Zimbabwe Church Leader Jailed for Rape

RMG Independent church leader Robert Martin Gumbura has been given a heavy sentence for possessing pornography and raping several women.
  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura's Wives Disown Statements

    The Herald, 11 February 2014

    THE trial of three of convicted rapist Robert Martin Gumbura's wives and their alleged five accomplices accused of photographing themselves naked yesterday proceeded to a trial… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   What Draws Women to Gumbura?

    Zimbabwe Standard, 9 February 2014

    I looked hard at the pictures of RMG End Time Message Pastor, Robert Martin Gumbura in all the local newspapers and none convinced me he was a man I could ever be remotely… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura - the Untold Story

    The Herald, 8 February 2014

    He is a certified sex predator, now serving time for serial rape and possession of pornographic material. Read more »

Pastor Gumbura has been slapped with a 40 year jail term for rape

  • Zimbabwe:   We Expect Salvation, Not Rape in Church

    The Herald, 8 February 2014

    Not in the aftermath of this Gumbura episode! Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   'Gumbura Wives' Naked Photos Disgraceful'

    The Herald, 6 February 2014

    The chair of the Board of Censors yesterday described nude pictures of four wives of RMG Independent End Time Message leader and convicted rapist Robert Martin Gumbura and other… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   I Was Wrongly Convicted, Argues Gumbura

    The Herald, 6 February 2014

    Jailed RMG Independent End Time Message church leader Robert Gumbura says the magistrate's court wrongly convicted him on rape charges before imposing a "shocking" sentence.Gumbura… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Appeals 'Shocking' Sentence

    New Zimbabwe, 5 February 2014

    CAGED End Time Message church leader, Robert Gumbura has filed a High Court appeal against his conviction and sentence to 40 years in jail for rape. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Believers Must Be Discerning

    The Herald, 5 February 2014

    WHILE Robert Martin Gumbura, the founder of RMG End Time Message, is now a guest of the State for the next 40 years barring any reprieve should he appeal against both conviction… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Church Must Empower, Not Subjugate Women

    The Herald, 5 February 2014

    Media outlets are awash with cases of church leaders who reduce female congregants to sex objects. Recent "sexcapades" involving clergymen, chiefly the RMG End Time Message Robert… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Zimbabwe Getting Sadistic, Addicted to Violence

    The Herald, 5 February 2014

    After he was caught, the man was taken in by the security details and subjected to cruel beating. He was then taken to a local hospital but died early this year without the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Jailed for Effective 40 Years, Plans to Appeal

    New Zimbabwe, 3 February 2014

    PASTOR Robert Martin Gumbura was on Monday sentenced to 50 years in prison but could save an effective 40 years after ten were suspended on condition of good behaviour. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Deserved 120 Yrs, Women's Groups

    New Zimbabwe, 3 February 2014

    WOMEN'S rights activists have largely welcomed the conviction of RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura but some felt the 40-year jail sentence was not harsh… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Men of the Cloth or Wolves in Sheepskins?

    The Herald, 4 February 2014

    Disgraced pastor Robert Martin Gumbura is an embodiment of the Sodom and Gomorrah our churches have become. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   No Kind Words for Gumbura

    The Herald, 4 February 2014

    "THIS man sinned against God and was not fit to lead the congregation. He was a wolf instead of a shepherd amongst unsuspecting sheep. I am happy that the arm of the law caught up… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Pastor Gumbura Jailed for Effective 40 Years on Rape, Porn Charges

    New Zimbabwe, 3 February 2014

    PASTOR Robert Martin Gumbura was on Monday sentenced to 50 years in prison but could save an effective 40 years after ten were suspended on condition of good behaviour. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Church Members Shun Gumbura

    Zimbabwe Standard, 2 February 2014

    A day after Robert Gumbura, the disgraced leader of the RMG End Time Message church, was convicted of four counts of rape, there was little activity at his home in Malborough… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Gets His Just Deserts

    Zimbabwe Standard, 2 February 2014

    Tomorrow Robert Martin Gumbura, leader of the RGM Independent End Time Message church, will know his fate after being convicted of four counts of rape. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Breaking News - Gumbura Sentenced to 40 Years

    The Herald, 3 February 2014

    RMG End Time Message church leader Robert Martin Gumbura has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being found guilty on four counts of rape. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Sentencing Postponed to Monday

    The Herald, 31 January 2014

    The sentencing of RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura has been postponed to Monday. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   D-Day for Gumbura

    The Herald, 3 February 2014

    Harare regional magistrate Mr Hoseah Mujaya is today expected to hand down sentence on RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura, who was on Friday last week… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Guilty, Sentencing Monday

