Madzibaba on the Run After Allegedly Raping 16-Year-Old Girl!!
A self-styled prophet, Madzibaba Stepnaje, is on the run after allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl. Madzibaba was temporarily staying with her family in Art Farm, Mt Pleasant. He had been conducting church services at the girl’s parents’ house since the beginning of the month.
The incident occurred when he allegedly lured the girl to a secluded place around midnight and raped her. The girl was referred to Parirenyatwa for a medical examination.
Police Report and Investigation
Harare provincial police spokesperson, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, urged anyone with information about the incident to come forward, saying, “The girl later disclosed her ordeal to another prophet, who advised her to make a police report.”
How Madzibaba Raped the Teenage Girl
According to H-Metro, Inspector Chakanza stated, “The prophet was temporarily staying at the complainant’s residence while conducting his church services”. He added, “On May 13, at around 10pm, the prophet and the girl were coming from the ADMA Agricultural Show, which was held about 3km from the house. On the way, the prophet asked the girl to accompany him to a certain house to collect his cellphone. The girl agreed and when they got closer to the house, the prophet changed directions and led her further to a secluded place. The prophet raped the girl and she later disclosed her ordeal to another prophet, who advised her to make a police report”.
The police are now actively searching for Madzibaba Stepnaje and are urging anyone with information about his whereabouts to come forward and assist with investigations. This case once again highlights the extent of sexual abuse and exploitation by religious leaders and the need for swift action to be taken to bring perpetrators to justice.