Mchungaji David Yonggi Cho ahukumiwa kwa ubadilifu!

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Mchungaji David Yonggi Cho, 78, mwanzilishi wa kanisa kubwa duniani la Kipentekoste, alihukumiwa kifungo cha miaka mitatu jela kwa kufuja $ milioni 12 fedha za kanisa.

Cho kutoka Korea ya Kusini, mwanzilishi wa Yoido Full Gospel Church, kanisa lililo chini ya Assemblies of God lenye wanachama zaidi ya milioni 1, na kulifanya liwe kanisa lenye kusanyiko kubwa duniani.

Hivi karibuni amekutwa na hatia ya ubadilifu wa kuruhusu viongozi wa kanisa kununua hisa kutoka kwenye kampuni ya mwanawe mkubwa, Cho Hee-Jun, viongozi hao walinunua hisa 250,000 mara nne ya thamani ya soko, kwa mujibu wa taarifa za habari

Shirika la Habari la Yonhap limetangaza kwamba hakimu anaamini Cho lazima aadhibiwe na iwe fundisho kwa wengine, hasa kwa mtu wa hadhi kama yake katika jamii.

Wakati huo huo watumishi wa Mungu kutoka sehemu mbali mbali wamemtetea Mchungaji Cho, kwamba hakujua yote. Wakati wa ushahidi Cho alisema alimwamini kijana wake mkubwa na hakuweza kuangalia na kusoma maelfu ya kurasa za makaratasi, ambayo yalikuwa tayari mbele yake kutiwa saini. Alisaini karatasi. Yeye hajawahi kupokea fedha yoyote kutokana na hizo karatasi.

Zanzibar Tena!!

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Habari kutoka vyanzo mbali mbali vimeandika mabomu mawili yalilipuka siku ya Jumatatu Zanzibar,  lakini hakuna aliyejeruhiwa.

“Uchunguzi unaendelea kupata maelezo ya chanzo cha milipiko hiyo” Kamishna wa polisi msaidizi Mkadam Khamis aliwaambia waandishi wa habari .

Mlipuko mmoja ulitokea karibu na kanisa la Angrikana na mwingine kwenye mgahawa wa Mercury, sehemu watalii wanapopeda kwenda.

Katika hali ya matukio haya mfululizo, Ubalozi wa Uingereza umesema wako tayari kutoa msaada unaotakiwa.

Mwaka jana washambuliaji wasiojulikana walishambulia makanisa mbali mbali ya kikristo na kumwagia tindikali viongozi wa Kikristo pamoja na watalii wawili waliotembelea kisiwa hicho.

Katika maadhimisho ya miaka 50 ya kuungana na Tanzania Bara, baadhi ya vyama vya upinzani wanataka kuvunja mahusiano ya muungano huo.

Tutu urges Uganda’s Museveni against anti-gay bill

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JOHANNESBURG (AP) — South Africa’s retired Archbishop Desmond Tutu on Sunday made an impassioned plea to Uganda’s President Yoweri Museveni not to sign into law a harsh Anti-Homosexuality Bill that calls for a life sentence for some same-sex relations.

Tutu, a Nobel peace prize winner, said in a statement that Museveni a month ago had pledged not to allow the anti-gay legislation to become law in Uganda. But last week Museveni said he had reconsidered and would consult scientists on whether homosexuality is determined by genetics or by a person’s choice.

Tutu said he is “disheartened” by Museveni’s new position because there is “no scientific basis or genetic rationale for love … There is no scientific justification for prejudice and discrimination, ever.”

Tutu urged Museveni to strengthen Uganda’s “culture of human rights and justice.”

Uganda’s controversial anti-gay bill was passed by the country’s parliament in December. It must be signed by Museveni to become law.

Originally the bill called for the death penalty for some homosexual acts but the maximum penalty was changed to life imprisonment for repeat offenders. The penalty for first time offenders is 14 years in jail.

Homosexual acts are already illegal in Uganda according to a law that dates back to British colonial rule. The new legislation has much tougher penalties, such as jail sentences for conducting a same-sex marriage or failing to report to police someone who has gay sex.

Tutu said human beings are diverse and this requires tolerance, compassion and respect for one another.

Tutu called on Museveni to change course and instead concentrate on legislation against rape and sex with children. Tutu said that would provide more protection for children and families than criminalizing “acts of love between consenting adults.”

