A MUTARE man has been sentenced to one month in jail for filing a false r_ape report at Mutare Central Police Station. Takawira Chiwawa (25) was sentenced by Mutare magistrate Tendai Mahwe on Friday after he falsely claimed that he had been r_aped by four unidentified female r_apists.
Chiwawa was ordered to serve a month-long jail term or alternatively pay $100 fine before May 30. Prosecutor Fletcher Karombe told the court that Chiwawa filed the false r_ape report at Mutare Central Police Station on May 3 this year.
It later turned out that Chiwawa had had unprotected s_ex with another woman the previous night and sought to use the police report to gain access to free medication normally given to r_ape victims.