AFM member poses as CIO agent

Second from right Tony Tshuma overseer of Apostolic Faith Mission Church coming out of Western Ccommonage court

DRAMA continues to unfold in the ongoing saga involving the Apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) of Africa International in Lobengula, Bulawayo as one of the applicants for a peace order against the church’s overseer was taken to the Western Commonage Court for allegedly masquerading as a member of the dreaded Central Intelligence Organisation (CIO).


Claudius Manamela, who initially represented the disgruntled group when they filed an application for a protection order against the church’s overseer and reverend Tony Tshuma, was accused of threatening church officials and ministers with disappearance.

The case was remanded to May 7 for continuation of trial and the State had led evidence from one witness.

Allegations were that sometime in February, Manamela went to the church in Lobengula where he allegedly spoke to officers at the resident pastor’s office after allegedly introducing himself as someone who works in the president’s office.

He allegedly told them that he was visiting to advise them that the disputes in the church were now on the president’s desk.

Manamela allegedly said he was there to warn the ministers, pastors and officers over the issue and that some people would disappear.

The church ministers reported Manamela for allegedly masquerading as a CIO agent and threatening them with disappearance.


  1. very good baba Nkala on exposing Manamela lets watch the dram really unfold.Expose him and we want to know the scandal behind Econet and juice cards, stocktheft in Chiredzi. Ask him who Mbova isas they both purpot to be from the President’s office.On issues of disappearance ifor one was also threatened by Manamela that im a small boy who should waste time supporting Overseer Tony Tshuma.And pliz baba Nkala interview Manamela on why he went to our lawyer Walter Nyabadza threatening him again. Also come and see for yourself if there is tribalism in our chuch yini Nkala buya sikunike amadisc ubaba uTshuma egcotshwa ngo 2008. buya baba siyabonga iqiniso seliphuma

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