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[[File:Reverend-Cossum-Chiangwa.jpg|thumb|Rev Cossam Chiangwa]] Reverend '''Cossam Chiangwa''' is a [[Zimbabwean]] pastor and a leader of a faction of the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] (AFM).
 
[[File:Reverend-Cossum-Chiangwa.jpg|thumb|Rev Cossam Chiangwa]] Reverend '''Cossam Chiangwa''' is a [[Zimbabwean]] pastor and a leader of a faction of the [[Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe]] (AFM).
  
Chiangwa and Bishop [[Aspher Madziyire]] and his successor Reverend Amon Madawo, have been involved in a court battle over the control of the AFM Church and its properties since 2018.
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'''Chiangwa''' and Bishop [[Aspher Madziyire]] and his successor Reverend [[Amon Madawo]], have been involved in a court battle over the control of the AFM Church and its properties since '''2018'''.
  
==Fight For Control Of AFM==
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==Personal Details==
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No information could be found on his age, place of birth, or family.
  
Chiangwa and Madziyire went their separate ways with each of them commanding their followers in the church following last September 2018's church council meeting, which passed a vote of no confidence on Chiangwa.
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==School / Education==
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No information could be found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.  
  
In August 2019, the Apostolic Faith Mission International (AFMI) invited only Madawo to a conference held at Kenyatta University. Reports claim that Chiangwa regardless of not being invited travelled for the conference but was stopped from attending meetings.<ref name="ZM">[https://zimmorningpost.com/afm-leadership-wrangle-chiyangwa-underfire/ AFM leadership wrangle: Chiangwa underfire], ''Zim Morning Post'', Published: August 27, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
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==Service / Career==
  
On 4 September 2019, the [[High Court]] declared Madziyire as the bona fide leader of the AFM Church.
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==Events==
 
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===Fight For Control Of AFM===
High Court judge Justice [[David Mangota]] barred Chiangwa and his followers from using the name of the church when conducting their activities without authorisation from Madziyire’s faction.
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'''Chiangwa''' and Madziyire went their separate ways with each of them commanding their followers in the church following last '''September 2018''''s church council meeting, which passed a vote of no confidence on Chiangwa. <br/>
 
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In '''August 2019''', the Apostolic Faith Mission International (AFMI) invited only Madawo to a conference held at Kenyatta University. Reports claim that '''Chiangwa''' regardless of not being invited travelled for the conference but was stopped from attending meetings. <ref name="ZM">[https://zimmorningpost.com/afm-leadership-wrangle-chiyangwa-underfire/ AFM leadership wrangle: Chiangwa underfire], ''Zim Morning Post'', Published: August 27, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref> <br/>
Mangota ruled that [[Amon Madawo]] who was backed by immediate past president Aspher Madziyire is the legitimate leader of the church. Justice Mangota also ruled that Chiangwa’s group must reverse everything they did, return everything they took and must stop presenting themselves as the leadership of the church.<ref name="H">Nyore Madzianike and Pauline Mhuka, [https://www.herald.co.zw/madziyire-wins-afm-leadership-wrangle/ Madziyire wins AFM leadership wrangle], ''The Herald'', Published: September 5, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref><ref name="NZ">Mary Taruvinga, [https://www.newzimbabwe.com/chiyangwa-challenges-afm-leadership-defeat/ Chiyangwa challenges AFM leadership defeat], ''NewZimbabwe.com'', Published: September 9, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
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On '''4 September 2019''', the [[High Court]] declared Madziyire as the bona fide leader of the [[AFM]] Church. <br/>
 
