11 Madzibaba Jailed for 4 years for assaulting police

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HARARE – ELEVEN of the 37 members of the apostolic sect church led by Madzibaba Ishmael’s Mafani were yesterday jailed for four years after they were found guilty of assaulting police, members of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe and journalists at their Budiriro shrine on May 30.

Kudzanayi Tichaona Kusekwa, Cabson Chandaona, Takavengwa Gwenzi, Tichafa Madyegora, Johannes Makumbe, Ndumiso Moyo, Clement Chimutso, Madzimure Madzimure, Charles Matanga, Darlington Mambayo and Paul Mupikata were each jailed for five years when they appeared before magistrate Tendai Mahwe.

The court set aside a year on each’s sentence on condition that they will not commit a similar offence within that period.
Some of the convicted members were identified by their victims during the trial.

In sentencing the eleven, magistrate Mahwe said that the courts should sent a message that unlawfulness was not allowed.
“The court has noted that they acted in connivance and assaulted members of the police, ACCZ and journalists using stones and sticks.

“A mob assault is very dangerous and it may lead to loss of life. You are church people and you have put the church’s name into disrepute.

“You assaulted police who were in uniform and there’s need for the court to send a message and the message should be that unlawfulness in not allowed in this country.

“A lengthy form of imprisonment is therefore appropriate to show that such acts of abhorrent,” said the court.
The other members were acquitted of the public violence charges they were facing.

The State led by Francesca Mukumbiri proved during trial that the aforementioned convicts were at the shrine on May 30 when at around 11:30hours when ACCZ president Bishop Johannes Ndanga, his delegation, 26 cops from ZRP Budiriro and the Police Reaction Group visited them.

Bishop Ndanga and his delegation wanted to address the apostolic sect’s members over issues of denying their children from attending school among other issues.

The ACCZ president started reading out the document to the vapostori who then demanded that he do so in Shona arguing that they were not understanding the language he was using.

Bishop Ndanga is also said to have ordered the cops to arrest one member who was interjecting him as he was reading the document.

At that moment, the vapostori started singing a song called “Umambo hwepfumo neropa”.The congregants then stood up and charged towards Bishop Ndanga, his delegation, cops and journalists attacking them in the process.

All the male congregants were armed with sticks about a metre long.

42 Comments on this article. Feel free to join this conversation.

  1. MAFIRAKUREVA November 13, 2014 at 7:14 am - Reply

    Ko vakaponda vanhu nguva dzema Elections. Iyi ndiyo Animal farm chaiyo

  2. Tafdzwa November 25, 2014 at 7:51 am - Reply

    they deserve to be arrested coz they can take the law into their own hands and above all assaulting police in uniform

    • toropito January 29, 2015 at 11:30 am - Reply

      uri mhata yemunhu mwana we hure

    • Fatso May 16, 2017 at 6:43 pm - Reply

      you are lost didn't know fools before

  3. Bothie November 25, 2014 at 12:33 pm - Reply

    Again the police should trek down the other wapositori members with children not attending school and bring them before the courts for their share, surely depriving a kid of his right to education is worse than all sorts of abuses because Kusaziwa hufa ,the parents couldn’t comprehend what the beshop was reading in English but they insist they don’t want to take children Kusikuru, Batai vanhu

  4. Chii-ichocho? December 9, 2014 at 6:33 am - Reply

    The name "Madzibaba" also to read "Madzimhondi". It is all out of illiteracy that people follow some human-being to that extend, to the point of committing a crime of that nature! God help remove this blanket over the faces of mapositori.

  5. trinity December 11, 2014 at 12:46 pm - Reply

    I believe its high tym these guys start reading the bible. I juss wonder the type of a God they serve coz the Mosaic law in Deutronomy forbids adultery but these apostolic sects would dare to give you munamato to use on a married man to stir up the lust between the two of you. My question is why would God contrdict Himself coz He honours His word and He is a God of order. These guys need help trust me or they will rot in hell

  6. justice chikangaise February 3, 2015 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    four years is not enough they have to be given more years in prison for their babarism of nt sendng kids to skul

  7. Lloyd Chaka February 4, 2015 at 10:23 am - Reply

    havasi vekuchishanu asi kuti vatinyangadzira chinamato chedu usu vekuchishanu, hongu zvinokodzera kuti vasungwe nekuti Nyika yedu inemitemo inofanirwa kutevedzerwa sezvatinoita kana tichiti vapostoora vaMwari ngatichengetedzei mitemo miko nemirairo nguva dzose

  8. dhewa February 18, 2015 at 5:50 am - Reply

    vakakanganisa asi pa4 yrs dzanyanya. kunera munhu basi.

