Monday, 20 April 2015

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Meet Fadzai my dear readers, the wind beneath my wings

This week is a life changing week for me. This is the week I yearned for the day I started this blog in the refuge. Something happened to me during this storm, the Lord opened my womb, and  behold unto me a daughter was born. Yesterday as I was cerebrating my baby daughter turning 6 months, the Lord was reminding me how special Fadzai is. How she has been part of this battle. She is not an ordinary child, but a child of promise, set aside for a purpose. She was chosen before the foundation of the world. She was born to be her mother's child, to sooth and comfort. She has lived up-to her name, she brightened my dark world, and made me smile during a time of anguish. 

She is the wind beneath my wings, she helps me fight this battle, she came into this world to tell me that I am blessed and I will get the justice I was crying for as I carried her in my womb. You see Fadzai is my middle name, so I named her after me, so that she would give me joy and my legacy would live in her. So my dear readers, today I unveil to you my beautiful baby girl Fadzi. 









BLUE
This summer I am loving yellow and water blue. Blue is the colour of the sky and sea. Its often associated with depth and stability. It is associated with trust, loyalty, intelligence, faith, wisdom and truth. Its good for the mind and body and has a calming effect, so I will definitely be wearing blue in Scotland this week, hint hint..

YELLOW
Yellow is the colour of sunshine. I dressed Fadzai in yellow because her name is Joy. Yellow is her colour. Yellow is associated with joy, happiness, intellect and positive energy. Yellow arouses cheerfulness and stimulates mental activity. Yellow is my baby's colour, and this summer its definitely trending...





Sunday, 5 April 2015

Happy Passover My Dear Readers!


Today was a glorious day in my household, we had roast lamb with bitter herbs along with a baptism as well! I don't really have much to say but I uploaded a video to encourage my readers that we keep seeking justice because the God we serve is a God of justice. Be encouraged by the video. This may be the last time wearing my natural hair this way, I am planning to start locking my hair very soon.  I have always been a risk taker, and I believe our hair grows better when locked, I am ready to unleash the African goddess in me, as I step into my destiny lol.  Have a blessed week and please keep praying for justice to prevail! 



Our Passover Feast. Absolutely beautiful. 




Beautiful black women who are bold to wear their hair in dreadlocks have inspired me to embark on this journey 

My natural hair is ready for a change! 


Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Drama unfolds at Falkirk Sherrif Court as emotional Walter Masocha followers attack journalists.

My dear readers, I can confirm that Walter Masocha attended Falkirk Sherif Court today charged with sexually assaulting women and girls, the youngest being 12 years old.

Most of the Church members outside the courtroom were women, who visibly appeared emotional and angry. Walter Masocha pleaded not guilty to the charges of sexual assault, hence the trial starts on 13 April 2015. As he left court, church members and bodyguards surrounded their Daddy like a pack of hyenas covering his head with a coat to avoid photographers capturing their fallen hero. However things got heated up as two of Walter Masocha's female members, one being bodyguard Aimie Asante attempted to attack photographers by breaking their cameras. One of them was speaking the language twi from Ghana.  The police had to intervene to protect the journalists and photographers from a mob of about 15 members of Agape Church.  

In the mean time as Agape Church members were busy in a web of confusion, causing drama and fighting with the paparazzi in Falkirk, lol, talk about godly behaviour (sarcasm intended) I was busy spring cleaning my town house ready for summer as I am having brand new furniture delivered tomorrow, which I bought cash by the way. Gone are the days of poverty and giving all my money to Agape Church. As I was cleaning I was rejoicing in the Lord, saying this is how far you have taken me.

The trial date is now set for 13 April where witnesses will be giving evidence. I will be attending court on the 13 th of April. I will keep you posted on the trial and proceedings. Happy Spring and New Month Keyboard Warriors! We have fought a good fight. Our God is a God of justice indeed. 

During his glory days, Walter Msocha  and wife Judith Masocha ssurrounded by his followers and Dr Kevin Thomas

Agape at its heights, American Tiffany Bynoe poses with the sons of Walter Masocha wearing Agape T-shirts. 

Before the storm, Walter Masocha and wife pose at the beach with their American associates. 

At his book launch where he made every member of Agape pay £20 for a single copy. 

Thursday, 26 March 2015

Dr Kevin Thomas has a disturbing emotional meltdown on social media a week before the Walter Masocha trial.


  • The man who flew from America in 2012 to crown Walter Masocha as the Archbishop of Agape has had a sudden emotional breakdown on Facebook confessing his sins
  • Members of Agape who highly esteem him as the man who made their Daddy an Archbishop pour their support on social media in response to a personal email to Agape
  • Its less than a week to the Masocha trial, is this all a coincidence as Kevin Thomas declares himself a total failure to the world. 



With now less than a week to the Walter Masocha trial, Dr Kevin Thomas the man who crowned the self styled prophet as Archbishop (from nowhere) seems to have gone into an emotional breakdown on social media. In 2012, Agape saw Kevin Thomas fly from America to England to graduate Walter Masocha into the office of Archbishop, even though Masocha has no formal qualifications in theology. This gave the Prophet tremendous power and influence over his unsuspecting congregation. Thomas said God had told him that Masocha was an Archbishop, and bang that was it! He became the Archbiship, Apostle, Prophet, Most Reverend Dr Walter Masocha. I am yet to find out what caused the breakdown of  Walter Masocha's most trusted confidant and personal friend. In an emotional plea on his Facebook page on Tuesday, a distressed Kevin Thomas wrote that at this point in his life he has failed his wife Melinda, his children and apparently "the Lord". He goes on to apologise for his incompetences, as he fears that he is going to die. In his plea to all his friends on social media, Kevin Thomas appears almost clinically depressed, admitting being in a terrible place filled with regret and guilt over something he has done. I find it ironic that this is the man who helped Walter Masocha attain his incredible power over vulnerable people by giving him the undeserved title of Archbishop. I can help but wonder what it is that is haunting Kevin Thomas, a week before the trial, that he had to pour his heart out on social media, admitting being a total failure. My dear readers, we can only speculate, I will leave you put the pieces together yourself. 

