Meet Noah Taguta Wives And Check Out His Life And Times

He lived a large life

By  | Sep 15, 2022, 09:33 AM  | Drama

Noah Taguta
The late Noah Taguta was the head of Johane Marange Apostolic Church for 30 years and during his 30 years in power, he was able to grow to become one of the most powerful and most renowned spiritual leaders in the country.

During his lifetime, Taguta earned the reputation of being a ladies’ man and he managed to marry a good number of them although the exact number of Noah Taguta’s wives has always been a debatable topic.

Here is a look at Noah Taguta’s wives and children, his career as a religious leader, his works of philanthropy, as well as his death that shook his followers.

Noah Taguta’s wives

Following his death, some rumours emerged that Noah Taguta had a total of 100 wives some of whom were under-aged. The rumour was spun out of control and in no time, a few websites were even reporting that the departed man of God had up to 1500 wives.

Clarifying the issue of the exact number of Noah Taguta’s wives, one of his sons revealed that his father only had 25 wives most of whom were aged between 60 and 70 with his youngest widow in her 30s.

He also revealed that Noah Taguta with his wives had a total of 125 children including Philip and Tinashe Taguta. His children in turn bore him a total of 300 grandchildren and 40 great-grandchildren.

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Noah Taguta’s childhood and background

The late Noah Taguta, source: Facebook

Noah Taguta was born on the 20th of March 1940 in Chipfatsura Village, Marange. He was the son of Arnold Momberume who was a brother to the founder of the Johane Marange Apostolic Church, Johane Momberume. 

When he was six years old, Noah Taguta moved to Mafararikwa to attend primary school. He grew up to become a fierce supporter of the liberation struggle.

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Noah Taguta’s career

After his cousin Abel Marange who was the head of the Johane Marange Apostolic Church died in 1992, Noah Taguta took over the leadership of the church which was founded by his paternal uncle Johane Momberume. 

Although there were controversies and disputes within the church during his leadership, Noah Taguta headed the church until his death.

Known for his prophetic visions, Noah Taguta who had close ties with Zanu-PF made accurate predictions ahead of the 2013 general election in favour of the late Robert Mugabe and it came to pass. In July 2018, Taguta prophesied that Emmerson Mnangwaga would be the president and it also came to pass.

Noah Taguta’s philanthropy

Alongside his gospel work, Noah Taguta was also a philanthropist. He gave back to his community by constructing Manicaland and Mashonaland East provinces.

He also built a modern football pitch at his home area and oversaw the electrification of several villages including Taguta village.

Taguta was a celebrated public figure and had several institutions named after him including St Noah Sports Stadium and St Noah College in Bocha.

Noah Taguta’s death

Noah Taguta's funeral, source: Facebook

Noah Taguta passed on at the age of 82 on the 17th of April 2022 at around 1 PM following a short undisclosed illness.

He was accorded a state-assisted funeral after which he was laid to rest at the summit of the sacred Chinyamukumba Mountain where the church’s founder is also buried.

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