Police are investigating a case in which a self-styled prophet alleged raped a 30-year-old woman in Old Highfield in Harare.
Harare Central Province Spokesperson Inspector Tendai Mwanza said it is alleged that, on June 6 2021 at around 3pm, the suspect only identified as Madzibaba Ray, visited the complainant at her residence in Highfields.
“Upon arrival, it is stated that the suspect introduced himself as Madzibaba Ray from Johane Masowe yeChishanu-Nyeredzi Nomwe.
“He reportedly told the complaint that she was possessed with evil spirit which needed spiritual cleansing.
“The suspect allegedly went closer to the complainant and unzipped her jean dress.
“He also reportedly told the complainant that he had been sent by the Holy Spirit to cleanse her.
“In the process, the accused had unprotected sexual intercourse once without the complainant’s consent.
“After the act, the suspect went away leaving the complainant alone,” he said.
“Later on, the complainant told one Madzimai about the ordeal.
“When the suspect was called by Madzimai about what happened, he became evasive.
“The matter was then reported at the station where investigations are underway.
“The suspect is on the run and anyone with any information on the whereabouts of the suspect should report to any nearest police,” he said.
Inspector Mwanza urged members of the public to avoid being fooled by the so-called self-styled prophets into believing spiritual cleansing through sex.
He said it is all lies as the perpetrators will be using psychological means to lure the unsuspecting victims to quench their appetite for sex.- H-Metro