Musician Hosiah Chipanga, who is also Messiah Apostolic Prophetically Inspired People’s Institution Church (Mapipi) apostolic sect leader, has taken a swipe at Johannes Ndanga for his approach in banning Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani’s church.
Ndanga, who is Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe leader, recently visited Mufani’s shrine in Budiriro where he clashed with Madzibaba’s Mufani’s followers when he announced that the sect had been banned.
Chipanga said Ndanga was supposed to summon the church elders than visit them at the shrine.
“He (Ndanga) was supposed to summon the church leaders and explain the issue rather than humiliate them in front of their women and followers,” said Chipanga.
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“I don’t think it was a good idea to take the riot police to a shrine as if it was a place for hooligans.
“It explains why the followers reacted angrily because there were worshippers and not hooligans,” he said.
Chipanga said the probability that the police and Ndanga officials were beaten by God was high.
“They did not respect the shrine so we cannot dispute the fact that the congregants were inspired by God to beat them up,” said the outspoken musician.
Turning to his Mapipi church, Chipanga said he was still to register it before taking it across the country.
“Mine is underway and we are yet to register it with the ACCZ so that we can start crusades,” he said.
Chipanga formed his church in 2012 which never took off except for postings on social networks.
The controversial lyricist, described himself as Noah in one of his songs titled “Nharo” from his latest album “Mumweya”.
In the song, he encouraged people to learn something about the nature of God from the Noah and Ark story, including that God cannot tolerate sin and that sin will not go unpunished.
The four-track album features songs that include “Shoko RaMwari”, “Zimbabwe Ndeyemweya” and “Nharo”.