Dr Kevin Thomas the man who gave the Archbishop title to Walter Masocha has an emotional meltdown on social media.


"I'm thinking this may be my last post for some time to come. Social media has left my wanting and lonely. True relationship's are fostered in reality and the cyber kind just are not satisfying. I have tried for years to fill the lonely gap as I waited for better times. How stupid can one get. First I waited on those closest to me, then I waited upon the Lord and now I am waiting by myself. Doing what you know to be right is better than waiting for nothing. Don't get me wrong about Jesus, I know now that my action's have been displeasing to him and my despair is my own. I thought I was enduring a gauntlet; but upon further inspection maybe He was raining down corrections which I ignored. Back in 1995 I accepted my "born again" moment and began actively participating in the ministry of Friends. Along the way I believed in a "vision" to take this ministry to a whole nother level. With the passing of my father in law almost 5 years ago, I was positive that the Lord gave unction to complete this chapter. However I was not in agreement with Melinda in this matter. { I have said often over the year's not to browbeat your spouse if they do not share your calling. I have always believed that if the Spirit will touch you, He would do the same for your spouse as well.} Anyway the prospects of any vision moving forward are growing dimmer and dimmer. Since 2005 we "crested" and in 2007 everything began collapsing. Contracts were lost, health for myself and my family were devastating and don't get me started about real estate transactions. But you persevere. Things between Melinda and myself began to strain. It is interesting I can communicate amazingly; well but with the one person whom matteres most. Apparently I have been a disappointment for quite some time. Sure; appreciative for doing things, and "loving" me out of a sense of duty, but no more passion, or a feeling like It is a responsibility. I have tried extensively (in my own mind) to rectify this and make the love of my life return to allowing me to be her passionate concern as well. But alas to no avail. I regret that my wonderful children have been subject to a life of want as we waited upon the Lord instead of taking action. Inside this ol brain of mind has been building projects larger than life, ministry endeavor's to change a generation, and development plans to lift nations out of despair all to come to no meaningful implementation. Today I admit to being a failure. I have failed my family, wife, and Lord. I suppose you could include my father and siblings as well also. Friends and family I apologize for my incompetency. I have tried my best to be faithful, honest and dependable however it is not enough. The vision for a world class education starting with biblical studied and expanding into liberal arts and business science's was just the beginning. Growing to build hundreds/thousands of campus' for academic and Spiritual growth just seemed natural to me. Then again I have truly believed in other project's not brought to fruition exceeding billions of dollars as well. For the first time ever I have no vision for the future and I am greatly concerned about this. Perhaps the lack of finances has finally taken it's toll:( however they have been falling exponentially for a decade now and I have always believed in a better tomorrow). I know I can come across as hard driven and I am. I also am compassionate for all my fellow earth residents and have prayed, lifted up and given all I have to make other's journey as positive as possible. I don't know, I don't know, I don't know any longer what my next play will be. I know I am miserable and this won't do any longer. I have tried my best to be a good friend, father, husband, son, and believer with not enough results to spit in a bucket. Tonight if you have someone you care about; let them know, life is too short not to. Breathing does not come easy for me. This time of year I pray for an O2 saturation above 89. It is not right now because I can feel it. It makes me stupid and cranky. My mom passed at 66 and her father passed at 59 and days like today I wonder if I have a glimmer of a chance to make 65. Every day for 20 years I have awakened to give a shout out to the Lord as I begin my day. I have been a student of all things faith related and have been given opportunity to exchange philosophy with many of the greatest believer's of our time. I have gotten to observe them from a very personal perspective so as to be a comforter and an inspiration to those whom wouldn't have the experience otherwise. When the assignment is complete they go back to their routine and I wait for the next encounter. This has always been completed with a happy heart. I am afraid the happy heart is fleeting . My surety is vanished and when I cry out ..... silence. My advice to others has been to keep seeking; until God gives revelation. I don't know if I can practice what I preach any longer. What a terrible place to find oneself. If I can make it through the night I will start looking for a new me. New career, new journey. I have said you can't stay neutral, have a plan to move forward or a plan to retreat, but never try to remain in the same place (it is a guarantee for disaster). My prayer for you tonight (whomever you may be ) be faithful. Be deliberate. Be committed. Don't be caught being complacent. Focus on the positive and don't let other's without vision make you go blind. Listen for the Lord and take action. May Jesus of Nazareth be your inspiration and guide to a better tomorrow and an eternal life beyond. I love you all ..... family , friend, acquaintance or further, you all are precious and wonderfully made in the image of the most high and you are worthy of love and I do for you. Blessings Kevin" Kevin Thomas, Facebook, March 24, 2015. 

Dr Kevin Thomas also wrote an email to members of Agape Church confessing his sins, in which Agape members  took to Facebook to encourage their fallen hero.


After being titled Archbishop by Kevin Thomas, Walter Masocha used his title to receive money and gifts from the church members so that God would bless them. 


Committed and enthusiastic Agape member Jose Nenzou  took it upon herself to write an open letter to Kevin Thomas on her Facebook...

