LIVE UPDATES: Gumbura Judgement

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NewsDay gives you live updates of RMG Independent End Time Message Church founder Robert Martin Gumbura’s judgement to be delivered today by Regional Magistrate Hosea Mujaya.

Updates by Cynthia Matonhodze/ Cecilia Kamuputa

09:35 -Michael Gumbura, a relative, says his aunts are not interested in an interview now.

09:29 – Majome says she is an interested party in this case because of an increase in rape cases, especially in her constituency.

Harare West MPJessie Majome speaks to journalists outside the magistrates court.
Harare West MPJessie Majome speaks to journalists outside the magistrates court.
Outside the court.
Outside the court.
People leave the court room.
People leave the court room.

09:17 -Judgement reserved,Court adjourned to the 31st of January.

09:14 – He arrives, all rise.

09:13 – Everyone is now seated, waiting for the prosecutor.

09:11 – Representatives from the church council arrive.

09:07 – The court orderly now vets journalists to make sure that there is only one representative from each media house as the court room is now full.

08:59 – The court orderly jokes again that she is also well dressed but now her shoes are killing her.

08:58 – The prosecutor is yet to arrive.

08:56 – The court orderly jokes with people in the court room telling them not to use muti as she will be the one to be affected for she is walking around a lot. She claims that she is already feeling sleepy.

08:50 – Earlier on, some of the wivesobjected to having their photographs taken, shouting “Muri kutitorerei maoikicha, tinokusingisai.”

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08:49 – the mood in the court is slightly tense, with some of the wives biting nails, some reading the newspapers.

08:44 – Journalists, relatives and Gumbura’s wives wait inside the court-room for the prosecutor to arrive.

08:40 – Musasa Project representatives are among the interested parties who have come to witness the judgement.

8:33 – The court orderly vets the wives as some women were claiming to be his wives so they could get into the court room.

08:30 – More of Gumbura’s wives arrive – well dressed.

08:22 – People push and shove to get into the court room.

08:20 – Harare West MP, Jessie Majome arrives.
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08:16 – at Court 16, journalists, relatives and some of Gumbura’s wives wait outside the court-room for doors to open.

57 COMMENTS

  1. The man looks so unholy, criminal like in prison regalia, he must have a sweet tongue, convincing madzimai ese eruwadzano to bed him. But is it rape or sexual abuse he is guilty of? I wonder.

    • 430 years for what? For being a sweet talker who was able to convince some stupid and status hungry women that he was a god?I will be shocked if he is given even 6 months in jail.

  2. mujaya akuda kutamba nesu manje. ngaape judgement apa. chii chikunetsa. asi akuda kuora kani? mari haisati yauya. 31 will be postponed to 31 dec

  3. Surely Mr Editor the prosecutor does not announce the judgement neither does he postpone/adjourn a court, please get your facts rights this is amateurish. it must have been the magistrate.

  4. Why is the ruling postponed? Judgment was expected on 8 January 2013, the hearing having been completed way back in December 2013. It was deferred to 24 January 2014. Now we hear it is being moved to 31 January 2014. Next we will hear it has been postponed indefinitely to allow for the new charges to be heard or due to some incomprehensible legal rigmarole. I urge the judge/ magistrate to exercise his mandate professionally and ethically to conclude this case.

    Chiri kumbonetsa kupa mutongo chii? Ndidzo nyaya ndinozotongwa dzambokaganwikwa seyaMutsinze idzi.

    The time to act is NOW!

  5. I smell a rat!!!!!! Hosea Majaya, Hosea Majaya, Hosea Majaya zvave zvipi zvawave kutiitira izvi, I smell a rat. people I smell a rat. Ndanyarara.

  6. kana mawona kuti varepwa havana basa vaifanira kurepwa chimuregerayi kana ayine mhosva mupeyi 290yrs dzakapihwa mujaya we 30yrs old tipedze nazvo.munhuyu ane mhosva mhani munhuyu.

  7. Please now we want Senior Magistrate Mr Simon Rogers Kachambwa to deliver the sentence here. Mr Hosea Majaya is now playing tricks here. We don’t want that the senior rapist must be sentenced……

  8. Zvino murume asiko ndiyani ari kuita service kumba uko!!! for the 11 official and unknown foreign based …as yet to be loaned !!!

  9. Chii chakuitika namagistrate ma postponment acho anyanya, next tichanzwa akuiti ngakuitwe imwe inspection in loco unmmm watch out

  10. Chokwadi ndechekuti gumbura is guilty and should pay for raping and abusing women and girl all in the name of “pastor” zvivi zvake ne blasphemy zvamusvitsa muna taisireva

    • Gumbura has no tangible case to answer.The state should do the right thing and restore Gumbura’s human rights to freedom then proceed by way of summons should some tangible,prosecutable evidence ever be gathered.Those so-called victims joined this evil cult willingly and by so doing pledged to adhere by the cult’s rules and regulations.One of the rules being that ALL female church members are the exclusive property of the founder.Many hoped that they would be uplifted from ordinary church member to become one of the lavish wives unfortunately the founder,Gumbura, did not honor his pledge to these disgruntled women who now cry “rape”.Religion, cults as well as seeking other surrealistic solutions to problems by consulting dzin’anga nema profita ekumasowe is taking our women back to the 18th. century.Women of Zimbabwe Arise!

