By ZBC Reporter
GOODNESS and Mercy Ministries Founder, Prophet Tapiwa Freddy trial has been set for the 6th of January 2022 when he appeared for his routine remand this Monday.
Prophet Freddy is facing allegations of raping a 33-year-old Harare woman. The State says they are prepared to kick off the trial on the 6th of January 2022 as investigations have been completed.
Freddy, aged 39, was arrested last month on allegations of raping the woman after promising to assist her with the upkeep of her child.
The court heard that in 2020, three months after the death of the complainant’s husband, Prophet Freddy proposed love to his would-be victim who turned down the offer due to her traditional beliefs.
The court further heard that sometime in November last year, Freddy visited the complainant’s rural home to see her child.
It is alleged that soon after returning from the complainant’s rural home, Freddy raped her and forced the woman to consider him as her new husband, threatening to cast spiritual powers over her if she resisted.
It is also alleged that sometime in August this year, Freddy took the complainant to Moja Shopping Centre in Mbare where he physically abused the woman and nearly overran her after an argument.
Meanwhile, 33-year-old Dennis Makhaya appeared in court facing charges of murder after he allegedly fatally assaulted a male victim before robbing him of his valuables.
It is alleged that Makhaya and his alleged accomplices who are still at large attacked the now deceased who was who was on his way home from work and dumped the body in a drainage.
Makhaya was arrested after the deceased’s mobile phone was traced to him.
He was advised to apply for bail at the High Court and remanded to the 24th of this month.
In another case, Blessing Matias, aged 36 and 21-year-old Tinotenda Mapfumo are facing charges of rape after allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl.
It is alleged that the two ganged up on the girl and took turns to rape her after drugging her.
They were remanded in custody to the 24th of this month.