Magaya speaks out

HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya has denied Denford Mutashu’s accusations that he committed adultery with his wife.

Through his lawyers, Magaya said Mutashu’s case was nothing but an attention-seeking gimmick by individuals.

“Whilst making a claim for adultery damages, plaintiff (Mutashu) does not allege, plead or place reliance upon any real or alleged sexual encounter between defendant and his wife,” Magaya’s attorneys Rubaya and Chatambudza Legal Practitioners said in the High Court yesterday.

“No date and place of any sexual encounter has been set out as is required by law.”

Magaya said no particulars that would support the commission of adultery have been set out or relied upon in the entire request.

“The claim is consequently set in vacuo (vacuum), incompetent and devoid of any recognised legal basis.”

The Daily News is reliably informed that Magaya yesterday visited police at Harare Central Police Station where he reportedly gave evidence of how senior officials connived to extort money from him through false allegations.

While Magaya was not available for comment yesterday, a pastor with the church confirmed the development.

“Yes, Prophet Magaya was at the police where he gave them details of what transpired.

“At least we have now cleared the air and we can concentrate on what we do best — delivering the word of God and deliverance to the people.

“We pray that the developments of the past few days will put to rest all these malicious and false allegations,” said the pastor.

After Mutashu sued for $500 000 adultery damages, his wife Memory Nomsa Ruvazhe deposited an affidavit denying the adultery claims.

The case also took a dramatic twist on Wednesday when police summoned former Zimbabwe Football Association (Zifa) chief executive officer, Henrietta Rushwaya over allegations that
she was behind people who wanted to extort money from Magaya.

Rushwaya used to attend PHD Ministries until two weeks ago and had become one of Magaya’s closest associates.

But Mutashu is insisting that Magaya was having an illicit affair with his wife.

Magaya, through his lawyers from Rubaya & Chatambudza Legal Practitioners, who have instructed Advocate Thabani Mpofu, said the application is devoid of merit, and lacks the basic principles expected of such a suit.

He said Mutashu’s claim failed to disclose cause of action recognisable at law.

Mutashu has also filed criminal charges against the celebrity preacher, accusing him of bigamy and making death threats against him.

He approached the High Court saying Magaya had ignored his letters of demand.

Mutashu’s wife claims problems arose after she went to the prophet’s guest house in Marlborough, where she stayed for three days seeking spiritual guidance and divine healing.

Mutashu claims Ruvazhe was having an inappropriate sexual liaison with Magaya during those three days.

“When I returned from the guest house, I started having problems with my husband with him accusing me of being in love with the prophet,” Ruvazhe said in her July 30 affidavit.

Ruvazhe said in the affidavit that the adultery claims were an extortion plan, meant to milk the prophet of cash.

“I wish to place it on record that I have never been in a relationship with Prophet Walter Magaya nor am I in any form of relationship with the prophet,” the wife said.

“However, of late my husband seems to have devised a plan to extort money from Prophet Magaya based on his false allegations.”

The woman said her husband banked on Magaya’s popularity, hoping to make a lot of money, if the prophet backed down, in a bid to save his image.

Ruvazhe said she refused to publicly admit having an affair with the prophet.

“I have resisted all efforts by my husband to falsely accuse Prophet Magaya to be in an adulterous affair with myself,” Ruvazhe said.

However, Mutashu, through his lawyers from Mugiya and Macharaga Legal Practitioners, insists that the prophet was having an affair with his wife.

In their High Court application, the lawyers claim to be in possession of love text messages and a printout of an inappropriate mobile phone communication between Magaya and Ruvazhe.

But, Magaya, on the other hand, claims Mutashu is relying on speculation.

Magaya alternatively wants Mutashu’s application to be struck off the motion roll, arguing the suit was “irrelevant, superfluous, verbose and unnecessarily argumentative”.

“Wherefore defendant prays that his exception, alternatively application to strike out may be upheld and plaintiff’s claim dismissed with a special order as to costs,” the prophet
said.

“The costs to be on the higher scale of legal practitioner and own client. Such costs to be borne by plaintiff’s legal practitioner de bonis propiis (out of one’s own pocket).

“An order directing plaintiff’s legal practitioner to refund plaintiff of all the fees he has charged in connection with this matter with such refund being made through the Registrar of the High Court of Zimbabwe, and an order directing plaintiff’s legal practitioner to place the judgment of the court in this matter before the executive secretary of the Law Society of Zimbabwe in order for him to take appropriate corrective action,” he said.

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GALLERYCARTRIDGES - 22 August 2014

Now Mr Mutashu and his lawyer advisors, have a game on their hands, the chickens have come home to roost,all the media frenzy has crumbled, they were hoping to mop up public sympathy.

