A former member of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries Church led by Walter Magaya alleges that she was raped by the cleric.
Sarah Maruta claimed to have been raped by Magaya at a house in Borrowdale (address withheld), not once, but twice according to The Sunday Mail.
She further alleged that the second rape incident resulted in her getting pregnant after which Magaya forced her to abort at one of the biggest hospitals in Harare. Said Maruta:
Mai Chibhero (name changed by this publication) is at the centre of most of the sexual abuses happening at PHD, she acts more like a pimp for the prophet, and she is the one who accompanied me to hospital and made sure my pregnancy was terminated.
She also accompanied me on a shopping trip to South Africa, a trip which I strongly believe was arranged to kill me.
Maruta disclosed that she attempted suicide when she discovered that she was pregnant following the rape incident.
She said that when she was admitted at the said hospital due to the attempted suicide, she was drugged and chained to a hospital bed and had her pregnancy terminated.
Maruta revealed that Magaya gave her hush money amounting to close to $100 000. She added:
Financial help continued to come towards my rentals, general upkeep and he even advised me to start cross-border trading.
This money was paid at different stages and times, some of it in hard currency, some through bank transfers from his church account into my personal account and some of it as RTGS dollars.
Maruta also claimed that Magaya was in the habit of routinely raping young women who attended her church. She also spoke about Maenzanises’ daughter who denied that she was raped:
Everyone at PHD knew about her case and we are not surprised that she has turned against her mother, chances are she was paid off.
In fact, there are many girls at the church who have been sexually abused. There is Tecla, Caroline, Petronellah, Precious and Diana, to name just a few of these girls.
I know these girls because there came a time when we opened up to each other and we would openly discuss these issues.
Besides, there came a time when we went to church and we knew every girl who was being handed an envelope, we knew what it meant — she would have slept with the prophet.
… But the weird thing is, when we discussed our encounters with him, most of us professed of having had weird dreams.
At times you would dream having sex with a snake, kissing a snake or something weird. And what made it even worse was that he would ask if we had dreamt about him.