Govt still to investigate vandalism of Wimbo’s home

By Mugove Tafirenyika

More than a month after a section of the homestead belonging to Johane Masowe Vadzidzi Vajesu Church founder Aaron Mhukuta Gomo was vandalised, government is still to investigate the incident.

Wimbo — the head of the Mount Darwin-based Johane Masowe Vadzidzi Vajesu Church — is famed for having allegedly foretold 60 years ago that Zimbabwe would be led by a man with the name of an angel, Gabriel, with the prophecy allegedly coming to pass when Mugabe, whose middle name is Gabriel, took power from the British in April 1980.

Mashonaland Central Provincial Affairs ministers Martin Dinha told the Daily News yesterday that he was still gathering the facts and would share the findings once he has the full picture of what had happened.

“I have don’t have the facts on the ground yet because that needs to be done since you know that there are factions there,” Dinha said.

“Once I get the two sides of the story, after investigations, I will come back you”.

Dinha was part of a probe team set up by former president Robert Mugabe to investigate Wimbo’s alleged abduction by a faction of his church.

The other members of the probe team are Kembo Mohadi and Ignatius Chombo.

While Dinha could not be pressed into revealing the team’s findings, that Mugabe and Chombo fell out with the current administration of President Emmerson Mnangagwa complicates issues for the team in the sense that the alleged aggressors have close links with the status quo.

Last month, the Daily News crew visited Wimbo’s homestead in Madziwa and spoke to the prophet’s second wife, Enesia Mhukuta, whom he married in 1958, who narrated the family’s ordeal.

She said immediately after Mnangagwa’s inauguration last month, dozens of church members, the majority of whom were once Wimbo’s patients before his abduction, stormed their homestead and started demolishing several houses without explanation.

“They said they were now in charge after Mnangagwa became president since he was one of them and they were saying you will realise that ngwena inoruma (the crocodile bites) and that they were on a mission to punish us so they removed all the roofing, window and door frames from all these houses saying because they were built by my husband therefore they belong to the church,” Enesia said.

“I, however, do not believe that the president sent them. We all thought after taking my husband by force here they would be satisfied but it looks like they want us dead and they will not rest until they achieve that. I do not know what crime we committed to deserve this.

“Now I am wondering who is cooking for my husband after the death of his younger wife (Jesta Kanzara) with whom he had no children but was now staying with at the shrine).”

Wimbo’s family also alleges that some members of the church murdered a fellow church follower, Jacob Zifungo, on March 16, 2014, in connivance with Wimbo’s fourth wife, in a desperate bid to wrestle control of the church, and allegedly also using Mnangagwa’s name.

Gomo, 94,, popularly known as Mudzidzi Wimbo, was allegedly abducted by his church aides last year, for political reasons.

Since then, his children have not accessed him.

While to his family Wimbo is just a father and cleric, for some the 94-year-old holds the key to the country’s succession politics.

Having correctly predicted Mugabe’s rise to the throne in 1957, Wimbo has emerged as some sort of a cult.

According to legend, Wimbo prophesied that independent Zimbabwe would be ruled by a man carrying the name of the angel Gabriel, which came to pass in April 1980 with Mugabe — whose middle name is Gabriel — becoming the nation’s prime minister.

But as age began to take its toll on Mugabe, now 93, both his followers and Zanu PF bigwigs believed he was on the cusp of making “another pinpoint prediction” that could shape Zanu PF’s topsy-turvy succession debate.

It was therefore unsurprising that there has been a scramble and beeline of sorts to court the “enigmatic character”, in the vain hope that he could give an instant indication as to who was to take over from the veteran leader.

Since three years ago, Wimbo’s church has been rocked by debilitating fights, with his three wives and children estranged from him accusing senior church officials of having kidnapped Wimbo two years ago — to force a prophecy favourable to Mnangagwa’s long held ambitions to succeed Mugabe.

The prophet’s children claim that their father’s captors had convinced Mnangagwa that the enigmatic “prophet” wanted to announce him as Mugabe’s successor.

In October 2015, Mnangagwa visited the revered Madzibaba Wimbo’s shrine ostensibly to help raise funds for a new school there.

He was subsequently told by Wimbo who is also known as Mudzidzi Majinesta — that he needed much prayer and assistance to succeed Mugabe.

The Daily News crew witnessed all the proceedings having gained entry pretending to be congregants at Wimbo’s church.

The frail nonagenarian prophet suddenly rose from his seat and directed Mnangagwa to follow him around the shrine — even though Wimbo had initially said he was neither going to speak nor perform any duties — and started to prophesy with fervent intensity.

He walked with so much difficulty, that it required two men to support him as he hobbled around the grounds, with Mnangagwa in tow, and as many of his followers, seemingly overcome by the occasion and the spectacle, went into trances.

Speaking through an interpreter, Wimbo said, “Anoda kubatsirwa, angazvigona seiko ari oga. Handizive kuti ndoita zvipiko. Vari kunditeera nditeverei nekuno (Mnangagwa needs help as he can’t do anything on his own. I don’t know what I should do to help him).

