Bulawayo-based cleric, Blessing Chiza, said that he is praying for South African-based footballer Kudakwashe Mahachi, who is accused of having scalded his four-year-old son, Diego with boiling water.
In an interview with B-Metro, Chiza, who is the founder and leader of the Eagle Life Assembly, said Mahachi reached out to him as still considers him his spiritual father. Said Chiza:
Mahachi is one of my sons and I will never abandon him. He has been in touch and I told him that this is a spiritual attack.
The church is praying for him, the mother (Maritha Ndlovu) and the child.
The elders have taken it upon themselves to pray for Mahachi. The whole family is in our prayers.
Chiza revealed that Mahachi pleaded innocence, saying he was being framed for deliberately scalding his son with boiling water. He said:
As I said, I am in touch with Mahachi and he told me that he is not at fault. He says he is innocent and did not do what he is accused of.
I cannot tell you everything we discussed, but what I can say is that this is a spiritual attack and only prayer can give us answers.
Mahachi has been a member of Eagle Life Ministries for nearly 10 years.
The Warriors winger has previously testified that his success as a footballer is a result of Chiza’s blessings and prayers.
Mahachi has played for Chicken Inn, Highlanders, Sundowns, Golden Arrows, Orlando Pirates and SuperSport United. Added Chiza:
I intend to visit the son and mother in the hospital when time permits, but at the moment the church elders will do so.
What happened to the child is unfortunate and at this period what is important is the child’s health.