A 13-YEAR-OLD teenager has appeared in court for allegedly rap_ing his 11-year-old neighbour. The teenager who cannot be named for ethical reasons, who is also a school dropout was convicted on his own plea of guilty to rap_e by Gwanda regional magistrate, Mrs Sibonginkosi Mkandla last week.
Passing of his sentence was postponed to this week.
Prosecuting, Mr Khumbulani Nyoni said the teenager rap_ed the complainant who is a Grade Four pupil at Mbokodo Primary School in Filabusi after he met her while she was on her way to school.
“The complainant tried to scream but the accused person covered her mouth with a jersey and rap_ed her. The accused person threatened to kill the complainant if she revealed the matter to anyone. The complainant then reported the matter to her grandmother on 25 April,” he said.
Mr Nyoni said the complainant’s mother escorted her daughter to the police station where she reported the matter.
— Sunday News