    New Zimbabwe, 1 February 2014

    END Time Message pastor Robert Martin Gumbura was on Friday found guilty on four counts of raping three women and one of possessing pornographic material and will be sentenced on… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Convicted, Sentence Monday

    The Herald, 1 February 2014

    RMG Independent End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura was yesterday convicted of four counts of rape involving three women and possessing pornographic material. He will be… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Convicted

    The Herald, 31 January 2014

    RMG Independent End Time message leader Robert Martin Gumbura has been convicted of four counts of rape and one on possession of pornographic material. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Ruling Expected Today

    The Herald, 31 January 2014

    RULING in a case in which RMG Independent End Time message leader Robert Martin Gumbura faces seven counts of rape is expected today at the Harare Magistrates' Courts. Gumbura, who… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura's Secretary Alleges Victimisation

    The Herald, 30 January 2014

    A secretary working for RMG Independent End Time Message founder Martin Gumbura says police are trying to "fix" her for refusing to make false rape allegations against the church… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Bail Application Denied

    The Herald, 27 January 2014

    The High Court today dismissed bail application by RMG Independent End Time Message church leader Robert Martin Gumbura in a case in which he is accused of raping another… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Freedom Bid Flops

    The Herald, 28 January 2014

    The High Court yesterday dismissed a bail application by RMG Independent End Time Message church leader Robert Martin Gumbura in a case in which he is accused of raping yet another… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Arduous Trial Takes Toll On Gumbura's Wives

    Zimbabwe Standard, 26 January 2014

    They were resplendent in their designer outfits without a hair out of place, but the arduous trial has taken its toll on all 11 of the RMG Independent End Time Message Church… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Ruling Deferred Again

    New Zimbabwe, 24 January 2014

    THE much-awaited ruling on embattled End Time Message Church leader Robert Martin Gumbura's multiple rape charges was Friday deferred for another week after Regional magistrate… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Judgment Deferred Again

    The Herald, 25 January 2014

    There was a near stampede at the Harare Magistrates' Court yesterday when hundreds of people - including relatives, friends and spouses of RMG Independent End Time Message leader… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Latest - Gumbura Judgment

    The Herald, 24 January 2014

    Judgment in the case of RMG Independent End Time Message leader Martin Gumbura has been deferred again to Friday next week after regional magistrate Mr Hosea Mujaya said that the… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   No Joy for Gumbura As Bail Hearing Deferred Again

    The Herald, 22 January 2014

    THE High Court has for the second time deferred hearing the bail application by RMG Independent End Time Message church leader Robert Martin Gumbura in a case in which he is… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Faces Fresh Rape Trial

    The Herald, 17 January 2014

    The High Court yesterday deferred to next Tuesday a bail application by RMG Independent church leader Robert Martin Gumbura in a case in which he is accused of raping yet another… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Wives' Trial Opens

    The Herald, 15 January 2014

    The trial of three wives of RMG Independent End Time Message leader Martin Gumbura and their alleged five accomplices accused of photographing themselves naked and possessing… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Apostolic, Pentecostal Churches Clash

    The Herald, 11 January 2014

    A war has erupted between indigenous apostolic and pentecostal churches, with the latter pushing Heads of Christian Denominations to dissociate themselves from all groups that… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   New Judgment Date for Gumbura

    The Herald, 10 January 2014

    Judgment in the case of RMG Independent End Time Message leader Martin Gumbura, accused of raping seven women from his church, has been rescheduled to January 24. Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura Judgment Set for January 24

    The Herald, 9 January 2014

    Judgment in the case of RMG Independent End Time Message leader, Martin Gumbura accused of raping seven women from his church has been re-set for January 24. The regional… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Inspection in-Loco At Gumbura's Home

    The Herald, 9 January 2014

    A Harare magistrate yesterday indefinitely postponed judgment in the case in which RMG Independent End Time Message leader Pastor Martin Gumbura is accused of raping seven women… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura's Harare Home in Pictures

    New Zimbabwe, 8 January 2014

    A HARARE magistrate's court has been inspecting RMG Independent End Time Message Church founder Robert Martin Gumbura's incomplete and nearly derelict Marlborough mansion as part… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Gumbura's Wives in Court for Pornography

    The Herald, 8 January 2014

    Three of RMG Independent End Time Message pastor Martin Gumbura's wives and their alleged five accomplices yesterday appeared in court on charges of photographing themselves naked… Read more »

  • Zimbabwe:   Why Pastor Gumbura Could Be Innocent

    New Zimbabwe, 23 December 2013

    RAPE is the use of violence or the threat of it (duress) to force a woman to engage in sexual intercourse. The matter of duress is of particular interest to us. Read more »

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