Prophetess Rutendo Wutawunashe, co-leader of the Family of God Church has spoken for the first time following the break up of her marriage to Dr Andrew Wutawunashe.

"Some women in this kind of challenge die, some commit suicide, some suffer stroke or high blood pressure (but) I am so glad that God has preserved me. This is part of what made me see clearly that for the storms of life, a woman needs to be equipped. “When I look back at my life, this experience strengthens me to understand the woman more. It’s different when you just read the word of God and preach than when you are preaching from experience.

“Although it is something I wouldn’t have prayed for to come upon me, now I can use it to strengthen others. This is why I am convinced that women need to be resourced so that it is not that easy to be instructed to pack and go.

“People don’t even notice that lives are hurt. I will minister from a position of strength. I am grateful to God that this is an experience I can use to strengthen and minister to women,” she said.

I have not had many platforms to speak but the other reason why I have not really become militant is because my strength comes from the message that I teach. I don’t just teach women, I also live the word, and so God helped me to know that the value is not what is placed on you, but the value is the journey inside and I work on that as I teach others.

“So basically I haven’t spoken a lot or done what an ordinary woman would have done because that leaves so many unanswered questions, so many lives affected. When I prayed to God about this it wasn’t easy. God dropped into my spirit a word to contend for the faith,” said Dr Wutawunashe.