Police have arrested two self-styled prophetesses from the Johanne Marange Apostolic Sect on murder charges.
Elina Rumhangu (36) and Dorothy Mbano (48) were arrested in connection with the murder of Prosper Chinagwe (43) who had visited their home for faith healing.
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The suspects, both women, allegedly used a surgical blade to cut the swelling in Chinagwe’s veins on the left leg during a spiritual healing session at their house in Highfield.
Chinagwe died after being admitted to Sally Mugabe Central Hospital after losing a lot of blood through the cut.
National police spokesperson Assistant Commissioner Paul Nyathi confirmed the incident last week. He said:
The ZRP confirms the arrest of two members of the Johanne Marange Apostolic Sect in connection with a case of murder that occurred on March 14, 2021, in Highfield, Harare.
The victim, aged 43, visited the suspects at their residence for spiritual healing and was cut with a surgical blade, the swelling veins of his left leg.
He bled profusely and lost a lot of blood until the suspects ferried him to Sally Mugabe Hospital where he died upon admission.
Asst Comm Nyathi urged citizens to be cautious when they seek the help of self-proclaimed prophets.