Africa-Press – Zimbabwe. A number of women who were allegedly sexually abused by Walter Magaya have responded to the call made by the Zimbabwe Gender Commission (ZGC) for them to make submissions, according to The Herald.
The leader of the Prophetic, Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries church is accused of sexually abusing several women and girls.
Speaking during a recent press briefing on the preliminary findings of the national inquiry on sexual exploitation and abuse of young girls and child marriages, ZGC chairperson Commissioner Margaret Mukahanana-Sangarwe said:
There have been some complainants that have come through but we can not share at the moment how many they are.
We have had some responses in terms of some people coming forward and we are still waiting for more responses. We will inform you as we get more responses from the complainants.
Investigations into allegations of sexual exploitation and abuse of women by Magaya started last month, according to ZGC.
Previously the probe had been halted in 2019 after Magaya filed an urgent application at the High Court questioning the validity of the investigations.
However, the courts ruled in favour of the Commission paving way for the continuance of the probe.
The Commission is still calling on members of the public who might have complaints against the clergyman to come to present their grievances.