A 50-year-old Muzarabani man was arrested yesterday for allegedly ra_ping a teenage girl before conniving with a witness to sweep the case under the carpet by giving him a traditional hen.
Sources close to investigations allege Betserai Mapuwei of Chiwenga village Muzarabani is in police custody after raping a 16-year-old girl.
“Sometime in January this year Mapuwei demanded se_x from the girl who turned him down but he forced the girl to sleep on the ground and removed her panties before ra_ping her.
“Last week Sunday the accused met the complaint around 16:00hours at a millet field where he removed his clothes and grabbed the complainant demanding se_x,” revealed the source.
“Takudzwa Munda arrived and rescued the complainant, the accused promised to buy Munda’s silence with a traditional hen, which he received and kept quit for some time only to tell a member of police constabulary in confidentiality.
The police constabulary took a colleague and proceeded to Mapuwei’s homestead where they arrested him.”