Magaya adultery case in High Court
By Fidelis Munyoro
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Prophet Walter Magaya was reportedly head over heels with Mr Denford Chimutashu’s wife such that at one time he sent her text love messages almost every minute, describing her as sexually attractive and highly mobile.
He also reportedly bought Mr Chimutashu’s wife, Nomsa Chimutashu (nee Ruvazhe), the latest version of a Toyota Mark II, which cost US$10 000.
Mr Chimutashu filed a US$500 000 adultery claim against Prophet Magaya at the High Court yesterday which revealed how the two allegedly communicated and the type of love text messages they sent to each other.
“The affair between the two grew to the extent that the defendant (Prophet Magaya) would exchange text love messages with the plaintiff’s (Mr Chimutashu) wife of more than 13 messages within 20 minutes and the plaintiff’s wife would hide the messages and all communication between herself and the defendant,” said Mr Chimutashu in the summons filed by his lawyer, Mr Norman Mugiya.
Mr Chimutashu is demanding US$250 000 for loss of affection and another US$250 000 for loss of consortium.
According to the claim, Mr Chimutashu is married to Nomsa in terms of Marriage Act Chapter 5:11 and the marriage still subsists.
It is alleged that sometime in June this year, Prophet Magaya had an adulterous affair with Mrs Chimutashu who had gone to PHD Ministries church in Waterfalls to worship.
While at the church, Prophet Magaya allegedly ordered Mr Chimutashu’s wife to stay at one of the church’s lodges for three consecutive days without Mr Chimutashu’s knowledge and consent.
After spirited efforts to locate his wife, Mr Chimutashu found her with Prophet Magaya who allegedly claimed that he had been spiritually assisting her.
“However, from the day that the plaintiff’s wife left her matrimonial home, she has been very aggressive and rude to the plaintiff who is her husband and she told the plaintiff that she was better off with the defendant than her lawful husband,” said Mr Mugiya.
“The adulterous affair has been going on for some time and the plaintiff is in possession of love text messages which were sent by the defendant to the plaintiff’s wife, including a printout of the phone call history which shows the frequency of communication.”
Mr Mugiya further stated that after Mr Chimutashu discovered that Prophet Magaya was committing adultery with his wife, he confronted the man of the cloth who reportedly admitted to having the romantic relationship.
Mr Mugiya said Prophet Magaya promised to terminate the affair, but to date he was still exchanging text messages with Mrs Chimutashu through his close associates whom he treats as counsellors and bodyguards.
According to the declaration, Mr Mugiya made claims that in July this year when Prophet Magaya went to South Africa, he kept on exchanging love text messages and phoning Mrs Chimutashu using South African mobile numbers.
At times, the lawyer said, Prophet Magaya would phone Mrs Chimutashu during odd hours.
Mr Mugiya further stated that when Prophet Magaya was confronted over the allegations he did not deny them, but discussed the issues with Mr Chimutashu in one of the meetings in an attempt to resolve the matter.
He said that the illicit affair between Prophet Magaya and Mrs Chimutashu disturbed Mr Chimutashu to the extent that he was bedridden due to excessive stress.
Mr Mugiya said Prophet Magaya’s conduct caused Mr Chimutashu a heartbreak to the extent that he “failed to appreciate the value of life since those with power and money could do whatever they want with other people’s wives, especially the poor in the mode of the plaintiff”.
Prophet Magaya has 10 days to respond to the summons. The Herald