Harare magistrate Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe has relaxed bail conditions for Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance Ministries leader Walter Magaya who is charged with r#ping a congregant.
Magaya was ordered to report once every Friday at CID (Law and Order) instead of three times weekly after his application for relaxation of reporting conditions.
Mr Chikwekwe granted the application citing the nature of Magaya’s work and ruled that church leader was not a ȴight risk. Magaya was remanded to 28 September.
“I receive your prayers, remain blessed and rooted in the word that I have spoken to you, that agape love I see in you Is enough to take me to where I am being led to,” said Magaya at the Wednesday service. “I am pleading with you not to attend to the court tomorrow (today) since the space is too small for our members and some of you I noticed them crying on the first day and this will not go well with me and the court officials.
Your numbers will disturb court security and this will cause unnecessary pressure both to the curt officials and the whole system. Allow the courts to discharge their duties freely, I repeat do not attend the court,” said Magaya.Magaya stands accused of r#ping a 25yearold congregant at his Mt Pleasant house.
Magaya was not asked to plead to the charges when he appeared in court last month and was remanded out of custody to today on $2 000 bail. He was also ordered to report to the police three times a week and surrender his passport as part of bail conditions.