A Gweru based prophetess Juliet Masakaire popularly known as Prophetess Julie was this week arrested for sexually assaulting a fellow woman.
The 29-year-old prophetess from Gweru was arrested on Sunday 28 June and charged with indecent assault.
Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) Midlands provincial spokesperson, Inspector Joel Goko, confirmed the arrest of Masakaire, and said she would appear in court soon to answer to indecent assault charges.
Inspector Goko told midlands news that the victim was offered accommodation by the accused (Prophetess Julie) and during the same month whilst they were staying together Prophetess Julie gave the complainant a prophesy that she was going to get married to a man by the name Stan Chinyonga.
The two ladies shared the same bed.
“From the day of the prophecy and during the night, the accused person started to speak to the complainant in a male voice saying she was Stanley Chinyonga and wanted to marry her. The duo used to share the same bed,” he said.
Goko said on an unknown date in February, Masakanire woke up during the night and introduced herself to her room-mate as Stanley Chinyonga.
“She started kissing the complainant all over the body and caressing her. The complainant tried to resist but was overpowered and pastor Masanakire (allegedly) went on top of her and inserted her fingers into her private parts,” he said.
She allegedly repeated the offence on four different occasions, warning the complainant not to report it to anyone or else she would not get married.
But on March 22, the woman informed her church mate, Ophelia Martha Nhari about the offence, and eventually let the church elders know about the issue.
This led to the prophetess’ arrest.
The Pray Deliverance and Testimony Ministry leader is expected to appear in court soon.