APOSTOLIC Christian Council of Zimbabwe (ACCZ) president, archbishop Johannes Ndanga yesterday took a dig at Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD) leader Walter Magaya saying he had proved he was a fake prophet.
Speaking at the ordination ceremony of 43 bishops from different denominations under the ACCZ at the Large City Hall, Ndanga said Magaya had no powers.
“We said to Magaya he should reveal to us that the mapostori use powers from the marine spirits and we show him that he uses powers from snakes,” he said.
“He came to us realising that his things will be revealed and we conducted a meeting.”
Magaya in his booklet titled Marine Spirits, Mweya Yemumvura: Teaching by Magaya, claimed vapostori derived their power from spirits that reside in the marine kingdom and that they do not believe in the Bible.
Magaya aclaimed that apostolic preachers had a propensity to threaten congregants with death.
“It is from these Orion and Leviathan spirits of the marine kingdom where false, non-Bible believing white garment churches (mapositori ekumasowe) are derived,” Magaya said in his booklet.
“It is also unfortunate that many people have been deceived to follow or visit these kinds of shrines (masowe) in an effort to go over their problems, yet to no avail.
“Many people who have visited these non-Bible believing churches have had their problems worsened while others have been permanently hooked to them after receiving various continuous serious threats including death thereby becoming members.”
This ignited a war of words between Magaya and the apostolic sects.
The apostolic sects responded to Magaya accusing him of being possessed by demons and claimed that God had revealed to them that he was not a man of God, but uses magic and other ungodly antics to lure people to his congregation.
The apostolic sects approached Ndanga to get police clearance for permission to raid Magaya and destroy all artefacts, which they claim, include snakes, which Magaya used as his source of spiritual power.
Meanwhile, Information minister Jonathan Moyo said he was praying for Magaya, after the man of cloth said he had a soft spot for prostitutes.
“Not sure where the soft spot is,” Moyo said wittily on his Twitter account, which he has used prolifically to state his opinions since he joined the microblogging site.