"Dr Kevin Thomas
As I was reading your mail, I remembered your humble God fearing walk to the pulpit in the Dome England graduating my Father. I can say Jesus called us to follow him but he did not say it was a easy ride. He actually say carry your own cross. I celebrate your trials and tribulations you are going through today, because only a chosen generation can go through it and have the strength to testify. The devil is the accuser of brethren he is the king of confusion. He is a blood sucker when he whisper false accusations in your ears. Be careful of him. My father tought me that there is value in chaos. Say what God say you are not giving in to what the world say you are. I hope this will be of help to you. It is normal for a MOG to fall, your actions after the fall matters. 
Dr let the one in you rise up and roar, as he is greater than the one in the world. This is not time to be weak it's warfare time. Pick up your armour Soldier of Christ. I love you have a blessed day. Written to you by another Soldier in battle for Christ xxxx"

Agape leader Calisto Nixon Misi wrote...
May the Lord God Almighty give you peace, even in this trying time. He who has began a good work in you is faithful to complete it. Just hold on, they is light at the end of the tunnel. Our prayers are with you and the family....We love you.
Agape Bodyguard Thuthukile Khumalo wrote...
Let God in his own way give you inner strength to deal with all circumstances around you. When you are weak, thats when He is stronger. he is your rock, allow Him to speak to you in that soft voice and intervene in all you are going through, He never fails and will never forsake you.....







Thursday, 19 March 2015

Throwback Thursday: Staff Nurse Julius Gayakaya's email to Agape Pastors in defense of Walter Masocha



Staff Nurse Julius Gayakaya said Walter Masocha is innocent of child sex crimes until proven guilty by law

Email by Julius Gayakaya. 
 Wednesday, 27 November 2013
Greetings in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour. I hope you are fine. Can I point out few things to clear the mist.
The writer of this long document has missed facts, either he is ill advised, ignorant or have some hidden motives and agenda. I am very surprised that one can jump into conclusion and parade the leadership of Agape as a group of abusers who are hiding evil deeds in the church before searching how all these allegations mushroomed. May I stand up and state categorically that the notion of bundling myself and my family as wrong-doers or abusers of Jean is just utterance with no basis. If one would visit this area (liverpool, Southport,Wigan, Preston) and ask anyone in the community about Jean's life, one would get a same answer from people who have nothing to do with Agape as well as from the Agape saints.

Jean's blog is littered with my name simply because my crime is to be a saint in Agape.

She writes in her blog that she was chased by Agape people from her house. Are all the families around here evil simply because we supported a family that is going through hardships by praying with Shingi. Where does all the people who are labelled abusers get involved especially those from around Liverpool, Southport and Wigan. We have suffered a lot of character assassination,slander, emotional and psychological torture as we tried to accommodate Jean as one of us in the hope she will come to herself. Those who are quick to swallow Jean's story without getting the other side are just meddling in uncouthed cooperation with a person bend on vindictive malicious slander.What happenned in the surgery have nothing to do with Gayakaya and the families who are subjected to this mudsling.
As calm as I always be, I find the email disturbing, patronising and hope to highlight to you and the writer that it is worth and wise to find the facts before wadding in and stepping on the bruised toes of the victim in the name of being the wise mediator. I have nothing to DEFEND the Apostle because in my eyes he is innocent until proved guilty by the law. Maybe you have issues you know, about the Apostle but I am as ignorant as the word, hence I am looking at the events which led to the writing of her blog.
With that in mind I believe I have highlighted events leading to the blog and I am not as evil as I am potrayed in the blog neither is my fellow victim of the malicious writing. I will remain in prayer hoping you will join in so that the blowing wind will come to pass with our lips not full of garbage, hence I will shut my mouth again.
I am not hurt because I am up above this child play and belittling talk. Nobody will take away what I achieved through hard work and perseverance. Nobody will become big because they have belittled me. Nobody will become Holy because they have labelled me unrighteous. Nobody will become educated by calling me unlearned. You cannot become rich by labelling me poor.
Lets get the facts first and help the saints.

God bless you

Dr Gayakaya

Dear readers, the time draws nigh for the trial, and I thought it would be a change to do a throwback of this all important email from nurse Julius Gayakaya defending Agape and Walter Masocha. He wrote this email in response to an ex pastor who had expressed serious concerns regarding alleged sexual abuse going on in the church. In his response, Nurse Gayakaya also explicitly wrote that Masocha was innocent until the law proved him guilty. Which means if Walter Masocha is found guilty of child sex crimes, Nurse Gayakaya would be accountable for defending sexual abuse in the church, according to Prime Minister David Cameron's new law to combat child sexual abuse.  

Anyways my readers, please continue to pray for me. I am truly encouraged by all your support. Last year this time i was literally homeless after losing my house in this battlefield. As I was homeless March 2014, I remember being told I could not get the house I had fallen in love with, my dear friend emailed me and said the house was mine, and I should go back and claim it. I believed. I went back to the house, stood in front and walked to the park. Two beautiful horses ran to me, literally. That was the moment God told me that if He could feed the horses, and provide stables for them, would He not give me a house I desired. A month later I had moved into the house, I had no furniture. I started from scratch. Today my new house is a five star apartment. The fight for justice cost me my house, but out of the dust I rose again and chose to continue fighting, even wounded in my very soul. Today I remember the faithfulness of God each time I walk to the park to see these horses. I know in my heart justice will prevail next month. 

These horses always remind me that no storm lasts forever.

In other news, the above picture seems to have gone viral on social media, for a minute there I thought the DADDY being referred to was Daddy Masocha, those shoes bear a striking resemblance to those worn by the self proclaimed Prophet, the same also for the members of Agape, you will find similar shoes worn by congregates. Some members of Agape used to go as far as looking for shoes in rubbish bins. 



Wednesday, 11 March 2015

Agape Church be prepared, Professionals who turn a blind eye on child sexual abuse could be jailed for 5 years, says David Cameron.

