“A Zimbabwean woman believes she is Jesus Christ. The woman identified as Mrs Entrance Nyanyete, had left residents of Mudzimu Unoyera Sect in Chatiza Village, Mashonaland Central’s Guruve District of Zimbabwe to believe the Messiah lives among them.
On Good Friday, March 25, 2016 when journalists visited her home, she was not around but they met her mother Mai Maria (Mother Mary) who actually confessed that she forgot that Easter was just days away.
Amidst some serious sobs, Maria said:
“I had forgotten that it is Easter. You have actually reminded me of my child’s death. This is actually one of the most painful times of my life as it reminds me of the time white people overseas killed my child.”
Her husband, known as “Baba Josefa” (Father Joseph), added:
“You came here to ask about our Easter celebrations. See how painful it is to her? It is painful to celebrate because this is the day Jesus was killed.”
The gathering once again sang as one follower, Mary, wiped “Mai Maria’s” tears and sprinkled deodorant on her clothes, Sunday Mail reported.
Mai Maria said Jesus died 2,000 years ago and was reincarnated as Emmanuel Dzanagare Mudyiwa in 1939. Mudyiwa died in 1989 and the spirit entered her then six-year-old daughter, Tepsy Nyanyete, in 1998.
The sect believes Nyanyete, now 24, is Jesus, and refer to her as Jepsy Nyanyete, Jekia Mambo, Tenzi or Ishe Jesu. Zimbabweans have come to know her as ‘Girl Jesus’.
The followers are so faithful despite the arrest of “Mai Maria” and “Baba Josefa” years back for assaulting police officers who were rescuing 160 children at the shrine.
Mrs Nyanyete said: “For us, every Friday is Easter and we remember how they killed my child many years back. We celebrate it in our own way, with our own rituals, which include crying, singing and dancing.
“We are, however, grateful that Jesus came back, and this time, she will not die. She is not going away anymore. She is set to live forever and rule the earth.”
She led the newsmen to ‘Jesus’ bedroom where a cot, diapers, baby clothes and blankets were neatly arranged and explained that her ‘Jesus’daughter had a great passion for dolls.”