A self-styled prophet is alleged to have drugged his 32-year-old female client before raping her in Chegutu in 2017.
Police said the unnamed spiritualist put an intoxicating substance into a raspberry drink and made the woman drink it before raping her. Police said in a statement:
The ZRP urges members of the public to promptly report all cases of abuse to the Police. On 12/01/22, Police in Harare recorded a case of rape in which a woman (32) was raped by a self proclaimed prophet, on two separate occasions, in 2017 and May 2019 in Chegutu and Harare.
In the [first] incident the suspect put an intoxicating substance into a raspberry drink, made the victim to consume it and raped her.
In the [second] incident the suspect took advantage of the absence of the victim’s husband and raped her once.
The victim disclosed the matter in December 2021. Investigations are in progress.
Police also said they are investigating cases of robbery, unlawful entry into premises and theft which occurred at Ridgemond Park, Rusape on Wednesday around 1 AM.
Six unknown suspects who were armed with two unidentified pistols broke into a house and stole a 300AH solar battery, two cellphones and a toy gun.
Police said the suspects then proceeded to the next house where they pounced at five complainants who were asleep in separate bedrooms and tied them with curtains while demanding cash.
They stole US$15 000, ZAR 2 200, four cellphones and drove away in one of the complainants’ Honda Fit vehicle.