Articles tagged 'churches'

No tax break for religious organisation that enters business arena 23 December 2018 HARARE - One of the most innovative and business-minded groups are today's religious organisations.  Rather than waiting for donations and offerings, churches and religious organisations are coming up with income generating streams to sustain themselves and fulfill the mandate of preaching the...
Registrar-General to host churches 21 September 2018 HARARE - The Registrar-General's department says it will this month host churches to discuss the newly-gazetted statutory instrument on marriages. The conference will be held on September 27, 2018 at Tobacco Hall, Harare Show Grounds at 10am. “The Registrar-General's department would like t...
Churches condemn Byo bombing 30 June 2018 HARARE - Churches have condemned the bomb attack during a Zanu PF campaign rally which killed two aides and left President Emmerson Mnangagwa's deputy and a Cabinet minister nursing serious wounds. Vice President Kembo Mohadi and Zanu PF chairperson and Water and Climate minister Oppah Muching...
Tsvangirai meets with top church leaders 25 May 2017 HARARE - MDC leader Morgan Tsvangirai met with top leaders of the World Council of Churches (WCC) to discuss justice and peace ahead of the key 2018 elections.  Tsvangirai's spokesperson Luke Tamborinyoka confirmed to the Daily News that the MDC leader met on Tuesday with top leaders from the ...
'Church leaders fuelling child marriages' 1 December 2016 HARARE - Leaders of indigenous apostolic churches and charismatic evangelical groupings which mix Christian beliefs with traditional cultures are fuelling child marriages in Zimbabwe, researchers say. Child marriage has become most prevalent among indigenous communities in rural areas across t...
Church urged to condemn violence 2 October 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe Divine Destiny (ZDD) leader Ancelimo Magaya has urged more churches to rise and speak against violence, torture and police brutality which they allege is being perpetrated by the President Robert Mugabe-led government. Speaking at a prayer meeting held at the Dutch Reformed C...
Admit to God you've failed, Mugabe told 26 September 2016 HARARE - Church leaders have appealed to President Robert Mugabe to “admit to God he has failed” and initiate the reconciliation process by opening up dialogue. The clergymen — Ancelimo Magaya, Kudakwashe Makuwe, Useni Sibanda, and Tedious Munemo — made the remarks in an open letter to the 92-...
Biti urges churches to pray for Zim 2 September 2016 HARARE - People's Democratic Party (PDP) leader Tendai Biti has urged churches to pray for Zimbabwe, saying the country is on a “knife-edge” following weeks of unprecedented protests. In the past weeks, citizens have taken to the streets in protest against President Robert Mugabe and his gover...
Churches condemn police brutality 21 August 2016 HARARE - Churches have condemned police brutality and savage beatings of peaceful protesters which they said violated the Constitution. This comes in the wake of Wednesday and Thursday's barbaric attacks on vendors and Tajamuka/Sesjikile members who were protesting against the introduction of ...
Churches plot anti-Mugabe protest 16 August 2016 HARARE - Church organisations are plotting an anti-President Robert Mugabe protest tomorrow in Harare. The organisations — Zimbabwe Devine Destiny (ZDD), Prayer Network of Zimbabwe, Zimbabwe Pastors Fellowship, Christian Voice and Zimbabwe Christian Alliance — said they will proceed with the d...
Church leaders warn of unrest 17 July 2016 HARARE - Zimbabwe's church leaders called on the government to listen to the cries of its suffering citizens, warning that their grievances could “soon explode into civil unrest if not addressed.” Church groups — including the Zimbabwe Catholic Bishops' Conference, the Evangelical Fellowship o...
Gvt to escalate social media blitz 10 July 2016 HARARE - After successfully and temporarily jamming the WhatsApp platform during Wednesday's nationwide stay-away, there are fears that government will intensify controls as we approach the 2018 elections, observers contend. However, as they say; once bitten twice shy — citizens after this ord...
Mugabe's Zanu PF brawls over strike 8 July 2016 HARARE - As thousands of Zimbabweans staged a general strike that shut down the country on Wednesday, President Robert Mugabe and his warring Zanu PF lieutenants were trading poisonous accusations about who was behind the stay-away. Well-placed Zanu PF sources told the Daily News yesterday tha...
Keep the momentum, churches urge protesters 5 July 2016 HARARE - Outspoken preacher Ancelimo Magaya has urged Zimbabweans protesting against President Robert Mugabe's policies to “keep up the momentum” so as to force the nonagenarian to relinquish power. Commenting on the ongoing wave of protests sweeping across the country the  clergyman, who is t...
More churches push for Mugabe departure 29 June 2016 HARARE - More churches are joining the call for President Robert Mugabe to relinquish power forthwith in the wake of the country's ever-deteriorating economic situation. And in a major departure from the mild positions that faith-based organisations usually take with regard to politics, church...
Churches call on Mugabe to resign 7 June 2016 HARARE - As Zimbabwe continues on its downward spiral of the past two decades, usually circumspect church leaders are adding their voices to growing calls for President Robert Mugabe to step down, to give the country an opportunity to revive its fortunes. In an unexpected statement yesterday, ...
Harare council to descend on unregistered churches, schools 6 June 2016 HARARE - Several  schools, universities, churches, hotels and recreational places are facing closure as they are operating without certificates of assembly, the City of Harare has warned. The Harare City Council (HCC) said failure to regularise the assembly places within the next two months wi...
Churches call for national day of prayer 22 May 2016 HARARE - Churches have called for a national day of prayer to reverse the country's deteriorating economic fortunes. This comes as Zimbabwe last week slashed its economic forecast by half to 1,4 percent due to drought. National day of prayer coordinator John Chimbambo said only God has the ...
Hundreds of churches face demolition 10 March 2016 HARARE - Thousands of Harare church-goers could find themselves in limbo from this week onwards, after the city council gave more than 100 churches operating from illegal premises around the capital a 48-hour ultimatum to vacate their premises or face the full might of the law, as the council str...
Govt moots taxing churches 26 June 2015 HARARE - Zimbabwe's deepening economic crisis is leading government to consider taxing cash-rich charismatic churches. A set of laws exempts traditional churches and other recognised religious and nonprofit organisations from paying tax in Zimbabwe. But the cash-strapped government is now c...
Grace Mugabe's conduct appalling 9 October 2014 HARARE - We are not sure whether Grace Mugabe commandeered a section of church leaders to Mazowe on Tuesday out of desperation or disdain for religion. Either way, it was a stunt most unbecoming of an aspiring national leader, and even less so for a First Lady whose husband and family likes to...
Govt targets churches in HIV interventions 1 April 2014 HARARE - Religious beliefs are preventing many HIV positive patients from accessing anti-retroviral treatment, a Health ministry official has said. Angela Mushavi, ministry of Health and Child Care national Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT) coordinator said they had already be...
Why tax churches? 17 November 2013 EDITOR ?I am worried and cannot believe what the government has said to churches that they should pay taxes. Personally, I do not think that a church is a business but it is a place of worship and of doing charity works. In the new Constitution there is no section which states that churches...
Churches say 'no' to taxes 15 November 2013 HARARE - Widespread public fury has erupted in Zimbabwe as the cash-strapped government  is beginning to make churches a prime target for taxation. While Taungana Ndoro, Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (Zimra)'s chief of corporate communications, was still not ready with an official statement on th...
Please stop harassing churches 15 November 2013 HARARE - That our government is broke is a fact of life but the desperate and embarrassing levels this administration has reached in trying to tax churches is shocking as it shows a regime with no ideas to take the nation out of the current economic quagmire. Government now wants to tax church...