Well-known prophet arrested for raping 12-year-old girl in his bedroom


A MACHEKE self-styled prophet was on Saturday arrested for raping a minor, who was under his custody, three times.

Madzibaba Talent Matinya (25) was arrested while conducting a church service at Johanne Masowe WeChishanu shrine.

He is alleged to have raped a 12-year-old girl.

The case only came to light when one of the victim’s brothers found a love letter.

National police spokesperson, Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi, confirmed the arrest.

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“Police are investigating a case of rape involving an uncle who raped his relative three times, on different occasions, in his bedroom,” said Ass Comm Nyathi.

“The first count took place in July 2019, second count in 2021 and third count in February this year.

“The victim was sexually abused whenever she visited her aunt,

“Investigations are in progress and the accused person is detained at Macheke Police Station.”

— HMetro

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