By Tendai Rupapa
A 40-year-old Pastor at Kingdom Fellowship Church impregnated a 15-year old girl he adopted from Chinamhora after making her believe he was “testing” her virginity.
Elisha Persuade Nhando yesterday admitted to impregnating the minor when he appeared before magistrate Mr Elijah Makomo.
He told the court that he thought the girl was 17-years-old.
However, when Mr Makomo asked the witnesses, who included the complainant, to stand up in court to be advised of the next court hearing, the packed gallery was shocked when they saw the complainant, who looked much younger than the age claimed by the pastor.
At law, the age of sexual consent in Zimbabwe is 16.
Pastor Nhando, who is being charged with having sexual intercourse with a minor, was remanded in custody to today for commencement of trial.
Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa prosecuted.