By Wilfred Kushure (Member of Jowani Masowe church)
A Jowani Masowe prophecy predicted that there shall be war before Mugabe goes out of office. That war shall be according to God’s plan for Zimbabwe. We wish that this prophecy, of all the prophecies told us (which have all come true so far), this one must not come to pass.
I write to share this prophecy and also to share with fellow citizens my views and the other related teachings on why it can be so and how it can be averted. The major reasons for that war as sighted by prophecy are;
• The attack on churches and denial of freedom of worship. This is already happening in some parts of our country. (Mucharambidzwa kunamata. Muchaita zvekutokumbira nzvimbo dzekunamatira kunyangwe nyika yenyu yasunungurwa. Ndaona vatendi mauraiwa. Ndaona maakuenda kumasowe makaviga maGarments mutumaplastic tutema.)
• To root out false prophets. Especially in the Apostolic churches, and more so in Johane Masowe. Many of them shall turn to black magic, they will misrepresent God, they will be exalting themselves and assuming leadership roles of their own making and their love for money and indulgence in fornication and adultery. God has been angered. (Pachange pava nevaPorofita venhema vapambira nenyika kunyanya muChishanu. Vachange vavakuzviita vakuru vavakubata makona nekunyebera Mweya. Vachange vava kuita zvemari vachitengesa Izwi rababa. Vachange vava zvikomba zvenyika)
• Zimbabwe has rejected God’s word. Zimbabwe is meant to be at the centre of religion in all Africa. She remains the land of the Holy Spirit. But Zimbabwe has departed from God’s divine plan for Africa.(Vachasiya zvemweya. Vachange vavakuita mado avo vavakutonga nemado avo vachisiya zvido zvaMwari nenyika ino nedzinza revatema. Vanenge vasisadzoreke, asi narinhi wese Mwari vacharatidza kuti nyika ino ndeyemweya.)
• Mugabe and Zanu PF tyranny. The massive shedding of innocent blood and the neglect of the departed Chimurenga liberation heroes. There are rituals which were supposed to have been done at a national level just after attaining independence. They neglected that and rushed for silver and gold. Chimoio, Nyadzonia Tembwe still need to be cleansed. (Vachasiya vana vachichema mumasango vavakumhanyira ndarama nemafaro enyika. Yaiva hondo yeMweya nekudaro ropa rakadeuka raifanira kugezwa nekweMweya. Chimoio, Nyadzonya neTembwe nemitunhu yose iri kure haina rugare saka ndaona weya iyoyo ichisimuka yakatarisana nenyika ino nekuchema kukuru).
And it was further indicated that when we hear Mugabe announce that he is now taking over mines, ‘then you know the time has come’.(makanzwa murume iyeye aakuti ‘iko Zvino ndavakutora mugodhi’, moziva kuti mapinda muhndo). Which he has said many times and the very first time I heard Mugabe say this is sometime in August 2007. We pray to God this prophecy does not come to pass.
The above are the reasons explained to justify that war must happen during Mugabe’s tenure. If not ignored and if we choose to take heed, everyone has a part to play. If we choose to ignore it the same way it has been ignored so far, we think there is very little time before we drift to the foretold.
The President is already advanced in age. The prophecy is saying during his tenure in office. And that alone is cause for concern.
We believe this prophecy is true the same as it has been true with the other prophecies told us which have all come to pass. We plead with everyone to choose not to experiment with human blood. We in Johane Maoswe have nothing we can show of any of our prophecies not coming to pass. It is therefore for everybody’s serious consideration.
The twin with the blood string as I described in my last posting is at the realm of things. The genocide tendencies are for all to see. The degrees of violence and decades of experience decorate the outfit. We were told to observe the tendency to be rolled out a red carpet in all state occasions and take note that it is him (muchamuona nekuwaridzirwa jira dzvuku paasvika pese moziva kuti ndeyeye wetsambo tsvuku).
The twin with the white string was explained as the love of God for our Zimbabwe. An embodiment of peace and love which is God our Father, the Son and The Holy Spirit in Zimbabwe. The rebirth of a blessed era whereby everyone shall be free to worship their God.
Jowani said ‘ Achatokusiyai mapinda muhondo..’ He will not leave the face of planet earth before he plunges you into war. That war was prophesied and given a name ‘Guyo rutsetsa…’ a song was coined to go with the prophecy, ‘Guyo rutsetsa Guyo rutsetsa, baba YaKope!’ That war was later confirmed and again by songs, 1. War is on its way (Ndaona hondo iri munzira), 2. That War! There is no means to avert (Hondo Iyo! Haina mazano enyika!) and many more songs describing that the war is inevitably coming.
According to prophecy our beautiful Zimbabwe is drifting into a war and that war will be a bloody war;
• will leave no stone unturned (payapinda napo haisiye kana anenhumbu)
• shall be fought by women with their kids strapped at their backs (icharwiwa nyangwe nechirikadzi yakabereka mwana kumusana).
• It will come from an eastern direction then westward. (Hondo yenyu ichatevera gwara serenzou). Meaning the first one started from that direction, and this also likewise.
