Congregants at the Minana Ya Jehovha Church in Ushe Village under Chief Nyashanu in Buhera fled in all directions when a man wielding an axe invaded the church beating up people and cutting down branches of a tree under which they were sitting.
Tafadzwa Ushe (35) of Ushe Village under Chief Nyashanu is locked in a land dispute with Bernad Murombo (38) the bishop of Minana Ya Jehovha. He stormed the church wielding an axe, shouting obscenities and threatening to kill everyone.
It is the State case that in August 2019 at around 1pm the accused went to the church and started taking pictures of members and disturbing their church activities. He breached a peace order earlier issued against him.
On the second count, on August 13, at 12pm the accused again went to the church holding an axe and threatened members with it. He climbed up a tree and cut down some branches insulting members ordering them not to congregate at the place.
He threw stones at them sending them fleeing in all directions. He allegedly assaulted Shupikai Manondo a sick patient who had come for healing at the church.
Ushe appeared before Murambinda resident magistrate Gylmax Kuhudzai facing charges of breaching a court order and assault.