The peddling man of cloth, Prophet Jeffers Nyarota reportedly pulled the stunt on Wednesday at a worshiping site in Kelvin North, one of Bulawayo’s industrial sites. A source, who attended the service during the p*rn show, said Prophet Nyarota was preaching about immorality.
“He was telling us that people should shy away from societal ills. He said we should not watch nude people. All of a sudden he took his mobile phone out of his pockets, played a video and asked congregants to pass it on. We were all shocked to see people having sex,” said the source.
Prophet Nyarota is reported to have also taken a swipe at Harare female pole dancers for allegedly tainting moral values.
“The guy likes reading newspapers and I think he had read what Bev and Zoey from Harare do whenever they come to Bulawayo. I do not think he meant malice by showing the video, it was just a way of telling the gathering not to be swayed by such things,” added the source.
The video is said to have circulated only amongst the elderly worshipers.
“You know children like things but he emphasised that they should not see it,” said the source.
Evidently the playing of the video did not go down well with other church members who reported the matter to the police. Prophet Nyarota was reportedly arrested after the church service. The man of God appeared before Western Commonage magistrate, Mr Richard Ramaboea, facing charges of possessing and distributing p*rngraphic material.
He was remanded in custody to 5 October after failing to pay US$100 bail.