Teenager ‘rapes’ wheel­chair bound sis­ter

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Local News/analysis - Tanaka Mrewa Court Re­porter

A NKAYI teenager al­legedly raped his 22-year-old wheel­chair-bound sis­ter, threat­ened to stab her with a knife and set her hut on fire if she told any­one.

A court heard that the teen stormed into his sis­ter’s room ut­ter­ing ob­scen­i­ties and stripped her naked and raped her. The 19-year-old who can­not be named to pro­tect his sis­ter, pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape.

He said the al­le­ga­tions had been fab­ri­cated out of hate be­cause he had re­buked his sis­ter and mother.

“Your wor­ship these two peo­ple are ly­ing to this court. I never raped my sis­ter. Ac­tu­ally she is an­gry at me be­cause I told her off af­ter she sold my four chick­ens and a goat with­out my con­sent. As for my mother, she has a string of boyfriends so I told her I won’t re­spect them and she got cross with me,” he said.

His sis­ter tes­ti­fied that her brother threat­ened to burn her in her hut if she re­vealed the or­deal to any­one.— @ tan­nytkay

A Maphisa woman tends to a veg­etable gar­den on a wet­land re­cently while cat­tle graze in the fore­ground. Across the coun­try wet­lands have be­come a new agri­cul­tural fron­tier for lo­cal com­mu­ni­ties as they seek to en­hance their liveli­hood op­tions un­der in­creas­ingly un­re­li­able cli­mate con­di­tions. (Pic­ture by Eliah Saushoma)

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