Disgraced ‘prophet’ back in jail

A SELF-PROCLAIMED and popular Gweru “prophet” from the Johane Masowe sect, who was released from Hwahwa Prison, a week after being jailed for an effective 18 months in October last year for seriously assaulting a former congregant, is back in prison.

Report by Stephen Chadenga

Madzibaba Medaldo Ruzungunde was released from prison after appealing against the sentence at the Bulawayo High Court.
The case has since sucked in a Bulawayo High Court judge, Justice Maphios Cheda, who is reportedly under investigation by the Judicial Service Commission for releasing the prophet.
A Gweru woman, Elizabeth Doba, lodged a complaint with the Chief Registrar of the Supreme Court, Walter Chikwanha, protesting the release of the prophet.
Ruzungunde had been imprisoned after he was convicted of assaulting Doba after she threatened to spill the beans about his alleged wayward behaviour in July 2009 when she had gone to the church to collect her belongings.
An argument ensued, angering the prophet, who then assaulted Doba with fists and kicked her on the left side of the shoulder and head.
She sustained permanent injuries, which resulted in her using crutches to aid her walking.
In March this year NewsDay carried a story where Ruzungunde showered praises on President Robert Mugabe at a mass prayer to honour the Zanu PF leader during his 89th birthday celebrations.
This led to investigations, which revealed that the prophet had been released from jail under unclear circumstances.
On Monday, Ruzungunde was picked up after a warrant of arrest was issued by a Gweru regional magistrate.
His appeal to the High Court has since been rendered unprocedural and he will serve his 18-month prison term.

22 Responses to Disgraced ‘prophet’ back in jail

  1. Hacha Ndizvo May 16, 2013 at 11:14 am #

    Seeds of the ZANU PF corrupt machinery. Throw away the key please – or give it to me.

  2. mwana wemuprofit May 16, 2013 at 11:42 am #

    this report is not factual and is mearnt to tanish the image of my papa and our ufic churc. this prophet is actually our chief prophet for gweru and was never convicted of anything.

    • medion kasvatutsashure May 16, 2013 at 12:43 pm #

      iwe unopenga here this story is true ngaende kujere . The story appeared on national tv what are you trying to say here?

    • Willycom Africa May 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm #


    • ISU VANHU May 17, 2013 at 9:48 am #

      Enda unopengera kwawakaroyerwa mwana wemuprofit. This is not about ufic unopenga here iwe????

  3. Ndiri dununu regokwe May 16, 2013 at 1:08 pm #


  4. Ndiri dununu regokwe May 16, 2013 at 1:10 pm #

    Why harrasing the profet let him do her work nw that he is in jail we may loose a lot,pliz wat is happening

    • chief May 16, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

      hooo kana ava munhu weZANU PF its harrassment bt ve MDC its smthn else

      • Musharukwa May 17, 2013 at 12:23 pm #

        That is typical of Zanu pf!!!! if MDC its rule of law if Zanu harassment!!!

  5. izo May 16, 2013 at 1:29 pm #

    It’s normal in our shona culture

    • british.bulldog988 May 16, 2013 at 9:08 pm #

      Tribesman, a tribesman wears no shoes no underwear and can not see beyond his nose

  6. chief May 16, 2013 at 4:17 pm #

    kana zita racho “MEDALDO” wats tht

    • Musharukwa May 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm #


  7. Mhere May 16, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

    He can spread the gospel to the inmates

  8. Mastones May 16, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    Akangokanda miteuro yematombo anobuda mu jeri nekukasika.

  9. Mastones May 16, 2013 at 5:47 pm #

    @ ndiri dununu re Gokwe, zveshuwa uri dununu.

  10. eagleseye May 16, 2013 at 6:21 pm #

    The story is true. Why beat women and the msg that women shld be respected can’t get it.
    He is a fake and immoral leader.he shld must serve his sentence, we will be following on his stories and to e reporter we want folow up stories

  11. Deus May 16, 2013 at 6:48 pm #

    Batai munhu

  12. Jah May 16, 2013 at 8:07 pm #

    Wen u strike a woman u strike de rock baba . Hafanirwe kutobuda

  13. nandi boys May 16, 2013 at 10:05 pm #

    tisiire chiporofita

  14. Vendara May 17, 2013 at 7:26 am #

    Mwana wemuporofita u got it all wrong, muporofita uyu ndimadzibaba we Johane masowe kwete UFIC…verenga ma headlines zvakanaka

  15. jeane May 17, 2013 at 8:02 am #

    truly speaking its a shame to our country .he is a mpostoli not a christian

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