Five people killed in Chitungwiza explosion


Five people were killed tonight after an explosion at a Chitungwiza house. Police spokesperson Charity Charamba confirmed the deaths.

Charamba said the police were investigating the source of the explosion that reportedly emanated from a house owned by a traditional healer in Zengeza 2.

The explosion extensively damaged two houses in the high density suburb. “I can confirm there was an explosion and five people are feared dead. Police are on the ground investigating the cause of the explosion,” Charamba said.


  1. Hanzi n’nga yanga ichida kutumira mheni kuna madzibaba but zvazobackfire, saka hapana cheku investigeta apa

    • Perhaps th first question u shd ask yoself is was the n’anga MDC?
      If he was, expect no juju or foul play.
      Remember the 2000 MDC & Daily News explosions. To date no police findings have bn made public.

    • How long before MDC-T claims the 5 dead bodies and parades them as proof of political violence towards its supporters?

      • Dzvinyangoma, hope you have a brain, look we have had victims of politics and don’t open the wounds and mock those who were killed by ZanuPF. This one is a n’anga who was trying to exocise a kombi chikwambo and the n’anga burst like lightning. end of story. Police relax and eat your pies and stop harassing people of Zengeza 2 with your so-called investigation, you can’t investigate supernatural events.

    • Ackim petrol or gas would need firetenders but there was no fire. what gas or petrol burst and not catch fire?

    • Why should he come?So he murders people before he comes?Does the death of people prove that he exists?Why didn’t he stop the explosion in the first place?If your god is so great why doesnt he stop all the murder,hunger….oh i get it,he needs to prove a point!What a lousy god!

      • Big or whatever you name is….may GOD have mercy on your poor soul. if you dont have anythng meaningful to post please rega zvako how can you insult the one who always takes care of you? you are biting the hand that feeds you……………….i feel pity for you.

      • Lot Masiane

        Lot Masiane is a member of the SDA Church. An accountant by profession, he is also a self-confessed bookworm and his interests include football. He supports Chelsea Football Club.
        Haiti: Where was God?

        By Lot MasianePolitics, Religion Last updated on: February 8, 2010
        59 Comments and 0 ReactionsComment on this article
        THE world has been truly stunned by the images coming into our living rooms from the massive earthquake which violently shook the earth’s crust just beneath Haiti’s capital, Port-au-Prince.

        The sight of the desperate earthquake survivors working their bleeding hands to the bone to free those still trapped under the concrete rubble brought tears to my eyes.

        At first, I could not bear the sight of such human suffering in an already impoverished country and quickly turned the TV off. President Obama amply described the quake as “cruel”.

        A similar incident happened a few years ago in a different place. On December 26, 2004, there was an extreme fracture of the earth’s crust somewhere out in the Indian Ocean. This caused great tidal waves to go racing towards Indonesia and other island nations and left hundreds of thousands dead.

        Some accounts say the ocean first receded, leaving fish, shells and other beautiful things stranded and exposed on the seashore. Folks on the beach could not believe their luck as they beheld the shells. Then suddenly, without warning, they came face to face with this great wall of liquid death racing at 500 miles per hour towards them.

        Over 200,000 people died. Among them were honeymooners, intent on pleasure and happiness together, and a number of tourists.

        Nations quickly put aside their ideological differences and came together to ponder what could be done. There was a diligent search for bodies, the rich and the poor, the educated and the illiterate, all equal in death.

        One puzzle though, there was no carcasses of pets and other domestic animals, not even those of elephants and the buffaloes. It was obvious that these creatures somehow received and heeded a warning that humans had not been able to receive and left for higher ground earlier, thus avoiding the stampede.

        The only animals that died were those that were chained or restricted. Only the supposedly intelligent human beings took no action, perhaps distracted by worldly pleasures and business pursuits.

        I’m told animals have an in-built system of knowing when disaster will strike and are therefore able to take appropriate action. Over and over we hear of how animals had a head start over humans before calamity strikes. I’m sure even in Haiti, most animals left the danger areas well before the quake struck. God put this sharp sense in them.

        Sharks too can detect the smell of one drop of blood in one million drops of water. Owls can hear the footsteps of a mouse half a kilometre away while elephant feet are padded in such a way that they can feel any movements of the tectonic plates. But we are not sharks, neither are we birds of prey, nor are we elephants. How are we to receive warning signals, you may ask? Through the Holy Bible!

