Magaya accuser chickens out

HARARE - Walter Magaya, the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader,  has escaped a $500 000 adultery lawsuit after Denford Mutashu withdrew accusations that he committed adultery with his wife.

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

The Daily News understands that Mutashu was last week spotted on Scoan Television, receiving prayers from popular preacher TB Joshua where he reportedly told the world renowned prophet that he was going to withdraw the charges.

Mutashu is said to have told TB Joshua that he had been misled by lawyers to try and tarnish Magaya’s image.

In a notice of withdrawal dated September 12, Mutashu backed down from his claim.

“Take notice that the plaintiff hereby withdraws its claim in this matter and tenders wasted costs,” the notice reads.

No reasons were proffered in the notice of withdrawal as to why Mutashu had decided to drop the lawsuit.

Magaya had denied the adultery claims, adding that the averments were devoid of any recognised legal basis and deserved to be struck off.

Through his lawyers from Rubaya & Chatambudza Legal Practitioners, who had instructed Thabani Mpofu, Magaya said the application was devoid of merit, and lacked the basic principles expected of such an application.

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

“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 argued.

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

The PHD leader had further told the court that no particulars that would support the commission of adultery had been set out or relied upon in the entire request.

“The claim is consequently set in vacuo, incompetent and devoid of any recognised legal basis,” he said.

Mutashu approached the High Court after Magaya allegedly ignored his letters of demand.

Comments (38)

News from elsewhere is actually claiming that far from being a case of Mutashu just withdrawing his case because it was weak, Magaya actually paid Mutashu $150K in an out-of-court settlement so that the case could be withdrawn. That puts a different light to the whole matter, doesn't it??!! On another matter I don't know why some misguided people still think TB Joshua is a man of God: [a]some months ago he predicted falsely that the wreckage of the MH370 would be found "within a week" at the bottom of the ocean!! [b] whilst he is busy predicting about events in other regions his very own guest house collapses killing 50-plus people!! Ndiko kuchekeresa manje coz such n'angas masquerading as men of the cloth often require blood sacrifices. Last time it was some people killed in a stampede for his "holy water"!!

ZVOKWADI - 17 September 2014

Mr reporter why not being investigative?, does that add up to you that a person withdraws a case just like that?How come other papers went a step further and say that he was paid $150 000 out of court settlement. Your story is dry. Your paper will not sell well if you are so casual on the wheel

munhu - 17 September 2014

Zvamwari hazvirwiswe,haufe wakabudirira,I invite you Mutashu to phd ministries to confess in front of the congregation your evil deeds,maybe the lord will forgive u.I hope u have learnt a lesson kuti vanhu vamwari havabatwe pli

ome - 17 September 2014

Mwari vanerudo nemunhu wese. Havapanishe vanhu sezvatinoita isusu. Kunyangwe mutashu akatadza, Mwari vanomuregerera even akakumbira ruregerero ari kumba kwake that is if magaya did not mess with mutashu's marriage. maprophets anotyisidzira vanhu haasi maprophets aMwari. huye maprophets haafanire kurarama zvinokonzera kunenedzerwa. those who purport to be man of God should bahave godly.

pastor - 17 September 2014

@ome, kubudirira is not a sign that God is with you. Infact, these days kubudirira is synonimous with ungodliness in some cases. prophets of old did not seek lives of luxury as we see today. ours are prophets with body-guards just like politicians and mafias. there are numerous children of God who are not that rich so to speak and yet love their Father in spite of their poverty.

pastor - 17 September 2014

Iwe unozviti zvokwadi, plz plz usaita semunhu asina kukwana. The same reason why Jesus, ressurected Lazarus a few days before his own death is the same reason why my Senior Prophet TB Joshua's building collapsed. remember He said, My God, will get back to my enemies...ukabatanidzirwa ndopaucharangarira verse inonzi Touch Not My Annointed ones. Majaira vanhu kutitukira maProphets edu isu takanyarara, hakuna izvozvo. Senior Prophet TB Joshua is a true man of God and so is Prophet Magaya, Prophet Makandiwa and Prophet Angel. iwe zvokwadi kana wadhinhiwa enda unorutsa, nxaaaaa handitukirwi vana baba vangu vezvomweya neimwewo nyuchi NOOOOOOO

