11 August 2021
National Constitutional Assembly (NCA) leader Professor Lovemore Madhuku has described the late RMG End Time Message leader Robert Martin Gumbura as a loving and caring man with people at heart.
Addressing mourners during the burial of the late polygamist yesterday, Madhuku confessed that he got to know the real Gumbura who is different from the one portrayed in the media after he was approached to represent him in court.
”The Robert Gumbura I know is different from the Robert Gumbura we read from the newspapers. The media created their own Robert Gumbura who is totally different from the one we are mourning today,” said Madhuku.
“The real Gumbura had a good heart, he was loving. That is the Robert Gumbura I am here to pay my last respect to.
“I know after saying this, some will ask which Gumbura are you talking about because they have their own Robert Gumbura created in their minds,” added Madhuku.
He spoke about the Supreme Court appeal he was due to file on behalf of Gumbura saying it had bigger prospects of success as his rape allegations were fictitious.
“After reading his rape allegations, it was so touching because the allegations were nothing but fiction. We then took the matter to the supreme court for the matter to be heard which is referred to as leave to appeal, and be reminded Leave to appeal is only given when they see the prospects of success.
“As Lovemore Madhuku, I have no doubt in my mind that Gumbura was going to be set free by the Supreme Court.
Madhuku interacting with mourners at Gumbura burial yesterday
“I am here to say there were some wrongs done to this man. You must forget everything and mourn your father, your brother, your husband who was a nice person,” added Madhuku.
Gumbura succumbed to COVID-19 at Chikurubi Maximum Prison Hospital and was laid to rest at Glen Forest Memorial Park.
He was sentenced to an effective 40 years in jail but Madhuku fought for the sentence to be reduced to 20. He was due to be released in less than five years.