Tendai Rupapa Senior Court Reporter
Spirit Embassy Ministries Church founder Prophet Uebert Angel Mudzanire, who was on the police wanted list on allegations of defrauding a Harare man of his vehicle, a Bentley Continental worth $300 000, is now a free man after his warrant of arrest was cancelled yesterday.
The warrant of arrest was issued on December 24, 2014 by magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe.
But Harare provincial magistrate Mr Vakayi Chikwekwe cancelled the warrant after the complainant, Mr Ndabazinengi Shava — who is the director of Faith Age Holdings, indicated that he had opted for an out-of-court settlement.
Mr Chikwekwe cancelled the warrant with consent from the Prosecutor-General’s Office.
Part of the letter from the PG’s Office signed by chief law officer Mr Chris Mutangadura read: “May you kindly place the attached papers before the Honourable Provincial Magistrate to cancel the attached warrant of arrest as it is now evident to us that the belligerent parties have settled out of court.”
Mr Shava, in his filed affidavit, said that he had decided to withdraw the case against Prophet Angel since he had been given his money, hence he suffered no prejudice.
He said they had agreed to forgive each other.
Mr Shava said: “I now wish to withdraw the charges against the accused on the following reasons: Accused has given me my money and I have suffered no prejudice financially or otherwise. We have all agreed to forgive each other and solve our differences outside police and criminal courts interference.”
He added: “Accused has apologised for his actions and I voluntarily feel obliged to forgive him. I am a businessman and always busy such that I will not be able to pursue the matter in criminal court, moreso considering that I am no longer prejudiced in any way.”
Allegations were that Prophet Angel asked Mr Shava to seed his vehicle so that it could multiply in eight months, but after the said period of time, his fortunes did not improve.