Over the past two days, social media has been stirring over the gold toilet seats that Prophet Walter Magaya installed at his new Heart Stadium.
President Emmerson Mnangagwa officially opened the new stadium on 10 December 2023 at the Yadah Hotel in Harare. The 5000-capacity stadium will complement the stadia used for local matches in the country.
Currently, the country is banned from playing international matches as all the stadiums are not up to FIFA standards. Last month, the Warriors played their home matches against Rwanda and Nigeria in Rwanda.
Prophetic Healing and Deliverance Ministries founder and leader Walter Magaya stepped in and constructed The Heart Stadium. The facility, which currently has a 5,000-seater capacity, will house 40,000 fans upon completion.
The Gold Toilet Seats At The Heart Stadium
One of the social media talking points from the stadium was the toilet seats. During a tour of the facility after its launch, Magaya took dignitaries to the ablution facilities to be used by players and fans. The toilets have luxurious gold-coated seats fit for royalty.
Magaya spoke about the unique toilet seats:
“During the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, Argentine legend Diego Maradona had a special request. The request was for premium toilet seats throughout the duration of the tournament. This shows that sports players have a level of comfort that they desire. We considered this as we constructed The Heart Stadium hence, we imported these golden heated toilet seats which shall be placed in every ablution area in the changing rooms.
“They arrived here during the evening on the 9th and shall be fully installed by January as we continue with our construction and perfection. Dividing cubicles are still on their way so that we at least create privacy in the toilets in a professional way.”
How Much The Luxurious Toilets Cost
Royal Toiletry, an American supplier of luxury design toilets, bathtubs and bathroom accessories, sells the toilet seat for US$3,015. On Amazon, they go for US1,924.60 while the Chinese marketplace Alibaba sells them for US$215.