It was really a chaotic scene that played out at an apostolic shrine in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe recently.
The drama ensued after a woman teamed up with three other churchmates to assault her own mother following a damning ‘prophecy’ which was delivered by the apostolic sect’s Prophet.
B-Metro reported that the incident occurred at the Garikai Masowe Church shrine in Bulawayo’s Cowdray Park suburb, shortly after 51-year-old Maggie Chikwara approached Prophet Arthur Matsika with a request to be prayed for.
During the prayer session, the prophet was said to have gone into a trance-like state and accused Chikwara of being a witch. Matsika purportedly prophesied that Chikwara moved around with a snake in the boot of her car and fed her husband dog meat. He also accused her of planted a charm at the church’s shrine, which he claimed caused teenage female congregants to menstruate early.
The prophecy reportedly angered Chikwara’s daughter and pushed her into assaulting her (Chikwara) with three other women till she started bleeding. The assault only stopped when elders from the church rushed to restrain the furious women.