• When later it turns from the west into inland Zimbabwe then you know the end has come. (makaona yobva nezasi ichikwidza yopinda mukati zivai kwauya kuparadzwa…)
Gurukurahundi came and Prophecy reminded us that it was not that. The abductions, tortures and murders of the period from year 2000 came and still prophecy reminded us that it still was not it. The actual war is yet to come.
Please prove this prophecy wrong. The majority of senior and honest members of our fraternity know this. It is and has always been every one’s prayer that this must not come to pass. Many vaPositori have fasted, stayed in hills and mountains and some abandoned their homes for weeks and months praying for this not to be. We hope the prayers were heard and that they be answered. But on that very same note Prophecy also has it that;
‘I do not have the power to stop it but I have the prayers to fuel it instead. (Hondo iyi handina minamato yekuimisa, asi ndinotova nechipiyaniso chekuti inyanye!’
We were also told, ‘that war is a blessing to my chosen people.’ (Hondo iyoyo imvura yekudiridzira mbeu yangu.)
But still why save people by killing others?
What is the problem and where have we strayed as a nation? Do we deserve a war? Is it in the plan of God that this war cannot be averted? Who is the culprit?
I will start from the liberation struggle (how we understand it from Jowani Masowe teachings). The objectives of the liberation struggle (according to Jowani Masowe). I will mention Chimoio and the sister tragedies of Nyadzonia, Tembwe etc, etc and the aftermath.
What was supposed to have been done? What our leadership should have done and what we should have been doing. I will say it, at least according to Johane Masowe prophecy/teachings. I underatsnd that others have their own prophecies, theories and wishes on this critical subject. There is still time and space for those theories and time is available to discuss that and see. Others told us that what was done about that war is enough and there is no need to go back to ‘history’ again. We disagree.
Chimoio is not history. Chimoio is blood and destiny. Chimoio symbolises the birth of a nation. It symbolises the blood of sacrifices. Chimoio will never be history. Chimoio is today. That’s why prophecy told us;
• I hear voices of the dead cadres of our war crying in the wilderness (Ndiri kunzwa mazwi evarikuchema vari mumasango?).
• The voices are saying, ‘How about us, what did we die for?’ (Varikuti ko, isu takafireiko? (
• ‘Is this the kind of country we cherished, the country we fought and died for?’ (Vari kuti ndiyoyi here nyika yataida?)
• ‘Who shall give us and when shall we get decent honour befitting our sacrifices for this nation?’ (Varikuti ko, isu tichazorodzwawo nani uye rinhi?)
• The warrior spirit of the dead has haunted the youths who now have no fear to shed human blood. (Mweya yavo yapinda muvana vadiki, havachatya kubata ropa.)
• Who has the prayers to pacify and appease the spirits of the dead crying in the bushes and forests? (Ndiyani achaenda Chimoio, Nyadzonia, Tembwe nemumasango kunoita munamato yekunyaradza vana ava?)
According to prophecy in our church things are not ok with regards how the aftermath of the war was handled and how our national issues are handled. We can say a lot about this but we are not ignorant of the fact that we have never been taken seriously on the issues at stake in our country.
So, there is no fooling each other this time. We are the generation which must live. We are the generation which must regroup and correct a legacy. We are the generation that is educated enough to choose not to ignore the important. We are the God fearing generation that knows right from wrong and the blessed generation that cares to take note of God and choose to put God first.
We will go back to history and pick the pieces and stitch them together. We will go back to history and right the wrongs. But first we have the privilege to want to expose wrong and promote right. We are the God serving generation with a measure of dedication that makes us love sacrifice for the good of the future. We are the present! The evil passing phase must please give us space to correct the mess.
The war of liberation was prophesied and blessed by baba Johane to take place. Johane Masowe is a true African religion and we come from Africa with a purpose to Arica. Johane said ‘ I have come for the Africans, and ONLY the Africans’ (you can see this inscription at the National Archives as quoted by our settler colonisers a long, long time ago). We have a stake in the national happenings of today and we are ready to take up our own responsibility.
Accordning to Jowani Masowe prophecy, the purpose of the war was, ‘kuti vanhu vatema vanamate zvakanaka chinamato chavo.’ How Jowani Masowe is ‘chinamato chevahu vatema’ is a topic for the other day. We cannot afford to keep quiet anymore. We believe we are at a critical time where truth must come out and history corrected.
I can even reveal that the same objective of our war according to Johane was the same objective according to Nehanda , Mukwati,Kaguvi and even Chaminuka. These great traditional prophets had previously lamented the need for black people to remove the white colonial rule. That blacks must be self-governing, and self-determining. Johane warned, the white colonial rule must be removed. The black people must rule themselves. Johane said ‘Pamatarisanwa newe mambo kesari tichaonerera. Vanhu vatema vachazvitonga.’
In 1979 at Highfield masowe a prayer session was conducted where war was commanded to stop that very day. And where satan was commanded to remove his people from the bush ‘Iwe satan, bvisa vana vako musango, Nhasi!’ (obviously referring to the forces of oppression.) That is when Cease Fire was declared in ‘Rhodesia’ to prepare for the 1980 elections which gave birth to Zimbabwe.
