25 October 2016 Last updated at: 3:36 PM
Malawian prophet slapped with 14 years for defilement
He claimed to have a gift of foreseeing the future but in this particular instance he could not foresee the future and now his sexploits have landed him in jail.
The Midima magistrates court on 21 October convicted and sentenced a 27- year- old prophet to 14 years imprisonment with hard labour for defiling a 17 year form four girl.
Assistance Public Relations officer for Limbe police Widson Nhlane confirmed the news to Malawi24.
Nhlane identified the convict as Gannette Chidule of Muwanga village Traditional Authority Mbawera in Thyolo district.
He said the victim experienced stomach pains on 8 Feb 2016 and she visited the prophet for prayers.
“She explained her problem to him and the prophet instructed his wife to go out and not allow anyone to enter the house to avoid disturbing the holy spirit who would be doing deliverance,” he explained.
According to him,during prayers the victim collapsed and lost her consciousness which gave chance to the said prophet to defile her .
When she became conscious, she felt pains and wetness on her private parts and when she asked what he had done to her, he explained that the evil spirit had been having sex with her.
“In early august ,people observed that the victim was pregnant and was taken to Thyolo hospital for pregnant test where the results showed that she was 32 weeks pregnant” Nhlane said.
Nhlane explained that the matter was later reported to police and the Prophet was arrested after investigations.
In court, the convict pleaded guilty and was slapped with 14 years in prison with hard labour.