Religious Leader Detained for Alleged Assault on Female Follower

Category: News About Men of God

Prophet Leeroy Simabyu Shiri, who claims to lead the Springs of Living Waters Ministries in Zimbabwe, was arrested following the circulation of an audio recording in which he purportedly assaulted a female congregant.

Recognized for his aggressive disciplinary techniques, the self-proclaimed prophet faced legal scrutiny when numerous congregants eventually gathered the courage to lodge complaints against him with the authorities.

Recent revelations indicate that Prophet Shiri has routinely subjected his congregants, including members of his security team, to aggressive forms of discipline whenever he perceived their behavior as inappropriate.

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However, the situation escalated dramatically when Violet Ndhleleni (54) was assaulted by Prophet Shiri, allegedly for spreading false information about him. Fortunately, Ndhleleni was able to capture the incident on audio, which later surfaced, sparking public outrage.

The extensively circulated audio recording reveals Prophet Shiri proudly discussing his disciplinary measures against other members of the church congregation.

In the recording, he can be heard admonishing Ndhleleni for speaking out and showing disrespect towards him. The prophet's voice is then followed by the sound of several slaps, effectively silencing the woman. Additionally, he is heard making threats of using his supernatural abilities to curse those who oppose him.

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This incident has sparked intense debate within the community, with many condemning his physical assault on congregants. Social media platforms have been flooded with messages expressing concern and urging relevant authorities, including community leaders, to promptly address this matter.

The prophet has appeared before Kwekwe magistrate Mildred Matuvi and has been granted bail of US$50.

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