The self-proclaimed Mhangura prophet who last week allegedly stabbed his lover to death and attempted to sell her vagina after accusing her of infidelity appeared before a Chinhoyi magistrate on tuesday facing murder charges.
Elias Kurapwi (23) of Vred Farm in Doma is accused of stabbing his girlfriend of five years, Mable Zireva, in the neck and stomach before cutting off her vagina and trying to sell it to a commercial farmer.
Magistrate Tendai Muchini remanded Kurapwi in custody to December 21. The self-proclaimed prophet was advised to apply for bail at the High Court due to the nature of the charge he is facing.
The State is alleging that Kurapwi and Zireva were at a love nest ,Kurapwi allegedly accused Zireva of having an affair with a rival “prophet” and lured her to a secluded place at Muni Farm in Mhangura.
While there, it is alleged, he pulled out a knife and stabbed her several times in the neck and stomach. The State says she died on the spot. It is further alleged that Kurapwi cut off her vagina, removed her toenails and placed the items in a plastic bag.
Kurapwi allegedly dragged the corpse to a burrow and covered it with tree branches. On Monday last week, he allegedly took the private parts to Muni farmhouse and approached Dion Benuiddenhout.
It is said he offered to sell the parts to the farmer.
Benuiddenhout reportedly pretended to be interested in buying them but said he did not have any cash on him and needed to go to Chinhoyi Town to withdraw money from the bank.
The State says Kurapwi agreed to the arrangement. However, when Benuiddenhout got to Lions Den, he went straight to the police and reported the matter leading to Kurapwi’s arrest.
The State says he revealed to police investigators where he had hidden the corpse. The private parts are being held as an exhibit.