State Media Rendition Of Alledged Visit By MDC Alliance Trio To Vapostori Sect
11 September 2020
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State run Herald Newspaper has come up with a claim that the MDC Alliance trio of Joanna Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova visited a Harare based Vapostori Sect for a “cleansing ceremony” in order to survive their up coming court trial where they are accused of faking their abduction in April.

The opposition party has since dismissed the claims by the State Media as fake.

Party spokesperson Fadzai Mahere tweeted:

Below is the State Media rendition of the claims.

MDC-Alliance activists who faked abduction in May this year have now turned to apostolic prophets in what appears to be a desperate bid, wrapped in superstition and mythology, to have the State’s case against them crumble, The Herald can reveal.

Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova, whose suspicious movements on the day they claimed to have been abducted were captured in a video that has since gone viral, are now frequent visitors at the shrine of an apostolic sect leader, Madzimai Memory of Hatfield, Harare.

The prophetess is allegedly famous among criminals and fugitives as she is said to possess spiritual powers that can make a serious crime weightless on the scales of justice.

On September 1, the three activists visited the shrine located behind the Catholic University of Zimbabwe between Joshua Nkomo Road and St Martins suburb — where they sought to have the State case quashed as they expressed fear that they could be convicted on charges of faking abduction and lying to the police.

According to members of the apostolic sect, the three arrived at the shrine in an unregistered Toyota Fortuner, that was being driven by Mamombe, who is a former MDC-A legislator.

The three were spotted at the shrine, where other 50 congregates were attending church services between 11am till late at night.

At the shrine, the trio took turns to kneel before a male prophet and each pleaded for the State case to fizzle out as they said they had no evidence to back their abduction claims.

“The prophet said that the women were vigilant, especially Mamombe whom he singled out as courageous. He also told the three activists that they lusted for material things and he described them as promiscuous, attributes that he said were bringing them misfortune,” said one congregant who sat within earshot of the whole episode.

The prophet, however, assured them that their troubles would disappear if they committed to attending regular intercessions where the dark clouds of misfortune, that had often accompanied them, would be removed spiritually.

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“The three were asked each to bring a white piece of cloth, milk and six eggs, items that would protect them against any misfortune. Then they were given a stone each to put in their bathing water representing the river in which the ladies were drowning, but the stone symbolised their life-jacket,” another congregant said.

Mamombe was told that after the collapse of the State case, her future would brighten up as she would accumulate a lot of fortune, which would ensure that she lives a happy life ever after.

“Chimbiri was told that her ill-fortunes emanated from her strained relationship with her parents, especially her father. She was also told that she had a burning desire to get married, but was not finding a perfect husband, a predicament that often leaves her drained,” the source said. She was advised to make peace with her parents

This picture combo shows the MDC-Alliance trio of Joana Mamombe, Cecilia Chimbiri and Netsai Marova consulting apostolic prophets in Hatfield recently and the unregistered Toyota Fortuner which was being driven by Mamombe

Nothing much was said about Marova, apart from that she too, just like her two colleagues, had to attend the church services regularly so as to ensure that she is cleansed from any bad luck.

Some of Madzimai Memory’s ardent followers were convinced that the trio had found a sanctuary from where all their troubles would peel off, while the sceptics questioned why people who were enmeshed in sinful practices were seeking divine intervention before they had repented.