Magaya bars PHD congregants from attending court

HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader, Walter Magaya, has urged his congregants not to attend his court case today.

Magaya is facing rape charges after a Harare woman filed the criminal charges against him last month.

“I urge all PHD members and sympathisers not to come to court for the hearings. No PHD congregants are allowed at the courts. This is because we don’t want to attract unnecessary attention and also that we do not want people to cause commotion at the courts which might disrupt business.

“We also don’t want to appear as if people are putting pressure on the judiciary, the courts must do their work without being disturbed by people,” Magaya said.

According to court papers, the victim knew Magaya well as she used to be a congregant at his PHD ministries.

Magaya, who is represented by Everson Chatambudza and Oliver Marwa in the current case, is accused of having raped her in June last year, allegedly at his Mt Pleasant residence.

Prosecutors said this had happened after she accepted an invitation from the preacher to visit him, whereupon she was shown around the house.

Later, Magaya had allegedly left her in one of the rooms, before returning naked.

The State claims that Magaya had proceeded to force himself on her once, and allegedly doing so without using protection. It is also the State’s case that after raping her, Magaya gave her $200 after which she later reported the matter to her boyfriend, Elliot Kudakwashe, in July 2015.

The State has lined-up three witnesses in the case.

Comments (92)

Courts doesn't listen to yr congregation Magaya,,The judge does his job accordingly with the law.The time Jesus was crusified he didn't stop anyone to attend the occasion. If u truely innocent why then u don't want yr followers to attend yr triel.U were supposed u encourage them to pray for u unsteady.People are not fools even if there are some who don't see the light,, but this only shows that u hiding something.

matsotsi - 15 September 2016

Vanhuwe masiya nhamo dziri kumba kwenyu you think Magaya is worse than yourselves Leave him and mind your own business iye naMwari zvichapedzerana uye it is God who judges people. Ko zvenyu zvinotaurwa nani Magaya ari nani anotogona kutaura naMwari mhosva yake akaregererwa KO IMI MUNE HOMBE PANE YAMAGAYA IYI TIBVIREIPO

NAMATAI - 15 September 2016

god is in control

Jeffery Chivenga - 15 September 2016

Taura hako @Gudo ko tisu tadii.

Wechokwadi - 15 September 2016

Whether he committed adultery or not is something else. The mere fact that his name has been smeared is a cause for concern. The Apostle Paul gave warnings aginst immorality and that followers of Jesus Christ must not even have their names mentioned regarding sexual immorality.

Mwana Wevhu - 15 September 2016

@hameno dont be too emotional.we have different perspectives so dont insult people but air your views using proper communication..we can only understand if you are talking sense rather than insulting people

Petronellah bobbie - 15 September 2016

Let him defend himself in court. Innocent until proven guilty. God knows. I just wonder. Is he going to say it was by consent!!! Pakaipa.

tariro nhete - 15 September 2016

Zvakaoma hazvo, chete ticha zvichinja zvese ##tajamuka hedu, justice will prevail one day, musadaro so vanhu.....Hurumunde iyi heyaaaaa

xavi - 15 September 2016

@ Trust,you failed in you marriage with your wife.dont say phd member.why didnt you report your story to the police.phd members have enough of what they want.they wont taje anything from u.

MIMi - 15 September 2016

Zvasiyana ane bhora ndiye anomakwa September is happening tiri kuiziva tsoro yenyu manyangira yaona Manje hamheno Mwari wangu muhombe.

#zvasiyana - 16 September 2016

The truth will set you free

james Madadangoma? - 16 September 2016

she is 25 and it takes a year to report the the alleged rape. doesnt make sense to me. vakarovera Mwana Wa Mwari pamuchinjiko accusing him of saying "Anozviti ndimambo we MaJudha, Anovaka tembere nemazuva matatu" ko uyu zvake munhu ada kunyurura ruzhinji from the dire situation in the country where the bigwigs are failing and also satanist who are being depowered. a lot of forces want to see him under and that the flock remains without a shepard that wolves and jackals can party on the flock without a protector

Mwana wa Magaya - 16 September 2016

talk till yu are tired ,asi munomborwadziwa nei chaizvo pana Prophet W Magaya,akambonyanyo kutadzirei chaizvo,but its not yo fault,but what is behind yu is the problem,focus on yo life,not someone,s life.

