Founder and leader of the Independent End Time Message church, Robert Martin Gumbura languishes in prison with his harem of wives out of sight. Gumbura was jailed 40 years in 2014 for four rape counts. He has 11 wives.
When Gumbura appeared in court on Friday for trial on charges of attempting to escape from lawful custody, his 11 wives were nowhere to be seen. In the past, all his wives used to visit. They would occupy the two front benches in Harare magistrate, Francis Mapfumo’s court and follow the case throughout its endless adjournments and postponements.