A Chinamhora man was allegedly caught redhanded by his wife, raping his two daughters aged six and seven. The 46-year-old man is now being charged with six counts of rape. He denied the charges when he appeared before regional magistrate Ms Fadzai Mthombeni, who remanded him in custody to July 11.
He was advised to apply for bail at the High Court. Prosecutor Mrs Valery Ngoma alleges that sometime in January this year, the man followed his daughters to the bush where they had gone to fetch firewood. He reportedly told them to carry the firewood home before ordering the six-year-old daughter to remove her clothes.
Without any suspicion, the little girl complied and he raped her while her sister watched. After raping the younger girl, the man ordered the elder sister to lie on the ground and also raped her. When the children returned home, they reported the abuse to their mother who confronted her husband but he denied the allegations.
In February, the accused arrived home from a beer drink and found his wife away. He then summoned one of his daughters to his bedroom before locking the door from inside and raped her.
On April 10, the man noticing that his wife was busy watering the garden called the seven-year-old behind the house and raped her once. n May 15, the man ordered the girl to accompany him to a nearby bush to collect wild fruits. He raped the minor and ordered her not to tell anyone, it is alleged.
It is the State’s case that the following month, the man who was sleeping with his wife in their bedroom sneaked out and went to where his children were sleeping. He sneaked into the blankets in which one of the girls was sleeping before raping her. However, this time his wife caught him red-handed while abusing the girl.
She reported the case to the police, leading to his arrest.
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