Articles tagged 'rape'

Dad in court over sodomising son 21 April 2018 HARARE - A South Africa-based man, 35, has been charged with sodomising his eight-month-old baby. The court heard that in 2016, the man lost sexual appetite for his wife and drew closer to his son. It was alleged that the mother would notice cracks on her son’s anus while bathing him. Wh...
Widower up for raping daughter 21 April 2018 HARARE - A 42-year-old Harare man who sexually violated his 11-year-old  daughter following his wife’s death has appeared in court. The man (name withheld) was charged with rape when he appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande. He was remanded in custody to April 30, and advised to ...
COURTS: Four women gang-rape man 9 April 2018 HARARE - A Harare man was reportedly abducted by four women before they took turns to rape him at an unknown location in Rusape, a court heard. The victim (name withheld) had been offered transport in the quartet's Toyota Prado on his way to work on February 7, this year but ended up in Rusape...
'Prophet' jailed 20 years for rape 5 April 2018 HARARE - A self-styled prophet who raped a woman during a healing ritual was yesterday jailed for 20 years. Herbert Senda, 34, had denied the charges when he appeared before Harare regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya but was convicted after full trial because of overwhelming evidence. The Stat...
Thieves raid Magaya 5 April 2018 HARARE - Prophetic Healing and Deliverance ministries founder Walter Magaya has lost several title deeds to his properties that were being kept at his lawyers’ offices in Alexander Park in Harare, in a suspected case of robbery. The case has since been reported to the police. The incident h...
Windmill CEO's rape trial deferred 4 April 2018 HARARE - The trial of Windmill chief executive officer George Rundongo, accused of raping and impregnating his niece, failed to kick off yesterday after he demanded a DNA sample of the foetus that was disposed when the victim went through a legal abortion. Rundongo, 50, appeared before Harare ...
Dad up for raping two daughters, sodomising son 21 March 2018 HARARE - A "perverted" father who allegedly raped his two young daughters and sodomised his son appeared in court yesterday over the horrific sexual abuse. The 37-year-old, who cannot be named to protect his children, started abusing the sisters who are six and nine years old. He is being char...
Dad jailed 15 years for bedding daughter 8 March 2018 HARARE - A 48-year-old father has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for having sex with his 15-year-old daughter. The man, who cannot be named, committed the offences between December 2016 and 2018, the Harare Magistrates' Court heard yesterday. The dad has been on anti-retroviral tre...
Mhiripiri Bus Co owner up for rape 7 March 2018 HARARE - Mhiripiri Bus Company owner Mathius Mhiripiri, 60, was arraigned before the courts yesterday charged with raping his 17-year-old niece at gun point. He appeared before Harare magistrate Tilda Mazhande and was released on $200 bail. Mhiripiri will be back in the dock on March 23 pen...
Man arrested for murdering 'prostitute' 7 March 2018 HARARE - A Mufakose man, Kundishora Gava, appeared in court yesterday for allegedly murdering his girlfriend and dumping the body at railway lines behind Bhadhela Wholesalers in Mbare, Harare. The court heard that on September 27, the now deceased was at Fly High Bar soliciting for clients for...
Windmill CEO up for raping, impregnating step daughter 28 February 2018 HARARE - Windmill chief executive officer George Rundongo was denied bail yesterday on charges he raped and impregnated his step daughter. Rundongo, 50, appeared in court facing charges of raping his step brother's daughter, a 15-year-old Form 3 pupil. The chartered accountant was remanded ...
Prophet nabbed over rape 1 January 2018 HARARE - A self-styled Harare prophet has been dragged to court facing rape charges after he reportedly told a congregant that her problems could only be solved by having sexual intercourse with him. Herbert Senda, 34, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa on Saturday and was r...
We all need to fight against rape 28 December 2017 EDITOR — I am alarmed at the rate at which women and especially children are being sexually violated by shameless individuals in our society. Everyday, reports of rape of both minors and women flood our media, and police stations while many others are unreported. I call upon the responsible...
