Duo up for rape
31 May 2018
Two self-styled prophets have been nabbed for allegedly raping a congregant during a cleansing ceremony.
Blessing Chimbadzo and Wellington Kadzutu were not asked to plead when they appeared before Harare magistrate Edwin Marecha facing rape charges.
It is the State’s case that the duo went to the victim’s place of residence intending to cleanse her of a mermaid spirit.
They advised her to buy rice, sweets, wine and two meters of a white cloth for the cleansing ceremony then they proceeded to Ruwa River.
When they got to the river, the duo allegedly started to pray for her whilst removing her clothes, Kadzutu then started raping her while Chimbadzo was holding her head.
After that, Chimbadzo went on to rape her while Kadzutu was pressing her down.
The duo was denied bail and the matter was remanded to June 29.
Linda Gadzikwa represented the State.