A SELF-STYLED Chiweshe apostolic sect prophet allegedly lured a 13-year-old congregant in the bush and rap_ed her purporting to be sent by the Holy ghost.
Shemmy Kawanzaruwa appeared before Bindura regional magistrate Lungani Ncube who sentenced him to 15 years behind bars.
The prosecutor Ngoni Kaseke told the court that on October 9 last year the prophet followed the complainant who was on her way back home from church and lured her in a nearby bush telling her that he was sent by the holy ghost to assist her.
Upon entering the bush the prophet tripped the minor down and rap_ed her.
After committing the crime the man of cloth threatened the victim with unspecified action.
In fear the girl did not tell anyone and the matter eventually came to light after the complainant’s sister stumbled on love texts messages sent by Kawanzaruwa.
Quizzed on the relationship she divulged everything about the case leading to his arrest.