Father up for raping daughter

HARARE - A 42-year-old Harare man, who allegedly forced himself on his daughter in his wife’s absence, appeared in court yesterday charged with rape.

The father whose name is being withheld to protect the minor’s identity appeared before Harare magistrate Elijah Makomo and denied the rape charges.

“What they are saying is not true and I don’t understand why they could allege that I did something horrible as that,” the father told the court.

However, he was remanded in custody to April 25 and advised to apply for bail at the High Court.

Prosecutor Sebastian Mutizirwa alleged that sometime in January this year, the father was left in custody of his son and daughter while his wife had travelled.

The court heard that the accused person shared his one-roomed rented house with his two children.

It is alleged that on an unknown date in January around midnight the father started fondling his daughter’s breasts and buttocks.

He reportedly took advantage of the fact that his 11-year-old son was fast asleep at the time.

When the complainant woke up she saw her father pointing a knife at her and was told to keep quiet.

The court heard that the accused person then removed his daughter’s underwear and began touching her privates before raping her.

After the act, he threatened to kill the girl if she ever revealed the incident to anyone.

The court heard that the juvenile was scared to scream while her father sexually molested her.

From then the court heard the accused person started having sexual intercourse with his daughter regularly up to April 7, before the juvenile managed to escape and reported the matter to the police leading to her father’s arrest.

Comments (4)

This is a very interesting story indeed. Let's wait to hear the truth, but if it so happens that the father did it....from January to April??? Firing squad!!!!!!!!

gamuchirayi - 12 April 2016

This father deserves to rot in jail all his life so that the daughter may choose never to face him again. Can the responsible authority hear us out there?

isikwaya - 13 April 2016

No bail for this man. He is a flight risk and poses a risk of raping more juveniles out there since he seems not willing to make use of the services of commercial sex officers

isikwaya - 13 April 2016

This man needs to be castrated. How on earth could an hen eat its own eggs. The laws of the nation needs to be transformed to impose death penalty on rapers .

shava luwy - 13 April 2016

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