Prophet uses treated raspberry juice to rape victim

Zimstar News

A self-proclaimed prophet laced a raspberry drink with some intoxicating substance which he gave to his victim to drink before raping her, in one of the two alleged incidents.

The 32-year-old Harare woman claims the first incident happened in 2017 and the second in 2019.

In a twit, police said Thursday they were investigating the two incidents.

“On 12/01/22, Police in Harare recorded a case of rape in which a woman (32) was raped by a self proclaimed prophet, on two separate occasions, in 2017 and May 2019 in Chegutu and Harare.” Police said.

“In the 1st incident the suspect put an intoxicating substance into a raspberry drink, made the victim to consume it and raped her.

“In the 2nd incident the suspect took advantage of the absence of the victim’s husband and raped her once.

“The victim disclosed the matter in December 2021. Investigations are in progress.”

Police urged members of the public to promptly report all cases of abuse.

Rape allegations involving self-styled spiritual healers mostly targeting unsuspecting but desperate women are now common.

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