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Self styled prophet rapes woman at a shrine

-as Chipinge rapist, killer is nabbed

Midweek Reporter

HARARE- A self styled prophet allegedly raped a 26-year old woman at a shrine in Dzivarasekwa 3, Harare.

The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) confirmed the incident and warned women against consulting self styled prophets at secluded places.

“The ZRP warns members of the public, especially women, against consulting self styled prophets or traditional healers at secluded places for spiritual healing.

“This follows a case of rape in which a woman (26) was sexually abused by a self styled prophet whilst allegedly receiving spiritual healing at a shrine in Dzivarasekwa 3 on an unknown date during the first week of May 2024,” said the ZRP.

In another incident, the ZRP confirmed the arrest of a serial rapist and killer in Chipinge.

“The Zimbabwe Republic Police confirms the arrest of Daniel Chauke (62) in connection with a spate of murder and rape cases as well as a case of stocktheft which occured in Chipinge and Chimanimani between April 2022 and 26th May 2024.

“On 27th May 2024, the suspect was arrested for a case of stocktheft and was brought to ZRP Chipinge. The suspect was searched by detectives leading to the recovery of various ladies clothes, a  cellphone and machete which were hidden in a sack and bag,” reads the ZRP statement.

On the 26th of May 2024, the suspect raped and killed Cylia Maponese (45) in Chipinge who was on her way to a marriage ceremony for her relative and stole a cellphone, various ladies clothes and US10 according to the ZRP.

The suspect also raped and killed two women in October 2023 and April 2024 in Chipinge and Chimanimani.

“The suspect is linked to a case of murder in which a woman (54) was raped and killed on 21st October 2023 at Chikwanda Village, Usanga location, Chipinge and another murder case in which a woman (32) was raped and killed on 24th April 2024 at Matakanyi Village, Chimanimani.”

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