Articles tagged 'vapositori'

Ndanga pushes for Gukurahundi reparations 29 September 2017 BULAWAYO - Government must atone for the Gukurahundi genocide and move forward with a plan to give reparations to the victims of the crackdown, in which the army's North Korean-trained Fifth Brigade killed an estimated 20 000 people, most of them from the Matabeleland region, Apostolic Christian ...
Mugabe blasts Vapositori 21 June 2015 HARARE - President Robert Mugabe has attacked members of the Vapositori (apostolic sect members), for refusing to take their children to school and hospitals, citing it as one of the country's major draw backs. Speaking at a ceremony for the official opening of the junior Parliament and the sw...
We don't believe in the Bible: Madzibaba 16 February 2015 HARARE - A senior member of Johane Masowe apostolic sect has claimed they do not believe in “a weak man” — Jesus Christ, and disregard the Bible as God's book. Responding to Prophetic Healing and Deliverance founder Walter Magaya's assertion that Vapositori were “marine spirits from the dark k...
Madzibaba Ishmael nabbed 4 January 2015 HARARE - Police have finally apprehended the leader of the Johanne Masowe Echishanu Budiriro Two sect, Madzibaba Ishmael “Mufani” Chokurongerwa whose congregants severely assaulted police officers and journalists in May last year. Mufani fled soon after the skirmishes leaving 37 members of his...
Vapositori jailed four years for violence 13 November 2014 HARARE - Eleven of the 37 members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johanne Masowe apostolic sect have been jailed for four years each for violence. Kudzanayi Kusekwa, 31, Cabson Chandaona, 43, Takavengwa Gwenzi, 46, Tichafa Madyegora, 41, Johanes Makumbe, 39, Ndumiso Moyo, 33, Alexio Kanhema, 37,...
Trial date for Vapositori set 28 August 2014 HARARE - The Harare Magistrates’ Court has set September 15 as the trial date for 37 members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johanne Masowe apostolic sect, accused of assaulting police officers. Some of the 37 include Emmanuel Sigauke, 37, Laston Marandure, 23, John Murahwa, 36, Taurayi Supiya, ...
'Vapositori slapped State in the face' 20 June 2014 HARARE - Vice President Joice Mujuru yesterday slammed members of an apostolic sect who battered police officers in Budiriro, describing the action as tantamount to slapping the State in the face. Mujuru said police officers who accompanied representatives of the Apostolic Christian Council of...
Madzibaba Ishamea's strange beliefs 10 June 2014 HARARE - They live in a world of their own, in small communities. To them, experiencing wet dreams is as bad as committing murder. These are the Vapositori of Johane Masowe eChishanu who worship in Harare's Budiriro suburb at a place popularly known as paMatanga (tanks). A visit by the Week...
More vapositori in police custody 6 June 2014 HARARE - Two more members from the Ishamea Mufani-led Johanne Masowe Church have been remanded in custody over public violence charges. The number of Vapositori arrested for beating up police officers and journalists last week has risen to 30 after Prayer Parira, 30, and Gilbert Mudyiwa, 38, w...
Mapositori denied bail 3 June 2014 HARARE - Three members from Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani’s Johane Masowe Church, who battered police officers and journalists using their shepherd’s crooks, were denied bail yesterday over fears they would endanger public safety. Harare magistrate Vakayi Chikwekwe remanded Milton Murinda, Dennis B...
Inside Madzibaba Ishamea's den 3 June 2014 HARARE - Members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani apostolic sect yesterday narrated the rampant abuse in their church, including forced marriages, virginity testing and the deity status enjoyed by their revered leader. Madzibaba Ishamea is on the run after his followers battered police officers...
Mapositori leader flees 2 June 2014 HARARE - Members of Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani Johane Masowe Church, who battered police officers and journalists using their shepherd's crooks on Friday, have abandoned their shrine, with the church leader reportedly on the run. When the Daily News crew visited the shrine yesterday, not a singl...
25 Vapositori arrested 1 June 2014 HARARE - At least 25 members of the Madzibaba Ishamea Mufani Johane Masowe Church have reportedly been arrested for assaulting police officers and journalists. While police spokesperson Charity Charamba was not picking her mobile phone yesterday, she told State TV on Friday that six members of...
Lessons from the vapositori violence 1 June 2014 HARARE - Visuals of anti-riot police officers, fleeing for dear life from marauding cane-wielding and evidently blood thirsty members of the apostolic sect on Friday, have created debate across the world. It is unimaginable that members of the feared anti-riot police could flee from members of...
Vapositori beat up anti-riot police 31 May 2014 HARARE - All hell broke loose yesterday morning when members of an apostolic sect turned violent, beating up anti-riot police, journalists and the leadership of Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) for attempting to ban their church. Three police officers were seriously injured while...