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Views on the role of Mbuya Nehanda in Zimbabwean history (part 1)

January 4, 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 we republish the comment in its entirety. Nonkululeko Vundla, I very much ...

Uphill struggle for Vapostori girls continues

December 14, 2011
The Zimbabwean continues to report on gender inequality and child abuse by some in the Johanne Marange Apostolic Sect, while encouraging the authorities to take step and alleviate the plight of the abused females in Zimbabwe. In the meantime, Taurai Gova, a 54-year-old member of the flourishing sect, said the holy ...

Rastafarians from across Zimbabwe pray for peace in Marondera

November 27, 2011
According to Bulawayo 24, hundreds of Rastafarians from across the country converged on the Cherutombo House of Nyahbinghi in Marondera on Saturday to pray for peace in the country. The prayer meeting coincided with preparations for this year’s Unity Day commemorations. The Rastafarians began with a march along the streets of Marondera, ...

Research and Advocacy Unit calls for clarity of law on Vapostori child marriages

November 3, 2011
A recent report released by the Research and Advocacy Unit (RAU) points at Zanu-PF for fueling the abuse of women among the Vapostori, as the nation’s leading party turns a blind eye on some excesses of the Johanne Masowe Church, a source of supporters. There is an estimated 1.3 million members of ...

Madzibaba Nzira, a controversial Vapostori leader, passes away

October 24, 2011
Pardoned serial rapist Madzibaba Godfrey Nzira of the Johane Masowe WeChishanu Apostolic Church has died. He was 58. A family relative Madzibaba Simbiso Mhike told ZBC TV channel that Nzira passed away on Sunday evening after a long battle with hypertension and heart ailment. Nzira began ministry in 1977 and is survived by ...

Churches no longer place of worship, says MDC

October 14, 2011
The MDC-T, led by Prime Minister Morgan Tsvangirai, say that Churches in Zimbabwe have ceased to be places of worship but, instead, are places of torture. Speaking after the party’s National Executive Committee met in Harare on Wednesday, the party’s spokesperson Douglas Mwonzora said, “Churches have ceased to be a place ...

Vapostori ‘encouraged’ to join political rally on Sunday

September 28, 2011
Using an unmarked T-35 Mazda vehicle, Zanu-PF youths rounded up  Vapostori Church members  in Southlea Park on the outskirts of Harare  and forced them to a political rally  on Sunday. “We want everyone to be at the meeting because its ZANU-PF which made you stay here. It’s our party which fought ...

The media tend to overlook Kunonga’s theological views

June 28, 2011
The running saga in the Anglican Church, Diocese of Harare has drawn international attention as seen in its coverage by such internationally recognized newspapers as the New York Times. I share in the sentiments expressed in a recent post … that the NYT and other media houses tend to emphasize ...

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 ...

MP: “Jesus, too, beat up people”

May 17, 2011
According to swradioafrica.com ZANU-PF is readying itself for the next Zimbabwe elections by intimidating citizens, infiltrating churches and actually leading a wave of politically-motivated violence. All this is happening at the behest of some its most senior members, notably Members of Parliament. Muzarabani South MP, Edward Raradza has been intimidating residents ...
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