yahooo - 16 September 2016

we have heard so many false prophets around us for so many years who have not perfomed any miracles except to dupe people if you want to see real miracles come to phd bring your sick relative you will witness the power of God being demonstrated not zvekunyeperana zvamunoita mumbhawa izvi munosvotwei your churches have been there since we were born all they managed to do is to form burial societies to assist people hanzi vanovigana the God we worship kuphd is a living God a now God comeand see for yourself

filox maka - 16 September 2016

we have heard so many false prophets around us for so many years who have not perfomed any miracles except to dupe people if you want to see real miracles come to phd bring your sick relative you will witness the power of God being demonstrated not zvekunyeperana zvamunoita mumbhawa izvi munosvotwei your churches have been there since we were born all they managed to do is to form burial societies to assist people hanzi vanovigana the God we worship kuphd is a living God a now God comeand see for yourself

filox maka - 16 September 2016

we have heard so many false prophets around us for so many years who have not perfomed any miracles except to dupe people if you want to see real miracles come to phd bring your sick relative you will witness the power of God being demonstrated not zvekunyeperana zvamunoita mumbhawa izvi munosvotwei your churches have been there since we were born all they managed to do is to form burial societies to assist people hanzi vanovigana the God we worship kuphd is a living God a now God comeand see for yourself

filox maka - 16 September 2016

Prophet Magaya is a true man of God if you doubt that keep your mouth shut what i know is one day you will realise that God placed in zimbabwe for a purpose to deliver you from bondage if you can insult a man of God then mwari waunonamata ndeupi akaitei mwari wako you need deliverance borthers and sisters satan is running havoc on this earth you need a covering if you look at your children they are immersed in satanism and you claim to be clean and worshipping a dead God no deliverance no miracles you are lost come to PHD you will see the movement of the power of God musateerere vanhu vanotaura zvekunyepa they have failed to do what Prophet Magaya does anebhorandiye anomakwa noone has done singlehandledly in this country what Prophet Magaya has done show me one

filox maka - 16 September 2016

we need justice. justice justice justice. magistrate

tafgal - 16 September 2016

zvasiyanaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa No matter what we are behind you our father continue doing the work that God gave you to bring heaven on earth Jesus prayer was let thy kingdom come on earth as it is in heaven thank Prophet for your vision to bring the heavenly kingdom on earth with prophetic total healing and deliverance satan was defeated and continues to be defeated muchanyarara henyu titambidzwa hupenya muchinyeperana muri pabridge musina dzimba mwari wechokwadi anowanikwa kuphd huya uzvionere dont waste time critising what you dont know you claim to read the bible yet it clearly says dont judge its my potion why are you judgung who are you to go against the word of God if you believe and trust on God

filox maka - 16 September 2016

"LET US MEET ON FRIDAY, MAY GOD BLESS YOU AMEN."..............That was the words of my Father whilist he was going out after church... Inonzi Faith on 100%, love you dad(PWM).

JAMES R TSURO - 16 September 2016

God will see us through.......ITA AMEN INOBHOWA SATAN IWEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damski - 16 September 2016

God will see us through.......ITA AMEN INOBHOWA SATAN IWEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

damski - 16 September 2016

The truth must be told.Don't say touch not the anointing always when people are playing with the name of God.Do u know the word anointing means,,How can a man who has the holy spirit in him cheats his wife with another woman.Vanhu munodakubhabhadzira chitema. Hutsvene tinofanira kuhuona nemabasa.The bible is clear on that. No one is judging anyone &no one pushed Magaya to have an a fair with that woman,, we are commenting on what we hearing.All of u who are following Magaya,u doing it because of worldly wealth not that u seeking the kingdom of God.U must all repent

matsotsi - 16 September 2016

its very shameful for one who claims to be men of God to be on headlines about dirty stories. God will punish all false prophets who preach the Babylon gospel. And this prophet is one of them. the fact that David had sinned does not guarantee one to copy such sinful acts.read Jeremiah 51. The Lord God is angry and all of them will fall who are stealing from the desperate poor who need quick means of getting rich without sweating for it. It is written 'six days you shall labour ,and do all your work ; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God ........(Exodus 20v9). Saka prophet vanotsaudza vanhu kuti vanamate Sunday vanozviverengepiko?

sibbs - 16 September 2016

The greatest miracle / munana usingadzimike is to receive Jesus Christ as your Lord and Saviour. The testimony of a new creation, a changed and transformed life delivered from the state of sin into righteousness in Christ, led by the Holy Spirit and hungry for God's word. Unfortunately vazhinji vari kuenda kwaMagaya are going there for earthly selfish reasons - SEEK A RELATIONSHIP WITH GOD THROUGH HIS SON JESUS CHRIST. God does not need to be defended, same Magaya does not need to be defended - if he is not guilty he will walk scot free. Chokwadi chinobuda. But he is not beeing taken to court for loving his wife - he is accused of rape / as a man of God (as he claims to be) even consensual sex outside his marriage is descrided as what in the bible? And he has has several other similar cases in the past; with charges of adultery - out of court settlements with aggrieved husbands. There is no smoke without fire! 1 Timothy 3:2 "Now a bishop / overseer / leader / must above reproach, the husband of one wife, temperate, sensible, respectable..................V7 Moreover, he must be well thought of by outsiders, so that he may not fall into disgrace and the snare of the devil." ZVIVERENGERI SHOKO RAMWARI NOKUBUVNZA MURIDZI WARO! The Holy Spirit will lead you into all truth. Romans 12 (especially from THE MESSAGE BIBLE). Romans 12:3 .....Living then as every one of you does, IN PURE GRACE, IT'S IMPORTANT THAT YOU NOT MISINTERPRET YOURSELVES AS PEOPLE BRINGING THIS GOODNESS TO GOD. NO, GOD BRINGS IT TO ALL TO YOU(!!!!!)..................... DO NOT THINK OF YOURSELF (Pastor, "Prophet", etc. as a Christian) more highly than you ought to be..... LET US LIFT UP JESUS CHRIST MORE THAN WE ARE DOING these church leaders. Tava kunamata vanhu kwete Jehovah