As he spoke, his followers roared with many — dressed in pink, white, sky blue and light green garments — speaking in indecipherable tongues.

Coincidentally, Mnangagwa was inaugurated as Mugabe’s successor on the back of assistance from the Zimbabwe Defence Forces which stepped in purportedly targeting “criminals” hiding behind the former president.

One of his sons Exnevia Gomo, a South African-based medical professor, told the Daily News in a telephone interview yesterday that the family had been “taken aback” following the latest development.

“We wonder what the future holds for us. The family is living in fear after over a 100 church members came to our home and started to indiscriminately destroy houses saying they had won the war and that they can now do what they want,” Gomo said.

“We allowed them to do whatever they wanted to do because we have realised that no one will give us protection although we are not convinced that the new president is the one directing them to be lawless like that.

“I think they are only taking advantage of us because since they forcibly took our father, nothing has happened to them”.

Stunned by the church members’ actions, Gomo said he sought for an explanation from major general Douglas Nyikayaramba, the church’s chief security officer.

“The response was lukewarm as he simply said he was away when it happened and promised to investigate but up to now we have not heard from him”.

Both Nyikayaramba and Wimbo’s spokespersons Shepherd Chingwena’s mobile numbers were not reachable yesterday. Daily News

  • Haisi G40 here?

  • Its Augustine chihuri camp against generals…pkapwanywa uko ihama dzaugustine but iriproperty yechuch not yemhuri.so vkatora property yawo yaiwe pamusha pachihuri(wimbo)former homestead.Augustine during his tenure aidefender vana vawimbo vchiabuser church leadership n church properties now haasisina simba church leadership ykutora zvse zvayaitya ichityisidzirwa kuti tokusungisai nachihuri mukazvitora.so itit for tat

    • Do you even know what you are talking about

    • I know very wel coz titori related…hpna kana mhosva apo ko vanoti zvisapwanye on wat ground

    • Ruhukwa come again

    • Mukatora maproperties enyu machinja pekugara imhosva here

    • Nunu Cleverman Ruhukwa even if you are talking sense but the moment you write short cut spelling you loose the meaning of what you are trying to express

    • Kk iboe midze

    • Nhai clever saka wimbo aripi

    • Ariko zve kasi ukuti akafa.iro pic rakatiiswa apo aitowe pamasowe achitobatsira vanhu kwaari kugara.its just less than 2km kubva paigara pmusha.now akugara pashrine.

    • Clever man yu are jus lost bro ,,,the property was bult by both those guys varikumasowe and varikumba kwaamudzidzi vari vose ,,,then when this faction started sme stayed kumasowe wth the property irikimasowe and some stayed wth little property irikumba at his homestead so why did they choose to go back home and fight the other group ,,,these guys are jus hooligans ,demon possessed

    • Gushungo uko hakuna chawo dai vaida izvozvo mastands emasangano vkagowana nepakati.even mota dsakasara.marhori akatosara nkuti vkamatenga vese.musha haufanirwe kutyisa nekuda kwevana vanodhakwa vchitadzisa vanhu kunamata.baba vzoenda nzvimbo ykasununguka vana votanga kuti takunamata tanesangano ndochairo chairo .no hazviite.kushrine kunevarwere vanonaiwa nemvura dzimba dzekugomo dzchitirwa hupombwe nevanozviti vkunamata .chihuri was the culprit aikonzeresa tarisa now mhepo dzmusimukira.kasukuwere akauya kushrine akadyara miti ikaoma akanzi kufa kwakaita gezi kurinani pnekufa kuchaita kasukuwere .chihuri vakati anotadza kndieyeukao otonditumira mapurisa kuzoshungurudza vapostor mwari vachmupindura now arip.grec day ravaida kuenda koforcer awimbo kudzokera pamusha pekupwanya ipapa akabva afuma achidzingisa mrume wake basa ska I know this man very wel.kna sodomer akatopwanywa vaisawe musha unevanhu here.but nekuda kwemabasa awo vkaparadzwa chete

    • CLEVERMAN,KO IZWI RAKATI KUDII,NDOKUNAMATA HERE,KU MWEYA WEKYUREGERERA WAKAENDEPI TICHINAMATA.

    • Nunu,since when do you know Wimbo

    • Cleverman hauna chaunoziva ungava hama yacho asi iwe ungabvume here kuti baba vako vanogara nevatorwa mai vako varipo vachibikirwa nemastrangers mkadzi wavo aripo nevana

    • propaganda dzamunonyeperwa nanaChingwena ,Grastej neteam rake hadzina kwadzinokusvitsai

    • @more kubvira kuma90’s …baba prichard hpna propaganda apa ko zvavkapisa dzimba dzanastebroni vkanovasiya musango mhuri dzawo dzichinaiwa kwaiwe kinamata her

    • Vkambonzwa kuti varara nenzara here kna kushaya chikafu.vatori safe and sound rather than zvavaitwa nanabhina vkadakwa kudongo ndozviziwa zvaitika ndripo handina akandiudza.tarisai kmabvazuwa mubve kumadokero

    • Msanyeperwe kna Satan akatobvao nezvingirozi zvake kudenga aisawe mwana vamwari here?zvakanetsa kusodom harina kuparadzwa here munoti mwari aitadza kuvaregerera here.kna vana vababa johane vnesangano wani ravanoti isowe rababa wedu vchitonga kwagandansara uko
      Vamudyiwa vana vawo vatonesangano kunonzi kwavaemanuero but handizvo zvoita izwi.

