Church members and the entire community of Christians have been left totally shocked after word circulated about a prophet's act of sodomy. Kennedy Kudzai Zvirawa, a self-styled Baptist church prophet in Zimbabwe allegedly sodomised a church mate after he had invited him for bogus prayer sessions before forcing another one to masturbate him and threatened them with death if they ever divulged their secret to anyone. Prophet Zvirawa appeared before Zvishavane magistrate recently and pleaded not guilty to the charges leveled against him. According to Zimbabwe News Online, some time in October last year, Zvirawa approached his first victim and told him that he was possessed with evil spirits so he was supposed to come to church for prayer sessions.
The complainant went to the prophet’s house where he found him in the company of other church members. At around 9:30pm, Zvirawa asked the church members to go and sleep as he wanted to conduct a private prayer session with the complainant. Zvirawa instructed the complainant to go to a certain room where he followed and ordered him to sleep in the bed that was in the room. The prophet then switched off the lights and joined the complainant in bed. He started caressing the complainant’s thighs. The complainant asked the prophet if that is how prayers were to be conducted and he was threatened with death.
The prophet allegedly went on to remove the complainant’s pants and sodomised him. The prophet repeated the act on different occasions until the complainant’s workmate noticed a change in complainant’s behaviour.
On another day, it is alleged that Zvirawa invited his second victim to his house saying he wanted to hold prayer sessions. The unsuspecting victim went to the prophet’s house and upon arrival he was instructed to caress Zvirawa’s manhood as it was part of the prayer session. The complainant masturbated the prophet until he ejaculated and he was then ordered to go back home.
Luck ran out one day when another church member caught the prophet in the middle of his evil act. And that is when the complainant, who had already been fed up, revealed the entire incident.
In his defence Zvirawa told the court that he did not and would not do that as he was a man of the cloth. “Your worship, I did not do anything to these men and I would never do such a thing as I am a prophet. This is just a result of politics within the church. The church recently split and these men are just sent by other church members to tarnish my image”, he said.
Magistrate Tavengwa Sangster presided over the case and Sheila Mupinga prosecuted.
The trial continues