A Gweru-based Co-founder of Pray Deliverance and Testimony Ministries International Church, Juliet Masakanire, was arrested for sexually harassing a female congregant, inserting her finger in the church member`s private parts while pretending to be a man.
The prophetess and church leader was reportedly arrested for allegedly fondling, kissing, and inserting her fingers in the private parts of a female congregant that she had accommodated temporarily while she sought a place to stay.
Midlands police spokesperson Inspector Joel Goko confirmed the incident saying the matter came to light when the complainant, a 32-year-old Gweru woman, reported the incident to a church mate, and they both reported the matter to church elders.
“We have arrested the accused Juliet Masakanire after a female congregant whom she stayed with filed a sexual assault report against her,” said Inspector Goko.
He said the woman of cloth had offered the complainant accommodation for a few days as she was looking for a place to stay.
“Sometime during the month of January, Masakanire temporarily accommodated the complainant as she was still looking for a house to rent.
“While staying together, Masakanire gave the complainant a prophecy that she was going to get married to a man named Stanley Chinyonga,” he said.
Inspector Goko said Masakanire would speak to the complainant alleging that she was Chinyonga