Masocha, Paedophilia & Sexual Assaults

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Self-styled prophet whose cult-like church was linked to horrific killing of five-year-old Scott Chirashi is convicted of two sex offences

28 APR 2015 BY CHRIS CLEMENTS

WALTER Masocha, who enjoyed a God-like status, was found guilty of groping a 14-year-old schoolgirl and molesting a 32-year-old deaconess.

A SELF-STYLED prophet whose church was linked to a horrific child killing was convicted of sex attacks yesterday.

Farai Chirashi, who killed her son Scott, five, and ripped out his heart, had attended perv preacher Walter Masocha’s cult-like church.

Yesterday, Masocha, 51, was found guilty of groping a 14-year-old schoolgirl. He told her that he was trying to remove demons. The twisted churchman was also found guilty of molesting a 32-year-old deaconess, claiming he was healing her of a stomach ache.

Masocha enjoyed God-like status in his money-spinning church Agape.

But it was touched by scandal when mentally ill Chirashi killed Scott.

Scott was stabbed to death and had his heart ripped out by his mother.

She had descended into mental illness after breaking away from Agape and her husband Tichakunda Chiriseri, who remained devoted to the church.

And yesterday, as Masocha, 51, was convicted of the sex attacks, insiders revealed the shocking truth behind the cult-like operation.

Zimbabwean-born Masocha founded the Agape for All Nations International Ministries, which has brought in more than £3.3million of donations from its followers in the last four years.Today the Record can reveal:

  • Bizarre ceremonies where former Stirling University lecturer Masocha walks across the jackets thrown down by his devout followers.
  • Claims of “exorcisms” in his back garden and allegations of financial abuse.
  • The terror and isolation felt by members who dared question his
    teachings.
  • The church’s links with the tragic case of Scott Chiriseri.
  • How Masocha encouraged the women of his congregation to call him “daddy”

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Scott Chirashi was found dead at his home in Alva

After a six-day trial, a jury of seven men and seven women at Falkirk Sheriff Court yesterday took less than 30 minutes to find Masocha guilty of sexually assaulting the deaconess and sexually touching the underage girl. The verdicts were by majority.

The court heard he kissed and caressed the schoolgirl and “pinged” her underwear at his seven-bedroom home, Cosy Neuk, in Sauchieburn, near Stirling.(valued at £425,000 here)

He groped the deaconess, a married mother-of-four, who was told by her husband that the “prophet” had been trying to remove something from her genitals. The offences took place between January 2012 and January 2014.

But Masocha was earlier found not guilty of two other charges, alleging that he engaged in sexual activity with another girl, then 13, by inducing her to massage his half-naked body with oils. He was cleared after she retracted her claims.

Allegations that he had acted in a similar way on various occasions towards her then 16-year-old sister had been dropped before the trial began.

The court heard during evidence that the 13-year-old girl and her family have since rejoined the sect.

Masocha, in a handmade suit with velvet collar, stood completely expressionless in the dock as the verdicts were announced.

Sheriff Kenneth McGowan ordered that Masocha’s name should be entered on the sex offenders’ register and deferred sentence.

He continued bail, until May 19 for reports, which will include an assessment of the risk Masocha poses to other women and girls.

In court, Masocha’s adult victim wept as she told how “Archbishop” Masocha groped her private parts under the guise of praying for “every part of your body”.

She said: “It was like he was feeling me. I was so shocked. At that time I saw him as somebody who could never do any wrong, because that was what he used to teach us. My husband told me, ‘The prophet is seeing something in your genitals that needs to be removed, so he was removing that.’ Outside, I had to believe that, but inside I didn’t.”

The court also heard of Masocha’s claims to the woman that God had told him that “he was the one with the keys to her destiny”.

And she described how she had to undergo an all-night “deliverance” after her husband told her she had to be freed from demons.

She also told how she left the church when her family and fellow members called medics and tried to have her sectioned during one service.

Paramedics agreed the effort had simply been a “public humiliation”.

