Paul Pindani in Chinhoyi
A PASTOR was on Friday hauled to court accused of raping a congregant he was staying with at his homestead.
Prosper Tapiwa Shiri resides in Murombedzi, Zvimba and is a pastor at Disciple All Nations Church in Murombedzi.
He was asked not to plead when he appeared before Chinhoyi provincial magistrate Tapiwa Banda and was remanded in custody to April 30.
Allegations are that on a date not recalled by the complainant, but in the month of November 2020, Shiri’s wife, Priscilla Manjemanje, went to Harare leaving behind the complainant, Shiri and the children at the homestead.
On the same date, the complainant went to sleep in her bedroom at around 7pm.
Shiri reportedly entered into the bedroom where he went on top of her and kissed her while forcing his tongue into her mouth.
The accused is said to have undressed the victim raped her.
Review Nikisi appeared for the state.