Mayaya - 17 September 2014

@magaya... u may read mathew 23vs 8-12

tats - 17 September 2014

Siyanai nezvamusinganzwisise. Munongomhanya kutuka vanhu ko ukazoona kuti there were real men of God at the end of the world muchazoita sei? Did God tell you they are fake? What is ungodly about Prophet TB Joshua and Prophet Magaya? They preach the word and there's demonstration of power. Kana zvichinzi God heals all our diseases tofanira kuona all diseases dzichipora. Kana Jesu vakati u shall cast out demons in my name demons should be cast out. So why are you surprised when u see zvichiitika. Jesus said we shall do greater works than avakaita. So kana pasina arikuita mabasa makuru acho zvinoreva kuti Jesu vainyepa? No Jesus is the truth so we should see greater things than zvakaitwa mubible.

Hannah Miriam - 17 September 2014

Siyanai nezvamusinganzwisise. Munongomhanya kutuka vanhu ko ukazoona kuti there were real men of God at the end of the world muchazoita sei? Did God tell you they are fake? What is ungodly about Prophet TB Joshua and Prophet Magaya? They preach the word and there's demonstration of power. Kana zvichinzi God heals all our diseases tofanira kuona all diseases dzichipora. Kana Jesu vakati u shall cast out demons in my name demons should be cast out. So why are you surprised when u see zvichiitika. Jesus said we shall do greater works than avakaita. So kana pasina arikuita mabasa makuru acho zvinoreva kuti Jesu vainyepa? No Jesus is the truth so we should see greater things than zvakaitwa mubible.

Hannah Miriam - 17 September 2014

All these insults from people who claim to be defending men of God. Is that Godly? I think the church has been infested by people who claim to be born again but really do not know the meaning of being a new creation in the grace of God. His word says pride is the source of all anger.... and God despises the proud.....

Watcher - 17 September 2014

Zvokwadi that news of out of court is coming from just one source to different news sites so it is not credible. Read Myzimbabwe.com, newzimbabwe.com and Zimbabwe Mail the story is the same word fro word meaning it is one source.

Maita Manyuka - 17 September 2014

The fact that TB Joshua's guest house collapsed does NOT reduce him to a fake prophet.After his crussifiction, Jesus was mocked by a thief but that did not reduce Jesus to an ordinary person.Jesus himself was killed although HE had earlier on resurrected Lazarus.Please the accused prophets have actually helped many people. Mr. Mutashu has rightly repented&withdrew his false claims.His wife clearly denied ever being intimate with prophet Magaya but some people still want to fix Magaya.Does it mean that women should be treated like little kids who can't think or talk for themselves?Why should we humiliate Mrs.Mutashu?Let's NOT judge for us not to be judged too.

KUROTOMOKA - 17 September 2014

Mayaya chill, cool down. Everybody is an annointed of God just to correct you, it was not meant for the prophets only saka usatsamwe hako.

Maita Manyuka - 17 September 2014

munhu anozviti Mayaya anemmhepo, ungaparidzire ani iwe nedemon rauinaro

Chidondova - 17 September 2014

Regai tiende zvedu pamid week service pa phd pazindoga apa,shevedzera amen anobhowa satan iweeee,Chakati poooooo.Yadah Yadah.Mbiri kuna jesu

ome - 17 September 2014

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rains - 17 September 2014

Mr. Mutashu has rightly repented&withdrew his false claims.His wife clearly denied ever being intimate with prophet Magaya but some people still want to fix Magaya. Withdrawal inongoreva kuti akaona kukundikana, kuona kuti chekuchemera.

mazhira - 17 September 2014

The story that started with new Zimbabwe is false. The facts before the court were clear there was no case and instead the court was likely to punish Mutashu for lodging a baseless case. He knew that for a fact thats why they decided to withdraw in order to preempty that. Thats also explains why they offered to shoulder th costs. Why would someone who have a solid case and who is seeking to be compensated offer to carry the burden of costs unless its in the true sense that they were lying in the first place and they are now correcting their mistruth.,

