A SELF-STYLED prophet allegedly rape_d a teenage girl after ordering her to bring her private parts’ fluids so that he would mix with his to cast out evil spirits that were tormenting her.
It is alleged a 19-year-old teenager was tormented by evil spirits. Her father took her to Prophet Merryward Marara (36)’s shrine in Southwold suburb in Bulawayo.
It is said on the day in question there were a lot of people, as a result Merryward asked the young woman’s father to go and leave her behind. The unsuspecting father left her and returned home.
It is alleged that the prophet told her that her ex-lover cast a bad spell on her and for her to be delivered she needed to bring her vagi_nal fluids that he would mix with his sper_ms. It is said he told the young woman to return the following day at 5pm.
It is reported she returned the following day at 5pm. The accused person allegedly told the unsuspecting woman that the Holy Spirit had revealed to him that he had to have se_x with her and failure to that evil spirits would torment her to death.
The prophet remained with her alone when other people who had come to be prayed for had left.
He allegedly told her to spread a white cloth on the ground and lie on it. The minor complied and he rap_ed her once with a cond0m. The prophet then ordered the minor to write her ex-boyfriend’s name on a paper and poured water into the cond0m which had his sper_ms.
Merryward allegedly held the cond0m in the air and prayed for it and gave it to the complainant to bath with the mixture for five days.
The teenager returned home and narrated the whole ordeal to her aunt. The aunt advised her to make a police report leading to the arrest of Merryward.
He appeared before regional magistrate Mafios Moyo facing a rap_e charge. He pleaded not guilty. He was remanded out of custody to next week on Wednesday for continuation of trial.