HARARE City Council has demolished three churches operating illegally to pave way for Prophet T Freddy to conduct his Goodness and Mercy Ministries church services.
The demolitions which took place on Tuesday affected Christ the King church, Sungano yeVapositori and Vafudzi veBethlehem located along High Glen road.
The churches have cried foul alleging they were not given the first right to buy the premises since they were the occupants and notice to vacate the premises since it was a recreational park.
City of Harare spokesperson, Michael Chideme, yesterday said Prophet Freddy had successfully applied for the piece of land following the demolition of his own illegal structures in Glen View.
A priest with Sungano yeVapositori, George Chinyani, accused City of Harare of siding with the man of cloth.
“We were left exposed and I do not remember receiving any notice to vacate the place since it was part of the recreational park.
“We once approached the City of Harare with the intention to apply for this place but we relaxed since they promised to consider us when the place was due for church stands.
“I want to believe Prophet Freddy used the local authority to fight us but if it was his intention it is ungodly considering that we all believe in one God,” said Chinyani.
Vafudzi veBethelhem leader, Madzimai Miriam, real name Patricia Saraega said the demolition was inhuman.
“Ndanga ndichirapira vanhu payereswa rangu asi ndasiiwa pachena.
“I am yet to believe this and I do not know where to take my anointed clay pots and cloths to,” she said.
A caretaker at Christ the King church, Bright Tambara, 36, said they had been operating their church business at the site since 2015.