Bulawayo – A Zimbabwean man has been arrested for raping his
six-year-old niece as well as another eight year child, the state-owned Chronicle newspaper
According to the prosecutor Simbarashe Manyiwa the rape took place
during January this year.
The unnamed man reportedly lured the two girls into his room while
they were playing outside his house.
The rape was discovered after the two girls told their parents
about what had happened, which led to the man’s arrest.
The man is expected to appear in the regional magistrate’s court
on 10 August 2016.
This comes as the country is reportedly battling with an
escalating rape crisis.
According to the Chronicle at least
325 people are raped every month in the country.
Most of the victims are girls between 11 and 15 years old, the
“This means that we’re having 81 plus rape cases on a weekly basis.
These are very scary figures, and we’ve noted that most of the minors being
raped are between the ages of 11 and 15 years,” national police spokesperson
Charity Charamba was cited.