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.

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22 Comments

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

  2. mwana wemuprofit

    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.

    1. medion kasvatutsashure

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

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

  3. Ndiri dununu regokwe

    Why

  4. Ndiri dununu regokwe

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

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

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

  5. It’s normal in our shona culture

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

  6. kana zita racho “MEDALDO” wats tht

    1. Murder!!!!!

  7. He can spread the gospel to the inmates

  8. Akangokanda miteuro yematombo anobuda mu jeri nekukasika.

  9. @ ndiri dununu re Gokwe, zveshuwa uri dununu.

  10. 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. Batai munhu

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

  13. tisiire chiporofita

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

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

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