By Online Desk |  6 months ago | top
A young man from Westgate in Harare man has been arrested on allegations of raping his 14-year-old sister at their parent’s home in the suburb.
In an interview, Harare Provincial Police Spokesperson Inspector Julius Chakanza confirmed the incident saying the young man (20), who cannot be named for ethical reasons, was arrested on Monday this week and is in police custody awaiting to appear in court on rape charges.
Insp Chakanza said on an unknown date during the month of December 2022, the young man allegedly proposed love to his sister and was turned down.
“But as he persisted in his incestuous gestures, the minor later gave in.
“Then, on 3 March 2023 at around 21.00 hours, the man found the sister in their wooden cabin kitchen cooking some pumpkins and asked to be intimate with her.
“She allegedly declined.
“He however grabbed her by the shoulders and pushed her down on her back and raped her once without protection,” said
He said fortunately, during the act, one of their siblings aged 21 entered the cabin and caught sight of the incident and asked them what they were doing.
“A few days later, he (the sibling) reported the matter to their father who then called the parties involved and interviewed them.
“The duo confirmed the act, leading to the father accompanying the victim to Mabelreign Police Station on 6 March 2023 where the matter was reported,” said Insp Chakanza.
He said police arrested the accused person and referred the girl to a hospital for medical examination.