Articles tagged 'apostolic christian council of zimbabwe'

ED promises free land to churches 6 March 2018 HARARE - President Emmerson Mnangagwa has promised to dish out free land to churches in a move likely to be seen as a tactic to sway the electorate ahead of the forthcoming general elections. Traditionally, Zanu PF — even during deposed Robert Mugabe's time — has appealed to churches during el...
ACCZ recalls Ndanga 23 December 2017 HARARE – The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) has recalled Johannes Ndanga as the life president of the religious group. ACCZ secretary-general Obert Matsveru told a press conference that Ndanga grossly violated the organisation’s constitution by manipulating patrons of ACCZ with...
ACCZ is my creation: Ndanga 15 October 2017 HARARE - As Zimbabwe's economic crisis deepens, amid infighting in both the ruling Zanu PF party and opposition MDC, Daily News' assistant editor Maxwell Sibanda sought the church's view by interviewing Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) leader Johannes Ndanga, who bemoaned the state ...
Bishop Ndanga fails to pay rent 23 September 2017 HARARE - Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) leader Johannes Ndanga has been dragged to the High Court for failing to pay $45 000 in rent for Pax House. His landlord Paget-Pax Endowment Trust is the applicant, while ACCZ and Ndanga are cited as first and second respondents. Accor...
Vapositori walk out of Ndanga's ACCZ 12 September 2017 HARARE - Some Apostolic sects have pulled out of the Johannes Ndanga-led  Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) to form the Association of Apostolic Churches of Zimbabwe (AACZ). Leaders of various apostolic churches that included Johane Masowe and its various outfits, Mugodhi, Zion an...
'Ndanga wanted to be vice president' 21 April 2015 HARARE - Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani yesterday said Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) president Johannes Ndanga (pictured) was bitter because the cleric refused to conduct prayers for him to become Zimbabwe's vice president. Mufani is being charged with public violence after members ...
Magaya blasts Vapositori 22 January 2015 HARARE - A storm is brewing between Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya and the country's Apostolic churches after the celebrity preacher controversially described the latter as “marine spirits from the dark kingdom”. In response, Apostolic Christian Counci...
Madzibaba Ishmael nabbed 4 January 2015 HARARE - Police have finally apprehended the leader of the Johanne Masowe Echishanu Budiriro Two sect, Madzibaba Ishmael “Mufani” Chokurongerwa whose congregants severely assaulted police officers and journalists in May last year. Mufani fled soon after the skirmishes leaving 37 members of his...
Vapositori jailed four years for violence 13 November 2014 HARARE - Eleven of the 37 members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johanne Masowe apostolic sect have been jailed for four years each for violence. Kudzanayi Kusekwa, 31, Cabson Chandaona, 43, Takavengwa Gwenzi, 46, Tichafa Madyegora, 41, Johanes Makumbe, 39, Ndumiso Moyo, 33, Alexio Kanhema, 37,...
Madzibaba Ishamea's strange beliefs 10 June 2014 HARARE - They live in a world of their own, in small communities. To them, experiencing wet dreams is as bad as committing murder. These are the Vapositori of Johane Masowe eChishanu who worship in Harare's Budiriro suburb at a place popularly known as paMatanga (tanks). A visit by the Week...
More vapositori in police custody 6 June 2014 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, w...
Mapositori denied bail 3 June 2014 HARARE - Three members from Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johane Masowe Church, who battered police officers and journalists using their shepherd’s crooks, were denied bail yesterday over fears they would endanger public safety. Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe remanded Milton Murinda, Dennis B...
Inside Madzibaba Ishamea's den 3 June 2014 HARARE - Members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani apostolic sect yesterday narrated the rampant abuse in their church, including forced marriages, virginity testing and the deity status enjoyed by their revered leader. Madzibaba Ishamea is on the run after his followers battered police officers...
Mapositori leader flees 2 June 2014 HARARE - Members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani Johane Masowe Church, who battered police officers and journalists using their shepherd's crooks on Friday, have abandoned their shrine, with the church leader reportedly on the run. When the Daily News crew visited the shrine yesterday, not a singl...
25 Vapositori arrested 1 June 2014 HARARE - At least 25 members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani Johane Masowe Church have reportedly been arrested for assaulting police officers and journalists. While police spokesperson Charity Charamba was not picking her mobile phone yesterday, she told State TV on Friday that six members of...
Lessons from the vapositori violence 1 June 2014 HARARE - Visuals of anti-riot police officers, fleeing for dear life from marauding cane-wielding and evidently blood thirsty members of the apostolic sect on Friday, have created debate across the world. It is unimaginable that members of the feared anti-riot police could flee from members of...
Vapositori beat up anti-riot police 31 May 2014 HARARE - All hell broke loose yesterday morning when members of an apostolic sect turned violent, beating up anti-riot police, journalists and the leadership of Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) for attempting to ban their church. Three police officers were seriously injured while...
Forced virginity tests slammed 29 April 2014 HARARE - Traditional virginity testing is an inhumane practice that disadvantages the girl-child, registrar of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) Busani Sibanda has said. Sibanda, who is also a United Apostolic Faith Church bishop, said though the practice has waned, there are ...
Gulf widens between EFZ, ACCZ 21 February 2014 HARARE - Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) has urged the Evangelical Fellowship of Zimbabwe (EFZ) to stand up and applaud its drive to stop abuse of congregants by church leaders. This comes after the EFZ — an association of over 300 Evangelical and Pentecostal churches  — scoffed...
ACCZ backs Mujuru 12 February 2014 HARARE - Acting President Joice Mujuru, who is under fire for condoning corruption, has received the backing of the Apostolic Church. Although Mujuru publicly shooed the media from covering the riveting stories of obscene salaries that parastatal bosses earn, the Apostolic Christian Council of...
Gumbura's church summoned 9 February 2014 HARARE - Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) has summoned  incarcerated Robert Martin Gumbura’s church, Independent End Time Message, to review whether to ban the church or allow it to carry its services. Johannes Ndanga, ACCZ president, who suspended the church from carrying out se...
Church cleared of any wrongdoing 15 January 2014 HARARE - The Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) has cleared El-bethel Tabernacle Ministries and its leadership of any wrongdoing, including charges of sexual abuse, engineering forced marriages and equipping junior pastors with martial arts skills to deal with errant congregants. J...
Churches face ban 12 January 2014 HARARE - Hundreds of churches worshiping in the open without sanitary facilities and bank accounts face being banned, as government moves in to bring sanity to the religious sector. On Thursday, churches under the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) met with the Registrar General’s ...
Thank you ACCZ 26 November 2013 EDITOR — This letter goes to Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) and its leader Archbishop Johannes Ndanga. I would like to applaud you for banning Robert Gumbura's church Independent End Time Message. I read the article on Friday November 22 in the Daily News with the headline C...
Church banned over “Satanism" 22 November 2013 HARARE - Robert Gumbura, losing Zanu PF primary elections canditate for Mabvuku-Tafara and RMG Independent End Time Message leader, who sparked outrage for sexually abusing his flock and dabbling in pornography, has been defrocked and his church suspended by an Administrative Court. Gumbura ha...