    • leadmore magomo November 11, 2017 at 12:12 pm - Reply

      kunera munhu arimuuniform yehurumende baba

  9. RAS MUGOZ February 20, 2015 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    Our law is not fair…up to when shall we continue like this? We still have a lot of free murderers who killed,people during elections time, when are they going to face the law and punished as well? Its true that the so called vapostori did wrong by assaulting the police but their time to serve is just too much just because they fought against the police. shame

  10. Massauso February 27, 2015 at 3:08 pm - Reply

    ko mhondi dzekuDz dzakadii kusungwa nxaaaa

  11. nyanga March 6, 2015 at 5:18 pm - Reply

    siyayi ana madzibaba batai vanorovera vanhu kuda kuvhotera vavanoda

  12. Prophet Keith March 9, 2015 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Pakaipa wena.Mwari ngaatibatsire

  13. secret eye March 13, 2015 at 6:29 am - Reply

    4 years dzinopera vanhu vamwari asi vanopindira munhau dzechinamato ivo vasiri vanamati ndivo vanemhosva hongu matare epasi pano anotonga zvenyama cz ndo zvavanoona asi zvemweya kumweya THE JUSICE IS THERE havasi vekutanga kune vakatofira nhau iyoi saka musavatyira cz Mesiyah achatonga

  14. secret eye March 13, 2015 at 6:39 am - Reply

    nekuti ukasvika panzwimbo inevnhu haufanire kuita se wasvika pane mazongororo .pane here angapinde muchurch yeROMA akapfeka gament reku ZION? zvaive nekodzero yekuti vanhu ava va zvandwe chaizvo cz ndivo vakadenha vaidei kumasowe ? Kana paine akanga aine mhosva ka ndiye wavaingo sunga not zvekungosviko ropodza

  15. secret eye March 13, 2015 at 6:47 am - Reply

    “Kukava datya kuriyambutsa ” makato piwa mukana varume maizouwanepi zvino ini ndinoti “chero musina kusungwa miromo SHOKO NGARIYENDE MBERI nemu jeri imomo JESU NGAA RUMBIDZWE EEE ” zve muti MUFARO BEDZI-BEDZI ” hapana kusina vanhu saka musanyanyo netseka

  16. andrew chibvunye March 14, 2015 at 11:00 am - Reply

    what about the Journalist kidnappers …………………………………………………..shame zimbabwe

  17. mphankwa wamanzi March 23, 2015 at 5:12 am - Reply

    Muchinyanyawo mapurisa munotsvageyi mu church dzevanhu. Renyu basa mapedza here. Muchafira mafufu segonzo.

  18. eddy March 30, 2015 at 6:07 pm - Reply

    4 is too much

  19. Giv April 1, 2015 at 4:57 pm - Reply

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  24. Sipho. August 14, 2016 at 11:44 am - Reply

    So bad in not sending kids to school. But for these (traffic) police they tasted their own medicine. Police have lost their respect because of corruption as compared to the police of the 90s. Though l dont conpletely condone the little discipline they received

  25. courage September 8, 2016 at 5:31 am - Reply

    pakaipa

  26. emmanuel October 22, 2016 at 9:46 am - Reply

    kkkkkk may god have mercy on them

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  31. profcon May 27, 2017 at 6:58 am - Reply

    wrong person, wrong law , wrong time . yes they committed a crime, the motive never been heard clearly.
    before i judge i honestly live this before God. If the cause was truely before God like what Jesus did before when he chased dealers from the church and whipped them.
    what was God instruction will soon be revealed

  32. albert June 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm - Reply

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  33. Concerned Fellow June 12, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    sending kids to xul makes no difference, their are lot of kids vendor in the streets there not of the apostolic sect

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  37. KHUMBU January 24, 2018 at 4:03 am - Reply

    THE LAW FAVOURS ITS BUDDIES, WHO IS NDANGA TO BE INSTRUCTING OTHER MEN AROUND, IT SHOULD BE REMEMBERED THAT DURING THE PERIOD WHEN THE HIRED POLICE OFFICER WERE IMMUNISED, THE POLICE WAS AT ITS PEAK ON CORRUPTION LEVELS AND IT HAD LOST RESPECT OF THE COMMUNITY. SENDING THEM TO JAIL WILL MAKE THE KIDS GO TO SCHOOL AND I PRESUME PRESIDENT BISHOP YOU HAPPY NOW, SOME FAMILIES ARE NOW MISSING THIER BREAD WINNERS, OUR FORMER FIRST LADY WAS RIGHT WHEN SHE WAS TELLING PEOPLE TO STOP IT.

  38. johannes March 22, 2018 at 10:34 am - Reply

    why not also arrest gukurahundi leaders and those who beat/killed others during 2008-9 elections

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