Guta raJehovah

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Guta raJehovah or Guta ra Jehovah (English: City of Jehovah) is a church in Zvimba, Zimbabwe,[1] approximately one hundred miles from the capital Harare. It is also known as the City of God.[1] The Church was founded by Mai Chaza[1][2] in 1954.[1] It was originally a Methodist church and healing center, but is now an independent body, with some links to Methodism.

Mai Chaza was reputed to have the ability to successfully pray for women to conceive.[3] More generally, she was a faith healer.[4]

Lameck Sibanda, writing in the "ZimDaily" feature of the Zimbabwe Telegraph, called Guta raJehovah a "sect".[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Zimbabwe Churches". Traveller's Guide to Victoria Falls. Retrieved 11 February 2010.
  2. ^ Dube, Lilian (April 2008). "Mai Chaza: An African Christian Story of Gender, Healing and Power" (PDF). Studia Historiae Ecclesiasticae. 24 (Supplement: Women as Academics and Leaders). Retrieved 11 Feb 2010.
  3. ^ Togarasei., Lovemore (2007). "Images of Jesus among Christian Women in Harare". Studies in World Christianity. 13 (2): 160–169. doi:10.1353/swc.2007.0023.
  4. ^ Chitsaru, Chenjerai (9 January 2007). "How a Svikiro Saved a President from Shame". Retrieved 11 February 2010. he was said to have been a descendant of Mai Chaza who, in the 1950s, was a celebrated faith healer who ran Guta raJehovah
  5. ^ Sibanda, Lameck (10 July 2009). "Politics does not pay - Chiyangwa". Zimbabwe Telegraph. Retrieved 11 February 2010.