A 36-year-old man from Gweru allegedly raped his two daughters aged two and seven and gave them sweets to buy their silence.
The accused (name withheld to protect the names of the minors) appeared before Gweru Regional Magistrate Morgan Nemadire facing two counts of rape.
The man pleaded not guilty to the charges claiming that his girlfriend, a teacher at a local school, was fabricating the matter to fix him.
The man claimed his girlfriend wanted him to suffer because he no longer loves her, however, the court still has it that last year the accused called his two-year-old biological daughter into the toilet and raped her once and after the act, he bribed her with sweets.
The matter came to light when the tot was medically examined after the elder daughter reported the rape to their grandmother. – Metro