Daniel5 - 16 September 2016

nevasina mabasa vakuawana zveee keda maupdates eyi,kuenda kuprison kana kusaenda hapana chaunowana and hazvitimise kunamata .vanhu taurai kwamaswera

progie - 16 September 2016

nevasina mabasa vakuawana zveee keda maupdates eyi,kuenda kuprison kana kusaenda hapana chaunowana and hazvitimise kunamata .vanhu taurai kwamaswera

progie - 16 September 2016

kana akasvirwa last year why report this year now?

bla nodza - 16 September 2016

it is only God who knows the truth pliz dont judge anybody because we ar not in positions to judge thats why we were not asked wat the the truth is lets wait and see wat wil happen in the courts of law but l am not taking sides but pliz dont judge for it is not good

masvingo - 16 September 2016

We will stand with you daddy through the tough and good times. You changed our lives for the best. #zvasiyana. #daughter of the great prophet W Magaya. Vanonyora ngavanyore zvavo vanotuka ngavatuke zvavo life yangu irikufaya navaMagaya irikufaya. Mama vangu vakakwanira daddy

t nyauchi - 17 September 2016

Vose vari against papa Magaya u Zanu Pfs.Ndimi zvakare muri kuguta at the expense of the whole population muchi supporter Zanu.Manje this time matamba nesimba guru kwete zvamajaira.Hmudi kuona vanhu vachifara uyekubudirira kuda kuti imi chete muiite dzimba nemota vamwe vachitambura.U are sons and daughters of Lucifer.Manje let me tell you,iyi tinoibuda iyi nababa Magaya.He is not the first prophet to be persecuted.The whole bible all prophets faced the same rath.Only tru prophets are persecuted,if your prophet is not tru,u can measure that by his his lack of perscutions.Masowe for a long time they are operating feck bt wakamboona vachinetswa.Chinonetsa Mugabe himself is the champion of Satanists so he is trying to fight the greater light which has visited Zimbabwe so the country will remain in darkness.Manje srry mairasa nababa Magaya tinoenda kure.

Red - 17 September 2016

there is no smoke without fire. lets also look from both sides. if its true that this lady has been rapped, justice mus be followd.

ben - 17 September 2016

I doubt the credibility of this eliot kudakwashe. He also tried to nail a certain Zengeza preacher last year the same period. He in fact unsuccessfully 'cooked' up stories against that preacher and he eventually was an underdog. Google and find out more about his shenanigans in our local tabloids.

erioti kusadakwashe - 17 September 2016

Consider Gamaliel' s advise in the bible; when the High priest and his associates were after the Apostles. Let God be the judge. If this prophet is false, God will definitely deal with Him. Acts Chapter 5v 37-39. "...37 After him Judas the Galilean appeared in the days of the census and drew away people after him. He too perished, and his followers were scattered. 38 So in the present case I advise you: Leave these men alone. Let them go! For if their purpose and endeavour is of human origin, it will fail. 39 But if it is from God you will not be able to stop them. You may even find yourselves fighting against God. ..."

ordinary - 19 September 2016

magaya akarova zvinhu ngaende kujere kana achiti arihonesty why lawyers hmmmmm

nyathiiiiiiiii - 19 September 2016

ko$200 yacho akayiisepi.

muzvinafundo - 19 September 2016

guys chokwadi ndechekuti zvinonyadzisa kunzi prophet aita rape but the truth is magaya did tht & he must go to jail

OZO - 19 September 2016

Plse stop talking about my Dad Prophet W Magaya a highly anointed Man of God, manje hameno , zvenyu zvasiyana. Our father is shielded by Almight God from the Vagaries of the planet earth

lima Dove - 19 September 2016

Plse stop talking about my Dad Prophet W Magaya a highly anointed Man of God, manje hameno , zvenyu zvasiyana. Our father is shielded by Almight God from the Vagaries of the planet earth

lima Dove - 19 September 2016

Ko vaMagaya pavairatidzana imba namai ava mai Magaya vange varipi, havana msikana kana mukomana webasa ange achiononawo here vavirir ava? Ko ivo mai ava rutendo rwavo rwaiva pai vachifamba nemurume wemunhu, sei vasina kumirirra mukadzi wake kuti avepo? ko sei nyaya iyi yakatora nguva refu isati yapinda mudare chii change chichiitika pakati apa? Ndatenda hangu.

Abraham Muyambo - 22 September 2016

May the lord GOD who i worship reveal the truth and shame the devil

Celestino - 22 September 2016

whatever u evil people may say against our father a true man of GOD we will remain his sons and daughters hear me well i am saying we will remain he will remain . PAPA continue with the work GOD send you to do let them speak

edward chaduka - 2 November 2016

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