Zimbabwe Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi has urged congregants to stay alert and avoid meeting with prophets in private locations following the rise in the number of cases reported of rape.
This warning comes after By Grace Ministries pastor Onbert Mpofu was exposed on the Tilda Moyo show on Start FM. Mpofu allegedly sexually abused 3 of his congregants as they had come to him for aid in a healing session.
He appeared before magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa and was remanded to 2 February on $100 bail on condition that he stays this given address and does not come into any kind of contact with the witnesses.
There have been many cases similar to this one including that of Robert Martin Gumbura founder of RMG End Time Message who is currently serving 40 years for rape and the controversial accusations against Prophet Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing Deliverance Ministries.
Female congregants in particular are urged to avoid risking their safety in the name of ‘healing sessions’.