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TWO Mutare men have appeared in court after they allegedly trashed a pulpit in rage as a security guard tried to force them out of a city chapel as they frenetically preached the gospel to each other.

Munyaradzi Makamani 31, and Raymond Magwere 22, appeared before magistrate Annia Ndiraya on Monday charged with malicious damage to property.

The magistrate remanded them in custody pending a mental examination by a doctor.

Asked to explain their riotous actions, the duo had the court in stitches when one of them said: “Your Worship, we were preaching the word of God and the guard tried to disturb us during a prayer session.

“The security guard disturbed our spiritual session since we were talking to God that is why we destroyed the pulpit.”

The court heard that the incident occurred at the local Nyaradzo Funeral Parlour on December 3.

According to prosecutors, on the day in question Magwere and Makamani were spotted in a chapel at the Nyaradzo premises preaching the gospel to each other by the security guard at around 0730 hours.

When approached by the guard and asked to leave the premises, they reportedly told him they were “great preachers of the gospel sent by God” and would not budge.

The guard then tried to apprehend them, but the pair turned violent and trashed the glass pulpit in the chapel.

The court heard that property worth $300 was destroyed during the incident.

Source : New Zimbabwe