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Kwekwe Prophet Sentenced for Assaulting Congregants

Self-proclaimed Kwekwe prophet, Simbabvu Shiri, who gained notoriety for videos depicting him assaulting congregants, has been sentenced to 12 months in jail by Kwekwe magistrate Cherly Tembo. However, Shiri will serve his sentence through 350 hours of community service.

Shiri, the leader of Spring of Living Waters Ministries , faced charges related to the assault of his followers, which were captured and widely circulated on social media. The videos sparked outrage and condemnation from the public.

During the trial, Magistrate Tembo found Shiri guilty of the charges brought against him, leading to his sentencing. The magistrate emphasized the seriousness of the offenses committed by Shiri and the impact they had on the victims and the community at large.

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While Shiri will not serve a traditional jail term, the community service requirement serves as a form of punishment and aims to ensure that he contributes positively to society.

The case of Simbabvu Shiri highlights the importance of holding religious leaders accountable for their actions and behaviors, particularly when they involve harm or violence against their followers. It also underscores the power of social media in exposing such incidents and holding individuals to account for their actionsHome – ZiMetro News

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