Teacher rapes mi­nor

The Manica Post - - The Weekender - Tendai Guku­tikwa Week­ender Cor­re­spon­dent

A CHI­MAN­I­MANI teacher who al­legedly gagged a nine-yearold Grade 3 pupil and raped her be­fore giv­ing her $ 2 to buy her si­lence has been hauled be­fore the courts.

Daniel Mirisi (42) ap­peared be­fore Mutare provin­cial mag­is­trate, Mr Tendai Mahwe last week fac­ing rape charges as de­fined in Sec­tion 65 (1)(a) of the Crim­i­nal Law (Cod­i­fi­ca­tion and Re­form) Act Chap­ter 9: 23.

Mr Fletcher Karombe pros­e­cuted.

Al­le­ga­tions were that Mirisi who is a teacher at Ngangu Pri­mary School on March 5 called the com­plainant and three other mi­nors to as­sist him to carry his gro­ceries from school to his homestead.

Soon af­ter ar­rival at his home, Mirisi dis­missed the other two ju­ve­niles and gave the third one a 50c bond coin to go and buy some chips for her­self.

“He then in­vited the mi­nor into his bedroom and raped her once,” said Mr Karombe.

The mi­nor screamed dur­ing the com­mis­sion of the crime but Mirisi is al­leged to have gagged her mouth with a cloth.

Af­ter com­mit­ting the of­fence, Mirisi is fur­ther al­leged to have given the mi­nor a $ 2 note as a bribe so that she could not tell any­one about the mat­ter.

The mi­nor’s grand­mother only dis­cov­ered that the girl had been raped af­ter she found the $ 2 note in her pos­ses­sion.

She cor­nered her to divulge the in­for­ma­tion and she sub­se­quently spilled the beans.

“She nar­rated that she had been sex­ual ly abused and paid $ 2 to re­main silent by her teacher.

‘ ‘ The mat ter was then re­ported to the po­lice where she was re­ferred to Chipinge Hos­pi­tal,” said Mr Karombe.

The case was re­manded to March 29.

Mirisi was ad­vised to ap­ply for bail at the High Court in Harare.

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