Congregant threatened and raped

By Fungai Jachi

A Johanne Masowe eChishanu prophet who allegedly raped a congregant after threatening to curse her with insanity has appeared in court.

It is alleged that Takudzwa Mwapeta approached the 21-year-old woman and told her that he had a spiritual revelation that she had to be cleansed from evil spirits.

The court heard that the accused invited the woman to his shrine and raped her six times before threatening to strike her with a curse if she disclosed the matter.

However, the woman reported the matter to the police, leading to the arrest of the accused.

He was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.