The Johane Marange Apostolic Church has ordained Mutumwa Nimrod Taguta as the sect’s new high priest.
Nimrod took over the reins of both the church and the family following the death of his father, Noah Taguta Momberume, who died recently.
In an interview with The Manica Post in Mafararikwa, Marange, the Taguta family spokesperson, Phillip Taguta, confirmed Nimrod’s ordination. He said:
We now have a new High Priest who was chosen and anointed by our late father, Mutumwa Noah Taguta, while he was still alive.
He will lead both the church and the family just like our departed father used to do.
Nimrod is one of the late Mutumwa Taguta’s sons. The process of choosing the successor takes time and it started long back, well before our late father fell ill.
Nimrod would always accompany our father on the various missions they embarked on in and outside the country.
All congregants have accepted the new leader and everyone is following the dictates of the spirit.
Rebellious members will be excommunicated just like what happened to Clements Momberume who rebelled when our late father was ordained.
The late Noah Taguta Momberume was ordained as a priest in 1992. He is survived by 25 wives, 125 children, 300 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.