Madzibaba Owen of the Johanne Masowe Echishanu Velvet Apostolic sect caused quite a stir after he arrived for a church service using a helicopter.
The flashy madzibaba used the helicopter to attend the Sunday Masowe church service in Chitungwiza.
Madzibaba Owen said that he is using the helicopter to attend church service to challenge the misconception that most members of the Johanne Masowe Apostolic sect are poor people who are struggling financially.
He insisted that he was using the helicopter to commute to church to prove detractors wrong and to show that he is very blessed.
Madzibaba Owen also added that the helicopter is just a means of transport, similar to people who use bicycles and cars to attend church services. Below is the video of Madzibaba Owen of the Johanne Masowe Echishanu Velvet apostolic sect speaking about using a helicopter to attend church.
However, reactions to the video were mixed. While some applauded Madzibaba Owen for proving critics wrong, others were critical of his alleged flamboyant lifestyle and lack of modesty.
Some also argued that he was an outlier and that most apostolic sect members were not doing well financially.
@tinashemutsambi “These politicians masquerading as God fearing people. Shame” @gwaregat “I remember them blaming Pentecostal churches kkkkkkk”
@FrontAzania “This is an indictment on Zimbabwean rulers. In a sea of poverty, a charlatan brags to the poor, who are probably victims of his elaborate scams. They probably sacrificed all their savings to make him that flamboyant. Yet it’s govt that shoulders blame for the poverty of citizens.”
@drflexie “Why not invest in Infrastructure that benefit the ALL Church members like Church Schools, Church clinics/hospitals; unlike this one man benefit. Congregates are being scammed by these things. “The papa syndrome has entered vapositori, vachagezwa mari big time.”