An esteemed Gweru prophetess, was arrested after she allegedly se.xually molested a female congregant,from her church.
The accused prophetess, Juliet Masakanire, 29, then bribed the congregant with US$16 and made several EcoCash transactions to buy her silence.
Prophetess Juliet Masakanire is the founder and pastor of Pray Deliverance and Testimony Ministries International.
Masakanire was dragged to court and charged with aggravated indecent assault.
She pleaded not guilty to the charge and is currently out on $1 000 bail.
The complainant said Prophetess Juliet Masakanire , sucked her bre_asts while putting her fingers in her privates on three different occasions.
She claimed that they stayed together and shared the same bed.
“She used to give me money every time she abused me. She gave me US$10, US$6, R50 and transferred varying amounts to my account via EcoCash. She said I should do what she wanted if I entertained any thoughts of getting married,”
She also accused Masakanire of telling her to seed money in the church, so she could get a husband and the complainant surrendered her smartphone.
The complainant said she later realized that Masakanire had lied to her and she demanded her phone back and she got it.
However Prophetess Juliet Masakanire denied the claims and said the complainant and her friends want to tarnish her reputation and destroy her church.
Said the prophetess
“I was giving her money for groceries and other things since we stayed together. She is framing me because they want to destroy me and my church,”