Father Rapes 14-Year Old Daughter and Accuses Brother-In-Law
A 14-year-old girl from Shurugwi was allegedly raped by her 71-year-old father and this came to light after she fell pregnant.
On discovering the pregnancy, the father forced the victim to accuse her brother-in-law for the pregnancy leading to the brother-in-law’s arrest. However the victim spilled the beans when she appeared in court. She revealed that it was her own father, not the brother in law, who raped, leading to the father’s arrest.
Both men are now on trial for raping the same girl. As if that is not enough, the victim’s biological mother threatened to commit suicide over the arrest of the father.
One of the seven daughters who also claims to have been abused too told H-Metro that they were living in fear over the threats made by their mother.
"We are now worried and living in fear at home following the arrest of our father," she said.
"Instead of feeling sorry for the 14-year-old girl, our mother is threatening to commit suicide if the case takes father to prison.
"This unbelievable reaction by our mother has taken us aback, we now suspect that the two were working together and this could be linked to juju.
"How can a mother forsake her own child whose life has been ruined to protect a merciless father.
"We are unsettled and wondering about the future when parents agree to destroy our life in such an evil way.
"We are appealing for help in finding ways to protect us from such evil acts as well as bringing peace between us and our mother,” said one of the daughters.
The father appeared before Shurugwi magistrate Precy Mukumba and the State was represented by Tafadzwa Guzete.
It is the State’s case that the 71-year-old father was at home with the 14-year-old daughter, in the absence of the girl’s mother. The girl went to the father’s bedroom with the intention to give him supper.
While holding a knife, the father closed the door and threatened to kill the complainant if she refused to comply with his demands. The father undressed the complainant and raped her.