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Zimbabwean pastor jailed 50 years for rape

Published on Feb 4, 2014 12:19 AM
 

HARARE (AFP) - A Zimbabwean pastor was jailed on Monday for 50 years for raping four female congregants and threatening to cast evil spells on them if they exposed him.

Robert Martin Gumbura, the founder of "Robert Martin Gumbura Independent End Time Message Church", had 10 years of his sentence suspended because he had no previous convictions.

"You were a real wolf in sheepskin," said magistrate Hoseah Mujaya.

"The core business of any church is worshipping and not sleeping with girls and women and threaten them that misfortune will befall them."

 
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