Harare preacher, Apostle Talent Chiwenga was involved in a fatal car crash on Wednesday morning a few days after he claimed spooks were on his trail.
The car crash occurred about 50km north of Masvingo, near the Chatsworth turn-off on the road to Harare and claimed the lives of his wife and two other people.
He is currently battling for life at the Makurira Memorial Clinic in Masvingo and is thought to be in a critical condition after suffering head injuries.
In a sermon delivered last week, the preacher, known for rebuking politicians in his sermons said:
I want to go to Mnangagwa’s office and say ‘if you are looking for me to kill me, I have come, kill me.
Why should you send people to follow me? I can’t live my life looking behind to see if there are no cars following me.
For what? If you have issues, I have come. Let’s talk about them. If you want to kill me, I have come, kill me. Call Chiwenga, your junior, and tell him that boy has come.’
The coming week won’t end before I go to Mnangagwa’s office. CIO can’t be going to work to follow a pastor when Itai Dzamara hasn’t been found.
I don’t have problems with people, I don’t travel with weapons because I don’t have enemies, they are the ones who say I’m their enemy.
I don’t hate anyone, I only speak what God instructs me to speak and I will do so without fear or any reservations.
I will go to his office, if they say he’s not there I will sit there until he comes. I will tell him there are people who are hounding me, who are terrorising me.
I shouldn’t live in fear of politicians. To those who have been sent by Mnangagwa to kill me, if you don’t kill me today, next week I will be at your boss’s office. I will tell him ‘maybe you’re failing to find me, I said let me come on my own.’
I will tell my wife I’m going, look after the children well. I will tell him (Mnangagwa) ‘since you like blood, here’s some more blood, spill some more.
Since you like killing, I have come so that you can kill me, but I’m not going to apologise for what I said because it was the truth.
God is not happy with you, you must change your ways. If you don’t do that, nothing will change. This is not the way to run a country’.
'Apostle' Thomas Chiwenga is a prominent Harare preacher and founder of Apostle T.F Chiwenga Ministries. Chiwenga is mostly known for criticizing politicians and other religious leaders during his sermons. He has criticized politicians President Emmerson Mnangagwa, Constantino Chiwenga and MDC President Nelson Chamisa. Religious leaders... Read More About Apostle Talent Chiwenga
The Central Intelligence Organisation otherwise known as the CIO is an arm of the Zimbabwe security sector whose line of work is inherently classified. For a very long time the organisation and its operations have ignited public debate and fueled speculation. Read More About CIO
Itai Dzamara is a Zimbabwean journalist and political activist known in Zimbabwe mostly for his Occupy Africa Unity Square campaign against the then government of former President Robert Mugabe. He became famous through his hand-delivered petition to the President of Zimbabwe and the 'Occupy' he... Read More About Itai Dzamara