A new law has been passed by Prime Minister David Cameron that any professional who turns a blind eye on child sexual abuse could face up to five years in prison. With less than three weeks to the trial of former Archbishop Walter Masocha, if he is found guilty of child sexual abuse, this means that professional members of Agape Church who were fully aware of the alleged sexual abuse of children going on in the church could be prosecuted, according to the law. "Professionals who fail to protect children will be held properly accountable," said Prime Minister David Cameron last week. For me this meant a lot to the cause of justice for the victims of Archbishop Walter Masocha. I do have a few emails directed at Agape Envoys (Pastors) who are mostly professionals, being alerted of the serious allegations of sexual abuse going on in Agape Church, in which most of the professionals replied in defense of Walter Masocha. If Walter Masocha is found guilty, I believe injured parties could press for these professionals to be prosecuted for failing to protect children from sexual abuse. Among these professionals are teachers, nurses, doctors and social workers.

In 2012 there was a serious incident in Liverpool at a Youth Get Together where children as young as 13 were left unsupervised and engaged in illicit sexual activities. Nothing was done about this incident even though it was brought to the attention of health professionals who were leaders of the church. When this happened, it was covered up and the church leaders turned a blind eye, but one thing I am learning now is there is a time for everything under the sun. David Cameroon recently pushing for these tough laws on people who choose to ignore child sexual abuse is an answer to prayer for many victims of abuse. Cameron said all inquiries into child abuse had found a systematic failing and a culture of denial. I totally agree with Mr Prime Minister especially about the culture of denial to child sexual abuse, especially among religious people.

Right now members of Agape, even when faced with overwhelming evidence of serious abuse, they continue to deny the obvious, saying their Daddy was in the right to remove his clothes and engage in sexual activities with under age girls in the name of "ministering to the man of God". However the bible says there is nothing hidden under the sun, all the unfruitful works of the darkness will be exposed,  Ephesians 5:11.


There is a time for everything under the sun...


Last Saturday was the hottest day of 2015 so far, and for me as a lover of nature I went out to reflect and take time to be grateful to God for thus far He has taken me. When I started this blog, I was yearning so deeply for justice. And now with three weeks to go to the trial, I feel a step closer to justice. As i said I may be a tiny drop in the ocean, but even a tiny drop can sparkle. It is almost two years since I fled the Agape Church after Mental Health Nurse Gertrude Musuka Mburayi called an ambulance for me to be sectioned during a church service. Its been nearly two years, and those two years have been a long long journey. As I was looking up at the clear blue sky, I saw the beauty of perfect peace in the midst of a storm. Sometimes its hard and I feel like I cant go on, but I will always look up unto the hills were my help comes from. I may be just a woman, but I am a woman who looked up at Goliath in the eye, and with my little sling of my blog, I took a gamble and shot. This journey has been more painful than what I thought I could ever bear in life, but I was reminded that God never tries us beyond what we can endure. And whatever we go through in life, at some point it shall come to pass. Everything under the sun has a season. There is a time to cry and a time to smile, a time to suffer and a time to rejoice. If you look at the tree above me, its in a season where its shed all its leaves. Even though it looks lifeless, its not dead. In due season, beautiful green leaves will spring forth, and even pretty flowers too. Our lives are just like the trees, everything we go through has a purpose behind it, no matter how painful or beautiful.

I want to encourage every victim of abuse, that when you go through the dark days, and you feel like giving up, because everyone around you seems to have failed you, remember that there is a time for everything under the sun. At one time a woman called JK Rowling was a divorced single mother living on benefits, she had written her books, but every publisher ignored her work, she felt like a failure, became so depressed she contemplated suicide. But today she is the best selling author of all time. Three years ago Lupita Nyong'o could have walked by your street, no one knew who she was,  but she was working hard behind the scenes trying to make it, today she is one of the most inspirational women in the world. It can take just one day for your life to change, just because today looks dark and gloomy it doesn't mean tomorrow things can not change. Agape Church took everything from me, and ripped me apart, but one thing I know is they do not have my future, I hang on to that. Things are changing everyday, with more awareness and campaigning, I know that David Cameron will not only end with prosecuting those who protect abusers, I know one day he will pass a law that will stop people from declaring themselves as prophets and using that title to abuse and manipulate the vulnerable. There is time for everything under the sun, so I know the time for justice is coming.












Wednesday, 25 February 2015

DOMESTIC VIOLENCE EXCLUSIVE: JOSE NENZOU TRIED TO KILL ME AND WALTER MASOCHA COVERED UP FOR HER.

  • Simba Nyemba speaks out about his Agape arranged marriage to Jose Nenzou
  • Shocking revelation of how Jose Nenzou attempted to kill him and he ended up hospitalized. 
  • Walter Masocha told him to drop charges and not give evidence to protect the Church
  • Police advising him Jose Nenzou can still be charged with attempted murder and face imprisonment amid Walter Masocha scandal


Okay before I start writing this, I am pleased to announce that  He Was My Daddy Blog has now reached over 1 Million hits! Thank you my dear readers, please keep reading till justice is served!  When the  Walter Masocha trial was postponed to April last month, I knew that God had allowed it for a reason. My prayer was that people would come out and share their experiences so that when the trial starts the prosecution has a clear idea of how this man destroyed lives and even caused the deaths of many. I advised ex Agape members to reflect on their experiences in Agape. I always say that even if my post touches just one soul, for me the job would have been done. I am pleased to announce and confirm that one woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted by Walter Masocha successfully reported Walter to the police and gave her evidence in support of her claim, her files were transferred to Scotland Police to be added on the ongoing sexual assault case in which the trial starts on April 1 2015. After she finished reporting the crime, she told me how relieved she felt as this was the beginning of her healing process and moving on. I therefore continue to advise women who were sexually assaulted to report to the nearest police station, the police will take it from there. You have the right to remain anonymous as a victim of sexual assault.

