A 52 year old man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of his victim but is a faith healer from Robert Sinyoka near Old Pumula suburb, allegedly raped the woman, from Woollendale, Umguza district, on May 12.
nitially prayed for the woman and she went back to her place of residence.
He allegedly made a follow up on May 12 at the woman’s place of residence where he prayed for her and was provided with a hut to sleep in only to sneak into the woman’s hut during the night and rape her.
He was asked not to plead when he appeared before Western Commonage magistrate Mr Lungile Ncube charged with rape. Ncube remanded him in custody to June 18 for provision of a trial date at the Regional court. The court heard that sometime in early May, the woman fell sick and with the assistance of her grandmother who stays in Robert Sinyoka, approached the accused person for faith healing.
The woman was assisted with prayers and she went back home. On May 12 the prophet made a follow up at the woman’s house. He prayed for the woman and after prayers he was given a hut to sleep in. When the woman went to sleep, the prophet joined her and had unprotected sexual intercourse with her three times without her consent.