Vapostori

Bulawayo magistrate acquits Vapostori accused of assaulting fellow church members

March 8, 2013
Five Johane Masowe Apostolic sect members accused of assaulting two fellow church members were recently acquitted by a local magistrate. The five, who included church leader Advance Magore (38) of Mahatshula North in Bulawayo, Norman Tanyanyiwa (38), Felix Machisa (39) of Fairbridge Police Camp, Jeremiah Warikandwa (42) of Llwellyn Army Barracks ...

Apostolic choral groups fume over NAMA omissions

March 2, 2013
Apostolic choral groups are furious over their omission at this year’s edition of the National Arts Merit Awards (NAMA) that were held in Bulawayo recently. This is not happening for the first time, as last year’s edition went without a nominee before the arts board removed the category completely. And ...

Jowani Masowe WeChishanu’s views on the draft constitution

February 22, 2013
According to Zimbabwe’s draft constitution, women will have an equal representation with men in all Government institutions on a 50-50 percent basis if the draft passes into being the Zimbabwean Constitution, which is going to be very soon now. The constitution-making process is said to have been consultative and all ...

MDC draws attention to African Apostolic Church leader’s ‘political’ prayers

February 21, 2013
A 95-year-old church leader commanding a million-plus flock of believers has crossed swords with Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s MDC, which accuses him of undermining the party amid concerns that Zanu-PF is abusing churches. The MDC is denouncing Paul Mwazha, leader of the massively-followed African Apostolic Church, for allegedly propping President ...

Zanu-PF continues roping in members of Apostolic sects

February 14, 2013
In its attempt to win back the rural supporters, Zanu PF has started roping in members of the Apostolic sects to participate in the indigenisation and economic empowerment programme. Several Zanu PF politburo and central committee members, led by Vice-President Joice Mujuru, were in Manicaland recently where she urged members of ...

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 ...

Sexual abuse of children is not just a Vapostori issue

January 25, 2013
The flow of urine down her legs and soiled pants have become a ‘normal’ part of life for seven-year-old Mitchell since the brutal rape last year by a 45-year old man entrusted to protect her. Mitchell is now incontinent (she has little or no voluntary control over urination or defecation) after ...

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 ...

Budiriro-based Apostolic music group launches debut album

January 16, 2013
A new Apostolic music group Mufaro Wevatendi from Budiriro 4 suburb of Harare has released their debut eight-track album titled Hatisi Venyika Ino. Led by Frank Chireve, the group has been receiving rave reviews especially on National FM, where some of the tracks taken from the album like Mufaro, Canaan, ...

Johanne Marange followers thank Mugabe for unwavering support

January 15, 2013
Members of the Johanne Marange Apostolic Church in Bocha, Marange in eastern Zimbabwe have received Robert Mugabe’s campaign maize seed under the Presidential Well-Wishers Special Agricultural Inputs Scheme. The inputs earmarked for the church’s farm project were handed over by Chimanimani Senator Monica Mutsvangwa who thanked the church members for ...
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