A lawyer representing Denford Mutashu has alleged that some senior police officers who belong to the Prophetic Healing Deliverance (PHD) church are stifling investigations after it emerged that criminal charges of bigamy and death threats filed a month ago at the Harare Central Police Station have not been acted upon.
The lawyer, Norman Mugiya also claimed his client is now living in fear as he is continuously receiving threats of death and disappearance over the phone from PHD founder, Walter Magaya as well as members of his church.
Mugiya alleges the case was also reported at Harare Central Police Station over a month ago but no action has been taken.
The lawyer identified the investigation officer in the case as Assistant Inspector Makore.
ZBC News investigations revealed that the said detective is in the Law and Order Section.
Mutashu this month filed a US$500000 lawsuit demanding compensation from Magaya who allegedly committed adultery with his wife, Nomsa Ruvazhe.
Under the law, it is permissible to pursue both criminal and civil charges.
According to the papers filed at the High Court case number hc6880/14, Magaya allegedly bought a US$10000 Toyota Mark II vehicle for Mutashu’s wife.
In his declaration, Mutashu said at one stage, Magaya exchanged 13 love text messages with Ruvazhe within 20 minutes and in one of them, the prophet allegedly described the woman as ‘s*xually attractive and highly mobile.’
The papers claim that Magaya initially admitted to having an adulterous relationship with Mutashu’s wife.