He was one of the fiercest critics of President Robert Mugabe and his administration, especially on Gukurahundi and human rights abuses.
But in one fell swoop, he was reduced to a non-entity and was forced to resign as head of the church in Bulawayo on 11 September 2007.
Ncube, a catholic priest sworn to celibacy, was caught in the act with a woman, and that was his end.
It was a sting by the Mugabe administration, unethical perhaps, but it silenced him for good.
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