MASVINGO — A 46-year-old man from Mucheke high-density suburb has left the community shocked after he allegedly raped his 16-year-old daughter several times before impregnating her.
The man (name withheld) has since appeared before Masvingo magistrate Dorothy Mwanyisa for initial remand.
The court yesterday remanded him in custody to Wednesday next week. State counsel Silibaziso Mupome told the court that the man raped his daughter several times between October last year and May this year, each time threatening her with eviction if she disclosed the abuse.
The girl, whose mother is deceased and was left in her father’s custody, is alleged to have informed her teacher about her pregnancy, leading to her father’s arrest.
The court denied him bail for fear he could interfere with the witness.