Apostolic sect ‘shameful, ungodly’ — Chihuri

via Apostolic sect ‘shameful, ungodly’ — Chihuri NewsDay June 27, 2014 by Paidamoyo Muzulu

POLICE Commissioner-General Augustine Chihuri yesterday described Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani’s Johanne Masowe weChishanu apostolic sect members, who turned violent and bashed police officers during a raid at the their Budiriro shrine in Harare, as “shameful, ungodly and loathsome” elements.

Addressing graduands at a police passout parade at Tomlison Depot in Harare, Chihuri said the police was deeply perturbed by the incident which displayed wilful disregard of the law by men and women of the cloth.

“What is apparently shocking about the reckless disregard for the law is that men and women of cloth are the perpetrators,” Chihuri said.

“This contradiction is not only deplorable, but shameful, ungodly and loathsome.

“The attack on police officers doing the constitutional duties is the height of delinquent behaviour which should never find any breeding space in our country and is thus roundly condemned.”

Chihuri, an apostolic sect member himself, buttressed his admonishment of criminals by quoting the scriptures, saying citizens should subject themselves to lawful authority.

“Therefore, whoever resists the authorities resists what God has appointed and those who resist will incur judgment,” he said.

At least 36 members of the sect have been arrested over the incident and are still awaiting trial although Madzibaba Ishmael is reportedly still on the run.
Chihuri, however, applauded police for reducing the crime rate, but expressed concern over the surge in sexual offences.

“It is, however, disturbing to note that cases of rape involving juveniles increased as 1 494 cases were recorded between January and May 2014 compared to 1 384 cases received during the same period in 2013,” he said.

“I am pleased that the graduands before us undertook a rich and edifying catalogue of courses which among others, included the political history of Zimbabwe, human rights and policing and Domestic Violence Act.”

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    Mukanya 8 years ago

    Which version of political history of Zimbabwe did they partake Mr Commissioner?

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    Chihuri yesterday described Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani’s Johanne Masowe weChishanu apostolic sect members, who turned violent and bashed police officers during a raid at the their Budiriro shrine in Harare, as “shameful, ungodly and loathsome” elements.

    Takes one shameful,Ungodly and loathsome being to know one.

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    mandy 8 years ago

    Chocha!

    Please leave the people of the cloth alone. It is always going to be wrong to have a civillian effect an arrest in the presence of the police. Ndanga should never have been involved in effecting arrest on the sect. Ndanga is not the law and that sect is innocent until proven guilty by the courts of law and not by the police. What was Ndanga’s business at that shrine at the time the arrest? What is Ndanga’s locus standi in law? Nothing, he has no standing at all. In fact Ndanga is a criminal who is now using the police to further his own personal interests.

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    Doris 8 years ago

    And there I was thinking, all the time, that Mugabe donned Maposteri robes to attend their meetings! Ooh, Chihuri, careful where you go with this.

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    KIBBS 8 years ago

    Well, that should sort out The Mapostori Vote for next election!!
    Shame I was looking forward to seeing again the 90 year old ghostlike stick man apparition on the front page of The Herald!

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    Now this is a classic case of the pot calling the kettle black. I winder how Chihuri and the security sector and govt appear in God’s eye Godly? I don’t think so. I could show him some scriptures that would shock him. Wake up and repent. look at yourselves first. There is blood on your hands among many other things.

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    How many people have his police offers bashed. I have personally witnessed it.