Man rapes seven-year-old girl

Samantha Sumani

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A 34-year-old Shamva man appeared before the Bindura Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday on
allegations of raping a seven-year-old girl from Chidenyika Village, under Chief Bushu in
Shamva.
The alleged rapist was identified as Tapiwa Garisana from the same village.
Edward Katsvairo for State, alleged that on November 15, the juvenile arrived home from
school and found Garisana seated on the verandah. She greeted him.
She went on to change her uniform so that she could wash it.
While washing her uniform, Garisana, called the girl and invited her to come and sit next to
him.
The juvenile complied and Garisana started caressing her private parts. Then he dragged her
into his bedroom, where he took off her clothes, forced her on the bed and raped her once.
He allegedly threatened the girl with death if she ever revealed the matter to anyone.
However the same evening, the girl told her mother, who then swiftly made a police report,
leading to Garisana’s arrest and subsequent court appearance at the Bindura Magistrates’
Court.
Garisana appeared before Regional Magistrate, Amos Mubobo, who remanded him in
custody to 5 December.
Garisana is, however, denying the allegations.

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