GUTU – A member of the African Apostolic Church (Mwazha) last week told the Gutu Magistrate's Court that he burnt a Zanu PF member's regalia after Paul Mwazha appeared to him in a dream and instructed him to do so.
Happison Manjovha (37), of Manjovha village under Chief Nyamande, is facing charges of malicious damage to property for burning Shangwa Masocha's regalia and other property.
He pleaded guilty to burning the regalia saying he had a vision of Prophet Mwazha asking him to go and burn the regalia.
He however denied burning Masocha's other property.
Magistrate Edwin Marecha postponed the case to September 3, 2016 and ordered that the accused undergo mental tests to determine his sanity.
"I burnt only his regalia because he opposed my dream. In the dream, Apostle Paul Mwazha appeared to me and instructed me to burn the regalia…," Manjovha said.
It is the State's case that on August 19, 2016 Manjovha approached Masocha at his homestead and told him about the dream, saying he therefore needed to burn the regalia.
The State alleges he went on to burn property which was worthy US$711.
Millicent Azangwe prosecuted.news