Zimbabwe police have confirmed that outspoken preacher and government critic Apostle Talent Chiwenga has been involved in a serious accident that killed three family members.
The accident which has allegedly claimed the life of his wife near Chatsworth turnoff at the 80 km peg along the Harare-Masvingo highway this afternoon was confirmed by National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi.
Sources described a terrible accident scene;
“One of the bodies, the one of a male person cannot be located. Some of his relatives have been told but the body is not at the mortuary where the others are”, a source said in a text message.
Chiwenga, a fierce critic of the government had complained of being targeted by state agents, a claim which was never authenticated but went largely believed due to the highly charged sermons he delivered attacking the country’s President, Emmerson Mnangagwa, and his deputy Constantino Chiwenga, whom he claimed is his cousin.
Chiwenga has in the past won himself more enemies than friends, attacking fellow preachers Emmanuel Makandiwa, and Walter Magaya.
A few days ago he attacked TV personality turned prophet Oscar Pambuka, whom he called a joke.
According to the highly placed source, there is a highly likelihood that Chiwenga is either dead or seriously injured.
“We are afraid he maybe dead. The bodies of the deceased were taken to hospital but one is missing. We also cannot locate Talent, so we fear his either dead or hurt”, the source said.