        The Bible warns that before Jesus Christ’s second coming, earth’s condition would be like in the days of Noah and also of Lot. According to the Genesis accounts, the earth in Noah’s time was filled with violence.

        Look at today’s newspapers, and you’ll know that we are there. Even the UK government has considered arming the police with firearms to protect them.

        What about in Lot’s day, how was it? The principal sin of Sodom and Gomorrah was sodomy and it’s the name of a pervasion in our day that is being voted as legitimate and acceptable in civilised and so-called Christian nations all over the first world. If you don’t go along with it you are in deep trouble and labelled as intolerant.

        Talk show audiences around the world gaze star-struck as celebrities and ordinary folks appear saying “we’re coming out.” Then they jeer at anyone who dares stand up for God.

        Even the clergy who are supposed to be holding high God’s banner are themselves perverts and will proudly tell you all about it. No wonder the average person would rather go watch a football match than go to church! But this is symptomatic of the days of our lives, the last days.

        “For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places. All these are the beginning of sorrows.” [Matthew 24:7-8].

        According to Jesus, worse is still to come. You ain’t seen nothing yet. For one thing, as we near the end, powerful quakes like this one will strike with increasing frequency and intensity. Watch what Revelation 16:18 says: “And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great.”

        Am I trying to scare anyone? The answer is Yes! I hope to God I can before it’s too late!

        Some people are quick to point fingers and think the Haitians “called” this upon themselves by doing evil things. Are the Haitians more evil than other people? No. I respectfully disagree. It’s just the times. A similar incident happened in Christ’s day and He commented thus: “… those eighteen on whom the tower in Siloam fell and killed them, do you think that they were worse sinners than all other men who dwelt in Jerusalem? I tell you, no; but unless you repent you will all likewise perish.” [Luke 13:4-5].

        In insurance, they term such catastrophes “acts of God” but they are really the acts of the devil. The devil would like to kill us all if he had his way but Christ intervenes to protect us. It is, therefore, by the mercy of God that we are living today.

        “…The earth will grow old like a garment, and those who dwell in it will die in like manner; but My salvation will be forever, and My righteousness will not be abolished.” [Isaiah 51:6].

        When I was younger, and didn’t have much in the way of clothes, my garment would grow old and thread bare and tear up at the seats and my mother would mend it. But no sooner would they tear up on the sides and my mother would mend it and then to the front and so on.

        God says the earth is waxing old similarly. It tears up in Cambodia and nations rush to mend it, then it’s Greece and they run to mend it, then it’s China and they run to mend it, then it’s Haiti and they run to mend it, then it’s Zimbabwe, and they will run to mend it.

        Most people are tired of this place but don’t know where to look for answers. Some look to the forthcoming elections as an answer to their problems, hoping on a new government would help. No! It will be more of the same things, at best. Look to Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith. Only He can satisfy the yearning of our hearts.

        Our life span here on earth Biblically is around 70 years (Psalms 90:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten …). Our days on earth are filled with trouble, trials and illnesses. Moses appeared on the Mount of Transfiguration, a man of over 1,500 years of age, he did not have arthritis or back problems or any such illness that affect our aged.

        God is promising us eternity, so if He would shorten my days on earth by just a few hours in exchange for eternal salvation will that not be great? Let’s stop asking God why He could allow even babies to die in the rubble of Haiti, but rather trust Him because He looks at things from an eternal perspective unlike us.

        After all, didn’t Jesus allow His own cousin and forerunner, the one about whom He said, “among those born of women there has not risen one greater than John the Baptist” to be beheaded by the adulterous king Herod? (Matthew 11:11).

        John had heard that Jesus was in the vicinity and wondered why he is not being set free from prison. He then sent two of his aides to go and ask, “Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?”

        Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things which you hear and see: “The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them. And blessed is he who is not offended because of Me.” (Matthew 11:3-6).

        Friends, do not allow yourself to be offended of Jesus or the enemy will take away your salvation. Trust Him even when things don’t make sense.

        When we come to the end of our journeys, wouldn’t it be great to hear the Lord say: “Well done, you good and faithful servant: you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things, now enter into the joy of Lord.”

        So, where was God when the Haiti earthquake occurred? He was at exactly the same place He was when His only begotten Son, Jesus, died on the cross that Friday afternoon almost 2,000 years ago. His throne is an everlasting throne!

