The woman alleged to have been raped by Prophet Walter Magaya is withdawing the charge saying her life is in danger.
She has filed a withdrawal affidavit narrating how she is receiving death threats from unknown people who are allegedly threatening her in the event she fails to get the man of cloth convicted.“I have received threats from people who are threatening to shoot me in the event that I do not testify well in order to get the accused convicted, if by any chance I decide to withdraw the matter.
“I then realised that if I do not win this case or do not do what they expect me to do, my life’s in danger. I have come to the conclusion that this case is now beyond me,” reads part of the affidavit.
The woman further claimed that she has not been living a normal life since the commencement of the case in August. “I have also come to understand that a greater evil are the people outside this matter that want me to get the accused convicted, even if it means adding lies to my testimony in court. I am not able to go through with this case.
“I cannot testify under these conditions in court knowing that I have to perform in a way that these people who are threatening me desire.”She added that Magaya had no influence in her decision to withdraw the case and neither had he contacted or paid her.
“Please note that I was not forced by anyone to withdraw my case. It should be noted that at the time of the withdrawal, the accused has not contacted me or given me money to withdraw. I did this out of my own free will,” reads the affidavit.
However, Magistrate Chikwekwe could not place the affidavit in the record, citing that it was unprocedural tendered to him since it had been placed in his office under the door.The prosecutor, Sebastian Mutizirwa who was seeking for a further postponement of the matter denied knowledge of the origins of the affidavit.
In his ruling for refusal of further remand, Mr Chikwekwe said the State should be afforded another chance to put its house in order.He dismissed the application and remanded the matter to November 30.