Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder and leader, Walter Magaya faces sexual abuse accusations after a couple posted a video on YouTube in which they claim that he impregnated their 17-year-old daughter.
The couple, Godfrey and Molly Maenzanise claimed that the man of cloth adopted their two daughters in January 2013 and within months, one of them was pregnant.
Narrating how she discovered that her daughter had been impregnated by Magaya, Molly said:
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I got the shock of my life… I asked him how this had happened, and who was responsible? He told me my daughter was three weeks pregnant by a boy who had refused to take responsibility.
Magaya told me the boy insisted he was not ready to settle down with my daughter, and the pregnancy had been unplanned.
I was deeply pained. I was very sad that my daughter’s life had been messed up in this way because she had goals in life, she wanted to study medicine.
The matter only came to light after their daughter was married in 2016. It was only then that she started to open up. Molly continued in the video:
She said Magaya used to abuse her. She said he would force her to have sex with her in the toilet, in the prayer room… she mentioned many places.
I asked her if they were in love and she said no, which suggests to me she was manipulated. At her tender age, she was just still a minor. She was put in a corner, she was manipulated until she gave in.
According to the couple, Magaya finally admitted and apologised for his deeds in 2016. Said, Godfrey:
She told Magaya that he had hurt her confidence and self-worth and that he had ruined her life. Magaya at that moment then apologised and said that it was not his intention to hurt her.
He asked for her forgiveness. He pledged to find an amicable solution as soon as he had dealt with his rape case, which was before the courts then.
The couple attended Magaya’s church when the alleged rape incidents happened. They said Magaya’s failure to continue supporting his child has prompted them to speak out.