Mutemwa seen from Chigona Mountain
John with blind Peter Katsandanga
John Bradburne's life was a remarkable spiritual odyssey. After wartime service on the Indian sub-continent
he became a perennial pilgrim, never at home in the world, not even in his native England. Restless wanderings
led him through Europe, to a succession of religious communities, until he was eventually introduced to a
colony of 90 leprosy sufferers in Africa. It was here at 'Mutemwa' Zimbabwe, that he dedicated his last ten
years with total dedication until he met a violent death at the end of the war for Independence in 1979.
Since that time there is an ever growing following to his memory, many believe him to be a saint.
The JBMS charity is set up to help continue the work at Mutemwa Village, by raising funds and spreading the word of his inspirational life and writings worldwide.
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