A 19-YEAR-OLD man from Nkayi allegedly raped his wheelchair-bound elder sister twice and then threatened to set her hut on fire if she reported the matter.
The man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, allegedly pounced on his sister who is aged 22 while their mother was away in May this year.
His trial will commence on August 25 before regional magistrate Mr Chrispen Mberewere.
His sister is wheelchair bound as both her legs were amputated.
Prosecutor Mr Simbarashe Manyiwa alleges that sometime in May at a home in Zenka Village, the man went to his sister’s bedroom and found her sleeping.
“He raped his sister once and went away.”
The man is alleged to have entered his sister’s bedroom on a different date and started insulting her.
“He said she was an arrogant woman and questioned why she was still living in her mother’s homestead. The man then grabbed his sister and raped her once,” Mr Manyiwa said.
It is alleged that afterwards, he produced an okapi knife and threatened to kill her if she revealed the matter to anyone.
“He also promised to set alight her hut if she told anyone about the sexual assault. The woman, however, told their mother leading to the arrest of her young brother,” Mr Manyiwa said. chronicle