DISCLAIMER. I would like to thank the newspapers that have covered the Walter Masocha story as they have helped raise awareness of abuse happening in some churches which has been going unreported. However, I have not given any national newspapers the right to waiver my anonymity as a victim of Walter Masocha. This is a personal blog and its within my legal rights to express myself here. According to the law my identity is protected in the media. At this stage, I do not wish to be named in any Scottish or English National Papers. Any newspapers that will name me/ or have already done so have done this without my permission or consent. Any newspapers which have published my picture have done so without my consent. I do not wish to have my pictures published in any Scottish or English newspapers. I ask the media , which I greatly respect for their support in this case in covering the story to respect my right to anonymity as a victim and not name me in any newspapers unless I sign a consent form and agree to do so. I am not ready to be named and I want to use the protection I am granted by law at this time. Thank you.
Friday, 31 January 2014
Archbishop Dr Walter Masocha arrested!
I can now confirm with my close Team that Dr Walter Masocha the leader and founder of Agape For All Nations Ministries International was arrested last night at his Cosyneuk Mansion in Scotland charged with sexual offences and is due to appear in court on Monday the 3rd of February. God is a God of justice indeed! I can also confirm that there is great weeping at Cosyneuk Mansion as stepdaughters Sandra and Sharon are distraught over the arrest of their father. The Prophetess is also said to be inconsolable over the matter. I am lost for words myself but I am going to be travelling to Scotland Stirling over the weekend so that I can face Dr Walter Masocha in court and look him in the eye as he is the man who broke my marriage and took away my children's father. As you know my husband Shingai Musuka forsook us to follow Dr Walter Masocha and he has not seen his kids in over 6 months and refuses to look after them financially. He also refused to pay the mortgage so my three children have lost their beautiful home. But God has heard my cry and today I can confirm that the monster who ruined my life Dr Masocha is now behind bars as I write this. I also wanted to remind Patience Musuka and Emmauel what ever his surname is to start looking for another Archbishop to wed them on their Agape wedding on 3 May because unfortunately their Daddy Masocha will be behind bars as he is not likely to get bail. I can now finally write in my native language, mwari vakanaka shuwa! I have lived to see justice served on the man who cruelly abused me! Team Jean keyboard Warriors farai neni zuva ranhasi! I will be seeing Dr Masocha in court on Monday as he will be charged with sexual offences!
Please see below the sorry statement they released on their website yesterday.
There have been recent postings on social media that have involved and affected many people in – and with links to – Agape For All Nations Ministries International.
What initially began as an attack on a small group of individuals quickly involved other leaders and saints throughout Agape, and in some cases affected people outwith Agape. It has since largely became a platform for cyber-bullying, gossip, harassment and slander with others doing so in spiteful attempts to settle old debts or old scores, some of which predate the inception of the ministry.
We acknowledge the impact that this has had on the personal, family, work and church lives of many saints in the ministry and empathise with the hurt that we together have experienced.
It is worthwhile noting that Agape FANMI uses the money it receives to help achieve its stated claims and objectives and specifically has never given money to support, buy or loan the purchase of nay property, house, or car for anyone. This has been independently verified by our external auditors. It is also worthwhile noting that the Archbishop is married to one wife, our mother the Prophetess. The accounts of the church, which are prepared by a reputable firm of accountants, are publicly disclosed and discussed every year at the AGM during the UK Family Conference.
Since many of the accusations and statements posted on the social platform could be libellous, the Archbishop, Prophetess and senior leadership are receiving legal advice on the whole matter and do not wish to comment on the details of this at the current time.
We want to thank and appreciate all the saints, stewards, attaches, envoys, commissioners and Board members who have supported each other, the vision, ministry and have continued to worship and serve God during this storm.
As a ministry we draw the lesson learnt and accordingly we are reviewing our practise to minimise the risk of any similar situation arising in the future and to provide effective, timely support for those involved with such difficult situations. We reiterate that nothing we say or do in Agape is meant to direct our worship at any individual; only the Truine God (God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ) and God the Holy Spirit).
Although we support the right to free speech for everyone, we do not view social media in general as the appropriate platform for Christians in particular to air personal issues if there is a genuine desire to have them resolved.
There are clear instructions in the Word of God shared extensively in Agape that give direction on how to effectively address concerns that may arise between individuals. These include Mathew 6:12, 15 and Mathew 18:15-17. These Scriptures demonstrate a clear path of effective dealing with concerns through leadership if needed. We in Agape endorse the application of these. We believe that discussion of issues between individuals not directly involved is largely unhelpful and can be harmful.
As has already been communicated, we discourage all saints to respond to things posted on social media.
We suggest that saints spend time studying the Word of God and invest their spare time in more edifying activities and pursuits. We encourage all saints and leaders to keep on mission implementing the vision and to be united in prayer and mutual encouragement at this and all times.
Grace be unto you, and peace, FROM God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ (1st Corinthians 1:3)
Dr Masocha now in custody
Archbishop Dr Masocha signing the marriage certificate of his step daughter Sandra and Geoffrey Chihuri
Patience Musuka with my husband Shingai Musuka and brother Shepherd Musuka