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Zimbabwe Pastors Speak Out on Prophet Magaya Facing Rape Charges

  • Gibbs Dube

Christian leaders in Zimbabwe say the law should take its course on Prophet Magaya.

Some Zimbabwean pastors say the law should take its course on popular prophet Walter Magaya accused of allegedly raping a 25 year old university student.

Several pastors of various denominations told VOA Studio 7 that they hope Magaya of the Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries is innocent as he is viewed as a highly-Godly person by millions of Zimbabweans.

Efforts to speak to Magaya on this issue were fruitless. He told the independent Standard newspaper that the allegations were false. He once faced similar charges sometime last year.

Prophet Magaya was brought before a Harare magistrate on Saturday a few hours after conducting a midnight mass prayer in Harare. He was granted a 2 thousand dollar bail.

One of the pastors Joseph Paganga of the Apostolic Christian Council of Zimbabwe tells Studio 7’s Gibbs Dube these are serious allegations being laid against the minister of religion.

Studio 7 also reached Reverend Mudenda of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches who said they are praying for Magaya and victims of rape.