Articles tagged 'rape'

Rape-accused's bail revoked 8 December 2018 HARARE - A Harare man will spend the festive season behind bars after he attempted to intimidate the complainant to withdraw rape charges against him inside the court room, prompting a magistrate to revoke his bail conditions. Luka James, 24, who is accused of attempting to rape his neighbour’...
'24 women raped daily in Zim' 28 November 2018 HARARE - As Zimbabwe joins the rest of the world in commemorating 16 Days of Activism against gender-based violence, which commenced on November 25, the nation continues to record high rates of violence against women, in particular, rape cases. Zimstat's quarterly digest of statistics for the ...
Zimra official up for raping niece 22 September 2018 HARARE - A Zimbabwe Revenue Authority employee has been hauled before the courts for allegedly raping his 13-year-old niece. David Kachembere, 62, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. He was remanded in custody and advised to apply for bail at the High Court because he fac...
Uncle jailed 20yrs for raping niece 17 September 2018 HARARE - A Ruwa man who would tell his niece it was their tradition that the two sleep together before sexually assaulting the victim has been sentenced to 20 years behind bars. The man, 34, (name withheld) is now serving time behind bars after being convicted of rape charges. He appeared b...
Prisoner disappears after sentencing 12 September 2018 HARARE - Police are hunting for a convicted rapist who vanished from Rotten Row Courts holding cells immediately after receiving a 15-year jail term. During roll call, prison officers discovered that Emmanuel Sibanda, 26, who had just been handed down the hefty penalty by Harare regional magis...
45-yr-old rapes minor 7 September 2018 HARARE - A 45-year-old man who reportedly raped a 14-year-old juvenile twice at her cousin's home of residence was yesterday denied bail. Milton Kabanda of Waterfalls appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzai Mugwagwa and was advised to apply for bail at the High Court because he faces a thi...
Man 'rapes' step daughter 3 September 2018 HARARE - A thirty-eight-year-old man who reportedly raped his 14-year-old step-daughter has appeared in court. The man whose identity cannot be revealed to protect the victim, appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa, charged with rape. He was denied bail and remanded in custod...
Judge's 'hubby' up for raping maid 20 July 2018 HARARE - Cleopas Mugomba, an alleged husband to a High Court judge, has been arraigned before the Harare Magistrate's Court facing charges of raping a house helper. The victim claims Mugomba is the husband to a  judge (name withheld) who was her employer at the time the rape occurred, accordin...
Man up for forcing himself on hooker 4 July 2018 HARARE - A Mbare man who allegedly forced himself on a hooker while his friend watched appeared in court yesterday. Stewart Manenji, 32, of Matapi Flats Mbare was advised to apply for bail at the High Court when he appeared before Harare magistrate Rumbidzayi Mugwagwa. The complainant is a ...
Man 'rapes' neighbour's wife 2 July 2018 HARARE - A Harare man reportedly took advantage of his neighbour’s absence and stormed into his house before raping the wife, a court heard. Isaac Sithole, 43, appeared before Harare magistrate Edwin Marecha charged with rape. He was advised that the lower court could entertain his bail app...
Rapist prophet jailed 14 years 20 June 2018 HARARE - A self-styled Epworth prophet who raped a 19-year-old woman during a cleansing ceremony will spend the next 14 years behind bars after he was found guilty of rape. Regina Chinyanga, 31, was convicted of the rape charge after a full trial heard before Harare regional magistrate Temba K...
Zimparks official jailed 19yrs for rape 19 June 2018 HARARE - A member of Zimbabwe National Parks anti-poaching team will spend the next 18 years in jail after he dragged and raped a woman in a maize field. Michael Chirambwi, 37, of Madokero in Harare was convicted of the rape charge after a full trial before Harare regional magistrate Lucy Mung...
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...