Uncle Rapes Mentally Challenged Niece
7 June 2020
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By A Correspondent- A 28 year old Mutoko uncle who raped a 14 year old mentally ill niece has been hauled to court.

Pension Usayi appeared before Mutoko magistrate Jairosi Mutseyegwa who remanded him in custody until 12 June 2020.

He is accused of rape.

Majuru told the court that on 23 May 2020 at around 17 00hours, the complainant arrived at home from the bush where she had gone to fetch some firewood.

Prosecutor Majuru told the court that she was raped in the family kitchen hut.

“Complainant proceeded to the accused person grass thatched kitchen to drink some water as she was feeling thirsty. As she entered the kitchen, the accused followed her, closed the door after he entered into the house. It was then that he started fondling her breasts before undressing the complainant. He further went on to unzip his trousers and raped her once,” Majuru told the court.

The state further alleges that accused person told the complainant to conceal the rape.

He threatened her claiming that she would be arrested by police if she dared to report the matter.

However, she could not take the threats seriously as she went to reveal the act to her mother Sanisai Gumbeze who was attending their vegetable garden.

The complainant together with her mother filed a police report at Mutoko police and a medical examination revealed that there was definite evidence of penetration and there is a psychiatric report that she is mentally challenged.