      • in the name of the Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. I dont blame you my brother or sister, u need Gods hand, and l mean it. I feel pity for your soul. May God forgive you. Ignorance is killing you

  2. Nhai iwe Stambridge dzirimo here mumusoro uyo? its a good lesson pakuti chiyi? think before posting your comments

  3. This is where true prophecy should manifest. Instead of prophesying ‘gold’ nekuvharika kwemhanza dzevanhu on sunday i feel the revered prophet should’ve pickd this up and prayed to avert this loss of life. Now am nw sceptical abt all this minana nonsense. Mwari ngaakuitireyi nyasha vateveri vema prophets aya.

    • KD uyo akafa handiti in’anga vo, seyi midzimu yake isina kumuudzavo kuti achaputikirwa. Siyana nama Porofita, iwe ita zven’anga dzako dzichapera dzichiita basa rekugadzira mheni.

  4. Ndiwo mabasa ema prophets to warn of imminent danger and pray to avert it. I thot makandiwa was one of the ‘prophets’ in the country.

    • Stop this nonsense of accusing anaMakandiwa of a job you think they didn’t do.If keep on crossing Gods path unofa besides he let his 1st born Jesus to die saka mofunga kuti imi netun’anga twenyu munosara.Harisi basa remaprophets nekudzivirira rufu munhu wose anofa dai zvaidaro kusina maaccidents.So fungai musati manyora nd endaiwo kuchurch mubatsirikane b4 mafira pan’anga

      • Chief – haubatsirikane nekuenda kuchurch, unobatsirikana nekutenda kunaMwari. Warwadziwa kunzwa munhu ataura nezvemaporofita ewuno vimba nawoka?

    • Veduwe, Makandiwa akakuitai sei??? At one point ndimi munoti Makandiwa haasi mwari and true haasi Mwari, saka why do u expect him to see everythng???? When the Shunamite woman went to see Elisha when her son died, did Elisha not say God did not reveal this to me???? Prophets are prophets and God is God, spare Makandiwa in all these issues. I am sure kana kumba kwako KD kwakashaikwa bonde, tinoti sei Makandiwa asina kuzviona futi. Stop this guys and mourn with the families who lost their members instead of dragging everyone. Saka Makandiwa must everything from border to border of Zimbabwe.

      God loves u so do I……

    • Ko n’anga iyi uri kuyisiyireyi uchipa mhosav kuna Makandiwa. N’anga yaka nyangira aona, akatamba neasingatambwi naye, N’anga yenhema yaurayisa vanhu nekukara mari.

  5. pane nyaya hombe ipapa…dummi makuda kuti makandiwa ataure hanty makati haasi munhu wamwari ngadzife n’anga

  6. Blessing, Sei muchifarira kufa kwevamwe nhai? Is that the gospel rema miracles rinokuitai kuti muve heartless. Everyone deserves to live and work 4 their family. May their souls rest in eternal peace.

  7. @kd, dummie.. Siyayi prophet makandiwa vakadaro vapinda papi panyaya iyi. Ok vamunoti ma true man of God vacho vanga varipi zvinhu izvi zvichiitika. There r certain things in life that God will allow to happen even ma prophets acho aripo like in e case ye sodom n gomorah. Tsvagai Mwari instead of kungosvora. May their souls rest in peace.

  8. Dont play with God’s name. House explosions are rampant n other cities, whats sinister here, i hope z coz t happened at a traditional healer’s house does not prove anything. N’anga munhu ndosaka ichigara nevanhu

  9. vanhu msangomanya kuchoropodza n’anga iwo ma investigation asati apera. chandinoziva zvechivanhu hazvina maxplosion akadai never.
    pamwe maclients akagouya nezvikwambo n’anga ikakurirwa. haisi mhosva kufa uchiedza

  10. I’m one person who believes Makandiwa is a cheat who is captalising on the people’s gullibility to snaffle every cent they have but on this one yen’anga yeChitungwiza nekuputikaputika where does he come in?Lets guard against prejudice lest people stop taking us seriously!

  11. I guess he was trying to send lighting and it recochets ,only the word of god will set us free,this is a wake up cal to all zimbabweans .

  12. nguva yapera vadikanwi haisi nguva yekutevera munhu,munhu anokurasisa, teverai JESU.Mazuva ashata.CHII CHAUNGAVA NACHO KUTI UCHENGETEDZEKE?MHINDIRO NDIJESU

  13. Makandiwa is just another conman. He should go on live TV and make a disabled person walk. And that other conman who claims to put money in peoples accounts should be attested for fraud….

