- Category: News
- Published on 21 April 2013
Polygamous Apostle Robert Gumbura who is married to nine women is being accused of demanding sex from married women and girls.
Apostle Gumbura, who is the founder and leader of RMG End Time Message Ministry, last week CONFIRMED that he is being investigated by police but quickly dismissed the allegations saying they were cooked stories bent on tarnishing his image.
One of the victims said in front of her husband that she refused "man of God's" sexual advances after he invited her for a counselling session where he demanded sex from her.
"At first I feared to disclose this to my husband before I discovered from fellow women that it was part of (Apostle) Gumbura's doctrine to have sex with all women and girls to protect their marriages. Gumbura started by asking me to support my husband by accompanying him to music sessions at his house and he would call me into a separate room for counselling. It is at those counselling sessions that he asked if my husband climaxes while being intimate and demanded to have sex with me so as to protect my marriage and keep my husband in the church," said the woman.
The victim said she denied his sexual advances and he threatened her with a curse if she revealed this to her husband or anyone else.
"After discovering that I did not disclose this to my husband he called me again asking to know if I had made my mind about his sexual demands. I informed one of our church members and she told me that she also fell victim to Apostle Gumbura's sexual advances," she said.
One of the church members who left Apostle Gumbura's congregation over the allegations said the controversial pastor used the pulpit to demonise any man who threatened to divorce his wife over her secret meetings with him.
"Gumbura divided families by having secret meetings with our wives where he warned them against disclosing the real issues discussed in the counselling sessions. Many times Gumbura called my wife for counselling sessions and I would read from her facial expression that she was not telling the truth. After seeing that I suspected what had transpired, Gumbura showered praise for my work in the church," he said.
He alleged that Gumbura threatens church members claiming that he is well connected with high profile names. He further alleged that the church is the pastor's platform for abusing girls and women.
A source said the 'Man of God' is reportedly using a Bible Verse "Touch not the Anointed one of God" to threaten his victims against exposing his evil acts.
Our news crew also attended one of Pastor Gumbura's church services held recently at Hallingbury Primary School Hall where he confirmed losing members during his sermon. However, Gumbura rubbished the rape allegations.
"I was picked by police for questioning after one Elizabeth reported that I sexually harassed her. She, together with her friend who is now based in South Africa, are claiming that I sexually harassed them verbally. All this is being done to tarnish my image ahead of the elections. I am standing for Mabvuku. My house was bombed recently and I made a report to the police. I suspect that these are the same people doing that," he said.