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Prophet shipping 'Holy water' to foreign clients

by Staff reporter
19 Jan 2014 at 08:43hrs | Views
A self-proclaimed prophet who ships "holy water" to his foreign-based clients was last week dragged before the Chitungwiza Magistrates' Court by his estranged wife who told the court that he could afford to pay $150 as maintenance because he earns a lot of money.

Michael Munyika had offered to pay $40 for the upkeep of his wife and three children.

"He is a popular prophet who earns a lot of foreign money when he sends holy water to his foreign-based clients. He can afford to pay $150," Rupuu told the court.

She alleged that Munyika had dumped her together with the children at their rural home and moved into a place offered by one of his clients in Chitungwiza.

Munyika confirmed that he ships "holy water" to his foreign clients but argued that the money he receives as appreciation cannot be banked on as it is not guaranteed every month.

"The money only comes after my prophecies are fulfilled," he said.

The self-proclaimed prophet denied neglecting his family, arguing that he left them at their rural home because he could not afford to take care of them in town.

Munyika also described Rupuu as a nuisance hinting that he was considering sending her back to her parents' home.

Magistrate Ms Nomsa Sabarauta ordered Munyika to pay $90 per month. However, it seems the court proceedings did not resolve the differences between the two as they could be seen arguing outside the court with Munyika accusing his wife of greed.

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Source - sundaymail