Norton man jailed 10 years for sodomising girl

HARARE - A Norton man who sodomised a 12-year-old girl has been sentenced to an effective 10 years in jail for indecent assault in aggravating circumstances.

Supa Alufayi made the girl lie on her stomach before abusing her from behind.

Magistrate Simon Rogers Kachambwa had sentenced Alufayi to 14 years in jail but four years were suspended on condition of good behaviour.

The court heard that on March 11 this year, the minor was on her way to the toilet when Alufayi grabbed her from behind and gagged her with a piece of cloth.

Kachambwa was told that Alufayi carried the girl to his bedroom where he removed all her clothes after laying her on the bed and forcing himself on her from the rear.

The girl’s mother, noticing that her daughter was taking too long to return from her call of nature, started a search for the girl.

Upon checking Alufayi’s room, she noticed her daughter in the blankets naked, prompting her to report the case to the police.

In passing sentence, Kachambwa said Alufayi planned the crime and it was premeditated.

In a related matter, a Mbare man who allegedly raped his daughter’s friend appeared before a Harare magistrate.

Maxwell Tembo is alleged to have threatened the girl’s life if she did not comply with his desires.

The court heard that on May 19 this year, Tembo saw the Reliance College Form One pupil standing outside the Matererini Flats.

He allegedly asked her to accompany him to Nenyere Flats in Mbare which she did, seeing no harm in it.

When they arrived at Block 5 of the flats, Tembo ordered the girl to get into the house, but she refused. He threatened to stab her if she continued refusing.

It is the State’s case that when they got into the house, Tembo forcibly removed the girl’s clothes and raped her before releasing her the following morning.

Magistrate Don Ndirowei remanded Tembo in custody to June 18 for his trial. - Helen Kadirire

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