Pastor forces congregants to seed vehicle
FOUNDER of Miracle Pool Churches International Givemore Nyamupfukudza appeared in court yesterday charged with coaxing congregants into seeding their vehicle (Audi A4) in order to receive a Mercedes Benz in two months.
Nyamupfukudza allegedly advised Faith Msekiwa, a town planner, and her husband that God wanted her to give something big to receive more blessings.
Nyamupfukudza (40) appeared before Harare magistrate Mrs Vongai MuchuchutiGuwuriro facing fraud.
He was remanded to December 13 on $100 bail.
Nyamupfukudza was ordered not to interfere with State witnesses and to reside at his address pending finalisation of the matter.
The prosecutor Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that on October 2014 Msekiwa and her husband joined Nyamupfukudza’s church, which is based in Glen Norah A in Harare.
In December 2014 the couple visited Nyamupfukudza to give him a cell phone as thanksgiving.
It is alleged that during the visit Nyamupfukudza told the couple that he had a revelation from God.
He claimed the Lord wanted Msekiwa to give God something big in return for more blessings.
It is alleged that on another day Nyamupfukudza showed the couple a diary in which he wrote the revelation.
He advised the couple to surrender their Audi A4 to receive a Mercedes Benz ML within two months.
The couple complied and gave him the vehicle and its registration book.
It is alleged two months passed and the couple did not get the Mercedes Benz as indicated by Nyamupfukudza.