A cleansing ceremony turned horribly wrong when a prophet was given a thorough beating by the husband of a woman whom he was allegedly caressing, claiming he was trying to get rid of evil spirits tormenting her.
The incident which is still the talk of Inyathi Business Centre in Matabeleland North province happened a fortnight ago.
It is reported that Lenox Mathe became upset with the way Clayton Mutasa, popularly known as Madzibaba Munana, was delivering his wife Marymore Ndlovu from an undisclosed ailment.
Madzibaba Munana is famed for his healing powers. Madzibaba Munana is no stranger to controversy as sometime in 2019, he courted the wrath of some of his congregants after one of the female congregants claimed that he persuaded her to play with his manh__ood after she had approached him seeking spiritual healing.
According to a source who spoke to B-Metro, Mathe, who was following proceedings of his wife’s cleansing from a distance, became angry and went straight to Madzibaba Munana’s shrine and beat him up.
This was after he noticed that he was inappropriately touching her breasts and private parts.
While beating Madzibaba Munana, Mathe was reportedly heard shouting that it was unacceptable for the prophet to touch his wife’s priv_ate parts just for prayers.
“Angered by the strange way Madzibaba Munana was carelessly touching his wife in full view of people who were also waiting to be assisted by him, Mathe dashed to the shrine and savagely assaulted Madzibaba Munana with fists and kicked him all over the body. The prophet was later rescued by members of his congregation who rushed and held Mathe,” said the source who declined to be named.
When reached for comment Mathe furiously said: “That’s nonsense. Is he (Madzibaba Munana) the one who came to you and reported the matter? I will also deal with you once the matter is published in the Press.”
Madzibaba Munana, however, defended himself saying he was being led by the Holy Spirit to do what he did to Mathe’s wife in order to get rid of the evil spirits possessing her.
He further said he had since filed a charge of assault against Mathe at Inyathi Police Station, but investigations by B-Metro revealed that a report of such nature was never recorded at the police station in question. B Metro
IN OTHER NEWS:MZEMBI’s DRAG FORMER FIRST LADY TO COURT OVER HRE STANDS
FORMER First Lady, Grace Mugabe is being accused of grabbing two Harare residential stands belonging to Rumbidzai Ankomah (nee Mzembi) and Xavier Mzembi which she gave to her relatives.
The Mzembis have approached the High Court seeking an order directing Grace’s sister, Shuvai Gumbochuma and a relative, Farai Mashonganyika, to compensate them or give them back the stands namely Numbers 91 and 228 Carrick Creagh, Borrowdale, which are valued at US$900 000.
A housing co-operative alleged that Grace arm-twisted its officials into allocating the stands to her two relatives.
Sally Mugabe Heights Housing Co-operative, Arosume Property Development (Pvt) Ltd, the developer, Gumbochuma, Mashonganyika and Local Government minister July Moyo were cited as respondents in the application.
The Mzembis are demanding payment in the sum of US$900 000 or its equivalent in local currency being the present market value of stands which plaintiffs were allocated by the housing co-operative after they paid their fees and development and service charges in full.
In her affidavit, Ankomah said in November 2004, they joined Sally Mugabe Housing Co-operative which was developing land in Carrick Creagh.
She said she paid the development costs in full which amounted to US$78 572 the plaintiffs were allocated two stands, namely 276 and 277 in January 2007.
The housing co-operative on various occasions, the latest being through a letter dated April 30, 2021, confirmed that the plaintiffs paid the membership fees, all service and development costs for the two stands in full.
After a re-numbering exercise done by Arosume Property Development, which took over from the original developers, Exodus Development Consultancy, the plaintiffs’ stand numbers were changed to 91 and 228. The housing co-operative advised the plaintiffs about the changes in a letter dated June 10, 2007.
Stand 91 is 8 003 square metres and stand 228 is 12 098 square metres.