HARARE sangoma Sekuru Tasvo has angered the Christian community by equating spirit mediums to the Holy Spirit.
They have described his stunning claims as an evil gospel and an attack on the Body of Christ.
Apostle Stephen Mangwanya, of the New United Apostolic Faith Church, said probation may have ended for Sekuru Tasvo, when he quit as a church minister, to cavort with spirit mediums.
“The Holy Spirit is alive and was used in creating the heavens and the earth, and is still active in complementing God’s love for mankind and nature.
“Spirit mediums are spirits of the dead that include Sekuru Tasvo’s ancestors, who he believes give him power to help people with charms and herbs.
“We cannot equate the living and the dead,” said Apostle Mangwanya.
“We cannot be fooled by fallen angels which use these people to deceive others from believing in the living God.
“Mweya wa Mwari mweya wehunhu wakasiyana nemweya wekuporofita kwaanoreva kuti akaita akasawana nguva yekudzidza kusvikira adhonzerwa kumasvuikiro nevakamurasa.”
He urged Sekuru Tasvo to repent and stop deceiving desperate people by giving them temporary things.
Apostle Benjamin Murata, of the New Life Pentecost Church, urged Sekuru Tasvo not to attack Christians, for the sake of winning clients.
“Sekuru avo kana pane varikuvatenda ngavaite zvinhu zvavo vasinga mhure mweya mutsvene nekuti vakarega kunamta Mwari.
“We are not sure if his spirit was tested at the time he claims to have been used by the Holy Spirit as a prophet.
“If he wants to confess about what led him to turn his back on Christianity, he must be open instead of claiming that spirit mediums are equal to the Holy Spirit. Mweya mutsvene munhu, asi svikiro mweya wemunhu akafa saka ngavasataura zveshoko ravasina kudzidziswa,” said Apostle Murata.
Tabernacles of Grace Ministries evangelist Paddington Japajapa, quoted a number of Scriptures from the Bible, which warn people about following spirit mediums.
“We have a number of people in the Bible and some locals whose life ended in a miserable way for following sangomas,” said Evangelist Japajapa.
“We have a number of people who committed suicide after realising that the sangomas they consulted died and they are unable to return things they had given them.
“A number of people fall prey to such sangomas in search of wealth and that desperation made them accept dangerous charms that destroyed their families.
“I urge people to use their hands to work in order to prosper.
He added: “Those being used by Sekuru Tasvo will remain poor.
“Kune avo varikuenda kunopa svikiro mari yekuti vawane mari, mari dzenyu idzodzo ndidzo dzaanoshandisa kukweva mari yenyu yose mosara muchichema nekuti zvemasvikiro zvinepazvinogumira,” said Evangelist Japajapa.