Acting Speaker of the National Assembly, Reuben Marumahoko ordered Sports minister Makhosini Hlongwane to launch investigations into Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries leader, Walter Magaya’s motives for sponsoring the Warriors.
The decision to launch investigations comes after legislators such as Temba Mliswa and Justice Mayor Wadyajena claimed that after the donation, Magaya forced some players to accept his anointing oil and attend his church services. Mliswa queried what would happen to the sponsorship if players refused to attend his church services to which Hlongwane stated that his ministry will look into the terms of Magaya’s contract with ZIFA.
Wadyajena queried if Magaya’s choice to sponsor the Warriors was meant to campaign for his church to Hlongwane said no one was forced to attend the service. However, Wadyajena pointed out an example where Magaya threatened to withdraw support after interim coach Norman Mapeza reportedly refused to attend his service on Sunday.