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High Court judge Justice [[David Mangota]] barred '''Chiangwa''' and his followers from using the name of the church when conducting their activities without authorisation from Madziyire’s faction. <br/>
In September 2019, Chiangwa and his followers — Amon Chinyemba, Nathan Nhira, Shepherd Sebata, Donald Ndoni, Arthur Nhamburo and M. Mashumba filed a notice of appeal against the High Court decision.
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Mangota ruled that [[Amon Madawo]] who was backed by immediate past president Aspher Madziyire is the legitimate leader of the church. Justice Mangota also ruled that Chiangwa’s group must reverse everything they did, return everything they took and must stop presenting themselves as the leadership of the church. <ref name="H">Nyore Madzianike and Pauline Mhuka, [https://www.herald.co.zw/madziyire-wins-afm-leadership-wrangle/ Madziyire wins AFM leadership wrangle], ''The Herald'', Published: September 5, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref><ref name="NZ">Mary Taruvinga, [https://www.newzimbabwe.com/chiyangwa-challenges-afm-leadership-defeat/ Chiyangwa challenges AFM leadership defeat], ''NewZimbabwe.com'', Published: September 9, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref> <br/>
 
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In '''September 2019''', '''Chiangwa''' and his followers — Amon Chinyemba, Nathan Nhira, Shepherd Sebata, Donald Ndoni, Arthur Nhamburo and M. Mashumba filed a notice of appeal against the High Court decision. <br/>
In the notice of appeal, Chiangwa and his followers wanted Bishop Madziyire and his group to return all the AFM assets in their possession.
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In the notice of appeal, Chiangwa and his followers wanted Bishop Madziyire and his group to return all the AFM assets in their possession. <br/>
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They also wanted the faction led by Bishop Madziyire to stop using the church’s name when conducting their business. <br/>
They also wanted the faction led by Bishop Madziyire to stop using the church’s name when conducting their business.
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Chiangwa’s group argued that the High Court made a mistake by failing to find that the adoption of a new church constitution by Bishop Madziyire and his followers on '''15 September 2018''', was unprocedural. They argued that it was not in accordance with provisions of the AFM’s constitution. <br/>
 
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Madziyire was cited as a respondent along with Munyaradzi Shumba, Tawanda Nyambirai, Clever Mupakaidzwa, Briton Tembo and Christopher Chemhuru. <br/>
Chiangwa’s group argued that the High Court made a mistake by failing to find that the adoption of a new church constitution by Bishop Madziyire and his followers on September 15, 2018, was unprocedural. They argued that it was not in accordance with provisions of the AFM’s constitution.
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'''Chiangwa''' and his followers contend that the High Court erred in failing to find that Bishop Madziyire and his followers had “seceded from the church” after adopting a new constitution for the church without following due process. <ref name="Herald">Nyore Madzianike, [https://www.herald.co.zw/battle-for-afm-far-from-over/ Battle for AFM far from over], ''The Herald'', Published: September 10, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref> <br/>
 
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In '''June 2020''', the [[Supreme Court]] reserved judgment on Chiangwa's appeal. <ref name="HZ">Nyore Madzianike, [https://www.herald.co.zw/court-reserves-judgment-in-afm-case/ Court reserves judgment in AFM case], ''The Herald'', Published: June 8, 2020, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref> <br/>
Madziyire was cited as a respondent along with Munyaradzi Shumba, Tawanda Nyambirai, Clever Mupakaidzwa, Briton Tembo and Christopher Chemhuru.
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On '''28 May 2021''', the Supreme Court ordered '''Cossam Chiangwa''' and his AFM faction to return all the properties to the church led by Madawo. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and ordered '''Chiangwa''' to pay the cost of the suit. <ref name="PN">Advent, [https://news.pindula.co.zw/2021/05/28/supreme-court-upholds-high-court-ruling-in-afm-saga/ Supreme Court Upholds High Court Ruling In AFM Saga], ''Pindula News'', Published: May 28, 2021, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref> <br/>
 
