The Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) has confirmed the arrest of Brighton Maponde (35) in connection with a series of rape cases which occurred in December 2020.

The suspect who is a self proclaimed prophet allegedly raped the victim (15) on several occasions and threatened her with misfortunes and death.

Meanwhile, police in Harare are appealing for information which may assist in the investigation of a suspected murder case in which the victim, Kennedy Lovemore (24) died on admission at a local hospital after being found bleeding with a deep stab on the shoulder along a footpath opposite Koala Park Abattoir, Retreat Farm, Waterfalls.

The police has since appealed to anyone with information to report at nearest Police Station.