Man rapes, in­fects daugh­ter with HIV

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - National News - Wynne Zanamwe Mid­lands Reporter

A Gweru man has been ar­rested for al­legedly rap­ing and in­fect­ing his 17-year-old step daugh­ter with HIV.

The man (33) al­legedly forced his step-daugh­ter to wash his pri­vates af­ter rap­ing her.

The ac­cused, who re­sides in Mtapa sub­urb, Gweru can­not be named for eth­i­cal rea­sons.

He ap­peared be­fore mag­is­trate Mr Solomon Jenya fac­ing rape charges.

The man pleaded not guilty and the mag­is­trate re­manded him in cus­tody to to­mor­row.

Pros­e­cut­ing, Mr Lloyd Mavhiza told the court that on Oc­to­ber 26 last year at around 10PM, the com­plainant was com­ing from church with her friends when she met the ac­cused. “The ac­cused asked the com­plainant where she was com­ing from and he was told that she was com­ing from church by the com­plainant. The ac­cused dragged the com­plainant to­wards a rail­way line that is near Gafa ground and asked her what pun­ish­ment she re­quired.

“The com­plainant told the ac­cused that she wanted to go home but the ac­cused grabbed her and started to fon­dle her breasts and but­tocks.

“The ac­cused per­son re­moved the com­plainant’s skirt and pants be­fore he forced her to lie down and raped her once,” said Mr Mavhiza.

The man, the court heard, asked his vic­tim to wash his man­hood but she re­fused. He promised not to pun­ish her if she did not tell any­one about the mat­ter.

The mat­ter came to light when the man threat­ened to as­sault the com­plainant con­trary to the prom­ise he had made to her say­ing he would not as­sault her.

“The com­plainant told her mother about the mat­ter. She ac­com­pa­nied the com­plainant to make a for­mal re­port at the po­lice sta­tion.

“The com­plainant was sent to Gweru Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for a med­i­cal ex­am­i­na­tion and the com­plainant tested pos­i­tive to HIV,” said Mr Mavhiza. —@wyn­nezane.

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