Teacher rapes ten­ant’s epilep­tic daugh­ter

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Leonard Ncube

A TEACHER from Vic­to­ria Falls has been ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing his ten­ant’s epilep­tic daugh­ter while she was un­con­scious.

A drunken Den­nis Mazarira (40) al­legedly fell asleep on top of the girl (14) af­ter the sex at­tack. The girl had fallen un­con­scious af­ter a seizure. A court heard how she re­gained con­scious­ness and alerted neigh­bours af­ter lock­ing a snor­ing Mazarira in the house.

Mazarira had al­legedly ear­lier taken the girl’s fa­ther­who is his ten­ant- for a drink at Chino­timba Old Bar.

He al­legedly left him in a drunken stu­por at the drink­ing hole and went home to rape the girl.

Mazarira briefly ap­peared in court last week charged with rape and un­law­ful en­try into premises.

Vic­to­ria Falls mag­is­trate Miss Ran­gari­rai Gakanje re­ferred the mat­ter back to the po­lice for fur­ther in­ves­ti­ga­tion.

She re­manded Mazarira in cus­tody to to­day with­out ask­ing him to plead. Ac­cord­ing to court doc­u­ments, Mazarira, a teacher at Si­makade Pri­mary, com­mit­ted the crime last week.

“The ac­cused en­tered the com­plainant’s bed­room and found her un­con­scious. In­stead of re­sus­ci­tat­ing her, he un­dressed the com­plainant and made her lie fac­ing up­wards be­fore rap­ing her once,” read court pa­pers.

“When the girl woke up, she no­ticed there was some­one on top of her. She pushed him aside.

“She es­caped and locked the door leav­ing him inside.

“She in­formed neigh­bours who came and found Mazarira naked.”

A re­port was made to the po­lice lead­ing to Mazarira’s ar­rest.

Mazarira made head­lines last year when his wife hit him with a stone, al­most crush­ing his pri­vates, af­ter ac­cus­ing him of in­fi­delity.

The ‘con­tro­ver­sial’ teacher was early this year forced to trans­fer from a school in Vic­to­ria Falls to Chisuma on the out­skirts of the re­sort town af­ter fight­ing with a head­mas­ter.

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