    • Vana vawimbo vkada kumhanya kuita tekover baba vchirivapenyu ndopavakairasa.msambofe mkanzwa nhema dzepasocial media.kna dzehama dzekudongo dzagara dzotanga dzadhakwa dzozotaura zvkunamata dzakakoriwa nedoro aaaa .iwe prichard hauzviziwe her kuti profeser anomwa hwahwa.hauzviziwe her kuti bhina nemkadz wake vnomwa doro .ko chii chakaita kuti zvada atewere baba kunogara kushrine.haasi mwana vawo her.chihuri uya mrefu haasi mzukuru wawo her aripapic uyo.ko vekuroorwa kugweru uya mutsvuku haasi mwana wawo here but ariko kumasowe kurikugara baba ska mnoti vkabviswa kuvana sei iwo vaine vamwe vana kwavari.ndozvakaita kuti comision yakatumwa naformer President Mugabe ishaye mhosva nevamunot anachingwena.nekuti ykasvika ikataura nevana vavamudzidzi kushrine vkudongo vkaramba kuuya kuzoyananiswa.wimbo ega himself akati handidzokere ikoko pamberi pemaministrr akati handidzokeri kwandinotadziswa kuita basa ramwari kumhondi nanamambara.matatrods.so maida maminister azotii.vanhu vnosara nepakasiyana sarai mkabatirira pnanabhina muchimwisa doro mzoenda pamasowe mnoti baba vedu vkakidnepwa aaaa nani ko endai kmapurisa mnomhangare zve zvapatopera 2 yrs chikoro chakutopera.nyika ichingoungana

    • 90s is just yesterday ,clever man,ibva mupropaganda uite zvekunamata

    • KwaMutumba ndokwatobva,pfava

    • Ndozvakarasa vakawanda zvkuti ndkanamata kare .kna Satan pkatosikwa denga nenyika aitowepo but haana kupanduka here.propaganda dzitori kukrawa kwavanomhanya kumaprivate media kusvibisa chipostori.manje aikufurirai chihuri nakasukuwere hakuchina.ndian asingazviziwe kuti maitsigira grec muchimhanya kusocial media nekunewsday kunotaura kuti awimbo vkakidinepwa nevanhu vamnangagwa kuti vaite kuti mnangagwa aite president.ndepapi private media payainyora ikasamentioner zita ramungagwa nachihuri.yenyu ykuti takanamata kare ndoyakakurasai.kna Satan akaziwa mwari kare but arip.haasi mwana wake ere

    • Haaa unotobva pamutumba panyika ko Satan akabva kudenga ozotii.akakuti nyarara ndoziwa kudenga ndokwandobva vzotii

    • Namata netsananguro kwete doctrine.Revhi mwana waJames Kanengoni akashongwa nezwi baba vake aJames vavekunamatira pamusha,akaimbiswa nemudzimu unoyera kuti handei kumasowe kwatinonamata .Ko mukugara kumasowe zvakauya namutumwa upi.

    • Chihuri nakasukuwere mapostori here,Rega kusanganisa zvepolitics nekunamata,Manuwere mambo kana Johwani akamboti itai slogan pamasowe here.

    • Kkk akati handei kmasoweka ska mkaregererei kuuya.ko iye akakudza kuti mweya vkabata revhi vaibva kudenga ndian.zvamwari hazvina formula johane akati msaende kuchikoro but hatis kumauniversity her hatisokutowaka zvikoro here?zvakati msashandire vrungu hatisi maCeo her mumacampany evarungu so ndkup kunamata netsananguro ipapa.zvamwari hazvina formula.zvochinja chinja zvchienderana nenguwa.ko ymaiti guest house ykavakirwei pmasowe.ko dzimba dzematernety zvose kwaiwe kukuratidsai kuti pmasowe pnovakwa uye pnogarwa.ko kudenga kutsvene chaiko knotonzi knedzimba dzkugara ska chii chashamisa kuvaka pkugara pmasowe atori panyika iro Jerusalem richitonzi rinedzimba dzkugara

  • He is a prophet. Ngaoneswe ka nemweya

  • Vadzidzi vaJesu????
    Musatambe naMwari vanhu imi

  • Maporofita anoda investigation yeyi?? Ngaasote zvinhu zvake ega zvinoita vamwe. Aaagggghhhhh

  • Mina Makoti

    Martin Dinha is investigating? Koo mapurisa hapana here?

  • government or the police?

  • Gvmnt ?

  • Government or police??makadhakwa vana venyoka tibvirei kumhepo muyende kuchando

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