THERE was drama at around midnight on Monday when a self-styled Zengeza prophet clashed with his landlord over unpaid rent.
Madzibaba Simbarashe Comrade Chinyanga was reported to have been using charms and a live monitoring lizard to threaten him whenever he asked for rentals.
He had not paid rentals for six months.
And, when his landlord engaged a neighbour to help, Madzibaba Chinyanga assaulted him.
After lodging a police report, the residents bashed Madzibaba Chinyanga and demanded that police expose his tools of trade.
The residents helped in removing his belongings from the house and evicted him.
Madzibaba Chinyanga’s wife was also forced to remove their property and look for alternative accommodation.
He was detained at St Mary’s Police Station.
“Vanonyepera vanhu kuti muporofita vasingabhadhare pavanogara uye vanemupurwa nezvingundu zvinoratidza kuti isangoma kwete zvekuporofita.
“He wasn’t paying rent, taking advantage of having powers to cause misfortune to his landlord since he is young following the death of his parents.
“We do not want him anymore in our area because he has divided a number of families with falsehoods,” said one neighbour.
Another neighbour told H-Metro that Madzibaba Chinyanga ripped her mattress claiming that there was a goblin causing her misfortune and charged her US$200.
She also lodged a fraud case against him.