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Prophet kidnapped for “chewing” married women

A gang of three men allegedly kidnapped a self-proclaimed prophet from Chimanimani, who was suspected to be dating married women from his village, and took him to Mozambique as punishment for his wrongdoings.

Two Mozambican nationals and their alleged Zimbabwean accomplice allegedly kidnapped and assaulted Naison Sithole aged 35, a self-proclaimed prophet from Chimanimani, whom they accused of having extra marital affairs with their wives after taking advantage of their vulnerabilities when they sought spiritual help from him.

Zimbabwe Republic Police Manicaland Provincial Spokesperson, Inspector Luxson Chananda confirmed the incident, saying police has since launched a manhunt for the accused persons.

State media reports that the three only identified as Joro, Chokwarara and Maphosa allegedly took Sithole to Mozambique where they assaulted him before demanding 10 thousand rand from his wife as ransom for his safe return.

After the matter was reported to the police, community leaders from Chikwidzire village in Mozambique, where Sithole was being held were roped in and helped negotiate for his release.

 

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