Lupane

Zanu-PF sees benefits in attracting trendy Pentecostal youths

January 30, 2013
Zanu-PF is now targeting youths from Pentecostal churches (which are fast spreading their tentacles countrywide), as the party tries to woo voters ahead of harmonised elections likely to be held this year, a senior party official has said. Addressing a Matabeleland North Zanu-PF provincial meeting in Lupane (western Zimbabwe) recently, Politburo ...

Lupane traditional healer in court on charges of abusing eight schoolchildren

August 8, 2012
A 75-year-old traditional healer from Lupane district has been arraigned before the courts facing charges of sexually abusing eight schoolchildren over a period of three months. The man, who lives alone in Shabula Village, pleaded not guilty to 12 counts of aggravated indecent assault, a count of indecent assault and ...

Peace concert in Lupane attracts thosands villagers

July 9, 2012
 Bulawayo Agenda, a civil society organisation, in collaboration with churches recently organized a peace concert in Matabeleland North, which attracted thousands from Lupane, a district on the road from Bulawayo to Victoria Falls. During the unique concert held under the Church and Civil Society banner, villagers prayed for peace and tranquility to prevail during ...

After a year of proceedings: Lupane priest placed off remand

April 19, 2012
reprinted with corrections and additions from the Newsday by Richard Muponde   In Lupane, Catholic Father Marko Mkandla was recently placed off remand after the State failed to provide witnesses alleged to have been at a mass which he had convened for Gukurahundi victims a year ago. Provincial magistrate, Rose Dube, ruled that Mkandla’s ...

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

August 3, 2011
 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 ...

Police arrest priest after memorial for slain civilians

April 17, 2011
The Associated Press has reported that a government minister and a Roman Catholic priest were arrested and detained by police for holding a memorial service for victims of  the Gukurahundi massacres. Moses Mzila-Ndlovu, a co-minister in the state national healing commission and a member of the former opposition in Zimbabwe’s fragile ...

Zimbabwean preacher does miracles in South Africa

February 18, 2011
The Zimdiaspora reported that Kwanele Dube, a 26-year-old Zimbabwean prophet has met tremendous success in South Africa. The 12 Apostles Church prophet, originally comes from the Sikhobokhobo area of Nkayi, in rural Matabeleland North, is doing wonders in the neighboring country using empty beer bottles to perform miracles. Recovering stolen motor vehicle, healing ...