One of the accused, Alouis Nyamadzawo is on bail pending appeal while Talent and Shadreck Madzima completed their prison terms. The other two, Edson Murambidzi and Gift Mudamburi have a pending robbery case.They appeared before Harare magistrate Bianca Makwande facing robbery and rape charges.
They were remanded in custody to September 15.
The court heard that on August 28, at around 11pm, Murambidzi, Mudamburi Nyamadzawo, Talent and Shadreck Madzima went to Apostolic Faith Mission Church Kingdom Assembly at No. 82 Malvern Road Waterfalls in Harare. Armed with the hammer and pick, they manhandled the security guard, Pfumai Mukodzani who they alleged struck with a hammer on his head demanding to be shown where the church cash was.
Using the hammer, they broke into the caretaker’s room and started assaulting Funny Mereki and his son Keith before they stole cellphones and tied the security guard and caretaker together.
The group took the caretaker's son and demanded that he show them all the people at the premises who then led them to a tenant’s house.
It is alleged that they ransacked the house and demanded that the tenant tell them where the church cash was. They stole shoes and cellphones before shoving the caretaker's son under the tenant’s bed. While one of the accused was left behind as others broke into the pastor’s office and stole $800 he allegedly raped the tenant and only stopped after his accomplices started calling him.
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