Saturday, 22 October 2016


TWO boys allegedly gang-raped a 17-year-old girl at a Gweru hotel during a party at which the three got drunk.

One of the boys who is aged 16 has been arrested while his accomplice is on the run.
The boy, whose name has been withheld as he is a minor, allegedly raped the teenager without protection.

The accused, a pupil at Matininira High School in Mkoba suburb in Gweru appeared before magistrate Mr Musaiona Shotgame facing rape charges.

He pleaded not guilty and was remanded in custody to November 11. Prosecuting, Mr Michael Kazomba said on August 14 this year at around 5PM, the accused together with his friends took the complainant for a party at a local hotel.

“Upon arrival at the hotel in the company of the accused person, the complainant started drinking beer and later she got so drunk that she slept on a bench.

“The accused then took the complainant to another room and locked the door. The accused removed all of the complainant’s clothes and raped her,” said Mr Kazomba.

The court heard that when the accused had finished raping her, he called one of his friends who also forcibly had sexual intercourse with the complainant.

The age of the other rape suspect who is on the run was not given.chronicle


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