Controversial pastor, Passion Java touched a raw nerve after he apparently mocked poor people in a video circulating on social media.
Java acquired a helicopter recently. In the video, he is heard saying:
Vaswera nenzara, vamwe tatenga helicopter (They spent the whole day without food while we bought a helicopter).
Social media users who responded to the jibe were generally unhappy with Java’s antics. One Instagram user said:
Ndiprophet prophet kana kuti izita reZimdancehall? I’m confused hanzi maswera nenzara
zvakaoma hazvo(Is he a true prophet or the title “prophet” is his Zimdancehall stage name).
Another social media user said that what Java did is against the teaching of the Holy Bible. Commented the user:
Pakuzoti vamwe vaswera nenzara uumm doesn’t the Bible that he preaches rebukes mocking the less privileged, does it not rebuke the rich that value their positions…. I’m not against him neither am I judging but what I know in everything we do God has a final say(how does a man of God make fun of the poor, doesn’t the Bible rebuke the rich who value their possessions).
However, there were some commentators who lept to Java’s defence with one saying:
MaZimba ane godo vakomana kuita kuputirwa negodo, iwe kana uchiti Prophet Passion vakatenga helicopter memari yetithe, try it iwewe tione uakaitenga…maZimba tinotambura because we do not celebrate the success of other people. Ukunyora ipapa uchiti arikudya mari dzevanhu asi its clear kuti haana kudya yako,_so what’s your problem?
Reports indicate that this is not the first time that Java has made controversial statements. While holidaying in Kariba sometime ago, Java was again captured in a video using street lingo vulgar word, Stonyeni, used to describe sex.
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Passion Java is a self-proclaimed prophet in Zimbabwe. He's one of the new age Pentecostal church religious leaders to emerge in Zimbabwe in recent decades. He is the founder of Passion Java Ministries and the Kingdom Embassy church. In 2018 Java began sponsoring Zimdancehall musicians... Read More About Passion Java
Zimdancehall, is a Zimbabwean music genre with roots in the Jamaican tradition of reggae. The genre is known for its hard-hitting lyrics which often encompass social commentary on issues like poverty, unemployment and drug abuse. Read More About Zimdancehall