Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga Biography | Profile, ZAOGA Ministry, Alledged Extra-Marital Affair With Guti’s Daughter, Arrest
Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga is a Zimbabwean pastor who is affiliated with the Zimbabwe Assemblies of God Africa (ZAOGA) church, a prominent Pentecostal denomination in the country. He came under public scrutiny in 2018, when he was alleged to have had an affair with Ethanim Perfect Munamato Guti, the daughter of the founder of ZAOGA, Ezekiel Guti. The affair led to a violent confrontation between Ethanim and her husband, Lindsay Nyajeka, who pointed a gun at her and fired shots in their house. The case went to court, where Nyajeka faced charges of pointing a firearm at his wife.
Early Life and Career
Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga is a clergyman who serves as a pastor in the ZAOGA church. ZAOGA, also known as Forward in Faith Ministries International, is a Pentecostal church that was founded by Ezekiel Guti in 1960. The church has grown to have branches in over 100 countries and claims to have over two million members worldwide. Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga is one of the pastors who minister to the ZAOGA congregants in Zimbabwe and abroad.
The affair between Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga and Ethanim Guti
In December 2017, Lindsay Nyajeka, the husband of Ethanim Guti, accused his wife of having an extra-marital affair with Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga. Ethanim Guti is the daughter of Ezekiel Guti and Eunor Guti, the founders and leaders of ZAOGA. She is also a pastor and a singer in the church. Nyajeka claimed that he had evidence of the affair, such as phone calls and messages between his wife and Pastor Gilbert Chadyemhunga. He confronted his wife about the affair and demanded that she end it.
What happened between Lindsay Nyajeka and Ethanim Guti?
On November 25, 2018, Lindsay Nyajeka and Ethanim Guti had a heated argument over the alleged affair at their home in Harare. Nyajeka pointed a gun at his wife and threatened to kill her. He then fired two shots into the ceiling before leaving the house and threatening to commit suicide. Ethanim Guti reported the incident to the police, who arrested Nyajeka and charged him with pointing a firearm at his wife.
Outcome of the court case
The court case was heard before Harare magistrate Obedience Matare on November 30, 2018. Nyajeka was represented by Jonathan Samukange, while the State was represented by Francesca Mukumbiri. The State asked for a postponement of the trial, citing that Ethanim Guti was ill and admitted to hospital. Nyajeka’s lawyer opposed the postponement, arguing that it was a ploy to manipulate the evidence. He said that Nyajeka had surrendered the gun to the church before the case was reported and that there was no proof that he pointed it at his wife. The court postponed the trial to December 14 for further proceedings.
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