Chininga - 17 September 2014

hama regai kutyisidzirwa nevanhu vanofunga kuti vaporofita ava ndivo vaneupenyu hwevanhu. Mwari vanoda munhu wese. Tese tirivatadzi kusanganisira vanozviita maporofita. Tikachema tese tinonzikwa naJehova. Ishe Jesu vakafira tese. Chinongo diwa chete kudzidza izwi raMwari nekunamata ne kugara nevamwe zvakanaka.

pastor - 17 September 2014

Ma1

Nyaku - 18 September 2014

@Hannah Miriam.If you are a female my dear sister according to the Bible you should ask your husband explanations on the things of GOD.Women should not speak,teach or have authority in the assemblies of GOD that's why you are confusing the scriptures.Did not Judas Iscariot cast demons,healed the sick and preached the gospel.Of course its GOD who heals sickness even if you go to TBJ,Magaya or kun'anga still its GOD who heals but the Word said there shall be false prophets who shall do mighty wonder such that if it were possible they will deceive the very ELECT.Let it be known to you that if you were an ELECT you wouldn't be deceived by these so called prophets.Dai MWARI vakuwanirai Nyasha hanzvadzi nevamwevo vakapofomara semi.Jesus Christ said in Rev 3:17-18 you are wrectched,miserable,poor,BLIND and naked and seek counsel from me so that you can SEE.

Truthfullness - 18 September 2014

zvakaoma

girlycee - 18 September 2014

Let God be the Judge.Whether Magaya is a false prophet,that is none of your bussiness,whether he is a genuine prophet God knows.Why waste time searching for the authenticity of his divine commission?.Followers becareful when you defend a prophet.It is very true that people must not touch the Lord's annointed but it is equally true that followers must not despise those who doubt the genuineness of a prophet.Wasnt our Lord Jesus Christ called all sorts of names with some alleging that he prophesied with the powers of belzebub?.Do not retaliate but pray for them for they know not what they are doing.

Mupostora waJesu - 18 September 2014

Vachinyanya kuda minana yaana tsikamutanda vekuNigeria. Manje they are coming back in body bags.

Nhamo Moyana - 18 September 2014

Mr Mutashu apologized in front of the PHD MINISTRIES congregation on wednesday around 7pm.He accused his lawyers of weilding an evil hand and they have been trying to tarnish Prophet Magaya' s name including some journalists.WHERE IS THE LAW SOCIETY OF ZIMBABWE? ARE SUCH LAWYERS UNDER YOUR TUTELAGE?

Samaita Ndizvo - 18 September 2014

mutashu akapihwa mari kuti anyarare obva ashandiswa nekureurura pamberi pevanhu ne camera kuitira kuti masaskamu avhiringike pfungwa namagaya achiti haana mhosva agoramba avhivimba naye pamuchaisirwa venyu ndopamuchaziva shiri ine muririrro wayo hairegi,ndopamuchaona kuti magaya haasi mwari ipapo,

star - 18 September 2014

kungoedza kuonesana kuti people do not need to travel to nigeria for healing. it is possible for you to pray for yourself in your house or your local church. what is important in my view is to strive to know the truth from the word of God and the truth will make you and me free. otherwise we become indebted unnecessarily. some people to take advantage of our ill health and exploite us if we are not careful. prophets should not seek to enrich themselves with these earthly monies.

pastor - 18 September 2014

If at all there is some semblance of truth that the accuser withdrew his case and asked genuinely for forgiveness in front of cameras, then we are most likely to hear that Magaya has filed a defamation case against the accuser. But we all know that is not going to happen because it is very apparent behind the scenes and far from cameras, an exchange involving money occurred between this guy who calls himself a man of God and the accuser. I for one know that my prayers get to the LORD above through His one and only Son, Jesus Christ and not because of some self enriching seeking mortal being like this Magaya.