  11. Avo Mai veMDC havanawo basa. Constituency huswa huri tii , marara, pot holes, street lights are out . Kwavo Kuda kuwonekwa chete nemajournalist. Chabuda hapana. Mava Magiastrite here? Tibvereiapo.

    • ZIMBABWE PLEASE WAKE UP. The the mouth tha feeds from bribes will soon be feeding on dust.
      Lets us take care in exercising the authority put on us by God and the nation. Let everyone try to make a positive mark on the pages of history
      Honestly what good reason can be proffered for this turn of events?

  12. Imi hatidi zvehuori manzwa iye magistrate uyu akuita zvehuori musatijairira pliz chimunhu icho ngachifire mujail vese varakaraper ava vonzwa sei?musanakidzwa nekutora mari vanhu vachiabuswa mupei 200 years mujeri aitambisa zita ramwari achiita hupenzi ihwoyo tipei maserious

  13. Gumbura is guilty before God and the courts but why delaying judgent ……………………that is why pple a smelling a rat.

  14. weduwe macourts aya huori hwanyanya.do u still remember a story of a general’s wife who was accused of killing a boy and that story died a natural death.iwe mutongi iwe mwari arikukuona

  15. munhu wese panoitika chinhu anotira
    masides its like ukaona munhh mukuru achinetsana nemwana mudiki normally you take sides with the younger even before usati wanzwa kuti nyaya yacho ndeyei coz ari papoint of disadvantage pazera and thus wat happens with these stories.So from the looks of facts this man might not be gilty in courts of laws that’s true coz maitikiro enyaya dzacho ari trick but to God he has a case to answer.Plus to you man it should give you a lesson not to send your untaught wives to churches you dont go to coz hauzivi kuti arikunoudzwei ikoko …..Lead by exaple musarara nezamu mukanwa.Even akati arikushanda nyatsoonana kuti arikushanda environment yakaita sei otherwise vekubasa vanomudya futi opihwa mari ende haakuidzi zvachose coz munoda marii too much.

  16. how does the law define “rape”,were does the concept of “hue and cry” come in,Gumbura has provided a test case,lets wait to hear from the Magistrate

  17. HANDITSIGIRI MABASA ERIMA ASI NGATIPEI MUKANA KUMUTONGI AITE BASA RAKE NOKUTI NDIVO VANE UMBOWO HWESE
    Pamakore maviri vanhukadzi vachibva kuChitungwiza kuTafara vachienda kumba kwaGumbura kunobatwa chibharo. Ko vaChitsinde vanopinda papi apa pane zveRMG. VaChitsinde zvavakagara vaziva uye vakambogara pasi vamwe vemadzimai vabatwa chibharo navaGumbura vakadiiko vakamhan’ara nyaya idzi kareko. VaChitsinde vane nyaya yavowo muchainzwa henyu. Ko mapikicha emadzimai wavaGumbura nyangwe vasina kupfeka vari mumba mavo zvineyi nesu vamwe vanhu. Ko mangani mamagazines ari mustreet ane vanhu vasina kusimira zvakanaka. Zvemubedroom zvinodei mucourt uye zviri papi panyaya iyi. Mapikicha ekusasimira kwavo handiti vaizviita mumba mavo nemadzimai avo kwete kunze. Maonero angu ingoma yarira nenzira isiriyo uye mutongi wedzimhoswa hapana umbowo wehuori nekuti isu vanhu tinoda kuti avharirwe toti zvaita (emotional judgement) asi ndinoona mwari vane chikuru chavanoda kutiratidza isu hatisi kuchiona. Kune vese vanozviti vanamati ngatipfugamei timbokumbira zvakare kunaIshe kuti vazarure mweya wokunzvera nehuchenjeri kwete mweya wekuporofita kupfuma uyu watekeshera kudai. Ndizvo zvinopa kuti tisvike pakadai togozoshaiwa zivo kana nyaya dzaitika dzakadai. Inhau yekuda kufadza nyama kwete mweya yatipa nhasi kuti madzimai aya ati takabatwa chibharo (KUSHAIWA ZIVO, MAKARO NENUNGO). Mutongi wemhoswa itai basa renyu kwete zvekufadza mapoka. Mutongi ziva kuti ivava vari kuti unehuori mangwana idemo richakutema. Handitsigire mabasa erima asi madzimai musapushiwa kutaura nekuda kupiwa mari nokuti kana zvodzoka vakupushai vaya vanoswedera kure voti hameno pedzeranai. Mukaona vaGumbura vabuda apa ngatinamateyi kuti vasatora matanho pachaitika zvakawanda zvamuchazoziva zvekuti kana Chitsinde muchakanuka nazvo mogozovanda kana kushaika papublic.

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