Although a "baptism", sounds like an exorcism gone wrong,,,
The teenager (name withheld), is being charged together with self-proclaimed prophet, Maud Dzvuke (31) and Jane Ruvinga (22).Teenager charged in ‘baptism death’ saga - NewsDay Zimbabwe
Through his lawyers, Muringani Mandikumba and Partners, the teenager denied participating in the commission of the offence.
“He is the one who reported the incident to the police and has always co-operated with the police. He was also baptised and did not baptise anyone, hence, there is no reason for him to abscond or interfere with investigations.
He did not flee or try to interfere with the witnesses before he was arrested,” the lawyers said.
“Accused denies he committed or assisted in the commission of the offence. He is not a member of that apostolic sect, but was invited to be baptised to remove evil spirits from him.”
According to State papers, on June 7, at about 6am, Dzvuke, Ruvinga and the teenager allegedly connived to take the children for cleansing in Mutorahuku Stream at Muriwo Village.