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Mwazha Church Crisis: Former Vapostora VeAfrica Bishops Barred From Church Shrine

Mwazha Church Crisis: Former Vapostora VeAfrica Bishops Barred From Church Shrine

Former bishops and the secretariat of the African Apostolic Church (Vapostora VeAfrica) have been barred from visiting the church’s shrine in Chivhu without the authority of the current leadership.

In an urgent chamber application made by the church in January this year, through its board of trustees, vice-chairperson Patrick Mahachi and  Ernest Mhambare, who is the second applicant, the church alleged that the former members invaded their place of worship in Chivhu known as Guvambwa.

Upon invading one of the church’s most sacred shrines, the respondents allegedly changed windows and put a new door to the church offices. They also mapped out construction plans on the land belonging to the church.

A former bishop, Alfred Mwazha, however, issued a notice of opposition on February 3, dismissing the urgent chamber application saying it was based on falsehoods.

He said the respondents have not been to the Guvambwa shrine this year and there is no construction as alleged adding that “there’s no plan whatsoever for the respondent to engage in the alleged construction works.”

High Court judge Justice Emilia Muchawa ordered the respondents to stay off the church’s shrine. Read the judgment:

The first to eighth respondents be, and hereby ordered not to visit the shrines of the first applicant, without the consent of the current leadership of the church… are hereby ordered not to convene meetings of the African Apostolic Church or visit the first applicant’s shrines or places of worship or organise any event there. Pending return date, by consent of the parties, neither party shall undertake any construction works, improvements or other developments at the Guvambwa shrine.

The respondents from first to eighth are Alfred Kushamisa Mwazha, Ngoni Edward Mwazha (a former bishop), James Mwazha, Richard Juru (former general secretary), Elson Tafa, Charles Tekeshe, Lovemore Mharadze and Norman Siyamuzhombwe.

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7 Comments

Asalif 4 months ago

Zimbabwean churches hameno those who follow them kuti vanozvigona sei when leadership is always in court


Tateguru 4 months ago

A Church built on the ROCK Himself, the gates of hades cannot prevail against it.
Vanhu ngavaburitswe muhutapwa...ndoo kutapwa naSatan uku.
Church ngaive Church kwete gakava square


User 4 months ago

Church dzaana Pastor Mbatha


Mdluli 4 months ago

Kkkk some churches are always fighting in the courts.....
But others like Catholic, Brethren, Later Day Saints, SDA etc seem to be peaceful.... At least not at high court level..


Chimboti Pizza 4 months ago

Itsika yavo mapostori😂


Mrs Kartel 4 months ago

Pliz Vapostori dai marega tsika yekuisa zvinhu pamharadzanwa. Zuva nezuva pamharadzanwa tinosangana nezvinhu zvakaita sembiya dzakaputswa, maremani, machira matsvuku, minhenga yehuku, rice, mazai akaputswa nezvimwe zvandisina kureva. Dai maikwanisa kuita zvimwe kwete kurasa zvinhu zvenyu pamharadzanwa plizzz. Dai mapurisa amboita operation yekuti Vapostori vese vachenese mharadzanwa dzose dziri pedyo nepa vanoitira minamato yavo kana kuti pavano ungana paye (shrine). Kana kuti paye patinoita "National Cleaning" - Chishanu chekutanga chemwedzi wega wega. Ndofunda tika batsirana ipapo mharadzano dzenu dzino garawo dzakashambidzika. Ndatenda hama dzadiwa. Muswere munyasha mose.


Twabam 4 months ago

ko sei pakanzi Shrine and not church. Asi Mwazha haisi church.



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