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Prophet

Tapiwa Freddy
T Freddy Biography
Tapiwa Freddy
ChurchGoodness and Mercy Ministries
ProvinceHarare
Personal details
Born (1982-09-18) September 18, 1982 (age 39)
NationalityZimbabwean
DenominationChristian, Prophetic
ResidenceHarare
SpouseMilanda Freddy
Children2
OccupationSelf Proclaimed Prophet

T Freddy full name Tapiwa Freddy is a Zimbabwean self-proclaimed prophet and gospel musician based in Harare. He is the founder and leader of Goodness and Mercy Ministries (GMM) which he established in 2005. The church was founded in Glen View, a high-density suburb in Harare, where its headquarters are located.

Freddy is most known for ‘spiritual spectacles’, a claimed miracle where he prays for an individual and immediately their eyes are “anointed’ with a spiritual eye where they can prophesy on their own.

Background

Tapiwa Freddy is said to have started prophesying at the age of 10.

Wife

Milanda (left) and T Freddy

T Freddy's wife is Milanda.[1]

Children

As of May 1 2020, T Freddy has five children; 4 daughters and a son named Kaylen T Freddy who was born in 2020.[2]

Education

He attended high school at Glen View High 2 and Royal College. After school, he enrolled for bible school at Soul Travailing Bible Institute from 2010-2012 and proceeded to His Presence Ministries where he would pastor and singer.

In March 2021, T Freddy revealed that he was studying towards a Bsc Degree in Sociology and Gender Development Studies at Women’s University in Africa (WUA).[3]

Career

Music

In 2019, T Freddy dominated the music charts, with his video Kastep Kenyasha, which won the Best Gospel Video on the ZBC TV Top 50. It was also sixth on overall positions.

The track was number 1 on Radio Zimbabwe Gospel charts while Nezuro Haasi Nhasi, which features Mathias Mhere, was number 47 on Star FM charts.

On National FM Top 50, Bag topped the charts while Munyama WeGonzo was second in Radio Zimbabwe’s Coca Cola Top 50 and third on Diamond FM.[4]

Besides being a musician, Tapiwa Freddy also supports other musicians. In 2019, T Freddy sponsored the Gospel 20 on Radio Zimbabwe.In January 2019, T Freddy bought Baba Harare's album Ramba Wakadzvanya for US$7000. At one time he bought Agatha Murudzwa’s CD for US$5000.[5]

Trivia

  • In February 2016 Freddy introduced a so-called anointed soap for female members of his church. He claimed the anointed soap, which was called "Eva soap", would help of bringing back lost lovers and igniting lost sexual passion among couples that are growing distant. Freddy said the female congregants just had to wash their underwear with the soap or use it for bathing ensuring that "the soap passes where he has lost interest". [6]

Discography

Albums

  • Mesiya
  • Kastep Kenyasha (2019)
  • 100% Prophetic (2019)
  • Area 1 (2020)

Church Demolition

In April 2020, Goodness and Mercy Ministries and two other churches in Glen View were demolished by City of Harare.

The places of worshipping were among structures believed to have been illegally erected and not contributing revenue to Harare City Council.

The places of worshipping were among structures believed to have been illegally erected and not contributing revenue to the city fathers. Tapiwa Freddy expressed displeasure by the council’s move in ending their relationship without a notice.[7]

Controversies

'Snatching' Church Member's Wife

In 2013, Tapiwa Freddy was accused by a friend and fellow church member Brighton Kamwaza from Southerton of reportedly snatching his wife.

T Freddy and Brighton had an altercation over the issue forcing Brighton to attack his pastor leading to his arrest and subsequent appearance in court. For that reason, Tapiwa Freddy dragged Brighton to Mbare magistrates’ court where he faced an assault charge.

Brighton denied the allegations before magistrate Stanford Mambanje who remanded him out of custody to February 25 for his trial. The two were involved in a love triangle in which Brighton alleged that Tapiwa Freddy snatched his wife.

On February 6 2013, T Freddy and Brighton met at Tapiwa's place of residence.

At the height of the altercation, Brighton picked a stone and hit Freddy on the forehead. As a result of the attack, Tapiwa sustained a deep cut as evidenced by a medical affidavit that was obtained.

Allegations are that Brighton had a dispute with his wife and T Freddy took advantage of the circumstances before ‘snatching’ the woman where he started renting a house for her somewhere else.[8]

Exam Cheating

In March 2021, T Freddy was allegedly caught in an exam cheating storm. A classmate told Zim Morning Post that Tapiwa Freddy smuggled a mobile phone into the exam room at Women's University in Africa and he mistakenly dropped it from his lap and walked out of the room in shame. T Freddy was writing a Theology exam when he was allegedly found wanting. University authorities refused to comment on the matter.[9]

In a statement, Prophet T Freddy responded to the report that he had cheated in an exam. He said he was studying towards a Bsc Degree in Sociology and Gender Development Studies adding that Women’s University in Africa (WUA) does not offer a Theology degree.

The self-styled prophet also said his lawyers have since written to Zim Morning Post to issue a retraction and an apology as their story has since gone viral on social media.

