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FORMER fugitive apostolic sect leader Madzibaba Ishmael Mufani’s trial for public violence begins at the magistrate court on March 15, the Prosecutor General (PG) office indicated this week.

Mufani is the leader of Johanne Masowe eChishanu, a sect whose members bludgeoned police officers, journalists and members of the shadowy Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) led by Johannes Ndanga in May last year.

This was after Ndanga attempted to shut down the sect’s shrine in Budiriro, Harare.

Nanga led a delegation of his officers, police and journalists in a bid to “ban’ the sect for alleged child and women abuses but met with vicious opposition that turned into an orgy of violence leaving at least seven people severely injured.

Mufani reportedly went into hiding following the skirmishes only to be arrested on January 2 after evading police officers for more than eight months.

Eleven members of the sect fingered in the violence are already serving jail time after a Harare magistrate slapped the group with an effective four years imprisonment.

Mufani is out of custody on bail granted by the High Court.

Source : New Zimbabwe