So because of this, when you see us, we are blessed that the war was started by Johane and that war was ended by Johane. We are very happy that our church played a very great part in the fight for and the end to the war of liberation. We are in it together. We are not second class citizens. And we are not amused when Zanu PF grandstands and grabs all the credit for the war of liberation and to them everyone else is a traitor and only them are the heroes of our liberation.
I think Zanu PF has hijacked the cause. They have hijacked the legacy and relegated every one of us as unknowing and unimportant. It’s very sad but as it stands, time has caught up with them and this time is time for them to take notice or else they are doomed.
The fact that the war was started by baba Johane means we carry the burden for all the sons and daughters of our country who died in that war. We carry the burden and share the responsibility for the blood that was shed in our war. We carry the burden for the spiritual wellbeing of the living and the right placement of the spirits of the dead. We know that has not been afforded them.
We carry the heavy burden of seeing to it that Zimbabwe is governed well and according to the objectives of the war. And according to the grand plans of our God. We have something to do about it. We keep to ourselves our responsibility until our political leaders decide to start to care.
We also understand that people may not be knowledgeable of what needs to be done. We request respect and a peaceful coexistence and the right atmosphere to share. Otherwise we have little where Zanu PF has everything to lose if this war happens.
Those who died in that war belong to our cause. Their death was for our cause so that we can practice our religion in peace. If they played a part in liberating our religion then to us they are martyrs. They died for our country, they died for our religion!
We do not think we must be targeted and have our defenceless members terrorised the way it has happened and the way it has started to happen in a country not at war like Zimbabwe. We do not think we are to blame for Zanu PF mess. What is our sin as a church?
We have more answers than problems to the success equation of our nation. We have more solutions than questions because we are aware of where Zanu PF missed it.
Innocent murders today aggravate the wrong. It is blood to blood as the deserving blood of our Chimurenga brothers and sisters is still cloating dry on veld grass and tree branches ignored in the countryside.
The children are crying. Their souls are not resting. They are haunting our nation. Not attending to that is tantamount to kuchekeresa. We went out to war, some died for us, we left them stuck and came back to enjoy the fruits of their blood? And ignored.
But now Zanu PF pops up and tells us that we must not go to our church before we attend their rallies. That is their undoing! They do not have the right to do that on Johane Masowe. They do not have a history like of Jowani Masowe. They are there because of our Jowani Masowe! They are a product of our God’s noble intentions. But they are messing it and they are courting their demise.
The fact that Mugabe was the prophesied is far from him having been chosen for a Godly purpose. The spiritual truth of it is that him of all people was seen to be the one, and the most correct choice to execute a plan that in the end would facilitate the demise of an era as dawning today.
We can see a Zanu PF that has deserted the revolutionary values of our war. A party that has distorted the true spirit of a liberating party. We can see you are different from the original and you have been hijacked by wrong intentions and that does anger our God.
We also regret to say that the majority of the present day Zanu PF card holders are hypocritical culprits, and undoers of the good old legacy. Our church position has always been very sympathetic to Zanu PF. We no longer feel the same. We greatly feel betrayed. We are not stupid. We will not associate with evil and do not wish to be smeared with blood of the innocent and silent pregnancies.
If all things were normal, we know that Zanu PF would be the natural choice for everybody. There would be no need to campaign. There would be no need to beat people and coerce them to like you. There would be no need to carry out unholy crusades against fellow citizens. You mess your history and you turn on us and quench your thirst for revenge. That is wrong.
Chimoio is the puzzle you cannot afford to ignore any more. We insist and remind you that there is everything wrong about the war aftermath with regards to our fallen heroes. The prophecies have been there for a long time on what needs to be done. We as a church have always known you and what you should have done. You have been too busy ignoring and bullying everybody aside. We acknowledge that we have always been regarded as uneducated, unworthy and unknowing.
We remind you that Nehanda was uneducated but she knew. She was uneducated but she blessed our war and died for this country. Chaminuka was uneducated but he knew. He educated us about the invasion by the colonial powers and Chaminuka was all powerful. Mukwati was uneducated but was the religious warrior of the Rozvi kingdom. Kaguvi was uneducated but is a hero in the making of the Zimbabwean history. Johane was uneducated but he knew and he told us. We in the Johane Masowe may be uneducated or as educated as everybody expects, but we in the Johane Masowe have the knowledge.
Zanu PF must revise their thinking and Mugabe must repent. He runs a very great risk of leaving us drenched in blood. He runs the risk of erasing history in a spur of a moment. His exit is a given, but the how it happens must at least be human.
The above is what we in Jowani Masowe have been told by prophecy and prophetic teachings. We welcome disagreements and / or open discussions about these issues. We are welcome to angry protestations about the discussed with the full knowledge that the same vain protestations will not stop the war. We expect panic and anger about the prophecy but remind that prophecy is better left for the future.
We know our history and according to this prophecy, we are sure no one has the power to avert it. We wish the prophecy fails. We pray that peace prevails. But we remain much aggrieved about the present! Please stop the war!
Wilfred Kushure is a Member of Jowani Masowe church and can be reached on firstname.lastname@example.org
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