T Freddy threatened to take legal action if his demands were not met in 48 Hours.[3]

Affair With Rutendo Makuti

T Freddy had an affair with ZBC and Radio Zimbabwe presenter Rutendo Makuti.

Makuti was arrested in November 2021 on charges of extorting popular Harare preacher Tapiwa Freddy with whom she had a relationship.

She appeared at the Harare Magistrate Court on 12 November 2021 before Magistrate Sheunesu Matova who remanded her to December 9 for routine remand.

Makuti who was represented by Tinashe Mbala was released on $5 000 bail and ordered not to interfere with state witnesses.

Makuti and Freddy had a love affair and while they were together, she allegedly started threatening him that if he did not meet her financial and material demands, she would expose the affair to the public.

In August 2021, Freddy was summoned by Chief Chikwaka to his homestead, but after he was tipped off that there might be some police officers who wanted to extort money from him he then left without entering the chiefly homestead.

He made a U-turn and sought to return to Harare but was stopped by some police officers who were manning a roadblock and was forced to get back to the chief’s homestead.

The chief allegedly accused him of raping Makuti and of sleeping with her before a year had lapsed since the death of her husband, violating traditional norms.

Freddy promised to pay US$15 000. In addition, the chief ordered him to pay three goats and Freddy promised to return at a later date with the money and the goats.

The chief allegedly made Freddy pastor sign an agreement which was authored by an Inspector Jaji. Upon their return to Harare, Makuti told Freddy to hand over the US$15000 to her personally since she is the one who was aggrieved.

He handed over a Mercedes Benz E250 valued at US$15 000. It is alleged after some days, Makuti started threatening Freddy again, saying his secretary Nollen Mundawaro had insulted her so she wanted compensation of US$20 000.

On 11 November 2021, Makuti’s brother demanded that he pays up the US$20 000 and that he signs an acknowledgement that he had raped her, failure which would result in him exposing their affair.

Freddy reported the matter to the police. Makuti was arrested after she was lured to meet with Freddy purportedly to discuss the payment of the US$20 000. The US$15 000 was recovered.[10][11]

Rape Allegations

In November 2021, the Zimbabwe Republic Police opened a rape investigation after a woman claimed she was raped by T Freddy.

The woman alleged that Tapiwa Freddy forced himself on her several occasions after her husband died in 2019. The alleged victim, who made a police report on November 13 2021, told investigators she delayed reporting the attacks which began in 2020 out of fear of Freddy, a man of means who has a large following.

An internal police memo seen by ZimLive said the woman has been referred to Parirenyatwa Hospital for a medical examination, with Freddy expected to be picked up for questioning.

The woman told police that sometime in November 2019, her husband fell ill and she sought “spiritual assistance” from Freddy. After prayers, the man’s health did not improve. Freddy invited the complainant to his workplace and gave her US$2,500 to ferry her husband to Karanda Hospital for medical attention. However, barely a week later, the complainant’s husband died in hospital and Freddy offered assistance towards the burial.

The woman told police that months later, but in 2020, Freddy proposed love to her and she turned him down.

Freddy asked the woman if he could visit her son in the rural areas, to which she agreed. He returned to Harare with the son, arriving at the woman’s Mt Pleasant Heights home in the evening.

T Freddy allegedly told the woman that it was late and asked to stay the night.

It is alleged that Freddy slept on the woman’s bed while she sat on a chair. Moments later, he allegedly went over to her, “forcefully lifted her and placed her on the bed” before raping her without using protection.

It is alleged the preacher repeated the visits to the woman’s residence and raped her each time.

Freddy denied the rape allegations saying his accuser was trying to extort him.[12]

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References

  1. I predicted Mjintu wife’s death: Prophet Freddy, The Standard, Published: April 2, 2017, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  2. Prophet T Freddy, Facebook, Published: May 1, 2020, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  3. 3.0 3.1 Ruva J Mandizha, Video: Prophet T Freddy Denies Exam Cheating Allegations, iHarare, Published: March 26, 2021, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  4. Kundai Marunya, Hard work pays off for Prophet T Freddy, The Herald, Published: January 15, 2020, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  5. Zion Divaris, T Freddy: A music-mad prophet, The Sunday Mail, Published:L January 20, 2019, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  6. Anointed soap to bring back lost lovers?, Weekend Post, Published:20 March 2016, Retrieved:03 September 2016
  7. Arron Nyamayaro, Prophet Freddy’s church demolished, H-Metro, Published: April 23, 2020, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  8. Bishop snatches church member’s wife, Nehanda Radio, Published: February 21, 2013, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  9. Prophet T Freddy in exam cheating storm, The Zimbabwe Mail, Published: March 24, 2021, Retrieved: November 15, 2021
  10. Prophet T Freddy’s love affair with radio DJ exposed in court, The Herald, Published: November 11, 2021, Retrieved: November 13, 2021
  11. DESMOND CHINGARANDE, ZBC presenter arrested for extorting popular Harare ‘preacher’ T Freddy, NewsDay, Published: November 12, 2021, Retrieved: November 13, 2021
  12. PRINCE MACHAYA, Police probe ‘Prophet Freddy’ after woman files rape complaint, ZimLive, Published: November 15, 2021, Retrieved: November 15, 2021