An apostolic prophet Maxwell Chitara from concession was sentenced over the weekend for fondling a congregant’s private parts.
The prophet was sentenced to an effective one-year jail term by concession magistrate Nixon Mangoti after a full trial.
The state-led by Kumbirai told the court that on May 18 the complaint who cannot be named for ethical reasons went to Madzibaba’s shrine seeking divine intervention.
On the shrine, she met her aunt who is also a congregant of the accused. The convict prayed for the two before ordering the complainant to seat alone. He later called the complainant and poured some water on the ground before calling her to come close to him and kneel down.
The complaint refused and he grabbed her neck, fondled her right breast and private parts. The complainant wrestled with the man of Cloth and fled from the shrine. She ran to the police station where she filed a police report leading to the arrest of the suspect.