Speaking to the Record yesterday, the woman claimed she had had a number of other uncomfortable encounters with Masocha.

And she portrayed him as a manipulative egomaniac fleecing his followers with promises of a better life, while running his organisation from the comfort of £500,000 Cosyneuk.

She said Masocha – who she and other women followers called “my Dad” – claimed to have heard the “audible voice of God” and to have spoken with the Lord on Mount Sinai, Egypt.

“His whole system is evil,” she said. “Masocha appears absolutely charming. If you were to meet him, you would think, ‘Oh my goodness, there is nothing wrong with this man. He is very likeable and is a sweet talker. He is a charismatic speaker and thinks well of himself – typical of any cult leader who controls the crowds. But he simply preys on the vulnerable.”

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The Alva Baptist Church was venue for Scott’s funeral

Masocha – a former accountancy lecturer – set up the controversial church in 2007.

Before then, he had already fallen foul of his neighbours in Sauchieburn, who alleged he had carried out an exorcism in garden. The church has denied the claim.

Agape are a registered charity, describing their purpose as the “advancement of religion”.

Since 2011, the church have brought in an income of £3,300,720 – most of it raised through donations from his flock.

Over the same period, they spent £2,921,713, the bulk of which goes towards “charitable activities”.

In 2014, more than £34,000 of their spending covered “governance costs”.

Masocha has so-called satellite ministries in France, Ireland, Canada and the US, as well as Nigeria, Uganda, Zambia and his native Zimbabwe.

In the UK, dozens of these branches exist, including satellites in Glasgow, Dundee and Aberdeen.

There are believed to be around 1000 members of the church in the UK alone, most of them hailing from Zimbabwe.

Videos online show the colourful ceremonies tied to his preaching.

In one scene, Masocha is shown walking across coats thrown down by his followers – an allusion to Palm Sunday.

In another, he is seen preaching a sermon about pigs being possessed by demons.

Such is Masocha’s notoriety, his arrest and trial has already been reported by news outlets in his African homeland.

His 32-year-old victim – also from Zimbabwe – says the shamed preacher lures immigrant followers who have no support network on entering the UK.

She explained: “The people who go to this church are already vulnerable adults. They are immigrants who have come into this country and find it very hard. They struggle with the way they are viewed by society, to get jobs and often have problems with their immigration papers. You will find that the people who go to Agape have issues already. They are seeking something more. So they look up to this self-proclaimed prophet who is saying to you, ‘Don’t worry, everything
will be okay. You’re going to get your papers.’ He tells them, ‘You’re going to be rich.’”

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Walter Masocha walks across jackets laid down by his followers

Agape have been attacked by a number of bloggers who were once part of the church, with claims of financial mismanagement and abuse levelled at the church leader.

The former deaconess continued: “When I came out the church, my eyes were open. It is a cult and he is brainwashing people. You couldn’t have friends outside the church. You couldn’t even go to other churches and hear what other ministers are saying. You give everything to him. We used to take our wages and literally hand them over to him. It got to the point where mortgages aren’t being paid because he tells you that the more you give to the Prophet, the more God will bless you. Yes, it sounds stupid … but the level of brainwashing on adults is unbelievable.”

A spokesman for Agape, now run by a board of trustees, said: “Dr Masocha’s engagement as an employee of Agape for All Nations Ministries International has been suspended. Agape sincerely apologises for any harm done to those affected.”

The spokesman also insisted: “Agape FANMI is not a cult. It does not fulfil the warning signs of a cult.”

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PRINCESS Chiferere was just 13 when Masocha began grooming her at Agape for All Nations church in Stirling before molesting her.

Princess gets upset as she recalls her abuse at the hands of Masocha

Princess gets upset as she recalls her abuse at the hands of Masocha

Princess Chiferere was just 13 when Masocha began grooming her at Agape for All Nations church in Stirling before molesting her.