8 years for attempted rape 13 December 2017 HARARE - A Norton man will spend the next five years behind bars after he was caught red-handed attempting to rape a girl in his neighbourhood. John Penzura, 35, was convicted of aggravated indecent assault charges before Harare regional magistrate Elijah Makomo. Makomo initially sentenced ...
2 'monster' dads up for raping daughters 30 November 2017 HARARE – Two Harare men appeared in court on Wednesday, facing charges of raping their respective daughters. They were denied bail when they appeared before Harare magistrate Josephine Sande. The fathers, whose identities cannot be revealed to protect the daughters, were both represented by...
Father gets 20 years for repeatedly raping daughter 23 November 2017 HARARE - A Chinhamora  man who sexually abused his 10-year-old daughter was jailed for 20 years yesterday. The man, 35, (name withheld), started sexually molesting the girl when she was five.  And after each sexual encounter, he would ask his daughter if it was pleasurable before molesting the...
'Prophet' jailed 50 years for raping congregant 3 November 2017 HARARE - A self-proclaimed prophet has been jailed for 50 years after being found guilty of raping a congregant on four different occasions on the pretext that she will be spiritually-attacked if she failed to comply. Admire Maurukira, 29, of Five Fold Ministries was convicted on four counts o...
Prophet Sanyangore faces rape charges 25 October 2017 HARARE - Victory World International Ministries Church leader Paul Sanyangore is facing rape charges after a congregant reported a case against him in June this year. The Daily News can report that a woman, whose age could not be determined at the time of going to print, filed a report at Wate...
Statutory rape doesn't warrant jail sentence: Judges 22 October 2017 HARARE - In a landmark ruling that has potential to trigger public outcry, two learned judges of the High Court have ruled that, depending on the circumstances, statutory rape does not usually warrant a custodial sentence. The ruling by High Court judges Erica Ndewere and Owen Tagu flies in th...
Tobva tadii paya gang denies rape charges 21 October 2017 HARARE - The case of four rape-accused Battlefields-based men accused of embarking on a rape and robbery spree before narrating the ordeal in a leaked WhatsApp video, has taken a new twist after a Harare lawyer representing them told the court that his clients were assaulted by members of the Zim...
Fame, fortune fail to save Kereke, Gumbura 15 October 2017 HARARE - If fame and fortune could buy freedom, then the likes of former Zanu PF Bikita West MP Munyaradzi Kereke and Independent End Time Message church founder Robert Martin Gumbura would be walking scot-free today. Their incarceration, however, has changed the face of prison, which is domin...
Anointing oil after rape 15 October 2017 HARARE - A pastor at Five Fold Ministries reportedly gave a congregant anointing oil after raping her, in a bid to silence the woman from reporting the abuse. The cleric, 29-year-old Admire Maurukira, was advised to apply for bail at the High Court when he appeared before Harare magistrate Jos...
Man rapes preschooler on his birthday 10 October 2017 HARARE - A Chitungwiza man was yesterday slapped with 18 years' imprisonment for rapping a four-year-old girl during his birthday party. Thomas Kaitano of Manyame Park was convicted of rape charges when he appeared before Harare magistrate, Noel Mupeiwa. Three years were suspended on condit...
High court upholds Gumbura conviction 7 October 2017 HARARE - The High Court on Thursday upheld the conviction of jailed Independent End Time Message founder Robert Martin Gumbura for raping congregants. Gumbura, 60, was sentenced to 40 years in prison  after being found guilty on four counts of raping female congregants and another count of con...
Woman claims she was raped by father 7 October 2017 HARARE - A 34-year-old Hurungwe woman whose father allegedly raped her repeatedly as a teenager says her family concealed the abuse. The woman came forward with the allegations against her father 20 years after the abuse. Her entire family, aunt and grandmother, warned her against reporting th...