Robert Mugabe

Fear in the Pulpit: Will Harassment Silence the Catholic Church in Zimbabwe?

July 13, 2011
A recent cover story in The Tablet, the international Catholic weekly (June 25), was titled ‘Fear in the Pulpit’. It details the challenges facing Zimbabwe’s Catholic Church, which it says has been branded ‘an enemy of the state’ by Robert Mugabe and his ‘secret police.’ The Catholic Church made news ...

Former Air Zimbabwe head becomes CEO of Celebration Church

July 7, 2011
According to The Zimbabwean, former Air Zimbabwe head Peter Chikumba has been appointed CEO of Celebration Ministries International (CMI). CMI founder and head, Tom Deuschle praised Chikumba as an effective manager, judging by his achievements under difficult conditions at Air Zimbabwe. Accepting the appointment, Chikumba said: “Having worked for 35 years, ...

A Cape Town film fest premier studies the effects of a Jesuit education on Mugabe

June 13, 2011
The documentary “Robert Mugabe… What Happened?”, directed by Simon Bright and produced by Michael Auret, had its World Premiere as the Opening Night film of the Encounters South Africa International Documentary Festival in Cape Town on Thursday 9 June 2011. Bright says that this film “gives Mugabe the credit where its due. ...

Mugabe Hails SDA Choral Music

May 31, 2011
According to The Herald, Mr. Mugabe urged other churches to take a cue from the Seventh-Day Adventist Church and come up with good music. “Of all the churches, SDA has the best music. Kwamunoita kuno ndiko kunonzi kuimba. Unonzwa maparts ose kuti soprano, tenor, bass zvichipindirana.” “Vamwe vanoimbawo zvavo asi yenyu iri ...

New York Times observes Anglican Church in perennial struggle

May 30, 2011
According to a recent article in the New York Times, Nolbert Kunonga, an excommunicated Anglican bishop and staunch President Mugabe ally, has escalated a drive to control thousands of Anglican churches, schools and properties across Zimbabwe and southern Africa. “The throne is here,” declared Mr. Kunonga, who has held onto ...

Apostolic sects: Gabriel will rule all over Africa

May 23, 2011
The investigations by Zimbabwe Briefing on three apostolic sects in late 2010 and early 2011 reveal that they are using President Robert Gabriel Mugabe to represent the Angel Gabriel. Songs have even been composed which speak to this. One such song goes: Gabriel will rule all over Africa/Gabriel will rule ...

Churches in Zimbabwe challenge bogus preachers

May 23, 2011
Last week, RelZim.org reported that President Mugabe had castigated some churches, saying they are money-spinning ventures. Bishop Itai Hove of the El Shaddai Ministries said Christians should seek the truth and truly help save souls. “I believe that as Christians, we should go out, seek and save souls so that we ...

Reflections on Mugabe and the Vatican

May 18, 2011
James Kirchick, who has reported from Zimbabwe, in a recent article entitled “Love the Sinner. Why is Robert Mugabe visiting the Vatican?” analyzes the uneasy relationship between the Vatican and Zimbabwe’s President. “Robert Mugabe has long been an admirer of the Catholic Church. Born at a Catholic mission station in ...

Apostolic and Zionist churches embrace child immunisation

May 17, 2011
According to newzimbabwe.com, the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ), an ecumenical board of Apostolic and Zionist churches, said Monday that it was adopting a constitution making it mandatory for members to vaccinate and immunise their children. The latest breakthrough follows years of lobbying by health authorities, Prime Minister Morgan ...

Mugabe slams bogus pastors

May 16, 2011
Addressing a gathering at a wedding ceremony for Gushungo Dairy Farm manager Stanley Nhari’s daughter in Harare yesterday, President Mugabe bemoaned the proliferation of some dubious pastors masquerading as men of God while their core business was to make money behind the façade of the Bible. Cynthia Nhari and Charles ...
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