A self-styled prophet from Makonese Village under Chief Chimombe, Gutu has been arrested for allegedly rap_ing a 15-year-old girl whom he hoodwinked into believing that he could cure her continuous period and stomach pain through herbs and se_x.
The girl is a housemaid at a house in the area.
Martin Ngavaite Jeke will appear in court for trial on December 5, 2019.
It is the State case that on June 26, 2019 at 12pm, Jeke arrived at the complainant’s workplace and informed her that he was a prophet sent by the Holy Spirit to assist her with a normal mens_trual cycle.
The juvenile who had mens_trual problems was convinced by the prophet and she was made to drink a herb called mufufu which was soaked in water and she was also given ruredzo to squeeze on her private parts.
She received assurance that she will be cleansed of both ailments.
Jeke left and told the complainant that he will come back later to check on her. The juvenile felt strong se_xual desire after rubbing ruredzo on her privates but the mens_trual pain persisted.
Jeke returned later in the day and told the complainant that they should have se_x twice to assist with the healing process and the complainant agreed.
They went to a nearby bush and had se_xual interc0urse once and Jeke told her that they should have se_x the following day to complete the treatment and they parted ways.
The following day the complainant told a neighbour Vetsai Muzipe who directed her to Richard Ziwewe a member of the Police constabulary who arrested Jeke.