Dr Know - 18 September 2014

An out of court settlement is not chickening out ,after all $150 000 is a lot of money

rmunemo - 18 September 2014

ma 1. mademon acho akazotanga rinhi kubuda achitaura English, ndobva ndashaya kuti zvinhu zvacho zvinombofamba sei. And quickly from demonic stance to riches. God is so generous, I am made to believe. Is it a sign of the end times. I am afraid to judge. Hameno

pets - 18 September 2014

God dislikes the deceitful mind, planning evil for personal gain is a serious sin, to tell lies is a serious sin that can give an entry point to a bad spirit. Vanhu vamwari varipamuyedzo wakaoma asi ndopavanoonekwa kusimba kwavo. Troubles are a spring board for glory in our lives, they make us stronger.

tichaona - 18 September 2014

One can tell how backward people in Zimbabwe are by the number of comments posted whenever there is a story concerning fake prophets and healers. Zimbabwean society is a backward and hopelessly superstitious society still mired in the Stone Age despite over a century since whites introduced education. Daily News editorial staffers make the situation worse by giving prominence to these uncivilised prophets and healers. Why give prominence to nonsense? Are you not aware this is poison to impressionable young people? You should be thoroughly ashamed of yourselves. I am probably older than most people who post comments but I am don't believe in occult as the young people who own this newspaper and those who write news items in this newspaper. How can this be main news? Christianity was brought by the whites and it's silly and illogical for young blacks to be more religious than the whites were and perform “miracles”.

Musona - 18 September 2014

One sentence should read, "I am probably older than most people who post comments but I don't believe in occult as the young people who own this newspaper and those who write news items in this newspaper".

Musona - 18 September 2014

If these prophets or healers were genuine and omnipotent why would they be arrested by the police and be jailed without using their supernatural powers to get out jail or make their accusers disappear? How come these prophets die like everyone else? I know a few old prophets/healers who are now deceased and their families are now living normal lives. Where do they get these supernatural powers at such a young age? This, to me, is just a con.

Musona - 18 September 2014

Why should a person want to fight for God, l think God should fight for himself, even if these are not real man of God, then its not neccesary to fight for God, please just pray if your God IS REAL,

shepherd - 18 September 2014

some people that are SATANISTS like this MUSONA of previous comment now take advantage of this platform to insult our lord Jesus...ko jesu vatadzei panyaya iyi . chakurwadza ndechekuti mademonic strongholds you call vadzimu that were lodging over zimbabwe are being defeated by christianity. you can say all you want. jesus has never lost to bhudha, nehanda Allah or your other gods,. ask jyour sister Jezbel and prophets of baal when you get to hell. viva JESU. stopaccusing our master just because your master is losing influence in zimbabwe. to hell with ancestral worship. you think i can brew beer for demons and tell them that they are my ancestors. forget and relax. you go and wear your nhembe if you want. i will worship Jesus even if he is a foreign god because vadzimu vako they kept us in darkness worshiping rivers and when the whites came they took diamonds from those rivers and skinned lions that you called vadzimu for clothes...too bad satanist. stop hiding behind comments. may the holy spirit fire burn you. concerning Magaya no comment. i defend my Jesus

good judgement - 18 September 2014

@ Musona - Please don't show us your confusion just tell the truth that you hate white people.Your agenda is not about Christianity but hatred or racialism.You are saying people are backward don't you know that everything is in GOD 's program and its now time for GOD to be known by everyone that he is KING of this earth he should be worshipped. I saw you said the whites brought the bible and civilisation also so that's two things they brought LIGHT and DARKNESS hence you choose what you want.GOD created Man not race if you hate Man you hate GOD.I think you are the one who is backward you are still clinging to ancestral worship not knowing that its now time for THE GOSPELS.But this also wont stop the devil to deceive people because he want to be worshipped too.Chembere chaidzo dzakaora mazino nezvimonera ne 7 days dzava kutsvaka MWARI iwe uchingoti shoko rakauya nevarungu.Please tsvaka MWARI nyama yako nemweya zvichipamwe.Zvikaparadzana haungatomuwani.

JUDGE NOT - 19 September 2014

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