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In '''January 2022''', The Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe ([[AFM]]) led by Bishop [[Amon Madawo]] was granted its application for services of the Sheriff of the High Court to evict the church’s former deputy president '''Cossam Chiangwa''', who leads a rival church, Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe (AFM), from a property in Westgate, Harare.
Chiangwa and his followers contend that the High Court erred in failing to find that Bishop Madziyire and his followers had “seceded from the church” after adopting a new constitution for the church without following due process.<ref name="Herald">Nyore Madzianike, [https://www.herald.co.zw/battle-for-afm-far-from-over/ Battle for AFM far from over], ''The Herald'', Published: September 10, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
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The AFM’s lawyers, [[Mtetwa and Nyambirai Legal Practitioners]] sought the services of the Sheriff of the High Court to implement the eviction of Chiangwa, and those claiming possession through him, from 696 New Ardlyn, Westgate. <ref name=" Chiangwa Faces Eviction From AFM Church Property In Westgate"> https://news.pindula.co.zw/2022/01/20/chiangwa-faces-eviction-from-afm-church-property-in-westgate/  Chiangwa Faces Eviction From AFM Church Property In Westgate], ''Pindula News'', Published: 20 January 2022, Retrieved: 20 January 2022''</ref> <br/>
 
 
In June 2020, the [[Supreme Court]] reserved judgment on Chiangwa's appeal.<ref name="HZ">Nyore Madzianike, [https://www.herald.co.zw/court-reserves-judgment-in-afm-case/ Court reserves judgment in AFM case], ''The Herald'', Published: June 8, 2020, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
 
 
 
On 28 May 2021, the Supreme Court ordered Cossam Chiangwa and his AFM faction to return all the properties to the church led by Madawo. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and ordered Chiangwa to pay the cost of the suit.<ref name="PN">Advent, [https://news.pindula.co.zw/2021/05/28/supreme-court-upholds-high-court-ruling-in-afm-saga/ Supreme Court Upholds High Court Ruling In AFM Saga], ''Pindula News'', Published: May 28, 2021, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
 
 
 
==Car Accident==
 
 
 
On 15 January 2020, Cossam Chiangwa was involved in a car accident along Golden Stairs Road in Mt Pleasant.
 
  
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===Car Accident===
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On '''15 January 2020''', '''Cossam Chiangwa''' was involved in a car accident along Golden Stairs Road in Mt Pleasant. <br/>
 
Chiangwa was behind the wheel on his way home in a Mercedes Benz when one of his car’s rear wheels dislocated. He was quick to suspect his enemies suggesting they loosened the wheel nuts in order to either attack or cause a serious accident. He said:
 
Chiangwa was behind the wheel on his way home in a Mercedes Benz when one of his car’s rear wheels dislocated. He was quick to suspect his enemies suggesting they loosened the wheel nuts in order to either attack or cause a serious accident. He said:
 
 
<blockquote>“This is not my first time to experience such mishaps. Some of the people who were after my life (did this) but God fought them in another way against their actions. They came to testify before me unaware that I am just God’s servant. Handinei navo ini. I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Its grace. I strongly believe that my enemies loosened my wheel nuts while I was waiting for my mobile phone to get fixed. They were either tracking me to attack or they wanted me to get involved in an accident but I thank God."</blockquote><ref name="HM">Arron Nyamayaro, [https://www.hmetro.co.zw/afm-president-in-accident/ AFM President in accident], ''H-Metro'', Published: January 16, 2020, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
 
<blockquote>“This is not my first time to experience such mishaps. Some of the people who were after my life (did this) but God fought them in another way against their actions. They came to testify before me unaware that I am just God’s servant. Handinei navo ini. I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Its grace. I strongly believe that my enemies loosened my wheel nuts while I was waiting for my mobile phone to get fixed. They were either tracking me to attack or they wanted me to get involved in an accident but I thank God."</blockquote><ref name="HM">Arron Nyamayaro, [https://www.hmetro.co.zw/afm-president-in-accident/ AFM President in accident], ''H-Metro'', Published: January 16, 2020, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
 
==Controversies==
 
  
 