However I feel one of my prayers has been answered as I formally pleaded with men to also come out about their abusive experiences in Agape. Women are not the only victims of Walter Masocha, men are too. Walter Masocha destroyed the lives of both men and women. One of the men who was lucky to survive was Simba. Simba was a victim of domestic abuse and spiritual abuse from his ex wife Jose NeNzou and Walter Masocha. Simba told me that he wanted his story to come out because he feels Jose Nenzou , a woman who strongly supports Walter Masocha should be prosecuted for aggravated body harm and attempted murder.

In a shocking explicit interview to He Was My Daddy Blog, Simba narrated his ordeal under Walter Masocha in what  I believe is one of the most disturbing cases of abuse by Masocha on a male victim.His voice still echoing the horror he experienced which almost cost him his life, Simba narrated his ordeal.

" I did not know who Jose Nenzou was. I didn't even know her. I did not know she had openly testified that she was HIV positive. Walter Masocha just told me that she was my wife and God had shown it to him. He told me I had to marry her. Because I was so brainwashed and feared disobeying God, I had no choice in the matter but to accept Jose as my wife, even though it wasn't my choice. We got married in May 2012. After we got married thats when Jose told me she was HIV positive and on medication. I had to accept it as she was already my wife but I protected myself. Soon after our wedding I started to notice things I wasn't comfortable with in my marriage. Walter was always texting and phoning Jose at odd hours at night. They were constantly on the phone to each other. The house had Walter's photos on the walls all over. Jose was constantly verbally abusive and showing signs of cruelty to me, she was always shouting, but busy in church calling herself " a woman of God".  I couldn't stand the hypocrisy. She doesn't know who God is because she has no love in her. In less than a year our marriage was on the rocks. My family had warned me against marrying a woman I did not even know. I never even dated her. I never thought it as an arranged marriage initially, but looking back it was an arrahnged married organised by Masocha in his “Agape Vision Marriages” propaganda. 

One night Jose was on the phone to Masocha and I got angry and started removing Masocha's pictures from the walls. Jose flipped and got into a fit of rage, saying it was an abomination to remove the pictures  of the Man of God and started running down the stairs after me. She was screaming, punching me. I tried to escape but she was too fast for me. She then went in the kitchen and smashed a plate and started attacking me in the head with it. I thought she was going to kill me. I remember seeing blood everywhere and being in so much pain in my head I couldn't even fight back or defend myself. The neighbours who heard her noise, screaming and smashing of plates called 999.

I later woke up in hospital realising Jose had slashed my head with a broken plate. She had been arrested and charged with attempted murder aggravated body harm using a weapon. The police were saying she was going to face imprisonment. Jose was in police custody all night and the next day. I started getting phone calls from Masocha telling me I had to drop the charges and could not let an agape child and woman of God  go to jail. It was not good for the church image. I was also getting phone calls from pastors and elders of the church telling me to show agape love to Jose and not let her face jail. The pressure was too much and I was forced to drop charges and not give a statement. The police were disappointed saying Jose was a dangerous woman  and the public needed to be protected from her and needed to be brought to book for the violent crime she committed. But I was forced not to give a statement because Masocha said the issue would be dealt with in the church. The case was then closed and Jose was released from custody without charge.

Not surprising nothing was done in the church,  Jose continued doing her flower decorations calling herself a woman of God even giving testimonials on the pulpit. She showed no remorse and never once apologised for nearly killing me in the brutal attack. She never even appreciated that I saved her from jail. She then went on to give a testimony in the church that she was a victim and now homeless, and she was warning Agape church members not to do anything that tarnishes the image of her father Walter Masocha.

After Masocha was arrested and police reading about him in the media, police have previously contacted me saying the case could still be reopened and Jose could still be charged with attempted murder and face imprisonment. Jose is a dangerous woman with an aggressive temper who could abuse another man and kill. When angry she can use any weapon to attack. The fact that she went for my head means that Jose’s intention was to kill me. I have to do my part to prevent the cycle of abuse.

I also want Walter Masocha to go down because I almost lost my life because of him. Jose almost killed me. If the neighbours had not called the police I would have died.  I didn't even know this woman. This is what angers me that I was a victim of an Agape arranged marriage.  I didn't want to marry her. She was given to me by Walter. This man has just destroyed too many lives and he needs to go down with his daughter Jose Nenzou." Simba said bitterly. He wants justice not only for him but also for all male victims of domestic violence and church abuse. He wants to be the first man to lift the lid and speak out about the atrocities of Walter Masocha.

Simba however wants to encourage people who have left Agape that there is life after the cult. Simba has started the process of rebuilding his life and is in his final year at university studying for a degree in engineering. He is looking forward to his gradation this year in October.  As a survivor of domestic violence Simba is here to tell the world that church abuse and domestic violence happens to man too, especially here in the diaspora. He is encouraging men to play their part is ensuring justice is served for the victims of Walter Masocha. I am so grateful for men like Simba, may God raise more men like him to speak out about their life threatening abuses in the hands of Walter Masocha. 

In other news, Nino encouraged me to express myself in spoken word  and said I should share this on my blog, he always brings out the best in me. I would like my dear readers to listen to my first attempt at spoken word, I was inspired to express this poem after the Faith Mutema story, be inspired, and listen here


Jose shows no remorse for trying to kill Simba and continues to call herself a woman of God 

Jose with her cousin Heather Grace Njenje who has now been arranged to marry Charles Chademana

Life after Agape, Domestic Violence survivor Simba looking forward to graduating in his masters degree this year. 


Thursday, 19 February 2015

FAITH MUTEMA EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW

 Faith Mutema speaks out about her ordeal and encourages women to rise up above any storm. 


