A woman from Chikanga Village, Chief Chingoma in Mberengwa allegedly offered to pay her granddaughter (15) to have ƨǝx with a young man (18) who had attempted to rɑpǝ the girl earlier but failed.
The 18-year-old-man is the son to the woman and the girl is the granddaughter of the same woman.
The man appeared in court on Tuesday before Magistrate Mehluli Moyo of Mberengwa facing rɑpǝ charges.
Allegations are that the man rɑpǝd his niece with the assistance of his mother who persuaded her granddaughter to have ƨǝxual interc0urse with him. The uncle and niece had interc0urse several times after the grandmother promised the complainant some money.
Prosecutor Ali Mutause told the court that sometime in August, 2022 at 9 pm, the accused went to the minor’s homestead and knocked at her bǝdr00m door. The girl refused to open and the accused went away and returned in the company of the grandmother. The complainant then opened the door after she heard her grandmother’s voice. The grandmother instructed complainant to have ƨǝx with the accused and left the two together.
The accused tried to have ƨǝx with the minor but failed after she bit his hand. The following day the grandmother and the accused returned again and the grandmother promised the complainant some money if she slǝpt with the accused.
She complied and the accused rɑpǝd her on different occasions from then on until September 12, 2022.
At some stage the grandmother persuaded the girl to get mɑrr!ed to her ex-b0yfriend whom the former once assaulted accusing him of having an ɑffa!r with her granddaughter. On September 13, 2022 the girl’s grandmother escorted her to the former b0yfriend’s homestead and was left there, but she returned the following day. When the girl arrived home her grandmother forced her to go back but she refused.
On January 6, 2023 the grandmother chased her away and she spent two days in the bush. On January 8, 2023 the complaint’s stepmother summoned her to her place. The girl told her stepmother what had happened and she then escorted her to Musume Hospital where they were referred to the Police.