Articles tagged 'robert martin gumbura'

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 ...
Jailed Gumbura inspires Mutani album 11 March 2014 HARARE - Upcoming sungura musician Obvious Mutani is set to release an album based on the incarceration of RGM Independent End Time Message church founder Robert Martin Gumbura. The youthful Sungano Express frontman has also featured the self-styled king of Marabi music Kireni Zulu on the albu...
Gumbura's secretary acquitted 9 March 2014 HARARE - A Harare magistrate has acquitted Tendai Ganyani, the Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s secretary, of pornography charges after the State failed to prove beyond reasonable doubt allegations against her. Magistrate Donald Ndirowei said the State failed to cla...
State opposes Gumbura bail application 28 February 2014 HARARE - The State has opposed the bail application lodged by convicted Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, saying he was a flight risk. Prosecutor Jothan Murombedzi argued that there were no prospects for success in the appeal, and said if freed, Gumbura was likely to ...
Gumbura applies for bail 26 February 2014 HARARE - Convicted Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura has filed a bail application pending his appeal against conviction and 40-year jail term. Harare magistrate Hosea Mujaya will pass ruling on the application after the State files its submissions tomorrow. Gumbura ...
Don't ban our church: Gumbura's wives 25 February 2014 HARARE - Jailed Robert Martin Gumbura’s wives have begged the Administrative Court not to ban their church, the Independent End Time Message Ministries. Documents from the Administrative Court — led by Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe president Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, top police off...
Gumbura's wives disown police statement 11 February 2014 HARARE - Eight women from Robert Martin Gumbura’s church, facing charges of possessing and disseminating pornographic pictures, have rejected a police statement they reportedly made and tendered as exhibit in court. Choice Neganye, 32, Amadeus Mutakwa, 32, Rutendo Sekai Mandiya, 28, Pamela Kan...
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...
Gumbura set to appeal: Lawyer 6 February 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura will appeal against his conviction and a 40-year prison term imposed for raping female congregants, his lawyer has confirmed. Rekai Maposa told the Daily News yesterday that she was currently working on an appeal against the r...
Gumbura wives' porn material slammed 6 February 2014 HARARE - Nude pictures that were found at convicted Independent End Time Church founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s residence were an assault on local customs and traditions, a Harare magistrate heard yesterday. During the trial of eight women from Gumbura’s church — inclusive of his wives — which...
Churches hail Gumbura judgment 6 February 2014 HARARE - Churches have welcomed the 40-year jail term handed to Independent End Time Message Church founder Robert Martin Gumbura for rape, saying all evil elements in God’s house should be weeded out. Archbishop Johannes Ndanga, president of Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), who...
Gumbura to appeal 5 February 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder and pastor Robert Martin Gumbura plans to appeal his conviction and 50-year sentence, his lawyer Rekai Maposa said.
Gumbura gets 40 years 4 February 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message Church founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s dream of having 100 children crumbled yesterday after he was jailed for 40 years following his conviction on four counts of rape and contravening the Censorship Act. Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya sentenced t...
Couple splits over Gumbura's church 4 February 2014 HARARE - A Harare couple has broken up following accusations that the wife was having an inappropriate relationship with a congregant from Robert Martin Gumbura’s Independent End Time Message church. Godfrey Chipadza told magistrate Rekina Dzikiti that his girlfriend, Amina Mahlathini, is chea...
Gumbura sentenced 50 years 3 February 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder and pastor Robert Martin Gumbura has been jailed for 50 years on four counts of rape. He was sentenced to 15 years on two counts of rape and 10 years on the other two. Ten years were suspended.
Gumbura jailed 50 years 3 February 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder and pastor Robert Martin Gumbura has been jailed for 50 years on four counts of rape. He was sentenced to 15 years on two counts of rape and 10 years on the other two. Ten years were suspended.