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Thekwane community, Methodist in land row

March 22, 2017
THE Methodist Church in Zimbabwe (MCZ) is locked in a land row with villagers in the Thekwane communal lands in Plumtree, who accuse the church of practising “black apartheid” by fencing off land that belongs to them.   However, the church insists that it is not taking any land belonging ...

Pastors drag boss to court

March 13, 2017
THE United Pentecostal Church in Zimbabwe is embroiled in a nasty fight that has spilled into the Harare Magistrates’ Courts. A group of disgruntled pastors recently approached the courts seeking to expel their national superintendent, Reverend Clifford Makandise, for alleged corruption and abuse of office. The pastors are also lobbying ...

Majokoro in first ever live DVD recording

March 13, 2017
GOSPEL diva Carol Majokoro waded into unfamiliar territory at the weekend as she records her first ever live DVD album at the 7 Arts Theatre. The 15 track DVD album, titled X­trim Warship 1, was to be produced by Pastor Ted of Shabak Records and features English and Shona praise ...

‘Prophets are consulting sangomas’

March 13, 2017
A local traditional healer has confessed that some leaders of apostolic sects approach her to get powers to perform miracles at their shrines. Harare-based Ambuya Simboti said she was also inundated by visits from some local prophets who sought help when they failed to perform miracles in their churches. “A ...

I’m not converting pupils to Islam: ‘Ayatollah’ Dokora

March 8, 2017
PRIMARY and Secondary Education Minister Lazarus Dokora was recently taken to task by Norton church leaders who accused him of imposing an “anti-Christian religion” in the country’s education curriculum. Churches from the town requested to meet the minister through local Member of Parliament (MP) Temba Mliswa. Dokora is under fire ...

Zanu PF Slogans Dominate Mhere’s Album Launch

March 7, 2017
Gospel musician, Mathias Mhere’s album launch held on Saturday at 7 Arts Theatre almost degenerated into a political gathering as Zanu PF political heavyweights took turns to chant party slogans while showering the Double Double hit maker with gifts in what appeared to be a calculated move to ride on ...

Guta RaJehovah on fire

March 6, 2017
THE battle to control the Guta RaJehovah shrine in Hlohla Village under Headman Nyamagura in Zvimba district has split the church into two factions and resulted in violence that allegedly saw two huts being torched. The Sunday Mail Religion last Tuesday visited the shrine after receiving information that tension had ...

Gospel Soul Nights launched

March 6, 2017
GOSPEL musician, Joel Chiweda, who cut his teeth in the industry during a fruitful stint with Zimpraise, recently launched a monthly programme called Gospel Soul Nights to create space for music, spoken word and dance by gospel artists. The programme premiered two weeks ago at Utano Restaurant in Avondale, with ...

40-day Whatsapp fast for Catholics

February 28, 2017
ROMAN Catholic youths across the country have been encouraged to go on a fast of WhatsApp for 40 days during the Lenten season. During the Lent season, Catholics relive the experiences that Jesus Christ went through before and after his crucifixion, right up to resurrection. It therefore leads into and ...

Dokora not introducing Islam: President

February 28, 2017
PRESIDENT Mugabe has revealed that the Minister of Primary and Secondary Education is not introducing Islam in the country’s education system through the new curriculum Responding to a question on the controversies surrounding the new curriculum being implemented by the Government during his birthday interview with ZBC-TV last Tuesday night, ...
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