Articles tagged 'church'

Top cleric decries dearth of democracy 11 August 2018 MUTARE - The heightening tensions in Zimbabwe over the disputed July 30 elections have betrayed Zanu PF and the MDC Alliance’s lack of appreciation of democracy, a prominent cleric has said. Retired Anglican bishop Sebastian Bakare told the Daily News yesterday that the protagonists in the evo...
Religious leaders preach peace during elections 29 July 2018 HARARE - Religious leaders drawn from different religions have been impressed by the level of maturity exhibited by Zimbabweans during the run-up to the elections scheduled for tomorrow. Zimbabweans have proved to be peace-loving people as they all managed to campaign peacefully, a development...
Church should uphold peace 3 July 2018 HARARE - Zimbabweans should stay calm and participate in peaceful harmonised elections as violence is associated with stunted growth among developing countries' economies, an international peace initiative watchdog has said. Heavenly Culture, World Peace and Restoration of Light (HWPL) urged l...
Zim regulator bans prophets' adverts 8 April 2018 HARARE - The Broadcasting Authority of Zimbabwe (Baz) has banned all the country's radio and State television stations from carrying programmes that advertise propets and traditional healings. Read full story in today's paper. [Adz]
ZBC bans 'prosperity, miracle prophets' 5 April 2018 HARARE - Zimbabwe Broadcasting Corporation (ZBC) has temporarily suspended all programming covering “prosperity and miracle prophets.” This comes amid public outrage over the unprecedented coverage of prophets at the expense of news, sports, business, entertainment and other programming. ZB...
ED visits Byo to celebrate Mugabe fall 31 December 2017 BULAWAYO - President Emmerson Mnangagwa is in Bulawayo today — the first time since succeeding Robert Mugabe — to grace an event organised by faith-based organisations to “thank God” for a peaceful power transition. Mnangagwa last month took over from 93-year-old Mugabe, who was forced to resi...
Bushiri's Mohadi prophecy comes to pass 27 December 2017 HARARE - Malawian preacher Shepherd Bushiri's November 2016 prophecy that Defence, Security and War Veterans minister Kembo Mohadi would “go higher and higher” in his political career has come to pass after the senior politician was appointed vice president of the ruling Zanu PF party last weeken...
Political parties scramble for Christian vote 14 November 2017 HARARE - Political parties are scrambling for the Christian vote ahead of the 2018 elections, amid revelations that at least 80 percent of the country’s eligible voters are church goers. From the ruling Zanu PF party to the opposition, they all have been trying to court Christians ahead of the...
'A' Level students examine local prophets 12 November 2017 HARARE - Advanced 'A' Level students are now required to examine local modern-day prophets — complete with their abundant controversy — in line with the new education curriculum. This was revealed in a Zimbabwe Schools Examinations Council (Zimsec) ''A'' Level November 2017 Divinity examinatio...
Grace's rally splits churches 5 November 2017 HARARE - First Lady Grace Mugabe's interface rally for the various apostolic sects in Zimbabwe has divided the clergy with the various church groups frantically trying to take charge of tomorrow's function set for Rufaro Stadium in Mbare. The event has widened the rift between the Apostolic Ch...
Mugabe slams prophecy-seeking politicians 2 November 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe yesterday mocked his senior lieutenants who flock to prophets seeking political ''prophecies'', especially ahead of next year's general elections. The 93-year-old leader — who apparently skirted the raging factional wars engulfing his long-ruling Zanu PF party ...
Vapostori push for food certification 30 October 2017 HARARE - An Apostolic Product Certification Trust (APCT) has been formed seeking to ensure food processing companies comply with a mix of national processing standards that requires vapostori to consume foods and drinks that do not contain any alcohol or pork. Obey Mapuranga, the chairperson o...
Bushiri to meet Zim's business community 8 October 2017 HARARE - South Africa-based Shepherd Bushiri of the Enlightened Christian Gathering (ECG) is set to visit Zimbabwe at the end of next month and he will meet the business community. The visit which is going to be facilitated by the Bright Light Prophetic ministry housed in Norton will see the c...
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...
I will run for office: Mawarire 10 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Evan Mawarire, the controversial cleric who popularised the #ThisFlag movement on Friday visited the City of Kings to lead the Zimbabwe prayer Night of Hope at Harvest House International Church. After the church service, the Daily News on Sunday's Letwin Nyambayo caught up with him...
Political injustices and the Church's silence 6 September 2017 HARARE - I am stunned by some contradictions presented by the Church in Zimbabwe. We preach brimstone and fire against adultery, robbery and murder, but suddenly find “good” reasons to avoid doing the same when the sins are committed by politicians. We claim to have absolutely no fear of th...
'Church will respect the law' 18 August 2017 HARARE – A large section of the church,  including “prophets”, has no problems working within prescribed conditions by government which on Wednesday announced that it was working on a raft of regulations to curb malpractices and breaches by clerics. This comes as President Robert Mugabe has ur...
Mugabe tears into prophecy-crazed Zimbos 13 August 2017 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has slammed Zimbabweans for trooping to Nigeria to seek prophecies. During his address at a youth rally in Gwanda yesterday, Mugabe said people should desist from being duped by prophets. His remarks come as scores of Zimbabweans, including senior government...
Religious groups embrace birth control despite taboos 29 July 2017 HARARE - Religious groups in Zimbabwe are breaking away from social and religious taboos about the use of contraception and taking control of their own bodies — even if they have to do it secretly. The change is happening as health and human-rights advocates sound the alarm over the number of ...
Zimra closes in on churches 26 July 2017 HARARE - The Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra) says it is looking into the country's churches with the view of establishing clearer taxing boundaries, amid indications most pastors are failing to remit all their dues to the taxman. Zimra board chairperson Willia Bonyongwe yesterday told the c...
Church condemns police brutality 15 July 2017 HARARE - The Church has condemned the police for its use of force in crushing Wednesday’s demonstration by the MDC youths describing its heavy-handedness as irrational and bad for upholding national peace and democracy at large. Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader Bishop Ancelimo Magaya had n...
SOUTHERN NEWS | Bulawayo: From industrial to church hub 12 July 2017 From industrial to church hub ONCE regarded as the country's industrial hub, Zimbabwe's second largest city has suffered what probably ranks as the worst job carnage, occasioned by the deteriorating economic situation that has led to seismic company closures, with churches now occupying buildi...
Police launch manhunt for daring robbers 8 July 2017 HARARE - A crack police team from the Criminal Investigations Department has launched a manhunt for daring robbers who pounced on a church in one of Harare’s low density suburbs, raped a woman, and got away with cash, in yet another chilling case of crime, which is spiralling out of control. P...
Mugadza wins Con-Court referral 30 May 2017 HARARE - The case in which activist pastor Patrick Mugadza is charged for predicting that President Robert Mugabe would die in October this year has been referred to Zimbabwe's highest court. Mugadza, a preacher in the tourist resort town of Kariba, told journalists in January that he had rece...
Let's all play our part 13 April 2017 EDITOR — One thing that has become patently and painfully clear to me is a lesson from history: the peaceful masses are irrelevant. The saying that goes, “Evil only flourishes when good men do nothing,” becomes crystal clear when looking back over Zimbabwe's history and the current complete an...