PROPHETIC, Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder Walter Magaya has sensationally claimed there was an attempt on his life by close church members after needles were found in his personal fridge at his Waterfalls, Harare, church site.
BY MOSES MATENGA/HARDLIFE SAMUWI
This came at a time a group of faceless people claiming to be close to Magaya and operating a Facebook page, Madhiri A Magaya (Magaya’s Deals), have threatened to expose his alleged “blood sacrifices”.
Magaya told congregants at his church on Sunday that there were people who were kneeling down for him yet they were plotting to kill him.
“Two months ago, God told me to stop taking water from that fridge, but on Friday, I decided to take just one bottle and on Saturday when cleaners who clean my office were doing their duties, they saw some needles stashed in my fridge and they alerted me about it,” he said.
Magaya asked one of the female congregants to confess to which she was overheard saying: “I saw needles in the fridge yesterday.”
He said Nigerian Prophet TB Joshua, “his spiritual father”, taught him on false love from some congregants who “kneel down while most of them will be standing”.
“Just two months ago, the Holy Spirit told me not to drink that water. They kneel down before me yet some were planning to put needles in the fridge,” he said.
Magaya warned that those involved would regret their actions.
“I discovered our worst enemies are not from outside, but they are here with us. They twist statements and edit videos to prove their points,” Magaya said in apparent reference to a video that has gone viral that depicts him as a “Satanist”.
During the same church service, which coincided with Father’s Day celebrations, Magaya also ripped into his lieutenants’ failure to make meaningful offerings, attacking one senior pastor who had pledged $11 as a present for Father’s Day.
“Look, I was just looking at the figures of money that people were pledging towards Father’s Day, but I was shocked with the figures and a person whom I gave more than $20 000 today, he said it’s Father’s Day (and) he pledges $11. Who bought the car you are driving?” asked Magaya, to which the pastor’s response was: “It’s you prophet.”
Magaya then continued: “You have to lead by example as pastors and don’t pretend to be Christians. Be true Christians and when you give you are not giving me, you are giving to the house of God and that money goes to help the needy and nation, no extra purpose and if we misuse the funds, we will not be here today.”
Recently, there were claims that brakes on Magaya’s car were tampered with and that more than 14 women had been paid to press adultery charges against him.
A senior PHD Ministries pastor, Admire Mango, made the claims during a church service in March this year.
“Enemies of the ministry (PHD) are working tirelessly to destroy Prophet Magaya and the entire ministry. Can you believe that the prophet’s motor mechanic was approached by these anti-ministry people and paid to tamper with the car’s brakes so as to cause an accident? As if this is not enough, 14 ladies are mooting a plan to press adultery charges against Prophet Magaya.
However, some of the 14 ladies confessed the machinations before us saying they were paid handsomely by the agents of anti-PHD Ministries to carry out the job,” Mango said. Mango was not picking up his calls yesterday and also did not respond to a text message sent to him.
Magaya also “banned” kneeling as a sign of respecting him insisting many were not doing that for love as they “knelt physically, but not from their hearts”.
He also said he went to see TB Joshua who spoke to him on different issues regarding the church.
Magaya is also embroiled in a legal battle with business couple Upenyu Prosper and Blessing Mashangwa of Oceane Perfumes who have sued him for $2 million saying he misled them into seeding their car so that they could land “miracle shares” in an international airline.
The administrators of the Facebook page against Magaya claimed that he was after self-enrichment.
“In our next posts (coming soon) (it) is about the blood sacrifices that Walter Magaya has done, we pray we have equipped you for the truth to follow. It will be shocking and not for the faint-hearted,” the post read yesterday.