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Schoolboy in court for rape

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GOKWE — A Form Four student at a school in Gokwe recently landed himself in trouble after he allegedly raped an Upper Sixth learner.

BY OUR STAFF REPORTER

The 20-year-old suspect, Tatenda Mushangwe, was not asked to plead to aggravated indecent assault and rape charges when he appeared before Gokwe resident magistrate Sheppard Mjanja last Thursday.

He was granted $50 bail and remanded to December 21 for trial.

Prosecutor Robert Ndlala told the court that on November 6 at 12 noon, Mushangwe visited the complainant (17) (name withheld to protect her identity) at her home where she was alone.

He told her that he was bringing her textbooks, but when she asked for the books, Mushangwe allegedly invited her to accompany him to the dam to collect them. She refused.

Mushangwe later asked her to charge his cellphone.

He asked her to bring back the cellphone, but the girl refused demanding that he bring the promised textbooks instead.

She then shoved the cellphone inside her bra and went back into the house. Mushangwe followed and allegedly grabbed her and raped her once.

The girl managed to flee after pulling his manhood, forcing him to release her. She reported the matter to police, leading to Mushangwe’s arrest.

Medical tests carried out on her confirmed she had been raped.

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