He singled out the youngster and sent her a series of texts saying he loved her. In one chilling message, he told her: “You’re mine.”

And she told how the preacher assaulted her by putting his hand down her pants and telling her he was exorcising demons.

Princess, now 17, has waived her right to anonymity to tell how she’s suffered since standing up to Masocha, who was called Daddy by women in his church .

She says she feels let down by Sheriff Kenneth McGowan’s decision to hand the preacher a 250-hour community service order instead of a jail sentence .

McGowan spared him prison at Falkirk Sheriff Court last month, saying Masocha had “already suffered a spectacular fall from grace”.

Zimbabwe-born Masocha had been convicted of two sex offences in April.

The pastor, a former accountancy lecturer at Stirling University, was found guilty of sexually assaulting the deaconess of the church.

He was also convicted of kissing and caressing Princess at the church’s base at Cosyneuk House in Sauchieburn, near Stirling.

Princess dancing with Masocha (left) in church
Princess dancing with Masocha (left) in church

The offences were committed between January 2012 and January 2014.

Princess, from Denny, Stirlingshire, says the legacy of his crimes has been difficult to endure.

She said: “The past couple of years have been very hard. Walter Masocha was somebody I trusted – he was my spiritual father, a man of God. I looked up to him and respected him but he abused my trust and his position. I don’t trust anybody now. This has had a massive effect on my confidence. For months, I kept hearing his voice saying discouraging things to me, like ‘you’re a failure’ or ‘nobody will believe you’. One minute, I would be fine and next, I would be crying. I just wanted it all to go away. The doctor has now put me on medication and I’m also going for counselling. Because of everything he put me through, I’m really disappointed that he only got community service. I was giving statements and evidence against him when I was meant to be studying for my exams. So it feels unfair that he can walk the streets almost as if he’s done nothing wrong. It was such a great day when he was found guilty – but the sentence was not strong enough.”

Masocha founded the church with Princess’s family in 2007 and his extra attention made her feel special at first.

But he abused his position of trust when he kissed her on the lips and slid his hands down her trousers when she was only 15.

Princess says the ordeal has affected her confidence
Princess says the ordeal has affected her confidence

He also warned her to stay away from boys her own age and said: “I’ll release you when you are 18.”

Text messages from him, which started when Princess was just 13, became more frequent.

She said: “He would text me saying he loved me or couldn’t wait to see me. I always replied because, at that point, to get a text message from him was like ‘Wow’. I got these text messages every night. He told me not to show my mum because it would make her jealous. And later he asked me to delete them. He always texted me saying, ‘You’re mine’ and he would tell me that all the time in person too. I just froze when he put his hand down my trousers. I was so confused. I felt uncomfortable and weird. It continued for about two minutes, then he walked out of the room. It played on my mind. I couldn’t stop thinking about what had happened. That was when I knew he had crossed the line. I decided to text him when I got home and ask him why he had done it. I thought I was in the wrong – I just didn’t know what I had done. It went round and round in my head.”

Dr Walter Masocha was found guilty of sex crimes but avoided a jail term

When she returned to the house to see Masocha, he made threats against her family if she told anyone what had happened.

Princess added: “He told me that he put his hand in my underwear to remove demons he had seen in me. He said he was pinging away things that shouldn’t be there. I didn’t know what to say. Before I left the room, he said to me that I couldn’t tell anyone what we had talked about – otherwise my parents would never be rich or could die. That was scary so I didn’t tell anyone.”

Things only came to light when her mum Ophelia, 43, mentioned to Princess that Masocha had sent her a text.

Princess blurted out that he sent her messages every night.

She revealed that Masocha had insisted the messages were kept secret and later asked her to delete them.

Concerned about Masocha’s interest, Ophelia and a friend decided to take Princess to police.

The teenager said: “While it was going on, I didn’t see it as wrong. It was only after I said it out loud to the police and saw how it all added up that I realised properly that it was very wrong.”

