Magaya speaks on award

HARARE - Charismatic Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder and leader Prophet Walter Magaya yesterday welcomed the 2014 Personality of the Year award bestowed on him by Zimbabwe’s leading daily newspaper, the Daily News saying he felt humbled to be honoured in this way.

He said 2014 was indeed his most successful year but admitted that it also came with serious challenges.

“Thank you for the recognition. It’s not everyone who recognises other people but this is an award I will cherish forever. Last year, was my best year but it had its challenges.

“I would also like to thank everyone involved in the success of PHD Ministries and look forward to a better 2015. While 2014 was a good year it had its own challenges,” he said.

Magaya drew arguably the biggest crowd ever when 350 000 converged at his church in Waterfalls for his Night of Turnaround.

But he admitted that while 2014 was a good year, there were challenges which he said he managed to overcome including allegations of adultery.

“The first one was (Denford) Mutashu. It all started when I received a phone call from a close member of the church who later turned rogue saying a bad story was about to be published. She said if I gave her  $2 000 she could use it to silence the accusers and stop them from rushing to the Press. I was in Nigeria at the time and when I came back, the issue was now that they were demanding $500 000."

“This incident opened doors for thieves. People started blackmailing me but I will not succumb to blackmail, I am a man of God,” he added.

Mutashu late last year sued Magaya for a whopping $500 000 claiming the PHD leader had a romantic relationship with his wife.

However, in an unexpected turn of events Mutashu later apologised to Magaya.

Magaya further said the Kwekwe calamity that claimed 11 lives was authored by his detractors.

“The second one was the Kwekwe incident. I told people that it was not a stampede but a planned thing.

“I was very hurt because it happened 13 days after a successful turnaround. I told people what to do at the Kwekwe venue but they did not listen but we have moved on,” he said.

Turning to 2015, Magaya said he wanted to go regional.

“My aim is to bring foreigners here to see what Zimbabwe is like. It pains me to see foreigners laughing at us and we have to change that. Zimbabwe is a beautiful country.

“I must also point out that I do not align myself with any political party, but I support the leader of the day because for him to be there is the work of God,” said Magaya.

Comments (19)

congrats Prophet Magaya..wishing you another successful 2015

mwanawako - 18 February 2015

Makanaka Jesu we thank you for blessing us with a powerful man of God of our time!

Dorothy - 18 February 2015

Powerful powerful, Prophet Magaya be increased in Jesus name

Reason - 18 February 2015

anomakwa ndiye ane bhora, fambai ne bhora vaMagaya

Tinashe - 18 February 2015

Congratulations Prophet Magaya. Glory be to God.

jada - 18 February 2015

Magaya has made it,have been reading a lot about his deliverance ministry its time I should visit his ministry, pride yangu handibatsire chokwadi

Tondie - 18 February 2015

We give all the glory to God, congratulations man of God prophet W.Magaya...wish you the best in 2015

sophia - 18 February 2015

Magaya has made it,have been reading a lot about his deliverance ministry its time I should visit his ministry, pride yangu handibatsire chokwadi

Tondie - 18 February 2015

Mwari ndinongokutendai,ndinonzwa kuda kuchema nekuda kwechipo chamakatipa muno munyika yeZimbabwe,muzodziwa Prophet Magaya.aaaaa apa mwari makaita basa gurusa .Ndinoshaya kuti ndokutendai ndichiti kudii.

ome - 18 February 2015

A light showing on top of the hill cannot be hidden. Let there be light.

Nyika - 18 February 2015

Thank u Jesus nekutipa muzodziwa wenyu Prophet W.Magaya. I say long live man of God for this is our year of fruitfulness and multiplication

Munyuki Vimbainashe - 18 February 2015

The award proves one thing, that you are a true man of God. May the good name of the Lord be praised forever more! Congratulations!

Newton - 18 February 2015

Congratulations Prophet Magaya

Weby - 18 February 2015

thank you prophet keep up the good work.

justin matiza - 18 February 2015

Daily news yaakutsvak mari kumareaders a PHD minstries, kikiki as vachakaramba kakpepa kanco nemanyebero ako.

reason - 19 February 2015

Thank you Daily News for Awarding man of God Prophet W.Magaya.He really helped to change peoples lives.

Denny Mazumba - 19 February 2015

Okay guys, we are a country of educated fools. Tine ma PhD tisingagone kuverenga kuti 1,2,3......350,000. Journalist maresva kuverenga or if you took the number from another's article, hamuna ku exercise your mind objectively. He possibly drew a large crowd. Let's end there. I think the daily news must explain the criterion, the competition he had, and what persuaded them to award him over others. Pasina, eeish, this article is scandalous. I am not saying he did not deserve it, i dont know him really, I am not a fan, but that context would have put to bed ma doubts ana doubting Thomas anenge ini

Sabhuku - 19 February 2015

Congratulations....God did it for you Prophet Magaya nomatter how bad the situations and the Challenges you faced God fought for you and He is always on your side.

Amanda Sign - 19 February 2015

Praise be to the God of my papa Prophet Walter Magaya...........may God keep increasing every area of your life.......

lindsay - 27 May 2016

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