Last year a Zimbabwean mother Faith Mutema was publicly humiliated after a video of her crying and begging for forgiveness from her husband was posted on social media for the whole world to see. After watching the video I was personally moved to offer my support to Faith. Three months later  Faith has started the process of rebuilding her life. In an exclusive interview to He Was My Daddy Blog, Faith says,   “ I am the type of person that need answers and closure, very loving and caring but I hate backstabbers and pretenders. I grew up in a loving supportive family,  my mother and father have been wonderful parents to me. They have worked hard to provide a stable foundation for my life and future. They have taught me invaluable lessons about work, marriage, parenting, relationships and life. They set a healthy example from the very beginning that life is not all about getting… it’s about giving. My father has a motto for us as family. “Learn to be quiet ” as in to respect fools to avoid noise. And this helped a lot in my life because no matter what you do good or bad people will always talk and if you keep yourself away from them they will definitely reach a point when they will give up” Faith took her father’s advice diligently and kept quiet when her video went viral, but as her name was tarnished on social media, she felt now was the time to speak out and bring closure to her ordeal as she starts a fresh page in her life.

Humble Faith has learnt a lot from her supportive parents. 

“ I was so much in love with my husband and he was my true love. As you know all relationships are not rosy. I had lots of bad experiences in my marriage but I kept everything in my heart those who would see my glowing and smiling face outside could not easily figure out what I was experiencing But I also have good memories of my marriage.  Yes I believe in love….. My heart has been broken but still I believe in love because no matter what happens or how bad it seems today life goes on and it will be better tomorrow. “ Faith said confidently when asked whether she still believed in love.


Its not easy being a working mother, but as a woman you multitask! 

Her biggest role in her life as a woman is being a mother, and through the darkest moments of her life, it was her role as a mother that helped her find that inner strength. “Being a mother compelled me to reinvent myself, discovering a power within myself that has helped me reach the new rhythm in this path. Oh, what a challenge motherhood has been, and how complex it has been to educate my children, to grow and teach myself to be more patient, more focused and to appreciate together the small and great things of life. How tiring it has been to find the balance to guide them with limits, but without hindering their freedom. How extremely difficult it is to say ‘no’. How to make them happy and live a better life than the one we experienced. How difficult it is to love and to educate at the same time. It is true that a mother’s love is different from everything else; it is an immense force that helps you forgive, trust, and honor the divine commitment of being a mother, without schedules, without rest and without a script. I found within myself a power I didn't know existed”.

As a professional working mother, Faith says its been her greatest challenge as a woman, working and being a mum, "My greatest challenge as a woman is motherhood and keeping myself professionally active. It was a major test in my life, but I had not fully realized that being a mother is, in itself, the greatest challenge in a woman’s life. Pillian, Pascaline and Paisley were born when I was a mature woman and in the midst of a solid professional career. The birth of our children was a miracle of love that transformed us, our daily routine, thoughts, hierarchies and interests. Despite all of this, I wanted to be the same woman as I had always been. I could only begin to guess that this challenge would bring me the greatest learning of my life. And to work even more harder to provide for the family. The first thing was to accept the change."

Speaking about her relationship with her estranged husband Patrick, Faith says “ Patrick is the father of my kids and I cannot run away from that. We are not together but we talk together about the children. Whatever he said in the papers about the DNA tests those were just stories, he knows the kids are his and nothing else.  Right now I don’t know whether I will get back with him,  I have a lot on my mind and I am trying to focus on myself and my children.”

We now live in a civilized society, people think outside the box. 

Asked how she felt after the story went viral, Faith said, “I could not believe what was happening, it was like in a movie. To tell the truth I never thought Patrick could do such a thing to me and my family after all I went through. Vana Tete were supposed to get to the bottom of the story and find ways of solving it other than doing what they did, they forget they also have daughters. It is said “ Akazvara sekera mudende” or “ Mugoni wepwere ndeasinayo” so what goes around surely will come around. I was so touched and felt sorry for my father and the pain was unbearable, they belittled him of which even today when I think of it, it makes me cry. I was put to shame the most humiliation ever but I don’t blame the world because they are all human and they say whatever they want especially when you give them a chance to do so. First and foremost I blamed myself for solving a wrong thing with a wrong. And I also blamed Patrick for not being man enough to solve this issue without involving the media, taking the video, publishing it. What I did was so wrong but I feel people were not supposed to judge me. Before you criticize someone, you should walk a mile in their shoes. That way, when you criticize them you're a mile away and you have their shoes..... It was unfortunate to me that people could call me all sorts of names but I believe God has something in store for me and will never turn to the world to seek for forgiveness but to God only because He is the answer to all my pleas and He is the only person who understand and knows what was really going on in my marriage and he knows what pushed me that far though it was wrong, I admit. Through my pains I gained strength and learned that I never would have made it without the Lord bringing me through it. I know people will hate me, rate me, shake me, and try to break me but how strong I stand is what makes Me. And God has a reason for me to be here and he will see me through the up and downs.”

Faith said she was touched by the sympathy she received from the public, especially from women,  “Am so grateful with the support. I was overwhelmed with their support because after what I did supporting me was like encouraging to do bad things but I know they took it from the book of the Lord when a woman caught in adultery was forgiven but her accusers were convicted of their conscience when Jesus asked them to stone the woman if among them there was one who had never sinned. It made me strong and to know the reason I have to be on this planet. I’ve three beautiful daughters and they need me and am sure that’s the reason why they felt even if I did something wrong I needed that support for the sake of my kids and family because if I am gone they will never have another loving and caring mother , sister or aunt like me.”

Asked what advice she would give to any women who ever found themselves in a situation like hers, a resilient Faith spoke boldly against adultery and discouraged married women to ever go down that path, “ My advice to women is to never allow yourself to be in a situation which makes your life difficult / which doesn't suits you/ you are not comfortable with , whenever you feel things are not well leave if you have the chance to do so. Don’t ever think of being resolute cause you will end up in my situation whereby you thing doing what I did is right and think makes you feel better yet when caught no one will ever listen to what you went through.

A fresh faced and confident Faith at a Church Valentine dinner on February 14th. 

