A Johane Masowe yeChishanu leader based in Beitbridge, Tinotenda Chikwanha, allegedly attacked a fellow church prophet, John Takura with an axe following a fight over use of a spirit medium while prophesying.
The incident allegedly occurred on March 25 at Chikwanha’s shrine at the Zimbabwe-South Africa border post when Chikwanha prophesied that Takura was using a spirit medium to prophesy in church. Chikwanha argued that use of a spirit medium contradicted the church’s doctrine. This did not go down well with Takura who later confronted Chikwanha (32) at his shrine, leading to the alleged physical fight. Chikwanha attacked Takura with the back of the axe on the left shoulder.
Chikwanha denied the assault charge last week when he appeared before Beitbridge magistrate Trevor Nyatsanza. He was remanded to April 3 for trial.
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