MAGAYA LAWYER RAIDED
5 April 2018
OFFICES of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Prophet Walter Magaya’ s lawyer along Churchill Road in Alexandra Park were yesterday broken into and goods worth hundreds of dollars were lost as the circumstances surrounding Prophet Magaya’s rape case hot up.
Although police could not immediately be contacted for comment, the lawyer, Everson Chatambudza confirmed the incident saying they were beefing up security.
“It is sad that we lost some of our documents, computers and television sets and this is not the first time,” said Chatambudza.
“The first break in was in 2016 at our Kopje offices and this led us to relocate to Alexandra Park.
“As professionals we are beefing up security and working on every weak point over night to safeguard our valuables,” he said.
He could not establish whether the break in is related to the rape case.
In the case, the State alleges that Magaya raped the complainant at one of his Harare houses three years ago before giving her $200 so she does not to disclose the issue to anyone.
The matter was in court on Tuesday and was adjourned to April 25, when the defence would be expected to file its defence outline.
Whilst it could not be established whether the break in at Chatambudza’s offices is linked to the rape case, Prophet Magaya’s security is not taking any chances.
Prophet Magaya could not be reached for comment but a source close to him said security has been tightened following the incident.
“Prophet Magaya was by yesterday tightening his security following reports that Chatambudza’s offices were broken into and I want to believe that he is now living in fear for his family,” said the source.
Magaya denied all the charges in the court case.
The trial has been lit up by the State’s star witness, Petronella Donhodzo Mandaza’s refusal to testify, after she sensationally claimed she will not be forced to lie under oath against the PHD leader.
Mandaza last year claimed she had been sexually abused by Prophet Magaya, but recently applied to the High Court saying that Prosecutor-General (PG) Ray Goba was forcing her to testify against Magaya despite her confessions that she was never raped and never fell pregnant.
In her application, Mandaza said she was pondering approaching the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) to push for Goba to be brought under a disciplinary hearing and also an order compelling him to personally pay the cost of the litigation.