===Fake [[Covid-19]] Certificate===
 
===Fake [[Covid-19]] Certificate===
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In '''December 2020''', '''Chiangwa''' and his wife were turned away from [[Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport]] on suspicion that their paperwork was not in order. <br/>
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'''Chiangwa''' and his wife wanted to go for a romantic getaway in the United Arab Emirates but were turned away at Robert Mugabe International airport after allegedly producing suspected phoney [[Covid-19]] documentation. <br/>
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'''Chiangwa''' acknowledged he was denied exit to Dubai along with his wife because of challenges in paperwork. <br/>
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He, however, pointed out that their Covid-19 certificates were genuine but it was his wife’s visa that raised security concern. '''Chiangwa''' said they eventually flew to Dubai the next day after sorting the issue out. <ref name="ZMP">[https://zimmorningpost.com/dubai-bound-afm-leader-chiangwa-wife-turned-away-from-rgm-airport-in-suspected-fake-covid-19-certificates-storm/ Dubai bound AFM leader Chiangwa, wife turned away from RGM airport in suspected fake Covid-19 certificates storm], ''Zim Morning Post'', Published: January 9, 2021, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref> <br/>
  
In December 2020, Chiangwa and his wife were turned away from [[Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport]] on suspicion that their paperwork was not in order.
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==Further Reading==
 
 
Chiangwa and his wife wanted to go for a romantic getaway in the United Arab Emirates but were turned away at Robert Mugabe International airport after allegedly producing suspected phoney [[Covid-19]] documentation.
 
 
 
Chiangwa acknowledged he was denied exit to Dubai along with his wife because of challenges in paperwork.
 
 
 
He, however, pointed out that their Covid-19 certificates were genuine but it was his wife’s visa that raised security concern. Chiangwa said they eventually flew to Dubai the next day after sorting the issue out.<ref name="ZMP">[https://zimmorningpost.com/dubai-bound-afm-leader-chiangwa-wife-turned-away-from-rgm-airport-in-suspected-fake-covid-19-certificates-storm/ Dubai bound AFM leader Chiangwa, wife turned away from RGM airport in suspected fake Covid-19 certificates storm], ''Zim Morning Post'', Published: January 9, 2021, Retrieved: May 28, 2021</ref>
 
  
 
==References==
 
==References==
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Rev Cossam Chiangwa

Reverend Cossam Chiangwa is a Zimbabwean pastor and a leader of a faction of the Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM).

Chiangwa and Bishop Aspher Madziyire and his successor Reverend Amon Madawo, have been involved in a court battle over the control of the AFM Church and its properties since 2018.

Personal Details

No information could be found on his age, place of birth, or family.

School / Education

No information could be found on his Junior or High School, or any tertiary education.

Service / Career

Events

Fight For Control Of AFM

Chiangwa and Madziyire went their separate ways with each of them commanding their followers in the church following last September 2018's church council meeting, which passed a vote of no confidence on Chiangwa.
In August 2019, the Apostolic Faith Mission International (AFMI) invited only Madawo to a conference held at Kenyatta University. Reports claim that Chiangwa regardless of not being invited travelled for the conference but was stopped from attending meetings. [1]
On 4 September 2019, the High Court declared Madziyire as the bona fide leader of the AFM Church.
High Court judge Justice David Mangota barred Chiangwa and his followers from using the name of the church when conducting their activities without authorisation from Madziyire’s faction.
Mangota ruled that Amon Madawo who was backed by immediate past president Aspher Madziyire is the legitimate leader of the church. Justice Mangota also ruled that Chiangwa’s group must reverse everything they did, return everything they took and must stop presenting themselves as the leadership of the church. [2][3]
In September 2019, Chiangwa and his followers — Amon Chinyemba, Nathan Nhira, Shepherd Sebata, Donald Ndoni, Arthur Nhamburo and M. Mashumba filed a notice of appeal against the High Court decision.
In the notice of appeal, Chiangwa and his followers wanted Bishop Madziyire and his group to return all the AFM assets in their possession.
They also wanted the faction led by Bishop Madziyire to stop using the church’s name when conducting their business.
Chiangwa’s group argued that the High Court made a mistake by failing to find that the adoption of a new church constitution by Bishop Madziyire and his followers on 15 September 2018, was unprocedural. They argued that it was not in accordance with provisions of the AFM’s constitution.
Madziyire was cited as a respondent along with Munyaradzi Shumba, Tawanda Nyambirai, Clever Mupakaidzwa, Briton Tembo and Christopher Chemhuru.
Chiangwa and his followers contend that the High Court erred in failing to find that Bishop Madziyire and his followers had “seceded from the church” after adopting a new constitution for the church without following due process. [4]
In June 2020, the Supreme Court reserved judgment on Chiangwa's appeal. [5]
On 28 May 2021, the Supreme Court ordered Cossam Chiangwa and his AFM faction to return all the properties to the church led by Madawo. The Supreme Court dismissed the appeal and ordered Chiangwa to pay the cost of the suit. [6]
In January 2022, The Apostolic Faith Mission in Zimbabwe (AFM) led by Bishop Amon Madawo was granted its application for services of the Sheriff of the High Court to evict the church’s former deputy president Cossam Chiangwa, who leads a rival church, Apostolic Faith Mission of Zimbabwe (AFM), from a property in Westgate, Harare. The AFM’s lawyers, Mtetwa and Nyambirai Legal Practitioners sought the services of the Sheriff of the High Court to implement the eviction of Chiangwa, and those claiming possession through him, from 696 New Ardlyn, Westgate. [7]

