The Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) has rubbished rumours that under-fire PHD founder Walter Magaya has bribed them to stop investigating se_xual harassment allegations being levelled against him.
ZGCS PRESS STATEMENT ON ALLEGATIONS THAT WALTER MAGAYA IS PAYING THE COMMISSION TO COMPROMISE INVESTIGATIONS.
On the 23th of August 2019. the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) published a notice in the Government Gazette to investigate cases of se_x_ual harassment allegedly committed by Mr Walter Magaya of Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries (PHD).
The Commission notes with great concern that after the notice there have been attempts to discredit ZGC in the face of its investigations into the cases of se_xual harassment allegedly committed by Mr Magaya.
On the 26th of August in particular The ZimEye’s twitter handle ran with a headline which alleged that “-CIO reveals Walter Magaya is secretly paying the Gender Commission bribes to escape police charges.” The malicious headline is also read together with an opinion article carried by ZimEye on the same day running under the headline. Magaya pays the entire Gender Commission.
The Commission is deeply concerned with such malicious stories which not only tarnish the reputation of ZGC but also has the potential to negatively affect the Commission’s investigations in question. As such, ZGC would like to unreservedly dismiss the tweet and the online article by ZimEye with the contempt that they both deserve.
In the face of these heinous allegations and insinuations the Commission would to assure the nation respondents and all our stakeholders that ZGC will never ever compromise any of its cases let alone its image by way of accepting bribes or partaking in any corrupt activity, In the discharge of our mandate as a Commission.
We are guided by the Constitution, Zimbabwe Gender Commission Act (10311 and all the principles of professionalism. And the same principles will apply as the Commission investigates the cases of alleged se_xual harassment against Walter Magaya.
For more information, contact the Chairperson of the Zimbabwe Gender Commission, Ms Margaret Mukahanana – Sangarwe on 0242250937.