RMG Independent End Time Message Church leader Robert Martin Gumbura will know his fate today following his conviction on Friday.
The 57-year old pastor was convicted on four counts of rape and one count of possessing pornographic material.
The Prosecutor-General’s office wants at least 100 years in prison for the polygamous church leader.
PG’s office representative Jonathan Murombedzi said Gumbura was a hypocrite who hid behind the Word of God in order to pounce on unsuspecting victims and as such, the sentence to be imposed should be harsh to send a clear message to society.
“In Section 65 (1) of the Code, the legislation indicates that any person found guilty of rape shall be liable to imprisonment for life or any shorter period. The State is, therefore, urging the court that if it is not swayed by its submissions to consider life imprisonment it should consider anything above 25 years per count for the accused person,” Murombedzi said.
He said Gumbura should not get away with a lighter sentence taking into account the fact that all his victims were shown pornographic materials after which he would take sexual enhancement drugs and rape them without protection showing how determined he was to commit the offences.