Car Accident

On 15 January 2020, Cossam Chiangwa was involved in a car accident along Golden Stairs Road in Mt Pleasant.
Chiangwa was behind the wheel on his way home in a Mercedes Benz when one of his car’s rear wheels dislocated. He was quick to suspect his enemies suggesting they loosened the wheel nuts in order to either attack or cause a serious accident. He said:

“This is not my first time to experience such mishaps. Some of the people who were after my life (did this) but God fought them in another way against their actions. They came to testify before me unaware that I am just God’s servant. Handinei navo ini. I survived because the fire inside me burned brighter than the fire around me. Its grace. I strongly believe that my enemies loosened my wheel nuts while I was waiting for my mobile phone to get fixed. They were either tracking me to attack or they wanted me to get involved in an accident but I thank God."

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Fake Covid-19 Certificate

In December 2020, Chiangwa and his wife were turned away from Robert Gabriel Mugabe International Airport on suspicion that their paperwork was not in order.
Chiangwa and his wife wanted to go for a romantic getaway in the United Arab Emirates but were turned away at Robert Mugabe International airport after allegedly producing suspected phoney Covid-19 documentation.
Chiangwa acknowledged he was denied exit to Dubai along with his wife because of challenges in paperwork.
He, however, pointed out that their Covid-19 certificates were genuine but it was his wife’s visa that raised security concern. Chiangwa said they eventually flew to Dubai the next day after sorting the issue out. [9]

Further Reading

References

  1. AFM leadership wrangle: Chiangwa underfire, Zim Morning Post, Published: August 27, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  2. Nyore Madzianike and Pauline Mhuka, Madziyire wins AFM leadership wrangle, The Herald, Published: September 5, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  3. Mary Taruvinga, Chiyangwa challenges AFM leadership defeat, NewZimbabwe.com, Published: September 9, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  4. Nyore Madzianike, Battle for AFM far from over, The Herald, Published: September 10, 2019, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  5. Nyore Madzianike, Court reserves judgment in AFM case, The Herald, Published: June 8, 2020, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  6. Advent, Supreme Court Upholds High Court Ruling In AFM Saga, Pindula News, Published: May 28, 2021, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  7. https://news.pindula.co.zw/2022/01/20/chiangwa-faces-eviction-from-afm-church-property-in-westgate/ Chiangwa Faces Eviction From AFM Church Property In Westgate], Pindula News, Published: 20 January 2022, Retrieved: 20 January 2022
  8. Arron Nyamayaro, AFM President in accident, H-Metro, Published: January 16, 2020, Retrieved: May 28, 2021
  9. Dubai bound AFM leader Chiangwa, wife turned away from RGM airport in suspected fake Covid-19 certificates storm, Zim Morning Post, Published: January 9, 2021, Retrieved: May 28, 2021