Prophet trapped at city lodge

The Manica Post - - The Weekender - Lib­erty Dube Week­ender Cor­re­spon­dent

A SELF-PRO­CLAIMED prophet was last Satur­day caught red-handed, stark naked while at­tempt­ing to quench his sex­ual ap­petite on a mar­ried woman at a lo­cal lodge.

The cou­ple had ear­lier on sought spir­i­tual as­sis­tance from the prophet, Madz­ibaba Mas­cow Gumbira who con­ducts his “heal­ing” ses­sions near Dangamvura Link Road, be­fore the prophet made sex­ual ad­vances at the woman.

The cou­ple trapped Madz­ibaba Gumbira after the wife, Ly­dia Makandipeyi, pur­port­edly agreed to the for­mer’s ad­vances and pro­ceeded to a lodge (name with­held) in Yeovil medium- den­sity sub­urb.

The Week­ender learnt that all hell broke loose after Ly­dia quickly alerted Chirenje just when the prophet was warm­ing up for a sex ses­sion. Chirenje budged into the lodge and al­legedly caught the prophet with a boxer short, while his wife was fully dressed.

The in­ci­dent which brought busi­ness in Mutare’s Cen­tral Busi­ness District to a halt hap­pened last Satur­day af­ter­noon.

Gumbira was in po­lice cus­tody when The Week­ender ar­rived at Mutare Cen­tral Po­lice Sta­tion late Satur­day af­ter­noon and could not be reached for a com­ment.

When con­tacted for com­ment on Mon­day on his Econet line, he promised to give his own side of the story.

“I am driv­ing to Harare. I will give you my side of the story when I set­tle. Is your num­ber on What­sApp, if so, I will keep in touch,” he said be­fore his phone went unan­swered on Tues­day.

The cou­ple told The Week­ender that their main in­ten­tion was to ex­pose Gumbira and his way­ward shenani­gans.

“We want the world to know that fake prophets ex­ist. Most women are fall­ing prey to th­ese bo­gus prophets. My wife told me about Gumbira’s sex­ual ad­vances be­fore we came up with the plan to trap him,” said Chirenje.

He added: “We sought as­sis­tance from Gumbira last week after my father had suf­fered a stroke and was hav­ing mental prob­lems. He promised to help us be­fore he started ask­ing for some money to help us. We later doubted his pow­ers be­fore he in­vited my wife alone to as­sist her. He later told my wife that I was pro­mis­cu­ous and we had no bright fu­ture to­gether.

“He pro­posed love to my wife. She could, how­ever, up­date me on his ad­vances be­fore he in­vited her for a sex ses­sion at a lodge. My wife and I went to the lodge and made a book­ing. He later called her and they met in town be­fore they pro­ceeded to the lodge. We com­mu­ni­cated through text mes­sages be­fore my wife texted me that he was naked.

“I drove to the lodge, knocked the door and my wife opened it. He did not know it was a trap. He fol­lowed while he was naked. Although I was emo­tion­ally charged, I took pic­tures. He wres­tled me and man­aged to grab the phone and deleted the pic­tures. We called po­lice and they came.”

Chirenje said he was con­tem­plat­ing mak­ing it a civil mat­ter.

Ly­dia chipped in: “He was re­ally se­ri­ous. He was con­vinced that I was se­ri­ous too be­fore he met my hus­band at the door. He started mak­ing ad­vances at me after he tried to brain­wash me that my hus­band was sleep­ing around and that we had no fu­ture to­gether.”

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