Makururu's rival in trouble

Mutore, a former prophet in Makururu's church broke out last year and formed the Johanne Masowe Yemuchinjiko church following a nasty fallout.

The leader of Johanne The Fifth of Africa, Archbishop Andby Makururu, has been granted a peace order against a Mutare-based prophet that he accused of interfering with the operations of his church.

Daniel Mutore, a former church member in the church, had a fallout with Makururu last year leading him to form his own church Johanne Masowe Yemuchinjiko.

He was the chairman of the prophetic council under Makururu’s church.

Makururu approached the court seeking a peace order agianst Mutore and Mutare magistrate Xavier Chipato ruled in his favour.

“l am granting a peace order against the accused Mutore not to interfere with Johanne The Fifth of Africa church operations,” Chipato said.

Mutore was accused of interfering with church operations in Makururu’s church operations and spreading falsehoods about the church.

He was also accused of trying to persuade Makururu’s church members to leave the church.

Johanne the Fifth of Africa church was represented by Moses Chikomo from Mutungura Legal Practitioners.

“We are happy that the peace order has been granted and our client is not happy that Mutore has been trying to open his church near our client’s shrine,”Chikomo said.

Makururu is a strong Zanu PF sympathizer and has been pictured with President Emmerson Mnangagwa at State House on several occasions, besides openly campaigning for the ruling party.

He recently received honourary degrees in recognition of his philanthropic works.

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