Givemore Mujeyi, a twenty-three-year-old man from Bulawayo has admitted in court that he stole a Nokia Lumia phone from Shakemore Marange during a prayer meeting at the victim's home.
The prosecutor, Mr Tapiwa Solani said that during the meeting Mujeyi asked Marange to wrap his phone with a white cloth and give it to him so he could pray for it because it was the reason why things were not going well in his life.
Marange complied and gave Mujeyi the phone.
The court heard that Mujeyi put the phone in a clay pot and prayed for it. He later asked to put the clay pot in a spare bedroom so that no one could see or touch it. Marange testified that when he opened the room three days later, the phone was missing from the clay pot.
"For about three days no one opened the spare bedroom. I later thought l should check on the phone since it had been three days and we had not heard anything from Mujeyi. When l got into the room there was no phone in the pot," said Marange.
He said he could not believe that he had been tricked by a church member.