  14. Maprophets auya papiko apa.Mave kungotsvaga pokuvatukira handiti. Siyanai navo vakatsvaga mwari wavo anovapa minana imi tsvagaiwo wenyu. But n’anga yakaputika!!!

  15. Perhaps th first question u shd ask yoself is was the n’anga MDC?
    If he was, expect no juju or foul play.
    Remember the 2000 MDC & Daily News explosions. To date no police findings have bn made public.

  16. Five people killed in Chitungwiza explosion in a n’anga’s house. Where does Makandiwa come in. Kana mukatamba nemishonga muchiswera mudzin’anga muchafira ikoko. Leave the men of God alone.

  17. Munhu wese ari panyika, ane nguva yake pamwe nenzira yekusiya nyika ino. Saka hatifaniri kukatyamadzwa pamwe nekutukana pamusoro pezvinenge zvaitika kune munhu wenyama. MWARI ndivo vanoziva kuti mumwe nemumwe vachamutorasei kubva pano panyika zvichienderana nekuti uri kubatei. Even the Police will not come up with a poztv result. Vanogona kutitaurira zvavanofunga asi chokwadi chinozivikanwa naMWARI nevanhu vacho vakafa, kwete isu tichiri vapenyu. Asi kana N’anga isina kufa patsaona iyoyi, plse ngainyatsobvunzurudzwa itaure mabasa ayo ayakaita.

  18. Ma cdes, we shud express sorrow for the lives lost, Mwari vanoita kuda kwavo. Notwithstanding others’ beliefs and respected opinions, I think the explosion was caused by something volatile and or brittle, gas perhaps, an electric overload, fire crackers akasara pa Xmas, ……….Just a thought.

  19. You dont understand the power of black magic, munhu anoroya vakomana. Hapana bomb kana mheni apa. Munhu mutema anenge aine shave racho, ozoromba futi zvinokwana. Ngatimirei tione kuti vanoferefeta pane chavanoburitsa here…………………kikikikikikikik …….

  20. Luke 13:4-5
    ” (4) Or those eighteen who died when the tower in Siloam fell on them—do you think they were more guilty than all the others living in Jerusalem?
    (5) I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.”

    The words of Jesus, the son of God. Don’t ask me why he (Jesus) didn’t stop it from happening coz i dont know…….all i know is that it happened so please leave the Man of God out of this ( Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa) !

  21. ah zvakaoma izvi!vanhu ngavasiyane nekuenda kun’anga nekumaporofita enhema.izvozvi so pamwe ijuju yangayatumirwa mumwe munhu kuti imuuraye but iye wacho ane paanga akatsikawo saka zvabva zvazo backfire.tsk tsk even pakamwana kasinawo zvako mhosva.but pamwe zvitotri right futi nekuti kamwana aka kaizokurira munyika ino yoenda kumawere kudai

  22. Producing a bolt of lightning in a Chi-town that’s real magic! Even that fake prophet Makandiwa cannot do that. It would be interesting to see the serial numbers on the ‘miracle money produced by that other crook Ubert or whatever his stupid name is.. There is no God. I can’t prove it, but the people who go to the white man’ church cannot prove that God exists either. Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha!!!!!

  23. Please tinokumbirisa n’anga dziitirewo minana yadzo kunze kwema rukisheni. Zvinodhuuka nekuparadza zvienderane nevanozvibvuma voga. Police assist.

  24. vanhu vepano munongomanyira kufunga chivanhu regai mainvestigations aitwe. chokwadi ndechekut imwi munoda masupernatural powers. chivanhu hachiputiki saizvozvi never ever. otherwyz pane mhunhu akauya pan’anga ane ma xplosives. watever the case pliz remekedzai n’anga/prophet hapana anoziva basa ravakafa vachiita. tinodao religious tolerance

  25. Because its time of the end,thats why taakuona zvakadaiYesterday we saw a woman with a bird talking we saw,People received diamonds in a certain wellknown church,and today its a Chitungwiza bomb;repent the kingdom of God is at hand!

  26. Correction for Namah…. Makandiwa is not a man of God. He is a Conman of God. Icho!! White people were able to colonise Africans because we have gullible numbskulls like Namah. Eish..

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