CHIREDZI – A self-styled prophet from Chiredzi has appeared at the local regional court facing rape charges after he allegedly inserted his fingers into the vagina and anus of a 16-year-old girl during a cleansing process.
The incident happened while the girl’s parents and siblings who accompanied her were sitting outside the hut where the rituals were taking place.
James Mutonhorera (51) of Village 7 Uswaushava Triangle pleaded not guilty before Regional Magistrate Judith Ziyu on Friday.
However, the complainant told Ziyu that Mutonhorera (51) became ecstatic during the cleansing and removed a bone from her stomach, another one from her breast and a third from her back.
The incident happened on May 5, 2021.
The complainant alleged that after removing the three pieces of bones, Mutonhorera ordered her to remove her pulling socks because he wanted to remove something from her vagina. He springled some water on her and she allegedly fell unconscious as the prophet was inserting fingers into her vagina.
Her skirt was pulled up when she regained consciousness and her vagina and anus were both painful. Mutonhorera then showed her a bone that he removed from her vagina. The complainant says she doesn’t know exactly what happened when she became unconscious.
The girl narrated the story to her mother after discovering that her anus and vagina were painful.
Mutonhori accused the girl of fabricating the story. Noel Muranda prosecuted. https://masvingomirror.com