Prophet Walter Magaya has appeared in court and pleaded not guilty to rape and unlawful termination of pregnancy.

High Court judge Justice Amy Tsanga is hearing the case. Prosecutor General Ray Goba said the State will summon at least 11 witnesses to testify against Magaya.

PG Goba made an application to have Magaya given restrictions as he alleged that the accused had been interfering with State witnesses. Goba said Magaya was facing serious charges hence should have his bail conditions reinstated despite a court order terminating them.

Justice Tsanga ruled that the court order terminating Magaya's bail conditions should stand because the State had no compelling case against accused in the matter.

Magaya is alleged to have raped the complainant sometime in June 2015 before giving her a pregnancy termination pill to ingest. Further allegations are that the defendant, realising that the matter was being investigated, reportedly deposited US$100 000 into the complainant's CBZ Bank account number 09124212590012, allegedly to interfere with investigations.

The matter is set to continue on April 25.