S_ex Starved Man (60) Jailed 20 Years For Raping, Impregnating Daughter (18)
A 60-year-old Beitbridge man repeatedly raped his 18-year-old daughter until she fell pregnant.
The man (name withheld) was staying with his children including the complainant in the Kayansee Resettlement area when he started sexually abusing his daughter in August last year.
In the first incident, the complainant advised her brother who was afraid to confront their father. The State also proved that the man continued with the abuse until the teenager fell pregnant.
The matter came to light in December when some members quizzed her after realising that she was heavily pregnant.
She opened up and the matter was reported to the police leading to the man’s arrest.
However, the man denied the charge of rape when he appeared before Beitbridge Regional Magistrate Ms Sithembiso Ndebele but was convicted on the strength of State evidence, The Chronicle reports.
The man was left with an effective 18 years to serve after the court conditionally suspended two years of the 20 years sentence for five years.
In other news, iHarare had reported that in a rather bizarre development, daring thieves are alleged to have desecrated the grave of Gertrude Mapuranga at the Unit L cemetery in Seke.
The thieves stole the tombstone from Gertrude’s grave and left the headstone only.
Mapuranga family spokesperson Mike Bhauleni confirmed the development. He said they were shocked to learn of the desecration of Gertrude’s grave when they visited her grave recently.
Bhauleni said it was devastating that someone has the nerve to temper with Gertrude’s grave.
As the economic situation worsens and covid-19 woes bite, desperate thieves are now targeting tombstones, headstones, and ornaments at graveyards. The thieves are alleged to be conniving with caretakers to rob from the dead. The thieves sell the granite stones to tombstone sculptors who revamp them and resell them to unsuspecting customers.
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