- Published on 22 August 2014
- Written by Herald
Former Deputy Minister of Information Cde Bright Matonga has dismissed reports linking him to the alleged adultery case involving Prophetic Healing and Deliverance leader Prophet Walter Magaya.
Cde Matonga, who is former Mhondoro-Ngezi legislator, also said he had no ambitions to become a spokesperson for Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa's United Family International Church where he worships after his name was mentioned this week in the media indicating he was eyeing the post.
"I do not see where I come in, in all these things. It is important that Magaya solves his problems without trying to involve everyone else. It seems he has been attacking everyone else instead of answering to the charges laid against him. I have no reason whatsoever to fight any church. Firstly, I am at UFIC as a believer not as a politician and I am just an ordinary congregant at the church and I do not hold any position at the church nor do I aspire to have one. I still need to focus on growing spiritually under the covering of Prophet Emmanuel Makandiwa," he said.
Cde Matonga said he personally met Prophet Makandiwa twice since he joined the church and there was no way he could aspire to speak for the church.
"I have a testimony that the whole world knows that is true evidence of the spiritual benefits I am getting from the man of God," he said.
Cde Matonga no longer wears spectacles after his eye sight was restored in one of the UFIC services.
"If I was after a position, I would go to other churches that have actually offered me positions in exchange for my membership. Ask any politician or influential member of society if they have obtained a position in UFI because of their secular influence. UFI is a church that is not looking for people to raise it up, but for people to raise."
Cde Matonga said Prophet Magaya should learn lessons from Prophet Makandiwa who has been fought before but never blamed anyone.
Contacted for comment, UFIC spokesperson Pastor Prime Kufa said: "This blame game is not good for the body of Christ as I have always known God to defend His servants."
Prophet Magaya is embroiled in a messy adultery lawsuit and recently labelled newspapers which have been following the case as agents of the devil.