Be wary of false prophets, President

Zimbabweans should be wary of deceptive preachers who use the Church to fleece congregants, President Mugabe has said.

Speaking at the burial of his nephew, Takudzwa Wesley Goronga in Marondera yesterday, the President said some churches were luring huge crowds for monetary gain.

Goronga (20) died at Monash University in South Africa under mysterious circumstances.

His body was discovered in his room.

“Kunamata kuzvipira isu nemoyo yedu yese kuna Mwari. Chatinochema nacho ndechekuti vamwe vavakungounganidza vanhu vachiti ehe ndezvekwaMwari izvo zvisiri zvekwaMwari zviri zvekwa mari,” said Cde Mugabe.

“Vamwe vari kuitira Mwari, capital M, W, A, R, I. Ko ‘W’ wamazobvisa apa mabvisirei? Ini ndinoenda kumaestablished churches. Ndosaka ndisingamhanyire zvichechi zvemazuva ano izvi. Hanzi shevedzai nhingi pano. Anotozadza vanhu mustadium ehe.”

“Vakawanda vanomhanya vachida kuponeswa. Vanenge vachiti tinoponeswa asi mava mushure, chokwadi chichavapo chekuti uri pachokwadi here iwewe, wakadarowo?”

President Mugabe said the Church should be exemplary and partner Government in nation-building.

“Ndo pandinoti ipapo pova peduwo ka. Ndosaka ndichiti ngakuve nekubatana kwevafundisi nevatungamiri venyika. The State and the Church should be partners.

“The spiritual side and then the temporal side, where the body requires to be nourished and the mind requires to be nourished.”

He said Goronga’s death had hit his family hard.

He urged parents who educate their children outside Zimbabwe to be wary of the associated risks.

“Takudzwa nhasi watipa mubvunzo watisingagone kudaira. You have set us a real, real problem, not just a psychological problem but a burden that we have yet to share.

“We have yet to establish what happened, what happened to you. What God proposes, he disposes.

“Hongu tinoda kuti vana vaende kumauniversities asiri emuno, asi mauniversities akawanda muno, good universities, some of them still growing, but we are growing them and they will come up to equal the University of Zimbabwe and the National University of Science and Technology, which are the top two.

“Waita shungu yekuti mwana aendewo kune imwe environment, ipapo panenge pachidawo kuti uve newamwewo vanokuita advise. Vakaenda vari group, the better. Kana vachienda kuuniversity dzine mbiri yekusabata mastudents, kuvapa mazano emagariro avo, sekuCapetown, isu tinozeza kuvatumira vana ikoko.

“Kumwe ikoko vana vanoita zvemadrugs, kuputa. Vamwe vanoita musikanzwa yekusateerera vanababa. Taita masuicide akawanda.”

The burial was attended by Government ministers Sydney Sekeremayi, Walter Chidhawa, Sylvester Nguni, Simbaneuta Mudarikwa and Chris Mushohwe.

Zimbabwe Defence Forces General Constantine Chiwenga, Zimbabwe Prisons and Correctional Services Commissioner-General Paradzayi Zimondi and senior Government officials were also present.

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  • VaProfit veMari

    Yaa vapfanha vekuita competition yemabig crowds vapindana nazvo…apa vareva chokwadi vakuru venyika. These kids are driving Lamboghinis, Ferraris, Mercs at the cost of congregants hard earned cash wotonzwa mumwe aciti ka offering kenyu kanokwana breakfast chete coz i am listed on LSE. Vamwe ndovasingachatsiki muZimbabwe kunge varikutiza mhosva. They must be investigated for conning people.

  • @Soko_Mukanya

    MHSRIP .. Aika ndiye mfanha aitaurwa ne boys pa Whatsapp Group yepamaraini (We stay mu neighborhood ye Monash University). Apparently he posted a suicidal note (5 November 2014) on a forum called tumblr.com titled “Goodbye, I quit I’m killing myself” in whcih he also saying he is tired of this meaningless life etc etc … His last sentence was just “I dont know but I am sorry….”
    The guys who normally interact with these Monash Students say unfortunately the youngman was involved in drugs etc … What Mugabe is saying about drugs there is actually talking abt this boy but vataura havo pachikuru. Sad … we have seen a lot happening to some of these kids at this University especially those from super-rich families… Some get so much into drinking, drugs, partying they forget kuti vana vechikoro and bcoz their parents buy them these big cars and loads of ‘pocket money’ they think they are on top of the world manje isu ana tsuro kana kuvatsiura vapfanha vacho unoteererwa naani! Most end up dropping out of school and still lie to the parents kuti they are still students ivo vakasoosiya kare … Haa zvatioona apa!
    On the issue of maChurch Church aya…lemme say this is one of the very rare instances where I have to agree with Robert Mugabe:)

  • Zvomene

    When Jesus died,he only had 120 followers,Afterall he was the rela son of God.Never summoned crowds to witness him do his miracles.Zvino ava vano zvirova matundundu kuti vane record chaunga gatherings ,apa source of their power is so so questionable.Seiko mwari wacho achingo svikira kuma West African God/Spiritual Father?Pure wizardry ,it can do wonders too in case you didnt know.What sort of God or Holy spirit anotoda holy water yaTB Joshua for one to be ordained??Prophets during the day,witch doctors biggest clients during the night.Beware of thse strange fires!Words of true wisdom Mr President,Bravo!!

