An apostolic Faith Mission (AFM) pastor who was facing charges of sexually harassing a female congregant was found not guilty and acquitted of all charges by Harare magistrate Victoria Masamba.
Benny Hwata, the pastor of AFM Highlands, was being accused of molesting a congregant while praying for her to pass her driving test. The court ruled that there was no sufficient evidence to prove beyond reasonable doubt that the accused had indeed committed the offence. Part of the court’s ruling reads as follows
The complainant in this matter was lying because she only reported this matter some months after the so-called offence happened.
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If she was telling the truth she could have told anyone from the church because she alleged that congregates were in the church while she was being molested in the other room on the same building. She only reported the matter after her husband forced her to do so.