Friday, 3 June 2016


A MAN from Madlambudzi in Bulilima District yesterday appeared in court for allegedly raping two pupils after giving them biscuits. Prince Maisa, 23, allegedly raped the Madlambuzi primary school pupils after calling them to his room.

He pleaded not guilty to two counts of rape before regional magistrate Sibongile Msipa-Marondedze. Maisa complained about his lengthy remand period following his arrest in December last year.

“I didn’t commit the crime and I pray that the court deals with this matter soon as possible. I’ve spent a lot of time on remand for something I didn’t do,” he said.
Magistrate Msipa-Marondedze remanded him in custody to June 8 for trial.

Prosecuting, Concilia Ncube alleged that sometime in November last year, Maisa asked the two girls, who are friends, to clean his room.
“The girls swept his room and were given biscuits. One of the girls aged 12 left his room first, leaving behind her friend also aged 12. Maisa then called her into his room and promised to give her another biscuit and the girl complied,” said Ncube.

“Maisa closed the door, grabbed the girl and raped her once. The girl went away and narrated what had happened to her friend.”
Ncube said Maisa called the second girl to his room and proposed love and was turned down.

“On another day, Maisa called the same girl to his room and the girl agreed. When she got in, he lifted her and the girl started screaming. Maisa then reached for a kitchen knife which was on the table and threatened to kill her if she made any noise,” she said.

Ncube said Maisa undressed the girl and raped her once.
“The girl went away and told the first complainant about the incident. The first complainant told her mother when she visited from South Africa on December 17 and they made a report.

“Her friend also opened up to her aunt on the same day and the girls were taken to Plumtree Hospital for medical examination,” she said. chronicle


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