In the Churches Blog

Zionists baptize as many times as one needs

January 10, 2012 by Mandla Tshuma
While for the majority of churches baptism is a once-in-a-lifetime event, that is not the case with the Holy Apostolic Church of Zion. MaNcube of Pumula South in Bulawayo, who attends the Old Magwegwe parish, said that at the beginning of every year church members who feel they have “heavy ...

Annual contributions to Njelele pilgrimage compulsory in Hobodo community

January 9, 2012 by Mandla Tshuma
Despite one‘s religious orientation, annual contributions of money and grain towards the Njelele Shrine pilgrimage are compulsory in Hobodo community in Mangwe district of Matabeleland South Province. Every year towards the beginning of the rainy season in the month of August or September, Chief Hobodo, as the custodian of Kalanga ...

Zion Christian Church in Zimbabwe as seen by a member

September 6, 2011 by Mandla Tshuma
While members of other Christian denominations can attend church services dressed in their ordinary attire, members of the Zion Christian Church (ZCC) have special regalia, treated with sacredness. Briefing RelZim.org recently on the rituals of his Church, a ZCC member in Bulawayo, who preferred anonymity for fear of victimisation by elders, said ...

Remembering Fr. Odilo Weeger, who left an indelible ink on Matabeleland soil

August 3, 2011 by Mandla Tshuma
 The story of development and community empowerment projects ever carried out in Zimbabwe’s Matabeleland North would not be complete without giving credit to a Roman Catholic missionary Fr. Odilo Weeger. Today the province of Matabeland North, boasts one of the intact and state-of-the-art rural hospitals, St Luke’s, situated in the ...