A 30-YEAR-OLD woman has appeared in court charged with assisting her husband rape a four-year-old relative.
The woman stood guard as her Botswana-based husband raped the child, the court heard.
The woman and her husband appeared before Harare magistrate Mr Tendai Mahwe last week facing rape charges.
They were remanded in custody to February 24.
Mr Mahwe advised the couple to seek bail at the High Court.
The woman lives in Esigodini.
Prosecutor Mr Sebastian Mutizirwa told the court that the offence was unearthed by the victim’s grandmother after she noticed that the girl’s genitals were bruised.
The girl was also discharging yellow fluids.
The victim opened up on the assault upon interrogation.
The matter was reported to the police.
A medical report confirmed the assault.