A 16-year-old Chitungwiza girl was Tuesday raped by a self-styled prophet who had earlier instructed her to go and bring her panties so he could perform a ritual that was going to prevent what he claimed was the imminent death of the victim’s mother.
According to police, the incident happened at an open space in the dormitory town’s Zengeza 3 suburb.
“The ZRP is investigating a case of rape in which a Chitungwiza juvenile (16) fell victim to a self-styled prophet on 01/02/2022 at an open space along Tilco Road near Sangos Shops, Zengeza 3.
“The suspect approached the victim whilst walking along Tilco Road and gave her a false prophecy that her mother was going to collapse and die.
“The victim believed the prophecy and was told to bring her two undergarments so that a ritual could be performed to reverse the imminent death of her mother. The suspect later raped the victim after she returned with the undergarments,” said the police via the law enforcement agency’s Twitter handle Thursday.