Mutare

Catholics from around Zimbabwe celebrate Dominican sister’s silver jubilee

January 29, 2013
The Dominican Missionary Sisters of the Sacred Heart of Jesus and lay Catholics from Kwekwe and its area marked the silver jubilee of Sister Cecilia Mukazi’s vows, at St John’s Parish recently. Catholic deacons, friars and nuns, who converged at St Johns church, came from as far as Harare, Mutare ...

Vapostori ‘prophet’ in Mutare misleads woman, rapes her

January 25, 2013
Police in Mutare recently arrested a self-proclaimed prophet of the Johane Masowe Apostolic sect who allegedly raped a woman under the pretext of exorcising demons.  Alfred Makurumidze, 40, of 2514 Chikanga 2 had claimed that his 23-year-old victim had so many demons and other spiritual complications that she needed an all-night ...

Methodist Church-run Hartzell school needs your help to raise USD 2 million

November 21, 2012
Just months after spearheading an ambitious project to raise USD 20 million for the University of Zimbabwe, Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara has outlined a rescue plan for his old school – Hartzell High School in Mutare – which he says has “fallen on hard times.” Mutambara was guest of honour ...

Police prepare to deport three satanists

September 10, 2012
Three refugees are at Mutare Remand Prison, awaiting deportation from the country. This week they went public saying they were determined to open a church for satanists in Zimbabwe to recruit more followers. Two Congolese people and a Rwandan approached Zimbabwean authorities earlier this year by submitting an application to register ...

Two vacancies at Africa University

August 31, 2012
Two vacancies at Africa UniversityDeadline: 30 September 2012 Africa University, an International Pan-African and United Methodist Church-related Institution in Zimbabwe, invites applications from suitably qualified and well experienced persons to fill the following strategic positions: 1. Educational Technologies Administrator Key responsibilities–    Work collaboratively with Faculty, staff and students to support ...

Ten Vapostori found guilty for fighting over dead body of Johanne Marange’s son

August 20, 2012
The Zimbabwe Supreme Court has jailed 10 members of the Noah Taguta-led Johanne Marange Apostolic sect sect for an effective 16 months each for fighting over a dead body. Two factions from the same Momberume Taguta family substituted Bibles for rocks and engaged in bloody battles over ownership of the ...

Traditional healers and pastors encourage families to be more attentive to relatives’ spiritual life

July 13, 2012
A Mutare man recently hanged himself after weeks of complaining about being hounded by wild dogs that only he could see. Fungai Nyaude (34) of Musiringofa Village took his life several hours after complaining to his sister that he was tired of living a “haunted” life. Manicaland provincial police spokesperson, ...

Police recover USD 6K from Celebration Church in Mutare

June 25, 2012
A Mutare woman, who last month sold a family residential stand without her husband’s consent for USD 20,000 and donated USD 6,000 to the church, was convicted of fraud.  Martha Chiseko of the Celebration Church donated the money that she obtained from illegally selling a stand in one of Mutare’s opulent ...

Reporting on religion in Zimbabwe. That’s if you can call this “reporting”

June 20, 2012
We were about to reprint Clayton Masekesa’s juicy article “Christians during the day, hookers by night” that appeared last month in The Standard when I routinely googled one of his source’s names. The search revealed to me that a story about Mutare sex workers hit the media already in 2010. In fact, ...

Manicaland religious leaders want to be part of JOMIC

April 18, 2012
reprinted with minor additions and corrections  from the Newsday by Obey Manayiti   Manicaland church leaders are demanding to be involved in the Joint Monitoring and Implementation Committee (JOMIC) activities. They believe they can complement JOMIC’s efforts to promote peaceful co-existence among different political party activists.    Speaking at the JOMIC ...
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