Articles tagged 'independent end time message'

High court upholds Gumbura conviction 7 October 2017 HARARE - The High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura for raping congregants. Gumbura, 60, was sentenced to 40 years in prison  after being found guilty on four counts of raping female congregants and another count of con...
Jailed Gumbura's woes mount 16 May 2017 HARARE - Rape convicted cleric Robert Martin Gumbura — currently serving 40 years behind bars — has been dragged back to court for allegedly failing to pay $74 000 for furniture he purchased more than three years ago. According to court papers, the Independent End Time Message church founder, ...
High Court puts off Gumbura's appeal hearing to Dec 8 3 December 2016 HARARE - The High Court yesterday postponed until December 8, a hearing by jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, on his appeal against a rape conviction. After the request was briefly heard in chambers, lawyers handling the appeal for Gumbura requested for time to ...
Ray of hope for rapist Gumbura 2 December 2016 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura could win a bid to dismiss one of his charges after the State conceded that the clergyman was convicted in error on one of the counts. This emerged during Gumbura's appeal hearing, which was before High Court judges Cha...
Gumbura's wives hang on, 2 yrs later 2 October 2016 HARARE - Despite their husband currently serving a 40-year jail term, the 11 wives of Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, say they will hang on as a sign of love to the incarcerated clergyman. In an interview with the Daily News on Sunday, Gumbura's second wife Queen Bu...
'Prisoners ate rats at Chikurubi' 8 January 2016 HARARE - Starved prisoners at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison resorted to trapping rats for survival in the cells as the institution was failing to meet their dietary needs, the court heard yesterday. This was said during the trial of incarcerated Independent End Time Message founder Robert ...
Court saves witness in Gumbura case 11 December 2015 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has saved a State witness in Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's prison break case, Claudius Mutizwa, from arrest for failing to answer questions put to him in court. Gumbura's defence counsel Tapson Dzvetero had applied to have Mutizwa inc...
'Chikurubi officers fatally shot inmates' 9 September 2015 HARARE - Convicts accused of masterminding a foiled jailbreak at Chikurubi Maximum Security Prison yesterday revealed that prison officials brutally murdered inmates during the riot and later claimed that they were shot attempting to escape. Incarcerated Independent End Time Message founder Ro...
Gumbura's appeal hearing set for today 5 August 2015 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's appeal will be heard today before two High Court judges. Gumbura is currently serving an effective 40-year prison term after Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya convicted him on four counts of raping female congre...
Gumbura faces further rape charge 29 July 2015 HARARE - Incarcerated Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura’s lawyer yesterday slammed the state for conspiring to reopen his trial on a further rape charge. Gumbura is serving a 40-year jail term. He is represented in the latest case by Tapson Dzvetero, whose application f...
Gumbura's bail bid thrown out 17 October 2014 HARARE - Rapist Robert Martin Gumbura, the incarcerated Independent End Time Message founder, has lost his Supreme Court bid to be freed on bail pending appeal. Gumbura is currently serving an effective 40 years in prison, after Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya found him guilty in Febru...
State closes Gumbura rape case 3 July 2014 HARARE - The State yesterday closed its case against incarcerated Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura on a fresh rape charge. Prosecutor Kudzai Chigwedere led evidence from three witnesses. The State’s last witness, Chido Chawanika, a Zimbabwe Republic Police victim f...
Court postpones Gumbura's trial on fresh rape charges 11 May 2014 HARARE - The trial of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura on a fresh rape charge has been postponed to July 1 because the presiding magistrate is going on leave. Harare magistrate Fadzai Mtombeni announced that the courts would deal with the matter from July 1 to ...
Gumbura's fresh rape trial opens 30 April 2014 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura has said the 26-year-old woman pressing fresh rape charges against him is his ex-concubine trying to settle scores with him, a magistrate heard yesterday. Gumbura, currently serving a 40-year jail term for five other ra...
Is immorality a legal wrong? 27 April 2014 HARARE - Immorality is socially considered unacceptable, but questions have been raised if this translates to a legal wrong. Several people have been brought before the courts for different crimes. While their fate is subject to the court's determination, the “court of public opinion” alway...
Gumbura's fresh rape trial deferred again 11 April 2014 HARARE - The trial of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura on a fresh rape charge failed to kick-off for the third time yesterday after his lawyer Rekai Maposa recused herself from the case. Gumbura is jointly charged with his secretary Tendai Ganyani. Maposa no...
Gumbura bail: Judge reserves decision 6 April 2014 HARARE - High Court judge Joseph Musakwa has reserved ruling in an application for bail pending appeal filed by Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, currently serving 40 years in prison for rape. Musakwa said he needed time to consider submissions filed by Gumbura’s lawy...
Gumbura too sick to stand trial 3 April 2014 HARARE - The trial of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura on a fresh rape charge has been deferred again because he is not physically fit to stand trial. An argument erupted yesterday between State lawyers and Gumbura’s defence attorney Rekai Maposa at the commenc...
Gumbura's church renamed 3 April 2014 HARARE - Jailed Robert Martin Gumbura’s RMG Independent End Time Message Church has been renamed Rock Revelation Independent End Time Message Ministries. Willard Mukodzi, the RMG deacons’ representative, confirmed the development. The change was made following an extraordinary meeting of the A...
Gumbura's fresh rape trial deferred 1 April 2014 HARARE - The trial of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura in a fresh rape charge has been deferred to April 2. Harare magistrate Fadzai Mtombeni postponed proceedings because Gumbura was not present at court due to logistics problems currently facing Zimbabwe Pris...
Missing record stalls Gumbura bail hearing 30 March 2014 HARARE - The hearing on jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's bail application has been deferred to next Friday, after it emerged that there were missing documents pertaining to a record of proceedings from the magistrates' court. Gumbura's lawyer Rekai Maposa sai...
Gumbura bail hearing deferred 27 March 2014 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's bail hearing has been deferred to tomorrow, after the State failed to file its response on time. Prosecutor Editor Mavuto told a High Court Judge that he needed time to go through Gumbura's voluminous application befo...
High Court hears Gumbura bail appeal today 26 March 2014 HARARE - High Court Judge Joseph Musakwa is today expected to hear an application for bail filed by jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura. Gumbura, who is currently serving a 40-year prison term, appealed to the High Court last week, after Harare regional magistrate...
Gumbura guards' trial opens 23 March 2014 HARARE - The trial of Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s security guards, who denied police entry into his house, opened yesterday. Simbarashe Musiyiwa and Tendai Mandevani, both aged 35, are facing charges of obstructing the course of justice. The police officers ...
Gumbura seeks High Court bail 21 March 2014 HARARE - Jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura has filed an application for bail pending appeal at the High Court after a Harare magistrate ruled that he had no jurisdiction to hear the matter. Gumbura is currently serving a 40-year prison term. He was convicted by ...