Teenager ‘rapes’ wheelchair bound sister
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)