Fishing rod thief raids neigh­bour

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THE pres­i­dent of the Apos­tolic Chris­tian Coun­cil of Zim­babwe (ACCZ), Arch­bishop Jo­hannes Ndanga, has cas­ti­gated prophets Emmanuel Makandiwa and Wal­ter Ma­gaya say­ing their al­leged op­po­si­tion to the in­tro­duc­tion of bond notes in the coun­try was mo­ti­vated by self­ish rea­sons.

The Arch­bishop also crit­i­cised self-or­dained pas­tors like Pas­tor Evan Mawarire for lead­ing peo­ple astray.

Ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing at the or­di­na­tion of 38 apos­tolic bish­ops in Bu­l­awayo on Sun­day, Arch­bishop Ndanga did not have kind words for Mr Acie Lu­mumba who re­cently in­sulted Pres­i­dent Mu­gabe, say­ing the youth­ful politi­cian was only try­ing to make a name and money for him­self.

The ACCZ pres­i­dent said Mr Lu­mumba was just like prophets Ma­gaya and Makandiwa.

He said the two prophets want the con­tin­ued use of a bas­ket of for­eign cur­ren­cies in the coun­try as they wanted to use it to pay their spir­i­tual fa­thers in Nige­ria and Ghana to main­tain their pow­ers.

Ma­gaya is leader of Prophetic Heal­ing and De­liv­er­ance Min­istries (PHD) while Makandiwa is the founder of the United Fam­ily In­ter­na­tional Church (UFIC).

“Peo­ple like him (Lu­mumba) just want to make a name for them­selves and money and yet he does not un­der­stand where this coun­try came from. And peo­ple who do this are like Makandiwa and Ma­gaya but we don’t have a prob­lem with them but what we fail to un­der­stand is why they are re­fus­ing bond notes.

“It’s be­cause what­ever money they make in Zim­babwe, a per­cent­age is sent to their spir­i­tual fa­thers in Ghana and Nige­ria be­cause they have to pay homage so as to main­tain the pow­ers they have. That’s why they are re­fus­ing bond notes. The man (Makandiwa) that re­fused the bond notes clearly stated that he doesn’t trust the Re­serve Bank Gover­nor (Dr John Man­gudya) even if what he has planned makes sense,” Arch­bishop Ndanga said.

“Only one per­son doesn’t have trust in the gover­nor but the Holy Spirit told us last year that Zim­babwe shall have a cur­rency of its own that will work within our borders.

“I said it my­self, there­fore the bond notes are good. If you want to see that the bond notes are good, our coun­try has vast min­eral re­serves that back up our cur­rency. We’ve huge gold re­serves mined by mako­rokoza and es­tab­lished mines that are bring­ing in for­eign cur­rency. So why are you say­ing the bond notes can­not be sus­tained? Why don’t we have our own cur­rency that works in Zim­babwe while things are be­ing fixed? On be­half of VaPos­tori, we want those bond notes.”

Arch­bishop Ndanga said there are over 400 bish­ops that have un­law­fully or­dained them­selves and one of them was Pas­tor Mawarire who has since re­port­edly sought asy­lum in the United States.

“There are pas­tors who are not ap­pointed or in­stalled into power, they or­dain them­selves and just call them­selves bish­ops. These are the likes of Pas­tor Evan Mawarire who tie the flag of peo­ple they are in­sult­ing around their necks. You do not tie a flag of peo­ple you are in­sult­ing around your neck, you tie your own flag,” he said.

“Tell me some­thing about the man that says stay away from work. There is money, but he says to the peo­ple don’t work, make noise. How does that ben­e­fit the or­di­nary Zim­bab­weans?”

Arch­bishop Ndanga urged Zim­bab­weans to ac­cept bond notes while chal­lenges in the coun­try are be­ing fixed.— @win­nie_­masara. A 26-YEAR-OLD man from Bu­l­awayo’s Nku­lumane Sub­urb al­legedly broke a win­dow at his neigh­bour’s house and used an an­gling rod to fish out three cell­phones.

Priv­i­lege Sit­hole yes­ter­day de­nied steal­ing the phones from Ms Loreta Zikhali’s home.

West­ern Com­mon­age Mag­is­trate Mr Stephen Ndhlovu Sit­hole re­manded him in custody to to­day.

Prose­cu­tor Mr Keneth Shava said: “At around 10PM on Au­gust 1 the com­plainant went to sleep leav­ing her Voda­fone phone charg­ing on a wall socket charger. Two other phones a Sam­sung Galaxy and a Huawei Y22 were on her pil­low.”

“At around 4AM the ac­cused went to the com­plainant’s house and fished out three cell­phones through the win­dow. She iden­ti­fied him since the lights were on.”

Ms Zikhali said: I’ve a small baby and I wake up twice every night to change his nappy. I woke up as usual and no­ticed there was a hand hold­ing a fishing rod at the win­dow. I screamed. He didn’t move and I screamed again call­ing my house­mate’s name. Sit­hole fled.” She said she no­ticed her phones were gone. Ms Zikhali told the court she re­ported the mat­ter to the po­lice.

Sit­hole said he was sleep­ing at home when the theft oc­curred.

“I got home at 7PM that night and my grand­mother whom I stay with locked the door and kept the keys. I stayed up un­til 8PM with my brother and we then re­tired to bed. The next day she came to my house es­corted by po­lice of­fi­cers and I was ar­rested. I never stole from anyone,” said Sit­hole.

Mr Shava said: “The ac­cused un­law­fully en­tered the com­plainant’s premises at night. With a fishing rod, he hooked her three cell­phones val­ued at $260. The stolen phones have not been recovered.”— @andile_ tshuma.

Con­gre­gants at the or­di­na­tion of 38 apos­tolic bish­ops in Bu­l­awayo on Sun­day

Arch­bishop Jo­hannes Ndanga with Min­is­ter Nomthandazo Moyo in Bu­l­awayo

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