A 22-YEAR-OLD self-proclaimed Chitungwiza prophet was arrested on charges of raping a 17-year-old girl whom he said had nyora (incision marks) in her womb which needed cleansing.
Tafadzwa Ushe denied rape charges when he appeared before Chitungwiza magistrate Estere Chivasa on Tuesday.
The incident took place in Masona village in Seke.
It is the State’s case that on June 11 this year at around 9am, the 17-year-old girl from Mude village went to Ushe’s church in Masona for spiritual healing.
Ushe then instructed the complainant to go and buy an egg to be used in the healing process. But when she got back he was not around and had to wait for his return.
When they reached the bushes, Ushe instructed the complainant to break the egg and to remove her pant, but she refused.
The court heard that Ushe then took a cloth and covered the complainant’s mouth making her dizzy and he raped her once.