Girl’s rape ex­poses sex pest dad

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Than­deka Moyo

A Nkayi man re­port­edly raped a 13-year-old girl while her fa­ther was at­tend­ing an all-night prayer.

The crime came to light when the girl con­fessed that her fa­ther was sex­u­ally abus­ing her as well.

The girl kept the rape in­ci­dent to her­self for four months as her fa­ther; the only sur­viv­ing mem­ber of her fam­ily, was also rap­ing her.

Methuli Ncube ap­peared be­fore se­nior re­gional mag­is­trate Mr Tra­nos Utah­washe fac­ing rape charges and pleaded not guilty.

Mr Utah­washe re­manded him in cus­tody to Au­gust 17.

Pros­e­cut­ing Mr Robin Mukura al­leges that on an un­known date in Jan­uary this year, Ncube met the girl fetch­ing wa­ter at Shangani River.

“He pro­posed love and the girl turned him down. Af­ter two days Ncube pro­ceeded to the girl’s home dur­ing the night when her fa­ther had gone for pray­ers,” said Mr Mukura.

“On ar­rival Ncube opened her bed­room hut and en­tered. At that mo­ment, he grabbed the girl and un­dressed her.”

The court heard that Ncube raped the girl once.

“Af­ter the act, Ncube left the home­stead and went back to his home. The girl was al­ready liv­ing in trauma and failed to reveal the mat­ter to any­one as her fa­ther was rap­ing her,” he said.

Mr Mukura said the mat­ter came to light af­ter a school de­vel­op­ment com­mit­tee mem­ber in­formed po­lice through a tip off that the girl’s fa­ther was sex­u­ally abus­ing her.

“Dur­ing in­ves­ti­ga­tions she men­tioned that Ncube had also raped her.’’

The girl’s fa­ther is ap­pear­ing be­fore re­gional mag­is­trate Mr Chrispen Mberewere and also pleaded not guilty to rape.

He was re­manded in cus­tody to Au­gust 18 for trial. — @thamamoe.

A mo­torist crosses a solid line on a curve while ne­go­ti­at­ing past two don­key-drawn carts along the Bu­l­awayo-Vic­to­ria Falls Road near Tyce­hurst on Fri­day. Im­pa­tience and haz­ards such as an­i­mals and an­i­mal drawn ve­hi­cles pose a dan­ger on high­ways. (Pic­ture by Eliah Saushoma)

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