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St John Apostolic Faith Church Prophet and medical doctor is alleged to have jumped into bed with a nurse, who is also member of his congregation.

Dr Richard Kudakwashe Mariga’s is the resident prophet at the church and his  prophecies at his church are reportedly now being questioned and received with disbelief following the allegations that he was in an adulterous relationship with Veronica Badzarigere who happens to be a nurse at one of the Clinics where the doctor works.

One of the church members spilled the beans and said congregation was very much aware of Dr Mariga’s illicit affair with Veronica, a single mother that some are threatening to shame him when he stands up to preach.

“The behavior of Mariga is dividing our church after his illicit affair with a church member was exposed but leaders are failing to discipline him because he is a medical doctor,” said one of the church members.

“It is a fact that he helped many, with school fees and even sent some people to universities. He also gave two cars to the church but his behavior has become a nuisance after he was exposed that he is in an affair with sister Veronica.

“Very few, if any, have the guts to ask him but his behavior has affected the church especially when he is seen as a powerful preacher in front of the congregation,” said the member.

Contacted for comment, Dr Mariga could neither confirm nor deny the allegations but instead demanded to see the person who leaked the story to the press.

“It is true that I fellowship with St John Apostolic church and I’m a medical doctor but what I want to know first is the person who brought the story to H-Metro,” said Dr Mariga refusing to answer further questions.

However, Dr Mariga’s wife Sekai Bongwe did not entertain any questions

“Who gave you my contact number? Have I not suffered enough because of this issue? I beg you to respect my family by not publishing this; zvakatotikuvadza and whatever you have been told I love my husband so much,” she said.

Veronica refused to reply messages sent on her mobile and was reported to be on off duty for the past two weeks