In a statement released on Friday, Museveni said Uganda’s scientists had reviewed studies and agreed that no single gene could be identified as a trigger for homosexuality. They suggested it is learned behavior that could be unlearned. Museveni said he asked the scientists if it was possible that a combination of genes could be responsible. If the scientists report back that they can find no genetic determination for homosexual behavior, Museveni said he would sign the bill into law.

Museveni said he is open to debate about homosexuality and he encouraged “the U.S. government to help us by working with our scientists to study whether, indeed, there are people who are born homosexual. When that is proved, we can review this legislation.”

Ikulu haikupokea mapendekezo ya majina kutoka PCT – Dr. Turuka

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OFISI ya Rais, Ikulu, imesema uteuzi wa wajumbe wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba, haukuwa na nia ya kulibagua Baraza la Maaskofu wa Kipentekoste Tanzania.Imesema kuna kila sababu ya kuamini kuwa mapendekezo ya wajumbe kutoka baraza hilo hayakuwasilishwa kwa Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi kama sheria ilivyohitaji.

Pia, imesema pamoja na baraza hilo kutowasilisha mapendekezo yao kama ilivyotakiwa, litawakilishwa vyema na wajumbe walioteuliwa ambao wanajumuisha mjumbe aliyeteuliwa kutoka moja ya madhehebu yanayounda baraza hilo.

Akizungumza na waandishi wa habari jana, Ikulu mjini Dar es Salaam, Katibu Mkuu, Ofisi ya Waziri Mkuu, Dk. Florence Turuka, alisema tamko la Baraza la Maaskofu kuwa linabaguliwa na serikali halina ukweli wowote.

Dk. Turuka alitoa ufafanuzi huo kwa niaba ya Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Balozi Ombeni Sefue, na kuongeza kuwa kama mapendekezo ya baraza hilo yengewasilishwa kwa mujibu wa sheria, yasingeachwa.

Alisema uchunguzi uliofanywa na Ikulu, haujathibitisha kuwa baraza hilo liliwasilisha mapendekezo yake na kwamba ni vyema baraza likajiuliza kwanini kama kulikuwa na mapendekezo hayakufikishwa kwa wakati kwa Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Dar es Salaam na Katibu Mkuu Kiongozi, Zanzibar.

Dk. Turuka, alisema iwapo mapendekezo ya baraza hilo yangefikishwa kwa makatibu wakuu hao, Rais Jakaya Kikwete na Rais wa Zanzibar, Dk. Alli Mohammed Sheni, wangechagua mwakilishi kutokana na mapendekezo hayo.

Alisema uchambuzi wa majina ya wajumbe wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba umebaini kati ya wajumbe 13 kutoka taasisi za kidini wa Tanzania Bara walioteuliwa, Respa Adam, ameteuliwa kutoka Evangelistic Assemblies of God Tanzania (EAGT), Patmos Vission, Kigamboni, ni moja ya madhehebu ambayo maaskofu wake wakuu wanaunda baraza hilo.

Kwa mujibu wa Dk. Turuka, Februari 11, mwaka huu, baraza hilo lilitoa taarifa kwa vyombo vya habari kuwa limebaguliwa na serikali wanayoiheshimu, kuiombea na kuipenda katika uteuzi wa wajumbe wa Bunge Maalumu la Katiba.

Alisema anawahakikishia Watanzania hususan waliolengwa na taarifa ya baraza hilo kwamba serikali haikupuuzia kundi lolote lililoanishwa kwa mujibu wa sheria ya mabadiliko ya katiba.
Dk. Turuka alisema serikali inaliheshimu baraza na inalishukuru katika juhudi inazozifanya kwa kushirikina na serikali katika kuwaendeleza Watanzania.

Alisema makundi 850 yaliwasilisha mapendekezo ya majina 3,636, ambapo makundi ya kidini yalipendekeza majina 429.

Katibu Mkuu huyo, alisema uchambuzi wa mapendekezo 52 yaliyowasilishwa nje ya muda, haukubaini kuwepo kwa mapendekezo kutoka baraza la maaskofu wa Kipentekoste Tanzania.
Katika hatua nyingine, Dk. Turuka alisema hana uhakika kuwa wajumbe waliochaguliwa kutoka Chama cha NLD ni mtu na mke wake.

–Magazetini