'Prophet' up for rape

HARARE - A self-styled prophet appeared in court yesterday for allegedly raping a woman after convincing her that it was a cleansing ceremony.

Tichaona Gwinhi, 27, of 2174 Old Tafara appeared before Harare regional magistrate Noel Mupeiwa. He denied the allegations.

The complainant, 20, resides in New Mabvuku.

Prosecutor Tinashe Makiya alleged that on March 11 the woman was on her way home near Old Tafara Cemetery.

She met Gwinhi who introduced himself as a prophet before telling her that she was being troubled by an evil

spirit that attacked her whole family.

Gwinhi further told the woman that the spirit was operating from her stomach and caused her pains.

The court heard that the woman confirmed the prophecy and believed that Gwinhi was a true prophet.

Gwinhi then invited the woman to his residence for a cleansing ceremony, where he allegedly raped her.

The court heard that Gwinhi spent the night in the kitchen and raped the woman several times.

The complainant was released the following morning and left for her grandmother’s place. She informed a friend who assisted her to report the matter to the police.

Gwinhi was subsequently arrested.

Comments (4)


JSC - 22 April 2016

these prophets need a punitive deterrent charge because they have become notorious and emerged as nasty figures who are now a mismatch in the society

Forgive Matizirofa - 22 April 2016

he want go to hell because between a african women legs you can only go to haven

jack - 22 April 2016

Women need to learn to disclose their life problems to everyone they meet for they become victims. Never go to prophets' houses without other people.

greives - 22 April 2016

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