Prophet Passion Java is in trouble after he duped one of his followers of her car.
A church service on Wednesday ended prematurely as the followers turned on him, demanding their cars.
A church member, Chido Pamela Mangi lost her Toyota Chaser after Prophet Passion borrowed it in March but did not return it in April as agreed. She confronted him demanding her car. Another congregant, only identified as Humba, was approached by the prophet who wanted to use his E230 Mercedes Benz. He struggled to recover it but it is claimed the car had been damaged when he regained it.
Chido said that Prophet Passion assaulted her and has lodged a complaint at Harare Central police station. “Prophet Passion lied to me that he wanted to remove his belongings from my vehicle when we got to one of the flats in the Avenues area. He is the one who asked for help after he failed to hire a car to use since he had no money and I agreed with my husband to give him the vehicle for a month.
“Within a month, he had already damaged the vehicle while driving and he opted to give us $3500 or repair the vehicle but we refused and insisted that we wanted to take our vehicle back. We could not seed it against our will and that is why I was forced to demand the car on Wednesday.
“Church hainakupindwa vanhu vakawanda vachida mari dzavo dzimwe dzema speakers and many things he took in good faith but is no longer returning them. He pushed me off the vehicle threatening to call Presidential guards from State House after he failed to dump me in the Avenues.
“He drove me at a high speed and I had to shout for help to draw people’s attention, which prompted me to lodge a complaint with the police. My family gave him a place of worshipping in Seke and because of his behavior, we are no longer comfortable seeing him conduct his services there,” said Chido.
One of his victims Tatenda said that Prophet Passion refused to pay him US$600 for a television set he is currently using at his house.
“Prophet begged me to sell my TV to him the day he held a church conference in Chitungwiza and I was surprised that he took it to his home claiming that I ‘seeded’ it to God. I never seeded my television set to God and I still have remote control gadget of that television set and efforts to recover my money are futile.
“Ndinoita zvekugadzira maelectrical goods ndinotambura asi iye akuita chitsotsi nezita raMwari, hazvikomborere,” said Tatenda. h metro