A Harare-based self-styled faith healer (prophet) says he is sick after he was reportedly forced to drink a client’s urine during a healing session.
Madzibaba Tanya is accusing Madzibaba Steven Muchanyu of using him before duping him of US$5 000 which they had agreed on as his payment.
Madzibaba Tanya told H-Metro that Madzibaba Steven “hired” him to help him heal a client suspected to have come from Zambia seeking help. He said:
Madzibaba Steven looked so desperate when he approached me seeking help. He said he had someone who was coming from Zambia or Botswana not sure who was having problems of pulse beating uncontrollably when driving.
He also said he was having dreams in which every time he dreams of his funeral and wakes up feeling very sick.
So he begged me to help him heal the person and I accepted his request to which we agreed that I would get USD$5000 from the USD$15 000 which the client was to pay.
After five days he told me that the person had arrived but I refused to perform the miracles at his church since he would get the credit.
Madzibaba Tanya added that during the healing session, he was possessed by a strange “foreign” spirit and it was while he was in a trance that he drank the patient’s urine. He said:
I got possessed during the healing process with a spirit that I don’t even understand.
I was told that the spirit wanted me to drink the client’s urine and it was the same spirit that wanted to kill the client.
So I drank the urine in which the client got healed, hana yake yakabva yangoti zii kurova fast kwayaiita and he (client) confirmed that he was healed and was grateful.
Madzibaba Tanya said he had been promised US$15 000 but was surprised to be given US$100 instead of the agreed fee.
He said he needed US$5 000 so that he could find faith healers to heal him as he is now sick and also to be delivered from the alien spirit.
Madzibaba Tanya said that each time “I visit other churches I am told they are seeing death ahead of me due to the spirit which came upon me.”
However, Madzibaba Steven disputed the allegations, accusing his erstwhile friend of unspecified action. He said:
I have issues with this man. We used to pray together before I left him over his conduct of getting drunk whilst at the shrine.
He would also sleep with married women in the bushes, so he is trying to tarnish my image so that my church collapses. He is lying.