I asked Faith whether she thought our Zimbabwean culture played a part in the way she was treated by her husband’s family and publicly shamed. “ I really feel yes it did, but we now live in a civilized society, people now think outside the box of Zimbabwean culture . I feel that people who did not support what Patrick and his sisters did were very right because you can’t solve your family issues through the public humiliation , what will be the meaning of the saying “ Chakafukidza dzimba matenga”. Patrick’s family wanted to tarnish my image and destroy me completely and they thought the world could turn on me and say all sorts of bad things, but to those who are mature enough they didn't rush into conclusions. The fact that am so polite and taking it from the motto I learnt from my father “ Kunyarara kunokunda kurwa” I had to be quite. Its not that I didn't have anything to say or to fight back, had lots to say about him but was too way smart for that. • I would like to thank all those who supported me and I still need the support to keep me going and to those who called me names it was good for you during that time and you stole nothing from me am still the same Faith and even better now. I am Stronger because I had to be, I am Smarter because of my mistakes, Happier because of the sadness I've known and now Wiser because I have learnt from my life’s journey. I have stood and my future looks positive, if I can do it, any woman can. When you are shamed on social media, it looks dark and gloomy, but you can still rise up from the dust. I am living proof of that, I have risen above the storm”

I am happier because of the sadness I've known. 

Friday, 23 January 2015

PORTRAIT FOR TAMBU


My dear sister and friend Rumbi Bvunzawabaya started a campaign to raise funds for her cousin Tambu  who has been diagnosed with a rare form of cancer called Chodrosacoma. This cancer is only treatable through specialist surgery in the United Kindgdom. The family needs £30 000 to have the treatment done in the United Kingdom. When I told Rumbi that at this stage I am not in a position donate to this cause till the middle of the month February, but my heart really wants to give to Tambu. She asked me to share on my blog, but I realized that I can do more than just share and ask people to donate. I am a portrait Artist. My way of helping Tambu can be through the work of my hands through the gift God has given me. For those who appreciate art, each portrait I will do from now on the money will go towards Tambu's fund till her target is reached. When I hold my pencil and paper to bring something to life. To me art is more than just drawing, its an expression of life. I will start by drawing a portrait of beautiful Tambu as my gift to her, my tribute to her for her bravery and endurance,  as I draw her beautiful face, that's my prayer for her that God will restore her face to complete inner health,  inner beauty and radiance. We have the power to help restore this brave young woman to good health  through donating money for her life saving operation. She is such a positive young woman, a beautiful wife and loving mother, full of life.  Our faces are a reflection of our inner selves and well being being, our faces tell our story. So many times we take good health for granted, like Muzvare Betty Makoni always say, her selfies are not selfish. Lets support Tambu by appreciating Portrait Art, have a picture hanging on your wall knowing that you had it done for a good cause, for beautiful Tambu. 









Thursday, 22 January 2015

MY OPEN LETTER TO THE PRIME MINISTER DAVID CAMERON CC ERIC PICKLES MP


To the Prime Minister David Cameron

CC Eric Pickles: Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government.

A PETITION FOR SELF STYLED PROPHETS AND THEIR CHURCHES TO BE REGULATED IN THE UK

If someone had told me 11 years ago when I moved into my newly built property that one day I would be homeless living in a women's refugee, I would have told them over my dead body. Mr Prime Minister, I write this letter to you today as a woman who has lost everything I have ever worked for in the United Kingdom. I love Great Britain with my whole being,  its been my home all my adult life, I turned 18 in this country, I turned 21 here, and I celebrated 30 years of my life in this beautiful country. Even though I was born in Zimbabwe and spent my childhood there, today what I call home is England, I have contributed to the community as a mental health nurse and I have paid my taxes and national insurance. I do see myself as British and have no plans to live anywhere else, because to me home is where the heart is, and my heart is in Great Britain. For the past 15 years of my life in the UK I never once claimed benefits or lived on public funds until I found myself homeless in a women's refugee. The reason why I ended up homeless in the United Kingdom is my reason to bring this letter to your attention Mr Prime Minister. Somehow in my heart, I have a deep yearning for justice and change, I do love my country dearly,  and I believe this is something that should be brought to your good and honourable office by none other than a woman who has suffered and endured the harsh realities being faced by many Black African women living in the UK today, a problem that I believe is huge  but remains an unspoken of. 

I believe the United Kingdom is a country that is governed by rules and laws that protect the general public. I believe Britain should be safe for everyone, including those who chose to go to Church. I was raised in a culture in Africa where people are extremely religious, and always look onto one person as their spiritual leader. The spiritual leader will have absolute authority and power over individuals, and anything they say or do is regarded as directly inspired by a God or a supreme being. Most of these Spiritual Leaders are self appointed. They say that God has directly spoken to them to start a church, and will say they are modern day Prophets who hear the audible voice of God and even see manifestations of God in visions and appearances confirming their self appointed prophetic office. Britain now being a multi cultural society, with the multicultural population growing to more than 7 million, a large number of that population being black Africans who have migrated to the UK. Most Black Africans who migrate to the UK do so because political instabilities and severe conflict in counties like Rwanda, Somalia, Zimbabwe, Ghana, South Africa, Kenya and many other troubled African countries. Immigration challenges faced by African immigrants often cause them to  seek  spiritual guidance from African Church leaders. As a result "Church" has become part of an African culture and lifestyle prevalent in the today's British society. Self Styled Prophets and church leaders use this opportunity to attract church members, even promising the African population to solve their immigration problems and challenges. I personally believe they are more than 1000 self styled Prophets today leading churches that are officially registered as charities in the United Kingdom. 

