1. My Journey to Zaka
In September 1966, I took the journey to Zaka via Bulawayo with John Muroyi. Abel Matundu, Mrs. ~. Samkange, Mrs.
Musuna and Mr. Nhira. We left Chiwiriri and headed for Bulawayo and we preached the gospel and prayed for the sick all
the way. We stayed in Bulawayo for a few days, preaching, casting out demons and healing the sick. We later left Bulawayo
and went to Masvingo. When we got to M'asvingo, we proceeded to Chivingwe School which is near Jichidza Mission. At
this school was a teacher who came from our home area and his name was Nathan Murwira. The Dutch Reformed Church
was running Chivingwe School and Nathan had sent us a message that the people from this area were hungry for the Word
We had. a lovely welcome from Nathan but he was afraid of the Dutch authorities at the school since our presence could
put his job in jeopardy. The following morning, Nathan took us to the local Dutch Church and introduced us to the church
elders saying, "This man, 30
Loveless Manhango is a prophet sent by God to heal the 'sick and cast out demons in the name of Jesus. Those who want
to be prayed for can come to him at no cost."
We erected some makeshift tents outside the school yard and a big number of people came for our evening service that
day. We preached the gospel of Christ and many people accepted Jesus. We laid our hands on the sick, a lot of miracles
were performed in Jesus' name, and many people were healed. The leader of the Dutch Reformed Church, Mr. Lazarus
Mudzamatira brought his son Rutsate Mudzamatira who had become blind and was no lonqer going to school. His father
had visited many hospitals with him but his sight had not been restored. I prayed for him in the name of Jesus and he was
healed and began to see. When Mr. Mudzamatira saw that his son had been healed, he asked his whole family to join us
but he could not leave the Dutch Reformed Church since he was the leader.
I told him that we do not pray to become church leaders but to receive Christ together with our families. Even his church
had failed to heal his son but it was only Jesus who could heal the sick. He later accepted .and was baptized together with
his family. We later established a branch at his home and he became our leader in the whole of Zaka district even up to
now. Mr Mudzamatira is now a priest in our church.
A young girl named Shingairai was brought to me by her parents. She had stomach problems which had been caused by
eating bewitched food. I prayed for her in Jesus' name and she was healed. She gave her testimony in front of the people
that shewasindeed healed.
A certain elderly woman, Mrs. Marume, was brought to me. S!1e was blind and her legs were weak. I prayed for her and
her sight was restored the following morning and herleqs became strong.
Our makeshift tents were just above the confluence of two rivers and this was aconvenient place for us to pray and do
God's work. We baptized all the people who accepted Christ and taught them how to live according to God's
commandments. They were one hundred and seventy in number and that marked the establishment of our church in Zaka
We stayed for sometime and it was difficult for us to find enough food but we thank Mr. Murwira who did all he Gould to feed
us. He was rearing some chicken and he started slaughtering them for us until they were all finished. He later gave us a
sheep for meat and his wife was very caring and prepared all our food with love and care: she had real interest for God's
Word. We later returned to Chiwiriri to prepare for the next convention which we held in October 1966.