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Zaka man uses bush to rape 12-year-old daughter four times


Beatific Gumbwanda

CHIREDZI – A Zaka man was
last recently arrested and later sentenced to 56 years in prison by Chiredzi
Senior Regional Magistrate Judith Zuyu for raping his first born 12-year-old
daughter four times.
The man, who cannot be named to
protect the identity of the victim, used a machete to intimidate the minor into
submission.
The State, represented by
Innocent Tshuma, convinced the court that on the first occasion, the man, who
comes from Mapope village under Chief Bota in Zaka, allegedly took advantage of
his wife’s absence to rape the minor in the bush where he had lured her for a
supposed hunting expedition.
The man, who had been left in the
custody of his three children aged five, eight and 12, first raped the minor on
October 22.
According to state papers, on
October 25, the man again took the minor for hunting in the bush where he raped
her again.
On October 26, he followed the
minor to the garden where she had gone to do some laundry and water the
vegetables and raped her again.
He then threatened to kill the
minor and her mother if she ever divulges the abuse.
The matter, however, came to
light when the minor complained to her mother that she was experiencing severe
pain on her private parts.
The man will, however, serve 28
years of his sentence after the other years were set aside on condition of good
behavior and that he will not commit a similar offense over the next five
years.

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