HARARE (ZimEye)-Self-proclaimed ‘prophets’ say they can help people with weight loss, making ‘miracle money’ out of nothing and raising the dead. Some of these prophets say their powers come through their penis. Their targets are desperate women.
Alfred Makurumidze was a prophet with Johane Masowe Apostolic sect, a leading spiritual congregation in Zimbabwe. He will be spending the next 10 years behind bars for raping a woman under the pretext of casting away evil.
Makurumidze, 40, met his victim on the street and told her she was possessed with demons. The woman believed him and accepted the invitation back to his place for a cure. When they got there, he forcibly had sex with her. After realizing her lapse in judgment, she went to the police.
In another case, the prophet Blessed Mvura duped over 20 women into having sex with him because he could allegedly solve their problems through one special system: penetration.
Mvura left a packed court in stitches when he explained his method. “I only use my organ when treating people. I rub it with a specific medicine for that particular disease and insert my manhood into the woman’s privates,” he said.
He was arrested after one of his clients contracted a sexually transmitted disease. After being accused of promiscuity by her husband, she told him of the prophet’s methods. When the husband confronted Mvura, the prophet said the wife was a client and knew how he operated. As such, Mvura reasoned, what he did could not be defined as rape.