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Zim woman collapses & dies during Agape church service in Scotland

03 March 2014

Tragedy has struck the embattled Agape church in Scotland after a woman collapsed and died just before giving a testimony.

She is said to have been in her late 30s and in a press release to officially announce her death, she was identified as Attache Cathy Chigavazira from Glasgow Satellite and Outreach Coordinator.

She was in charge of all merchandise the church and sold including T shirts and overalls.

The cause of her death has not yet been established. Apparently she was scheduled to testify on how some time a few weeks ago, she left hospital without being discharged because it is alleged Archbishop Walter Masocha had prophesied on her healing outside hospital as doctors had failed to establish the cause of her illness.

Meanwhile many Zimbabweans who know her and especially those from Agape church say the deceased Cathy Chigavazira posted a rather offensive posting predicting ex Agape member and blogger Jean Gasho’s death.

The alleged Facebook posting reads: Its like a viral infection, so she blogs,and blogs and blogs and blogs ….but alas !….one day …just one day and then dhii (I mean falling) with a heavy thud and great will be that fall. 6 February at 1:04am

Jean Gasho accused Archbishop Walter Masocha of sexual assault and he is currently on bail.

The church is going through a turbulent time and apparently hundreds of members are defecting.

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Apr 28, 2015  Daily Record

A FOLLOWER of self-styled prophet Walter Masocha collapsed and died after one of Agape’s services in Glasgow.

Catherine Chigavazira, 39, fell ill during a service at a church in Dennistoun in March last year.

Police confirmed the Zimbabwean was rushed to the city’s Royal Infirmary. She died later that day.

The mother-of-one’s cause of death was stated as, “Sudden death associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)”.

Catherine ran a merchandise shop for Agape and was an ardent believer in the teachings of Masocha.

However, church insiders have claimed that she had stopped taking vital HIV medication in the belief that her faith in God would save her.

One linked the incident to the prevalence of so-called “healing hands” ceremonies during Masocha’s teachings.

He said: “At every convention, people would go forward to be healed. It is dangerous. Some people lost their lives because of what has been going on.

“He tells people to stop taking their medication and they have died. There was one not so long ago who died. Cathy went to the Glasgow satellite and ran the Agape shop.”

Zimbabwean websites detailing claims against Agape also linked the practice to her death. A report by the Zim Eye news site claimed she had been urged to discharge herself from hospital during an earlier illness.

It said a spokeswoman “did not deny that Cathy Chigavazira died in church and that she had been advised to self-discharge ‘because God would heal her’.”

It continued: “It wasn’t clear when Cathy was allegedly told to self-discharge but a named pastor reported, ‘Some time last year, she left hospital without being discharged because it is alleged Archbishop Walter Masocha had prophesied on her healing outside hospital as doctors had failed to establish the cause of her illness.'” The Record could not reach Catherine’s family for comment.


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A FOLLOWER of self-styled prophet Walter Masocha collapsed and died after one of Agape‘s services in Glasgow.

Catherine Chigavazira, 39, fell ill during a service at a church in Dennistoun in March last year.

Police confirmed the Zimbabwean was rushed to the city’s Royal Infirmary. She died later that day.

The mother-of-one’s cause of death was stated as, “Sudden death associated with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)”.

Catherine ran a merchandise shop for Agape and was an ardent believer in the teachings of Masocha.

However, church insiders have claimed that she had stopped taking vital HIV medication in the belief that her faith in God would save her.


From what I have read whilst researching this subject, the lady who writes the HE WAS MY DADDY blog, has taken A LOT of shit for speaking out.

My personal opinion, SHE IS NOT LYING. She is trying to warn people & get the truth out.. I for one completely believe her & thank her for her immense courage.  

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One thought on “Masocha, Paedophilia & Sexual Assaults

  1. I believe the blogger also. This definitely is a cult and these poor women are falling under the spell of a psychopath/sociopath. This Masocha guy is another pedo who should have been thrown in jail and kept there, and not released without any jail time. He is one sick bastard.

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