Yadah Gunner - 22 August 2014

Mutashu ko evidence yako iripi....yawaitaura.... toverenga hedu vakuru vemapurisa vakuti mota yakabhadharwa muna April....total cost $7k apa Mutashu achiti $10k.... I have learnt that satan roars like a lion but he is not... Hon..Mutashu vakadzvova seshumba nhasi vakunzi vakumirira dust to settle a lion will never wait for the dust to settle but a lion is on the top of the dust.kkkkkk

Bitso - 22 August 2014

I am not Prophet Magaya's fan but seriously insulting a man of God that is so pathetic.Who are you to judge if he is fake or not ?Is this all about Mutashu allegations or you have your own personal issues because if its about the adultrey saga ka i dont think you would be insulting Magaya because its clear that Mutashu was just fabricating stories and there is no credible evidence that His guilty.And following todays H-Metro Mutashu's wife swore its all a lie so there is no way Magaya could have slept alone and committed adultery. Vanhu kurai veduwee!!!

Jumwa - 22 August 2014

I am not Prophet Magaya's fan but seriously insulting a man of God that is so pathetic.Who are you to judge if he is fake or not ?Is this all about Mutashu allegations or you have your own personal issues because if its about the adultrey saga ka i dont think you would be insulting Magaya because its clear that Mutashu was just fabricating stories and there is no credible evidence that His guilty.And following todays H-Metro Mutashu's wife swore its all a lie so there is no way Magaya could have slept alone and committed adultery. Vanhu kurai veduwee!!!

Jumwa - 22 August 2014

This is a case which should have been handled in a village court by traditional chief or headman not make it main news in a national newspaper. Very backward journalist Tendai Kamhungira. 3 days running one story. Absolutely disgusting. In the 1960s and 70s there was a local township newspaper called Kuwadzana which used to publish parochial but better and mature stories than this. Goes to show how standards have gone down. How can news that a pastor is being accused of having an affair with a church member be main news for 3 days?

Musona - 22 August 2014

The man of God has spoken. A little more of the fear of the Lord will go a long way..... siyanai nemurume ari kushandiswa naMwari

tendai - 22 August 2014

Mutashu, Rushwaya dirty minds flock together. Haa ndanyara ini. Ko iwe uchanyarira kupi. Wotonogara kumusha

sekai - 22 August 2014

Mutashu unonyadzisa so you wanted to claim half a million fabricating stories about your own wife?i doubt if she is really your wife..

SIBONGILE - 22 August 2014

Now that the truth is coming out, what is going to be done to Mutashu as he has misled us imagine the whole nation, world.. I lobby for his arrest he should rot in jail.

RUEBEN - 22 August 2014

Mutashu has got a childish mind period. too too greedy for money iiih SHAME ON YOU..

tash - 22 August 2014

Mutashu you are such an embarrassment not only to this country but to the whole world..ndanyara hangu chokwadi. Watimakisa haa kunyepa kudaro here chokwadi.

Farai - 22 August 2014

Mutashu dai wakatanga kubuilder case yako then mari at last but you did the vice-versa. How will you stay with a wife you have disgraced before the whole world? Uchanyara ndiwe and some of these issues you need to have evidence first than kufumura mukadzi wako zvakadaro.Go to Magaya, apologise and then get delivered by the same prophet.Don't allow evil spirits to have dominion over your life again and don't love money to that extent.Ndiwe uchazo bhadhara Magaya manje.

Yemu - 22 August 2014

Our people have become so backward such that they can run to a sangoma pretending to be a prophet what is happening to us ? Some people still think a fake prophet is going to come screaming or written all over his body fake prophet . No he is going to produce amasalamusi then idiots will follow him . Just recently some people cerebrated that we had diesel jetting out from the bellies of the earth in Chinoyi only to find out it was bongostill no lessons learnt from that fake issue . The bible warns us of fake prophets but we do not listen Mutashu has a right to complain if Magaya is bonking his wife after all Magaya is human he can be attracted to nice ladies . Those who are defending Magaya if they can say he is gay sithabene . ngochani he does not sleep with women maybe we may believe he never touched mai Mutashu .

Diibulaanyika - 22 August 2014

Shame on you mutashu. yu are such a disgrace to the world. To those critics, dont ever attempt pointing yo finger to some1 saying he/she is a fake prophet.

deny - 22 August 2014

@ Deny shame on you mfanawami you have been brain washed be careful you may be following satanists thinking they are prophets until they climb your wife like what happened to Mutashu 's wife that is when you are going to wake up. but by then it will be late. You remember how Gumbura laid some people 's wives some people even defended him saying he was a man of god .

Diibulaanyika - 22 August 2014

Mutashu's wife claims problems arose after she went to the prophet's guest house in Marlborough, where she stayed for three days seeking spiritual guidance and divine healing. Mutashu claims Ruvazhe was having an inappropriate sexual liaison with Magaya during those three days. “When I returned from the guest house, I started having problems with my husband with him accusing me of being in love with the prophet,” Ruvazhe said in her July 30 affidavit. What was she doing for three days.

