Crime & courts

‘Prophet’ rapes woman multiple times, leaves her unconscious

A self-styled prophet identified as Madzibaba Tichaona raped a 26-year-old woman multiple times after drugging her with an unknown substance before leaving her unconscious by the roadside.

The fake prophet had also charged the woman US$20 as a consultation fee, before pouncing on her and leaving her unconscious.

The incident took place over the weekend at an apostolic shrine next to Irvines Company along New Chitungwiza Road. Police have since launched a manhunt for Madzibaba Tichaona.

The woman was found dumped on the side of the road by a passerby who helped her to make a report to the police.

The woman had gone to see a prophet only identified as Madzibaba Tichaona for assistance in a bushy area. She paid US$20 for the consultation and was then given an unknown substance in a clay pot to drink.

She fell unconscious.

She was then r_aped several times before being dumped by the roadside, ZRP spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi said yesterday.

“The ZRP is appealing for information which may lead to the arrest of one, Madzibaba Tichaona NFPK of an apostolic shrine next to Irvines Company along New Chitungwiza Road, Harare in a case of rape.

“On 19/06/21 the suspect demanded USD20.00 from a woman (26) who visited his shrine seeking spiritual assistance. Later, the victim brought the money and was made to drink an unknown substance resulting in her becoming unconscious from 1800 to 2200 hours.

“When the victim regained consciousness, she realised that she had been ra_ped and dumped by the roadside,” said ZRP in a statement.


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