THE court case involving Goodness and Mercy Ministries church leader, Tapiwa Freddy and ZBC Radio Zimbabwe presenter Rutendo Makuti took a new twist after it emerged im court that she consented to the sexual act and seduced the self-styled preacher by sending him her nude pictures.
As the trial resumed today, the court heard that the complainant used nude pictures, audio and text messages to demand sex from Tapiwa Freddy.
The nude pictures, audios and text messages were produced in court as evidence.
In one of the audios presented in court, Rutendo can be heard asking for a kiss and sex from Tapiwa Freddy.
After all the overwhelming evidence was presented in court, Rutendo denied seducing Tapiwa Freddy. In her defence, Rutendo affirmed that the nude pictures were taken from her phone but refuted claims that she is the one who sent them to Tapiwa Freddy.
She claims she was not the one with the phone at the time the sexual material was sent to the defendant.
“I know the picture it was taken by my husband while bathing. As for the other pictures I don’t know it was taken when my husband was alive and we were in Nyanga,” she said.
This comes a couple of days after Tapiwa Freddy pleaded not guilty to the charges when his trial opened at the Harare Magistrates Court.
In mitigation, Tapiwa Freddy told the court that he had consensual s_exual intercourse with Rutendo Makuti.
Tapiwa Freddy revealed that the rape accusations arose after he sought to terminate their love relationship.