Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder and leader Walter Magaya’s Yadah Hotel in Waterfalls was on Thursday evening damaged by fire.
No one was injured in the fire that destroyed the western top section of the hotel. The cause of the fire has not yet been ascertained.
Police confirmed the fire but were not in a position to give full details as investigations were said to be ongoing.
However, PHD spokesman Overseer Admire Simango told The Herald that they suspected foul play since there was no electricity at the time. He said:
Around 5:30 pm, I received a call that there was a raging fire at the hotel. I contacted security people on the ground on what had happened, but they seemed not to be aware of everything that was happening.
What is very strange in the circumstances is that there was no electricity as usual.
I am told the generator was off, but there was a fire from nowhere. While I am not pointing to anything, we are smelling a rat.
It is very clear; the circumstances are not normal given the fact that there was no electricity or gas nearby.
We do not rule out foul play. Police are investigating and we do not want to jump to conclusions.
The police will give us the full information, but the preliminary findings point to the fact that there could be some foul play and we are very suspicious of whatever is happening given the events of the last few days.
We can tell that there is an underhand thing that is happening.
Magaya was said not to have been unsettled by the fire incident. The controversial clergyman was reported to be on his way to the United Arab Emirates. Said Simango:
The man of God is in a jovial mood, nothing is going to disturb the ministry and the upcoming event in Botswana. The man of God has taught us that when the enemy comes like a flood, the Lord raises his bar.