Walter Magaya’s Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries head of the Finance stunned the court yesterday, turning tables against Zimbabwe Revenue Authority (ZIMRA) accusing them of forging financial statements in order to build a case against them.
Represented by their lawyer Admire Rubaya, the finance department head Nelson Munemo said is a move aimed at discrediting the revenue authority and distancing the church from the allegations levelled against it.
The financial documents in question are alleged to have been retrieved from the computers seized from the PHD offices with the assistance of one, Winnie, who is the second in hierarchy after Munemo.
“These documents, do not belong to us, they are not authentic in any way as I should have signed for them and authenticated them,” he said.
“After the raid at our offices which resulted in our computers seized, the ZIMRA officials had access to our information and could have easily tempered with the information to produce the documents.
“Winnie had no access to the information purportedly contained in the documents as I was out of the country and I am the only one with access. All she had was access to using her machine for day to day runnings and it must be noted that we do not operate like companies because we are a church.”
Munemo however, stammered when asked to clarify as to why he only had access to the said information when he had assistants in the department.
He also failed to answer questions by the prosecutor George Manokore as to why they did not report that their property had been seized in a manner they had not liked and also why he failed to account for the specific items seized by ZIMRA which seems to suggest that they can willingly refuse owning certain properties.