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 fathers 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 at the hospital’s maternity ward.
The 34-year-old father has since been arrested and appeared in court charged with rape.
He was asked to plead when he appeared before Shurugwi magistrate Percy Mukumba who remanded him in custody to August 11.
The State represented by Tafadzwa Guzete alleges that sometime in October 2020, the father took his daughter to a bush near Lundi Bridge along the Shurugwi-Zvishavane Road where he raped her on the pretext that he was fulfilling some rituals, The Chronicle reports.
Meanwhile, iHarare had reported that popular comedian Felistus Murata popularly known as Mai Titi on social media streets has given the Zimbabwe Republic Police a 24-hour ultimatum to arrest the man that raped and impregnated Memory Machaya.
Taking to Instagram, Mai Titi implored the police to arrest the suspect Evans Momberume within 24 hours.
In her Instagram post, Mai Titi said if the police fail to apprehend Momberume within that stipulated time she will personally go to Marange and conduct a citizen arrest on Momberume.
Memory Machaya is the 14-year-old girl who died in July during childbirth at a church shrine in Marange.
Memory was allegedly forced to drop out of school while doing Form 1 in Mhondoro and was married off to a man identified as Evans Momberume.
Meanwhile, following a public outcry on social media, the police says it is already investigating the circumstances of her death.
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