Published On: Sat, Jan 7th, 2017

Pastor in trouble for raping innocent teen girl and spreading STI

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A self styled prophet and the founder of a Chivhu based apostolic sect was hauled to court after allegedly raping and infecting a secondary school pupil with a sexually transmitted infection .

The man , Percy Mudyiwa , the purported founder and leader of the Sadza area based Kunzwana Kwevapostori Church appeared before Chivhu regional magistrate Fadzai Mutombeni  facing three counts of raping a Neshangwe Secondary school girl .

It is the state case that the  alleged victim went to Mudyiwa’s church located in a bushy area near Govere village where she wanted to attend a church service and met the accused who proposed love to the girl but his advances were turned down prompting the man to intimidate the minor claiming that she was being haunted by evil spirits and only he could cleanse her.It is further alleged the  he then waylaid the girl on November 8 2016 as she was going to  school , grabbed her at a secluded place and raped her once. He then threatened to stab the complainant with a knife if she told anyone and proceeded to force march her to a nearby stream to wash off the blood.

In the second count, it is said that on the 22nd of the same month , Mudyiwa,42,again followed the girl and raped her for the second time and as before forced her to go to the stream to take a bath ,an act which the girl did not report to anyone.

The state further alleges that the prophet repeated the same modus operandi for a third time,following and taking her to a secluded place and raping the school going young woman.The matter only came to light after the the girl felt stomach pains and she told her grandmother who questioned her about the cause of the illness upon which the girl revealed what had transpired.

A report was made to Sadza ZRP base leading to the apostolic church leader’s  arrest and subsequent arraignment before the courts.