Articles tagged 'robert martin gumbura'

State wants Gumbura jailed 100 years 2 February 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura was yesterday convicted on four counts of rape, capping an intriguing trial in which the spiritual leader's “disgusting” actions were brought to the fore. With 11 wives and 30 children, Gumbura's trial hogged the headlines fol...
Gumbura convicted 31 January 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder and pastor Robert Martin Gumbura has been convicted of four counts of rape.
Gumbura verdict expected today 31 January 2014 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya will today deliver the much-awaited judgment in the case of Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, who is facing multiple rape charges. The ruling has been postponed twice before, following Mujaya’s request to inspect the co...
Gumbura's secretary explains porn material 30 January 2014 HARARE - Independent End Time Message Founder Robert Martin Gumbura's secretary Tendai Ganyani kept pornographic material for fun and future use, a magistrate has heard. Ganyani is facing charges of  possession of pornographic material after detectives reportedly recovered two pornographic mag...
Gumbura rape charges ruling postponed 24 January 2014 HARARE - Independent End Times Message founder and pastor Robert Martin Gumbura's rape charges ruling postponed to January 31, 2014.
Gumbura faces fresh rape charge 17 January 2014 HARARE - Controversial Independent End Time Message pastor Robert Martin Gumbura is set to stand a fresh rape trial on March 31. Gumbura is currently awaiting his judgment on January 24 on other rape charges where he is accused of raping many church congregants. His lawyer Rekai Maposa yest...
Gumbura wives' porn trial opens 15 January 2014 HARARE - Eight women from Robert Martin Gumbura’s Independent End Time Message Church yesterday told a Harare magistrate that they took nude pictures of themselves, which were produced in court as exhibits, “for fun and personal consumption”. Choice Neganye, 32, Amadeus Mutakwa, 32, Rutendo Se...
Fresh judgement day for Gumbura 10 January 2014 HARARE - Independent End Times Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, facing multiple rape charges, was yesterday furnished with a new judgment date. Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya remanded Gumbura to January 24 for his judgment. The ruling, which was initially pencilled for Januar...
Inside Gumbura's empire 9 January 2014 HARARE - Judgement in Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's rape charges could not be delivered yesterday after Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya asked for an inspection-in-loco of the controversial pastor's Marlborough mansion. The inspection revealed Gumbura's fl...
Gumbura sentence today 8 January 2014 HARARE - Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya will today deliver judgment in Independent End Times Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura's case in which he is facing multiple rape charges. Prosecutor Jonathan Murombedzi closed the State's case on December 20 last year, after leading evidenc...
Gumbura steals the limelight 27 December 2013 HARARE - Zimbabwean stars fell from heroes to zero, glory to gloom, grace to grass, as their glitter was blinded by criminal charges and incarceration. This year appeared to be a bad year for most artistes and public figures, who appeared in courts and made headlines for several days. From ...
Judgment date set for Gumbura 21 December 2013 HARARE - Independent End Times Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura will spend Christmas and New Year holidays behind bars after Harare regional Magistrate Hosea Mujaya said he will deliver judgment in his matter on January 8, 2014. Prosecutor Jonathan Murombedzi closed the State’s case after...
I want 100 children: Gumbura 20 December 2013 HARARE - Independent End Times Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, who has 30 children and 11 wives, has told a Harare magistrate that he aimed to have 100 children. Gumbura, who is facing multiple rape charges, yesterday denied molesting women, as his defence case opened. Prosecutor Jon...
'Police coached Gumbura accusers' 17 December 2013 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s lawyer yesterday alleged that police officers coached witnesses to implicate the pastor in rape charges. Rekai Maposa, one of Gumbura’s lawyers, said this while cross examining the mother of a 17-year old girl who claims she...
'All female parishioners belonged to Gumbura' 13 December 2013 HARARE - An Independent End Time Message former congregate sensationally revealed yesterday that all female parishioners in their church belonged to the founder Robert Martin Gumbura. Innocent Nehowa told the court that no woman could be married without Gumbura’s consent, as all women belonged...
Woman mulled suicide after Gumbura abuse 12 December 2013 HARARE - Independent End Time Message former congregant yesterday told the court how she contemplated committing suicide after a series of sexual abuses by the church founder Robert Martin Gumbura. The woman (name withheld), who now lives in South Africa, said she had to leave the church after...
'Gumbura solicited for sex' 11 December 2013 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura solicited for sex from married church women, Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya heard yesterday. A former church congregant (name withheld) who testified yesterday told the court how she left the church after Gumbura bega...
I am a good Samaritan — Gumbura 10 December 2013 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura says he is a “good Samaritan” and a victim of church politics — dismissing rape allegations as a plot contrived by enemies to cause his downfall. The pastor, who is facing multiple rape charges, yesterday told the court that t...
Gumbura's wives bare all 6 December 2013 HARARE - Wives of Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, currently facing multiple rape charges, claim they are one happy family and dispelled Satanism charges against their church. Four of Gumbura’s 11 wives are also appearing before the Harare Magistrates’ Court accused ...
Gumbura women face porn charges 5 December 2013 HARARE - Eight women linked to Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura have appeared before a Harare magistrate accused of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act, after being found in possession of several pornographic materials. Harare magistrate Babra Ma...
Trial date for 'rape pastor' 3 December 2013 HARARE - A bevy of women yesterday besieged the Harare Magistrates’ Court, as Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, facing multiple rape charges, was brought back in the dock. Court number 16 was yesterday filled to the rafters with beautiful and neatly dressed women, wai...
'Rape pastor' bail revoked 29 November 2013 HARARE - High Court judge Nicholas Mathonsi has revoked bail granted in favour of Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, accused of multiple rape charges, after the State filed an urgent chamber application. The prosecution said fresh evidence against the controversial pas...
Gumbura faces fresh rape charge 27 November 2013 HARARE - Robert Martin Gumbura, Independent End Time Message founder, is back in the dock, facing two fresh counts of rape. The controversial pastor is accused of raping a 17-year-old Shurugwi girl (name withheld) in 2009. It is alleged that the girl's father passed away in February 2009, b...
'Rape pastor' freed on bail 26 November 2013 HARARE - A High Court judge has freed on $500 bail Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura, accused of raping congregants, after the State consented to his release. Gumbura is jointly charged with Tendai Ganyani. Prosecutor Edmore Nyazamba said that even though the two we...
Pastor faces rape charges 19 November 2013 HARARE - Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura has been remanded in custody after appearing before the courts facing rape charges. Gumbura was remanded to December 2 when he appeared before Harare magistrate Donald Ndirowei. He was advised to apply for bail at the High ...