Mugabe disappoints Marange sect members

PRESIDENT Robert Mugabe’s last-minute cancellation of his scheduled visit to the Marange Apostolic Sect annual Passover pilgrimage has left many sect members disappointed.


President Robert Mugabe

President Robert Mugabe

Mugabe aborted the trip after returning from Singapore on Saturday morning, with his spokesperson saying he needed to rest.

The visit to the diamond-rich area was seen as a follow-up to an earlier visit by the Registrar-General’s Office to begin an exercise of doling out identification documents.

“We were expecting the President, we started our Passover on July 1 and we are ending it tomorrow (today). We were told that the President is coming, we were looking forward to having him here, but have been advised he is no longer coming,” sect member, Titus Mudziro said.

Another sect member, who identified himself as Madhuku, said they were disappointed.

“We don’t know what happened because we are told that the President is no longer coming. We are sad indeed,” he said.

The opposition reacted angrily to Mugabe’s then planned visit, accusing the Zanu PF leader of seeking to manipulate the “docile” congregants for the benefit of his party ahead of elections next year.

The annual Johanne Marange Apostolic Church Passover draws thousands of pilgrims from across Africa led by Noah Taguta.

MDC-T Manicaland provincial spokesperson, Trevor Saruwaka yesterday said Mugabe’s visit could had coincided with serious manipulation of registration exercise by Zanu PF.

“The visit by Mugabe to Marange Shrine could coincide with serious issues of manipulation of the voter registration exercise,” he said.

On Saturday, Information minister Christopher Mushohwe rubbished the vote-rigging claims.

15 Responses to Mugabe disappoints Marange sect members

  1. BASOPO ARTWELLS July 17, 2017 at 7:40 am #

    iiiiiiiii, REGAI AZORORE.

  2. Jokoti July 17, 2017 at 7:44 am #

    Nhai vanhu, kune anorambidzwa kutsvaga mavhoti here. Ivo veMDC ngavaendewo chero kwaMarange ikoko or even kwaMakandiwa kana Magaya motsvagawo venyu. Mumwe nemumwe ngaave nechidobi chake chinomuhwinhisa pasarudzo.

  3. Muchuva Mutiusinazita July 17, 2017 at 8:00 am #

    He cancelled the trip because Tsvangirai had unearthed his evil tendencies to politicize vapositori

  4. C. Moyo July 17, 2017 at 8:08 am #

    Guys ka you cry too much like a newly born babe. ko imi marambidzwa nani to go out and do the vote buying? Politics is dirty, Go out, campaign, tell lies, good ones of course, manipulate those who can be manipulated, persuade, engage, pray with them, eat with them, source basic goods and give them. Stop following zanu pf in whatever it does, In some small towns, we dont even see you. in rural areas especially in Matabeland, you are not known. so the rural folk has no choice except to vote zanu pf and then you complain. Press conferences that you love wont make you win elections. MDC PMs go to your constituencies and talk to the people. As long as you dont campaign in the rural areas you are wasting your time. Where are your structures in the rural areas and small towns? Guys ka be serious ne project yenyu

    • lovemyzim July 17, 2017 at 11:07 am #

      C.Moyo you have just nailed the point even USA elections are not free and fair ,The system was manipulated in favor of clinton and when the Russians discover that,they tried to avoid third world war by changing it in favour of trump, therefore these MDC fellas should desist from being desktop politicians vana Gutu and Mwonzora ngavaende kumusha kunotsvaka mavhoti,mabank ques doesnt convert to MDC votes,mavendors doesnt convert to mdc votes by the way zanu pf have many vendors in town than opposition so they relax vachiti varikutambura vese ndevedu hakuna zvakadaro.

  5. Jokoti July 17, 2017 at 8:28 am #

    Exactly my point above. Seems like Zanu pf knows politics better

  6. NACIDO RICO July 17, 2017 at 10:25 am #

    These poltroons are funny. Imagine at their ages, they dont have birth certificates and ID cards. They live like animals. Am sure they dont even know their ages.
    Politicians do whatever they want with these Maranges becoz they dont use their common senses. If they are told to climb mt Everest, they would climb. If told to swim in sewer, they swim.

    • Matiya July 17, 2017 at 12:11 pm #

      the more u insult that Marange group the more power you give them to vote Zanu pf. Saka Mdc ichiruza coz u think u are clever muchitadza kuona zviri pachena izvi. Endai kune vanhu

  7. lovemyzim July 17, 2017 at 11:00 am #

    Tsvangirai didnt expose Mugabe at all In fact he is a dull politian I used to vote for him but I have realised he is childish and I cant trust my vote with him,Is he saying the Registar General is already in position of BVR kits which were going to be used to register the Marange people to vote ? He must tell us how were they going to Register the people when infact Zec is still waiting to receive the first batch of BVR kits,Giving people Birth Certificates and IDs is not registering them to vote,How many of Zimbabweans who have IDs and BCs but are not registered voters. MDC should man up or otherwise they are in for a major drubbing by zanu pf next year.Mugabe is now trotting every province whilst you are busy holding press conferences hee heeee Mugabe this rigging heee mugabe that rigging Pamuno rigwa chaipo hamupaone do you think zanu pf is stupid to that extent to show you how they rig even mujuru chaiye haatozive .

  8. wenyajena July 17, 2017 at 11:18 am #

    @lovemyzim good observation these mdc pepole are nt serious they thnk holding press onferences vakapfeka tumasuits twavo zvobudusei izvozvo, mukungowawata pamedia apa endai kuvanhu nguva ichipo

  9. MAN KENYA July 17, 2017 at 11:53 am #

    Besides its documented political thuggery, Zanu PF is known to exploit all avenues of vote-hunting in and out of season as opposed to their armchair opposition critics who are always entangled in witch-hunt amongst themselves, micromanaging every move their competitor make but practically doing nothing to counter. Lets give the devil his due. The opposition cannot have their cake and eat it too.

  10. walker July 17, 2017 at 11:54 am #

    iwe Love my zim dzikama .vhotera pawada n yo vote is yo secret saka usatiudze

  11. walker July 17, 2017 at 11:56 am #

    mapostori namatai Mwari kwete zvekuti ngana watidisappointer .ndiye Mwari here
    Regai inzi Sect zvedi

  12. NACIDO RICO July 17, 2017 at 12:27 pm #

    What Tsvangirai and colleagues learnt is, even if they campaign a lot and more pple vote for MDC, Zanu will still rig. So, its a waste of resources going out and campaign becoz nothing will change.

  13. Lacoste July 17, 2017 at 4:37 pm #

    Dai ana Tsvangson vakateerera maideas ari kubuda Pano they may have a chance. Armchair politics hadzishande.

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