Denying adultery charges ...Prophet Walter Magaya (photo: B Kanamhora

Denying adultery charges …Prophet Walter Magaya (photo: B Kanamhora

FORMER ZIFA chief executive, Henrietta Rushwaya, was arrested Wednesday in connection with the $500,000 adultery claim filed against Prophetic Healing Deliverance Ministries head, prophet Walter Magaya.

Magaya is thought to suspect Rushwaya, an employee in the finance department of his organisation, of masterminding the adultery lawsuit and claims she was repeatedly trying to get him to pay off his accuser.

Food World general manager, Denford Mutashu, claims Magaya was bedding his wife, Nomsa Mutashu, and wants US$500,000 from the church leader – $250 000 for loss of affection and the balance for denial of consortium.

ZRP spokesman, Chief Superintendent Paul Nyathi, confirmed Rushwaya had been picked up for questioning.

“Rushwaya has been picked up by police to assist in our investigations in connection with the Magaya and Mutashu case. It does not necessarily mean that she will be detained,” he said.

“At the moment we cannot divulge any details as investigations are still in progress.”

Meanwhile, Mutashu’s lawyers said their client had gone into hiding after escaping two kidnap attempts.

“I can confirm that my client has gone into hiding after serious death threats and kidnapping attempts,” said the attorney Norman Mugiya.

“The first kidnapping attempt occurred near his home in Waterfalls, while the second incident took place along Samora Machel Avenue in Harare.

“We reported a case of attempted kidnapping at CID Law and Order in Harare.”

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