Zanu-PF

Politicians give various interpretations of TB Joshua-Tsvangirai liaison

April 24, 2012
reprinted with corrections from The Zimbabwe Mail by Wonai Masvingise President Robert Mugabe’s Zanu-PF is concerned over Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai’s invitation of popular Nigerian prophet TB Joshua to attend prayer meetings in the country this year. The Daily News was told that hardliners in Zanu-PF, who are worried that ...

AFM pastor: don’t turn churches into political parties

April 23, 2012
reprinted with additions from The Zimbabwean by Tony Saxon An Apostolic Faith Mission pastor, John Mutepfa, told political leaders not to turn churches into political parties. Mutepfa told The Zimbabwean on the sidelines of a church healing and prayer meeting, held at the Meikles Park, two weeks back that churches were for God ...

Chrisitanity and Zanu.. Zanu and Christianity

April 18, 2012
reprinted with corrections and additions from the Newsday by Rejoice Ngwenya  85% of Zimbabwe’s population claims the Christian faith, with a “church” every square kilometre in populated urban centres. Most rural funeral and wedding ceremonies have a “Christian” component. While political, business, community and institutional leaders are part of this ...

Between Scylla and Charybdis: Makandiwa’s support of parents’ chief

April 13, 2012
reprinted with minor corrections and additions from Nehanda radio by Fungai Lupande Founder of the United Family International Church, Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa, is building a house for Chief Kasekete Changara of Mashonaland Central. The three bed-room house is being built at the chief’s homestead in Gweshe Village, Muzarabani South. Construction ...

Makandiwa’s personnel at loss accommodating prayerful crowd on Judgement Night

April 10, 2012
reprinted with minor corrections from Nehanda Radio by Jennifer Dube United Family International Church (UFIC) leader, Emmanuel Makandiwa, on Friday night restricted his sermon at the highly publicised Judgment Night at the National Sports Stadium to spiritual matters, contrary to expectations that he would predict a perilous future for the ...

‘Diesel n’anga’ released. Converts to Pentecostalism

April 9, 2012
reprinted with additions and corrections from The Standard ‘Diesel n’anga’  Nomatter Tagarira, alias Rotina Mavhunga, who made headlines in 2007 after misleading President Robert Mugabe and other prominent Zanu -PF politicians that she had powers to extract diesel from a rock, was recently released from prison and is now a ...

Vice President praises missionaries for starting schools in rural areas

February 14, 2012
Vice President  John Landa Nkomo, has paid tribute to missionaries for setting up schools in the country’s rural areas, saying that has boosted Zimbabwe’s education system which is ranked among the best in Africa. The Vice President was speaking in Nyamandlovu (a semi-arid marginalised area in Matebeleland North) recently during the ...

TB Joshua fuss indicator of Zanu-PF spiritual immaturity

February 12, 2012
According to Nehanda Radio that quotes the Daily News, President Robert Mugabe’s party, Zanu-PF, spokesperson Rugare Gumbo said the fact that prophet Temitope Joshua, a Nigerian clergyman, was predicting recently the death of an African head of state made the prophet’s claim unpalatable and absurd. “It goes against tradition. You do not ...

Word of Life annual conference disrupted by ZANU-PF security concerns

January 13, 2012
Word of Life International Ministries, one of the leading Pentecostal churches in Bulawayo had its annual December conference disrupted by a ZANU-PF event which was held at the church’s traditional venue, Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) grounds during the same week. Church insiders told Religion in Zimbabwe that their conference ...

Views on the role of Mbuya Nehanda in Zimbabwean history (part 2)

January 5, 2012
Several weeks back we published a story about a second accident involving the Nehanda tree in Harare.One of our readers Dudu Masaiti had a lot to say in reaction to the story by our contributor Nonku Vundla. Below is her response to Mr Masaiti’s comment. With all respect due to me as ...
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