Man rapes minor


Prosper Dembedza Court Correspondent
A 20-year-old Harare man appeared in court on Friday on allegations of raping a 12-year-old girl in a maize field.

Gift Zvapano was facing rape charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Elijah Makomo.

He was remanded in custody and ordered to apply for bail at the High Court.

It is alleged that on Wednesday last week, Zvapano asked the complainant to accompany him to Budiriro 2 shops.

The two went to the shops together with two other minors aged four.

The court heard that Zvapano took the other two children into a maize field where he told them that he had lost his directions, before ordering them to wait for him while he was mapping the way with the complainant.

It is alleged that Zvapano walked a distance with the complainant before pushing her to the ground and raping her.

The court heard that the complainant screamed for help but to no avail.

The girl later told her sister about the matter, leading to Zvapano’s arrest.

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