Pastor impregnates adopted daughter, says he was carrying out virginity test

A 40-yr-old pastor in Zimbabwe has been arrested and charged to court for having carnal knowledge of a teenage girl, impregnating her in the process.

Elisha Persuade Nhando of Kingdom Fellowship Church had admitted to impregnating his 15-year old adopted daughter after making her believe he was simply testing” her virginity.

Appearing before the magistrate, Elijah Makomo, the pastor said he thought the teenage girl was 17-yrs-old.

However, when Mr Makomo asked the witnesses, who included the complainant, to stand up in court to be advised of the next court hearing, the packed gallery was shocked when they saw the complainant, who looked much younger than the age claimed by the pastor.

Local newspaper, The Herald  reports that at law, the age of sexual consent in Zimbabwe is 16.

Pastor Nhando, who is being charged with engaging in sex with a minor, was remanded in custody before commencement of trial.