A 36-YEAR-OLD Chivi man appeared before Masvingo regional magistrate Collet Ncube last Friday facing incest and rape charges after he impregnated his 13-year-old daughter.

The man, from Tagwirei village under Chief Watumwa, was remanded in custody to October 3.

The State alleges that in January, the man allegedly slept with his daughter on several occasions without anyone knowing and the probability of him threatening her not to reveal the abuse to anyone was high.

On September 15, the mother discovered that her daughter was pregnant and interrogated her to disclose the person responsible. The juvenile lied to her mother by implicating a schoolmate.

When the mother ordered her daughter to escort her to the responsible schoolmate, it was then that she revealed her father was responsible for the pregnancy, adding that she had had numerous sexual encounters with him.

The enraged woman then confronted her husband, who reacted angrily to the accusations and beat her up.

The girl later informed her teacher, who immediately reported the matter to the police.

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