As much as I understand the freedom of religion, and the importance of religion in our British African society, I also believe that the children and the adults who follow the self styled prophets should be somehow protected by the law under basic human rights. I believe that the people who follow self styled Prophets are vulnerable in the sense that they believe that the self styled Prophets represent God, and anything that is said or done by the Prophets is inspired by God. I believe that adults who are members of these churches fall into the category of vulnerable adults and children by default. I believe that everyone living in the UK has a right to live in safety be at work, their own home, or even in a church service. 

Allow me Mr Prime Minister to briefly share with you why I believe something needs to be done in the United Kingdom in regards to the rampart rising of self styled Prophets and Church leaders taking advantage of the vulnerable public. 

In 2006 Zimbabwean born Walter Masocha left his job as a Lecturer in Scotland saying God had called him to be a Prophet to the African Immigrants in the United Kindgom. He said he would help struggling immigrants to get their legal stay in the UK. This automatically generated a huge following despite the fact that Prophet Masocha had been expelled from his previous church for sexually assaulting women during prayer sessions. As a Charismatic speaker, he managed to attract a huge following, especially from Zimbabweans living in the UK, the majority of his followers being single mothers. I joined the church in 2011. During my church membership I was often restrained by male pastors during long hours of gruesome exorcisms, I was manipulated into giving all my money to the Prophet, leaving me staying in a house without food and electricity, whilst the Prophet would be on holidays abroad. I was often subjected to bullying, cruelty and harassment, until one Sunday I decided to stand up for myself and it resulted in the Pastor of the church calling the ambulance and asking the paramedics to section me under the mental health act. Because the paramedics refused to section me, I suffered more abuse from the Church leaders, resulting in me fleeing the Church to a Women's Refugee. 

In the Women's Refugee in pain and anguish over the life threatening abuses I suffered in the hands of Prophet Masocha, with no one to talk to about what had happened to me, I started a blog to document the abuse I suffered in the Church. As a writer this was my coping mechanism to deal with the trauma. Never the intention of my blogging, my blog became a platform for more victims of Prophet Walter Masocha to share their horrendous experiences in Agape Church.  Other victims found the courage to report Prophet Masocha to the police, and in the process of time Prophet Walter Masocha was arrested.

In January as he stood before Alloa Sheriff Court in Scotland, Prophet Masocha was charged with the following counts of sexual assault.
  • On various occasions between January 1, 2012 and July 31, 2013, at his home and the hotel he engaged in sexual activity with a 15-year-old girl by inducing her to massage his body whilst in a state of undress using massage oils.
  • On various occasions between January 1, 2012 and May 16, 2013, at his home and the hotel he engaged in sexual activity with a 12-year-old girl by inducing her to massage his body whilst in a state of undress using massage oils.
  •  Between April 1, 2012 and March 30, 2013, at his home he did sexually assault a woman by repeatedly putting his arms around her, pressing his body against her, touching her on her body and private parts.
  • Between January 1, 2013 and January 27, 2014, at his home he engaged in sexual activity with a 14-year-old girl by repeatedly kissing her on the lips, touching her on the body and placing his hands on her buttocks and pinching them.

I believe that was there a law to protect children and women, these sexual abuses and other life threatening abuses would not be allowed to happen and progress. Other practises of grave concern in Agape Church which I believe come under public health and safety include

  • Church members being given handkerchiefs of the Prophet's sweat to wipe themselves with believing his sweat is "holy anointing oil".
  • Church members hitting other peoples children and the bible being used to justify this practice. 
  • Children being left alone unsupervised for long periods of time during church services resulting in children engaging in unlawful sexual activities
  • Registered sex offender being appointed as a leader in the church and working with children unsupervised. 
  • Prophet Masocha conducting "Spiritual Surgeries" alone with under-age girls and women in which he does anything he wishes to the women and girls who believe he is "anointed by God to do so"
  • Church members giving all their money to the Church leaving their children hungry to the point of stealing food from shops
  • Women and children being pushed violently to the floor during prayer sessions, recently a woman was hospitalised after being badly injured during the prayer sessions. I also have DVDs which show children being pushed to the floor.  
  • Violent exorcisms on women being conducted against their will, I was once restrained by men and exorcised after I walked out of a church service. In 2006 Prophet Masocha was served with an ASBO for conducting noisy exorcisms in his front garden after neighbours reported him to the police.  
Today I continue to receive phone calls and text messages from women who allege were sexually abused by Prophet Walter Masocha but are afraid of going to the police. I believe that self styled Prophets in the United Kingdom should be CRB checked before they start a church or religious organisation. I believe that Self Styled Prophets in the UK should not be allowed to be with women and under age children (both boys and girls) in a room alone conducting prayers or any other church practises. This will protect vulnerable women and under age children from being sexually and physically assaulted by Prophets. I believe "exorcisms" should be barned in the United Kingdom as I believe this is a form of physical abuse and torture. It is extremism and most people who undergo this gruesome ritual are not normally consenting adults but are manipulated into believing they have demons in them that need to be cast out. Prophet Masocha says one of his major calling is to conduct exorcisms. I believe the finances of these Prophets should be regulated if they are getting donations from struggling church members, most Prophets live in luxury at the expense of their suffering followers. 

Mr Prime Minister, I am just a woman, who through following a self styled Prophet had my life completely destroyed. I am now in the process of rebuilding my life again.  I was lucky to survive, other victims have been so desperate they committed suicide. My time in the Women's Refuge was painful but powerful, and it was in the refuge that I learnt that in order to obtain justice, it always starts with one person who speaks out, and paves the way for others. I do not want my suffering to be in vain. I do not want my coming out in public with my story to be in vain. I want more than justice for the abuse I have suffered. I want change. I want a safer Britain for the Black African Church communities. I want a safer Britain for the children of parents who choose to follow self styled Prophets. 

I hope you take my petition into consideration

Yours sincerely

Jean ( A Survivor of life threatening Church Abuse in modern day Britain)

Myself with Self Styled Prophet Masocha during a church service in Rochdale May 2013