Pastor Robert Menfold Mwashiuya (49) of the Evangelistic Assemblies of God Tanzania (EAGT) Mlowo Parish, Vwawa Distict, Mbeya region, was banned preaching the Gospel at dawns programme, by the association of witch doctors.
On 18th July, 2013, Pastor Mwashiuya reported at Mlowo Police Post for interrogation, where it was resolved that the trial must be brought before the court.
On 12thAugust. 2013, at Mlowo Primary court, before Hon. Kipomelo, Pastor Mwashiuya told the chamber court that he had permission to preach at dawn programmes everyday from the area authorities i.e Village Executive Office. Unfortunately, VEO didn’t attend the court that day, but Hon. Kipomelo ordered that VEO must attend the court on 20th August,2013.
On 20th August, 2013, VEO did attend the court and settled the dispute by telling the court that, his office is aware of Pastor Mwashiuya’s dawn gospel programmes, where, Hon Kipomelo ordered Pastor to proceed with his progarmme.
Despite the judgement, one of the complainant, vowed to torch churches, if the Pastor continues with the programme. He was immediately, arrested by the Police, and remanded. He will soon appear before the court for threating.