Eight women linked to Independent End Time Message founder, Robert Martin Gumbura, will stand trial on January 14 on allegations of contravening the Censorship and Entertainment Control Act after they were allegedly caught in possession of pornographic materials.

The development came after the defence counsel for the accused highlighted in court yesterday that they needed more time to prepare for the trial.

The trial is set to be held before Magistrate Vakai Chikwekwe.

The eight women; Amadeus Mutakwa (32), Pamela Kandawire (27), Veronica Mbanga (27), Tendai Kwatara (34) , Moreblessing Takawira (35), Runyararo Musvosvi (27), Choice Negaye (32) and Rutendo Mandiya (28) were granted $300 bail each in December by the Harare Magistrates Court.

Their arrest came after police received reports of child abuse at number 6 Helena Close, Marlborough.

Acting on the tip off, police raided the residence and recovered 16 pornographic DVDs and 57 photographs of the eight women posing nude.

Gumbura himself is facing nine counts of rape for allegedly raping six female congregates of his church and his judgment has been set for today.

Gumbura however denies the charges saying he had consensual sex with the women from his church.

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