Several people have been shocked by developments at AFM Gutu Philadelphia Assembly which have seen church members attending parallel Sunday services in two tents facing opposite directions.
The assembly has divided itself into two camps, with those loyal to Amon Madawo worshiping in one tent while those that follow Cossam Chiyangwa use their own tent as well.
Sources said that the whole drama started a few weeks ago when Reverend Murinye, who was the pastor at the assembly, resigned and the church elders began to quarrel on their own.
Some Madawo loyalists told TellZim News said they were tired of the shenanigans of the other faction and were ready to do their own thing.
“Those who follow Madawo are tired of the other faction and we think they are also tired of us. We used to worship at Kingdom Assembly and formed this assembly as a way of trying to dissociate ourselves with those disagreements but it seems the whole problem has followed us and we are broken apart once again,” said one congregant.
Other church members said Rev Murinye resigned after getting fed up by the endless squabbles in the church.
“He felt people were no longer there to serve the word of the Lord but to push their own power agendas. It is sad that the church is losing long-time faithful members due to the power games of our leaders. The church is falling apart,” said another member.