Vapostori

Vapostori participates in immunisation program

May 4, 2017
Members of the Vapostori worshiping at a shrine in Harare ( photo: M. Chibaya) In an effort to improve health seeking behaviour of religious groups, the  Ministry of Health and Child Care in partnership with UNICEF, has roped in the members of the apostolic sect. Members of the Apostolic-Faith Based Ministries have traditionally shunned national immunisation programmes insisting on divine healing for all forms ...

Apostolic sects fight over shrine in UMP

March 27, 2017
A ROW over a congregational shrine has erupted in Uzumba Maramba Pfungwe (UMP)’s Zvataida area between two apostolic sects, Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church and Kruger Apostolic Faith Church. The two groups are fighting over control and ownership of Chihwehwete Shrine. This has prompted Mugodhi Apostolic Faith Church to approach the ...

Vapostori, police clashes inspire humour songs, videos

June 11, 2014
The battering of several anti–riot police officers who had accompanied Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) executive president Johannes Ndanga to effect a ban on a Johanne Masowe weChishanu apostolic sect in Budiriro 2 has inspired a litany of humour–laden songs and videos by local dancehall artistes. Members of the ...

Vapositori snub Shamuyarira burial

June 9, 2014
Members of the Apostolic sects Saturday snubbed the burial of Zanu PF politburo member and former Cabinet minister Nathan Shamuyarira at the national Heroes’ Acre in Harare. Only a handful of them turned up to listen to President Robert Mugabe officiating at the event. Usually, the Vapositori, who are well-known ...

SAFAIDS to engage Vapostori

January 30, 2014
Members of the Vapostori worshiping at a shrine in Harare ( photo: M. Chibaya) Southern Africa HIV and Aids Information Dissemination Service (SAFAIDS) is set to work with the apostolic community as it scale up its efforts to reduce the spread of HIV and Aids. Zimbabwe is among the countries with high HIV prevalence rate. According to the 2010-11 Zimbabwe Demographic and Health Survey ...

Zimbabwean ‘prophets’ claims holy healing;others say rape

September 23, 2013
In Zimbabwe, self-proclaimed prophets say they can help people with weight loss, making ‘miracle money’ out of nothing and raising the dead. Some of these prophets say their powers come through their penis. Their targets are desperate women. Alfred Makurumidze was a prophet with Johane Masowe Apostolic sect, a leading ...

Johane Masowe sect prophet takes city by storm

August 27, 2013
Kwekwe has witnessed the birth of a self-styled prophet who has taken the city by storm after making sensational claims resulting in him commanding a huge following in the city. The Johane Masowe sect senior prophet, Elijah Zachariah (34) claims that he spiritually assisted the recently Zanu PF Kwekwe central ...

Vapostori left in the cold

August 9, 2013
Members of the Vapostori worshiping at a shrine in Harare ( photo: M. Chibaya) Having borne the burdens of communities for years through their prayers the apostolic sect has been left in the cold as people rush to new generation prophets for answers. Vapostori, who were somewhat preferred to the traditional healers in the late 90s, have had to deal with the stiff competition ...

Manicaland religious leaders: pro-Zanu, pro-MDC

July 29, 2013
Retired Bishop Sebastian Bakare led a team of Anglicans in endorsing Tsvangirai for the presidency at the party’s rally at Sakubva Stadium in Mutare in eastern Zimbabwe earlier this month. Bakare equated Tsvangirai to the biblical Nehemiah who led the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem. “Zimbabweans are like the ...

“The Holy Spirit sent me”, says Mugabe

July 18, 2013
President Robert Mugabe yesterday said he was inspired by the Holy Spirit to woo thousands of apostolic sect members to his party ahead of elections due on July 31. The President, speaking at Marange, dumped his designer suit for a white garment and carried a staff, like members of the ...
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