God is There - 23 August 2014

Cdes and friends.....don't forget kuti Matashu ane nhamo....ipoverty inotuma vanhu kuti vadaro.......Nyaya yemari yakaoma..Matashu ashaya means dzvokutsvaga mari ..kiki.......kuchenjera kunenge kupusa

Clemence Tashaya - 23 August 2014

Cdes and friends.....don't forget kuti Matashu ane nhamo....ipoverty inotuma vanhu kuti vadaro.......Nyaya yemari yakaoma..Matashu ashaya means dzvokutsvaga mari ..kiki.......kuchenjera kunenge kupusa

Clemence Tashaya - 23 August 2014

@Clemence so Mutashu must leave Magaya poke mai Muashu bcoz her husband is a poor man ?

Diibulaanyika - 23 August 2014

Pathetic Mutashu,disrespecting &disgracing his wife just for $1/2million!!What will happen if prophet Magaya's wife also presses adultery charges against Mutashu's wife?Yes Mrs Magaya may claim that Mutashu has the evidence. Men should respect their wives as adults who can think & speak for themselves. It's stupid for anyone to accuse Nomsa of protecting Magaya by denying false ,extortion adultery stories . Magaya 's guest houses are always full with people who genuinely seek his help on 3 day sessions..Had he taken Nomsa to a different guest hse, Mutashu 's false story could have made a bit of sense. But,how does one explain Rushwaya's involvement?

devil liar - 25 August 2014

Mutashu needs help & deliverance.

renje - 25 August 2014

ko maSMS avaMagaya kuna maiMutashu arikuti chiiko???? vane nyaya man of god let the courts decide

hauzivi? - 25 August 2014

Pastor's conference at PHD ministries, blue Shed opposite Zindonga shops along Simon Mazorodze road Waterfalls, Harare on the 29th and 30th of August...come and witness the power God DONT MISS!!!

Mwana we Muporofita - 25 August 2014

PASTORS CONFERENCE 29 and 30 AUGUST do not miss it out be there.... at PHD Ministries with Prophet Walter Magaya along Simon Mazorodze road opposite Zindoga

kudah - 25 August 2014

CRUSADE CRUSADE IN MUTARE ON THE 4th and 5th of SEPTEMBER 2014 KU SAKUBVA DONT MISS OUT

Loveness - 25 August 2014

PHD MINISTRIES CRUSADE!! WITH PROPHET MAGAYA

Loveness - 25 August 2014

Walter Magaya, as a"man of God" , should understand and respect the sanctity of a marrige between hu8sband and wife Allowing a married woman to stay for three days at his "guest house" for whatever reason without knowledge or approval of the husband is showing total disrespect and disdain to both the marriage contract and the husband . No normal Zimbabwean African man would take that kind of behaviour from a wife lightly. If it were the opposite and the man had stayed out for three days without the wife's knowledge and approval how would the wife take it? And what about the car that the wife is alleged to have brought home? And the SMS texts? Because of the Bev Sibanda incident its not surprising that Mutashu suspected the worst. What man wouldn't? This "man of God" might the ravenous wolf in sheep's clothing that Matthew mentioned in his Gospel. (Matthew 7:15

Johno - 25 August 2014

Johno..am sorry to inform you that you are legging behind with the news my dear..You only read one paper and you did not follow the stories later to come.. in the H-Metro the wife did speak out and the issue of the car was clarified. the husband new about the whereabouts of her wife and the car was bought well in April whilst she visited PHD Ministries in June.. THERE IS MORE TO THIS MUTASHU GUY..

Slivia - 25 August 2014

Cant wait to see Prophet Magaya in Mutare Yadahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

Fungie - 25 August 2014

let people say what ever they lyke its ony time keep on the good work prophet ndezvavo izvo

lovemore munyona - 26 August 2014

HAUSATI WAKWIRIRWA MUKADZI IWE

andrew - 26 August 2014

Whoever saw live the case of MAXWELL,a man who led worse than a pauper's life for about 20 years on the Mukuvisi river banks before receiving prophet Magaya's unprecedented help understands that ''MAGAYA'S FAITH IS FULL OF GREAT WORKS ''which is what the bible teaches.Prophet Magaya's numerous great works prove beyond doubt that he is indeed a man of God. Some people are just jealous of him.What happened to Joseph with Portiffar's wife in Egypt?I believe prophet Magaya is very INNOCENT!!

moyo chena - 26 August 2014

Andrew,many loose women use their matrimonial bedrooms for sex with other men.Women can feel,think&talk for themselves.You may never be able to do anything meaningful if you cannot trust your wife. Lodges are no longer the most ideal places for adultery.Prophet Magaya's guest lodges are never at all suitable or designed for such rubbish as adulterous love affairs. One may even take their spouse there but they won't be able to share the same room.Up to 6 only males or only females share a room at any given time.

benyumundiro - 27 August 2014

tsvaga mari nezvimwe kwete kusvibisa zita re munhu

ernest - 29 August 2014

Today's fake Man of God like Magaya spend much of their time trying to defend themselves than to repent and apologize. If I was Magaya I would say if I did it may God forgive me and if I didn't may the accuser of brethren come forth and repent.

Shepy Tarzy - 29 August 2014

touch but not my annointed one

the american - 30 August 2014

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