Africa 20.8.2016 06:36 pm

Update: Arrested Zim ‘prophet’ Magaya appears in court

Photo: Supplied

Photo: Supplied

Prophetic Healing and Deliverance (PHD) Ministries founder and leader Walter Magaya, who was arrested on Friday night on a rape charge, appeared in court on Saturday.

Magaya appeared before Magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe in the Harare Magistrates’ Court where he was granted US$2 000 bail and ordered to surrender his passport and report to the police three times a week.

The State, represented by Gwinyayi Shumba, did not oppose bail.

READ THE ORIGINAL STORY: Top Zim ‘prophet’ arrested over rape allegations

Magaya is represented by Everson Chatambudza. The PHD Ministries leader will next appear in court on September 15.

An annexure accompanying the request for remand form states the complainant in the matter is a 25-year-old university student.

Allegations are that in June last year, Magaya invited the complainant to his house, which is located in the leafy suburb of Mt Pleasant in the capital.

The complainant is alleged to have agreed and went to the house. After being shown around the house, she was left alone in a room. Magaya is alleged to have returned to the room stark naked and forced the woman to have sex with him.

It is alleged he did not use protection and after the alleged offence gave the complainant US200. The complainant is said to have reported the matter to her boyfriend a month later.

African News Agency (ANA)

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