    • Lawyer Advocate

      Jesus himself said you shall do greater than I have done. As he had 12 desciples, he encouraged them to increase followers..what do u thik he mearnt when he said you shall be fishers of men. Do u understand the fishing Peter was doing. It was of using nets. So take that analogy anf try to reason out what numbers these fishers will have to fish

  • Zvomene

    Its all about Jesus,not self proclaimed prophets.Munhu kungo muka kumba kwake ,aita chiroto chake zvake,woto zviti ndava kuti Muporofita.Agrr we need government protection on these marauding conmen.Kuti unyatso tarisa ma background avo vese,hapana kana ne ane proper qualification Yechikoro.Started church a pauper next morning claim to be rich and generous.Mucharangwa kutora zvipo zvemupiro mumba mamMwari moita convert into personal use.Iko kunda kukudzwa- kuda kupfugamirwa-Have never seen even his excellency vachiti vamwwe varume vakuru kneel before me as a sign of respect of his office.Blasphemy!

    • Lawyer Advocate

      @ zvomene, you will realise you dont understand things of the spirit. The bible has taught us to kneel before a prophet. Infact the account of Naaman an army general who was sent a message by a servant of a prophet to wash seven times in a river should tell you a lot about prophets

  • Muckraker

    Nhai vaMugabe makanganwa here kuti maUniversity emuZimbabwe hatore madofo.KuSouth africa 30% wapasa.NeO level kuCrap town kwamataura unenge urishasha.

  • Madondoro

    Is this the same Nyangoni we kwa Magaya ?

  • Madzibaba Bob

    You left out Uerbert Mudzanire wema Ferrari, Lamboghinis & Bentleys. Tells pple how much is in their accounts, number dzezvitupa, PIN numbers etc but not DELIVERANCE. This year , his congregants were “asked” to part with a “seed offering” ending in 4 for the year 2014 like $4, $14, $2004 , £104, R12004 etc besides the tithe, weekly offering, neye ma altars. No wonder why he can fly first class and is taking a 5month break ambokatetena kamari ako pasina anomusokosa. And uyo Makandiwa has 2 months before his prophecy of a turn in Zimbabwe’s fortunes yepaJudgement Night comes to nought.He bought a mill to process gold ore but was prophesying that pure gold would fall like manna from heaven !! Apa vaMugabe vareva…muromo wevakuru hauwiri pasi.

    • Lawyer Advocate

      Its good you mentioned deliverance, but forgot healing and prophesy. These men do all that but more is done by magaya, who does all three and also do more for community like building a bridge, building houses, taking care of the old

  • titi

    ukaona munhu achi attacka machurch pane zvanotya. saka anonz maestablished church ndeapi manje? heya munotopererwawo zvekusvika kushaya zvekutaura nhy?

  • ooooooooooooz

    you are very correct Mr president,i really support your sentiments

  • zindman

    you are quite right Cde President, ma church enhema awandisa muno, kunyanya epasi pomuti aya, neaya emuma stadium aya. haa ava kunyangadza magariro avanhu muno.

  • Lawyer Advocate

    @ BC, our president did not mention any names. How then do you want to add names to his speech. He is encouraging what every other preacher preaches to sow in good ground and for the church to acknowledge and support thr government which is biblical. At least I know of Magaya who donated to Tokwe Mukosi victims on a large scale, gives to the elderly, help destitutes, even build people houses…isnt that partnering with the government

  • shammah

    You definately out of your mind..Mafirakureva you are mentally disturbed wanzwaa nxaaaaa

  • Bridget

    @ Mafirakureva – I am sorry to say this, but I am afraid u re misinformed. The word of God says “my people perish because of lack of knowledge (Hosea 4 v 6). It is advisable to seek God and find this knowldge before passing unfounded and malicious allegations. It is my prayer that God opens your spiritual eyes. The carnal mind cannot comprehend what is happening in this ministry. Your allegations about Cathrine Nyangoni bringing chairs and crutches is ridiculous!!! Tsvakai Mwari achawanikwa. U also need deliverance my brother. U nid the covering of anointing of ministry yauri kushora iyoyo.