Pastor Cassum Chiangwa who leads the breakaway faction of the AFM in Zimbabwe church was reportedly turned away at Robert Gabriel Mugabe Aiport for attempting to board a plane to Dubai using fake COVID-19 free certificates, ZimMorning post reports.
The Pastor was reportedly intending to travel with his wife to Dubai in December when the incident occurred. A source reportedly told the publication that the couple missed their flight and the scene was embarrassing:
Oveeseer Chiangwa and his wife were denied exit at RGM airport after security and immigration officials questioned the authenticity of their Covid-19 certificates.
They had to miss the flight and the scene was so embarrassing considering their social standing.
When contacted for comment Reverend Chiangwa reportedly denied that they had fake COVID-19 documents but said his wife’s VISA had issues:
I do agree that we were turned away at the airport and missed our flight. What transpired is that my wife’s visa failed to read on the scanners and immigration said as a matter of protocol we can’t go through. We ran around trying to rectify but with no joy.
We later learnt that in Dubai they don’t work on Fridays hence the delay in sorting out the visa challenge but we eventually flew out Saturday afternoon
I am not aware of any suspicion on our Covid-19 certificates, we followed proper testing channels and went to Lancet (laboratories)
Chiangwa has a fallout with then AFM President Madzivire which resulted in him breaking away from the mother church and becoming the leader of the faction he now leads.