A 50-YEAR-OLD man has been sentenced to an effective 17 years imprisonment after being convicted of rɑp!ng his nine-year-old niece.
Vengai Nekati was initially sentenced to 20 years before three years were suspended on condition of good behaviour. In a statement, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) said:
“Vengai Nekati was arraigned before thRAPe Bindura Magistrates’ Court facing charges of rɑp!ng his 9-yearold niece.
“The allegations are that on the 13th of January 2023 the complainant and her mother went to the accused person’s home in Nekati Village, Bindura, to visit him.
“After the visit, the complainant returned to the accused person’s home to ask for cucumbers, Nekati then rɑpǝd the minor and sent her away,” NPA said.
NPA said the matter came to light on January, 16 when the complainant’s mother sent her to the accused’s home and she refused, before revealing the rɑpǝ incident, and a report was made to the police leading to Nekati’s arrest.