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I will rule till God says come: Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe yesterday launched a tirade against critics who say he has overstayed in power, vowing to hang on to power until he dies. Mugabe became AU chairperson in January 2015 amid pomp and fanfare, but local analysts and opposition groups say his term was a disaster. In his ...

Are the New African Flamboyant Prophet (NAFP) spiritual operators, or are they simply garden variety conmen?

AMONG the 117 emails I received after the publication of my article, By Their Waistlines Ye Shall Know Them, there was one particularly thoughtful one that raised an important problem. If I were to put into my own words the emailer’s line of inquiry, the issue that he raised was this: Does the ...

By their waistlines ye shall know them

THANKS to the laziness of our journalists and academics, we have up to now not been able to get to the bottom of this new African craze of what are oftentimes handsome, slick, pointed-shoe shod, shiny-suit clad prophets in Africa, with their stylishly groomed facial hair, their phalanx of bodyguards, and their expensive cars. Brother Learnmore ...

National Prayer on cards

Apostolic Flame Ministries founder Bishop Tarugarira Chipunza has lined up an all-night prayer dubbed “Economic Restoration” at the Great Zimbabwe expected to pool traditional, political and religious leaders in praying for the nation. “The reason why we are doing that is we are praying to God in order for Him ...

Bailed rapist pastor rearrested after he gives victim $1,000 bribe

A HARARE church leader who was on bail for rape charges was over the weekend rearrested for attempting to silence the woman he raped in July by giving her a bribe of $1 000. Takura Gadzikwa, 34, is the founder of Greater Embassy ministries which operates from Cameroon Street in ...

Unmasking Magaya’s lies on us Vapostori

In his booklet titled Marine Spirits, Mweya yemumvura: Teachings by Prophet W. Magaya, excerpts of which are broadcasted on his Yadah TV channel and featured in three consecutive issues of the Sunday Mail, the popular preacher claimed that Vapositori, as they are popularly known, are derived from spirits that reside ...

Gospel musician Noel Zembe recovers

Popular gospel musician Noel Zembe who was once involved in a car crush has bounced back. The Ndaiwana Hama hit maker was involved in an omnibus accident in Mbare a about a year ago leaving his leg amputated. Last week at an album launch of Reverend Chivariro the musician performed ...

Corporal punishment banning: a religious and cultural perspective

NEWS that the High Court has outlawed corporal punishment left many people shell-shocked, with murmurs of disapproval reverberating in social discourse. The shock judgment on the 16th of January hit conservatives squarely between the eyes and many are still battling to come to terms with the unanticipated reality. To think ...

Olinda Marowa optimistic with new church

Gospel music couple Olinda Marowa and husband-cum-manager Michael Ziwenga are optimistic their newly found church will bear fruits. This was revealed in their DVD “Moment in Miracles” which was released on the day they launched their new church “Grace Life Covenant”. The DVD, which would be distributed for free from ...

Jesuit Superior General, Fr Nicolas Adolfo SJ to retire

Jesuit Superior General, Fr Nicolas Adolfo has convoked General Council (GC) 36 to facilitate his retirement as the universal leader of the Society of Jesus in 2016. If the General Council accepts his resignation, he will become only the third Superior General of the Jesuits to retire in more than ...
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