prophets

False prophets and traditional healers perpetuating child rapes

September 30, 2013
Human and child rights groups have blamed false prophets and traditional healers for perpetuating religious beliefs and myths resulting in increased child rapes. More than 1 600 children were reported raped in the first half of the year countrywide with relatives being singled out as main culprits, police said last ...

Prophet vows to cleanse Zhombe school of ghosts

April 1, 2013
A prophet at the United Pentecostal Church made a sensational claim a few weeks ago that he had a vision of a ghost that is terrorising students and teachers at Mutimutema Primary School in Zhombe. He is set to hold a cleansing ceremony more powerful than the traditional one done ...

Ghanaian prophet deportee to Makandiwa: when you see a scorpion you shouldn’t step on it

March 20, 2013
Crowd-amusing miracles by Zimbabwe’s prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa and Ubert Angel were copied from a Ghanaian prophet who was deported from Zimbabwe in 2007 but is now back. In an interview with RelZim.org, Prophet Osei Tutu who heads the Miracle Gate Church International claimed that many people who were following him before his ...

Uebert Angel produces ‘miracle money’ in South Africa

March 1, 2013
Pentecostal prophet Uebert Angel recently took his miracle sessions to South Africa where it is claimed congregants received miracle money while dysfunctional electrical gadgets allegedly started working. Angel, who together with Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa have been criticised for their antics, declared that God wanted to prove that everything was possible “in ...

Prophet Angel adds Lamborghini to his car park

February 11, 2013
Charismatic preacher Uebert Angel Mudzanire has confirmed that he owns a Lamborghini — a supercar, which costs nearly $1 million to import into the country.  With a 2012 version of the Lamborghini Aventador priced at USD400,000-plus, it would have cost the “man of God” nearly USD800,000 to land the car ...

Self-styled prophet told to give back over USD700

January 30, 2013
A self-styled prophet allegedly swindled a woman of over USD700 claiming he wanted to pray for the money to solve her problems. Vincent Mashaire, 27, was sentenced to three months in prison which was wholly suspended on condition he immediately pays back Shamiso Zvabaya USD735. Mashaire told Zvabaya to bring all ...

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 ...

New Beginning Prophetic Conference in Harare (Jan 28-Feb 1)

January 11, 2013
Nat Opare Yeboah Apostolic Ministry presents New Beginning Prophetic Conference Date:Jan 28-Feb 1 Venue: Dutch Reformed Hall (53 Samora Machel Ave, Harare) Contact: 0772 213 434 ...

Prophet Java evicted from Scientology Church building

January 10, 2013
Kingdom Embassy Ministries, led by Prophet Passion Java, was reportedly evicted from its First Street premises in Harare following a rent dispute with the property owners. The church hall and the offices were located at NCR Building at the corner of First Street and Samora Machel Avenue. However church authorities last ...

Religion and media: the ultra-religious Zimbabwe of today vs the less loudly, aggressively religious Zimbabwe of 10-20 years ago

January 4, 2013
Alongside Zimbabwe’s great economic and political challenges, another big social phenomenon of the last decade or so has been the astonishing rise of an aggressive form of religious fundamentalism. Still to be well-studied and explained, it is perhaps not surprising that when a society is under deep stress, fundamentalist thinking and ...
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