Two Cousins Kidnap, Rape 13-year-old Girl

Police in Lupane in Matabeleland North have arrested two cousins who allegedly kidnapped, detained a 13-year-old girl for three days and took turns to rape her. Both John Mpofu (20) and Nkosiyapha Sibanda (26) reside in Sentethe village but in separate homesteads under Chief Mabhikwa. Prosecutor Clive Gumbo told the court that Mpofu allegedly raped the girl, who cannot be mentioned, three times in three days at his place of residence where he had detained her. Gumbo told the court: On August 15, Mpofu forcibly took the complainant to his…

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Zhombe Family Marries Off Daughter (13) Due To Hunger

The Zhombe community has intervened to stop the marriage of a 13-year-old girl to a 21-year-old man after her family married her off recently. The girl who cannot be named had to be rescued from the “in-laws” after having stayed there for some days following the intervention of the community. According to the Constitution of Zimbabwe, the legal age of consent for sexual activity is 16, while the minimum age for marriage is 18. A former junior councillor got wind of the matter and raised alarm leading to the intervention…

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Anglican Sexual Abuse Victim “Held Hostage By Boyfriend”

Investigations into the Anglican Diocese of Manicaland sex scandal incriminating a senior cleric have stalled as the complainant is reportedly being held hostage by her boyfriend. The church’s education secretary, Reverend Edmond Zambe Samutereko is accused of bedding Maria Mwandirozva of Palmerstone, Mutare, while she was a student on attachment in the diocese’s accounts section. Rev Samutereko and Mwandirozva’d illicit affair was exposed by the latter’s boyfriend, Farari Hokoyo, after he had bumped into some lurid messages in his girlfriend’s cellphone. When contacted for comment by The Manica Post, Anglican Diocese…

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Girl (15) Conceals Pregnancy For Eight Months After Being Raped By Father

A 15-year-old Shurugwi girl recently delivered a baby she had concealed after her father raped her. The girl who has been admitted at Shurugwi District maternity ward alleged that she was raped by her father. It is alleged that the girl(name supplied) concealed the pregnancy for eight months. A nurse at Shurugwi District Hospital said ” It was during labour that she told her mother and midwives who attended to her that she was raped by her father eight months ago. According to the nurse, the girl was still admitted…

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Jury selection begins in R. Kelly sex abuse trial

R. Kelly, the disgraced R&B superstar who faces a battery of sex abuse charges in several US states, appeared in court Monday as jury selection began in his federal New York trial. Dressed in a navy blue suit, the 54-year-old appeared stoic as the questioning of jurors began in the Brooklyn court, where he faces charges of racketeering, sexual exploitation of a child, kidnapping, bribery and forced labour, spanning from 1994 to 2018. Kelly’s lawyer Deveraux Cannick was reticent when asked by AFP how he was feeling, smiling and saying:…

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Married Paedophile Walks Away With Community Service After Sex With Minor (14)

In a shocking development, a paedophile will only serve 315 hours of community service after he was convicted of having “sexual intercourse with a minor.” 24-year-old Artwell Mathe from Masikili Village in the Chief Shana area near Victoria Falls was convicted of having sexual intercourse with a 14-year-old girl on several occasions. Mathe who is married, appeared before Victoria Falls resident magistrate Lindiwe Maphosa facing charges of having sexual intercourse with a minor. During the trial, the court heard that the married paedophile proposed love to the minor in August…

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A US Supreme Court Overturn Cosby’s Sexual Assault Conviction

Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court has overturned the US comedian Bill Cosby’s sexual assault conviction paving the way for his release. Cosby, 83, has served more than two years of a three to 10-year sentence at a state prison near Philadelphia. He had been found guilty of drugging and molesting ex-basketball player Andrea Constand in 2004. Cosby is best known for starring in the 1980s TV series The Cosby Show and was once known as “America’s Dad”. Dozens of women had publicly accused him of sexual assault, and his conviction in 2018…

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Man (64) rapes his two grandchildren

A 64-YEAR-OLD Gwanda man has appeared in court for allegedly raping his two grandchildren aged 11 and 13-years-old. The man, from Mlowizi Village, who cannot be named for ethical reasons, was not asked to plead when he appeared before Gwanda Magistrate, Miss Lerato Nyathi facing two counts of rape. He was remanded in custody to June 22. Prosecuting, Ms Faith Mutukwa said the accused person raped his granddaughters on several occasions last year. “On a date unknown to the prosecutor during the period extending from January to September 2020 the…

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Man turns stepdaughter into a sex slave, impregnates her

A 49-YEAR-OLD man from Mbembesi area, Matabeleland North province, allegedly turned his 15-year-old step-daughter into a sex slave that he raped several times, resulting in her falling pregnant. The alleged sexual abuse took place from 2018 to November last year. At one point, the man, who cannot be named to protect the identity of the victim, tried to rape the girl when she was heavily pregnant and also soon after she gave birth. On the last occasion he only stopped after the girl, who still had stitches, fervently pleaded with…

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