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Unholy Tactics Unveiled: Zengeza Prophet Uses Charms and Live Lizard to Dodge Rent For Six Months


A self-proclaimed Zengeza prophet epitomised the saying ‘desperate days call for desperate measures’ when he allegedly used unconventional tactics to evade paying six months’ worth of rent.

Madzibaba Simbarashe Comrade Chinyanga allegedly resorted to charms and even used a live monitoring lizard to intimidate his landlord whenever rent was requested.

Growing increasingly frustrated with Madzibaba Simbarashe’s antics, the landlord sought assistance from a neighbour. Regrettably, the neighbour became a victim of assault at the hands of Madzibaba Simbarashe. However, that proved to be the straw that broke the camel’s back as the assault backfired in spectacular fashion.

Following the assault incident, the landlord reported the matter to the police, prompting residents to take action. They confronted Madzibaba Chinyanga, demanding that the police uncover the tools of his mysterious trade. The determined residents collaborated to remove his belongings from the property and ultimately evicted him.

Madzibaba Chinyanga’s wife was also compelled to relocate their belongings and find alternative accommodation due to the situation.

Subsequently, he was detained at St Mary’s Police Station on charges of assault.

Community Outcry: Calls for Departure Grow Louder

A concerned neighbour, speaking to H-Metro, expressed the community’s desire to see him leave the neighbourhood. They accused him of causing divisions within families with his false prophecies and labelled him as a witch doctor rather than a true servant of God.

“Vanonyepera vanhu kuti muporofita vasingabhadhare pavanogara uye vanemupurwa nezvingundu zvinoratidza kuti isangoma kwete zvekuporofita. He wasn’t paying rent, taking advantage of having powers to cause misfortune to his landlord since he is young following the death of his parents. We do not want him anymore in our area because he has divided a number of families with falsehoods,” said one neighbour.

Allegations of Fraud: Prophet Accused of Damaging Property

Another neighbour revealed that Madzibaba Chinyanga had allegedly torn her mattress, attributing it to a goblin and charging her a hefty sum of US$200. She subsequently filed a fraud case against him


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