is excused as if he is innocent in all these problems that we face as a country. He is the number one unGodly. Lets tell it like it is without fear or favour. Coming to the pastor why do i get the feeling that you are just a bitter person speaking against foreigners? You know who is the real problem in all this. Now is the time for church leaders to come out if they are truly men of God to speak out against the evil the gvt

Gushungo - 8 June 2016

Can 2 walk without agreement? Show me your friend and I will tell you your character and so on and so forth. Bob is the appointing authority, no one forces him to appoint the people he surrounds himself with. He has power to hire and fire and no one can question it, well they can but they too can find themselves fired or sleeping with the fishes. I don't get why these people are always keen to absolve Mugabe and blame everyone else. The problems starts and end with him.

Galore - 8 June 2016

Zimbabwe, let us not always blame the outside for our problems. The problems afflicting us are caused by Zimbabweans in power. Corruption, greediness, cruelty, intimidation of political opponents, threats of abductions or disapperaances, harrasing innocent civilians, drafting of wild draconian economic policies, not promoting SMEs, not promoting agriculture, hating one another, not supporting youths projects, not supporting women projects, not supporting local companies, no love for our country. If we do not reform, Zimbabwe will remain going in the negative direction.

Viona Ngwena - 8 June 2016

so this pastor has just said nothing! you cant blame the wagons & rolling stock for not moving when the locomotive is old & is without coal to fire the steam! finito!

SaManyika Chaiye - 8 June 2016

next thing you will hear that this prophet who is bold like this is being folowed by unknowns CIOs, then mozonwa kuti paita sex tape rake kkk. just like what happened to Pius Ncube

shumba - 8 June 2016

Women and men of so called God are wasting their time. After creating everything in the universe, God went to sleep or maybe he died, else how can he side with Mugabe for such a long time, giving him ideas of how to cheat in elections successfully, killing opponents without repercussions, living longer than any leader in the world, etc, etc.

Yeoman Thomas - 9 June 2016

What is this guy drinking? And people go to his church? Fools! Mugabe is the one to blame. No amount of sugar coating can change this. Instead of this fake pastor lambasting what is wrong, he instead wants to paint a picture of a saintly Gabrionic angel. To hell with that! Tibvire panapa.

Craziness - 9 June 2016

Thank you man of God for the voice. However you should have gone further. Birds of the same feather flock together daddy.

kennedy mlambo - 9 June 2016

Thank you man of God for the voice. However you should have gone further. Birds of the same feather flock together daddy.

kennedy mlambo - 9 June 2016

Thank you man of God for the voice. However you should have gone further. Birds of the same feather flock together daddy.

kennedy mlambo - 9 June 2016

Thank you man of God for the voice. However you should have gone further. Birds of the same feather flock together daddy.

kennedy mlambo - 9 June 2016

Thank you man of God for the voice. However you should have gone further. Birds of the same feather flock together daddy.

kennedy mlambo - 9 June 2016

These animals should not be called ungodly, they are inhumane. Baboons should be watching and laughing from the mountains at the kind of leadership we have.

kkkkkkkkkkkkk - 9 June 2016

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