Articles tagged 'budiriro'

Dozens stranded as floods hit Budiriro 16 January 2017 HARARE - Dozens of people were left stranded on Friday after flash floods flooded their homes in Harare's Budiriro suburb. The homes which were built on a wetland adjacent to a river in Budiriro 5 have not been spared by the incessant rains that have also flooded other high density areas as we...
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,...
Vapositori fail to raise bail 13 June 2014 HARARE - The wives of 24 members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani's Johanne Masowe Church, whose husbands were granted $100 bail at the High Court yesterday, have appealed for financial help to secure their release. Spouses of the freed men are appealing to the public to help them with a total ...
Church leaders slam Masowe violence 12 June 2014 HARARE - Zimbabwean church leaders have slammed the deadly violence that broke out in Budiriro between members of Johanne Masowe weChishanu Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani's sect, Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) officials and the police. The Zimbabwe Heads of Christian Denominations (Z...
Vapositori bail ruling today 12 June 2014 HARARE - The High Court will today rule on a bail application by 24 members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani's Johanne Masowe Church, who are facing charges of assaulting police officers and journalists in Budiriro. The accused, through their lawyer Obey Shava, on Friday approached the High Cou...
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...
US Embassy condemns Budiriro attack 4 March 2014 HARARE - The US Embassy yesterday condemned incidents of politically-motivated violence that have occurred in Harare. In a statement released yesterday, the American embassy noted media reports on the attack on Rodrick Dzapasi 44, who is Zanu PF cell chairman for Tabudirira District in Budirir...
Old Mutual to build 15 000 houses 12 December 2013 HARARE - Fifteen thousand first time home - seekers are set to benefit from Old Mutual's housing developments across the country in the next five years. The insurance giant has set aside $62 million towards funding the initial phase of the project, where it is constructing 1 593 housing units ...