Prophet in trouble after he drowned a congregant during baptism ceremony


A Zimbabwean clergyman was on Monday arraigned before a Harare Magistrate Court on charges of culpable homicide after he reportedly drowned one of his members during baptism.
The 37-year-old Prophet Masimba Chirayi , who oversees the New Johane Masowe eChishanu Church in Epworth was denied an opportunity to plead, but was remanded in custody by Magistrate Tilda Mazhande until April 30, pending finalisation of investigations.
NEWSDAY reports that State Prosecutor, Magistrate Tilda Mazhande, told the court that on April 14 at Nyaure River in Cheza village, Chirayi was baptising and cleansing members of his church in a river and he submerged the now-deceased, Wendy Masuka, in the pool where she allegedly drowned.

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