Monday, 31 October 2016


A 37-YEAR-OLD Gokwe man has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for raping his wife’s 15 year old younger sister.

The man resides in Majute Village under Chief Sahi, Gokwe South and cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim. He appeared before Regional Magistrate, Mr Solomon Jenya facing one count of rape.

The magistrate convicted him despite his plea of not guilty. Mr Jenya sentenced the man to 15 years imprisonment and suspended two years on condition of good behaviour.

Prosecuting, Mr Mike Mhene told the court the accused person and the complainant are related.
“On July 7 last year the complainant’s sister went to take a bath and left her husband sitting with the complainant outside his bedroom hut. The accused person lured the complainant to his bedroom hut and started fondling her breasts,” said Mr Mhene.

The court heard that the complainant resisted his moves. “The accused pushed the complainant on the bed and forcibly removed her clothes before raping her once,” said Mr Mhene. chronicle


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