A Grade 6 pupil from Chamba Village under Chief Chiwara bled continuously after she was raped by her biological father.
The problem attracted the attention of her teachers who, upon investigation realised that she was being raped by her father Mugove Magaya (50) of the same address from January 2018 to April 2019.
Magaya was found guilty of raping the daughter by Regional Magistrate Dambudzo Malunga and slapped with an 18-year jail term.
It is the State case that from January 2018 to April 2019 at 9pm Magaya went into the kitchen where his daughter was sleeping with her young sister aged 4.
He went into his daughter’s blankets and she screamed but he threatened to beat her up.
Magaya would remove his daughter’s panty, his trousers and have sexual intercourse with the daughter. He would threaten to beat her if she told anyone.
The matter came to light when the minor bled continuously at school and she revealed the rape to her teacher Tabeth Chakanetsa.
A report was made at ZRP Gutu and the minor was referred to Gutu Rural Hospital where she was medically examined.