HIV+ rapist slapped with 40 year-year jail term

AN HIV–positive Harare man who raped and infected two minors with the virus has been slapped with a 40–year jail term after he was convicted of the offence by a Harare regional magistrate.

Phillip Chidavaenzi

Darlington Yolofasi (43) will, however, serve 35 years after regional magistrate Fadzai Mthombeni suspended five years on condition that Yolofasi does not commit a sexual offense.

Yolofasi was convicted on all three counts of rape although he had pleaded not guilty to the offence and sentenced to 20 years in jail on all the counts. The sentence on the second and third count will, however, run concurrently.

In her ruling, Mthombeni said the matter was aggravated by the fact that Yolofasi was HIV positive.

“This is a very sad case where there are two innocent children condemned to death by the accused person’s behaviour,” she said.
Yolofasi and his two victims, both aged 10, stayed at the same house in New Canaan, Highfield.

Sometimes in 2012, Yolofasi, who was self–employed, asked the complainants’ aunt, Linnet Tayo, to let her nieces sleep in his room while he went to work during the night.  He then handed over the key to his room to Tayo who, subsequently, instructed her nieces to sleep in Yolofasi’s room.

One of the victims slept on the bed, while the other one was on the floor.

Yolofasi came back home during the night and got into his bed to sleep. He woke up the girls and instructed them to strip off their clothes while he removed his own clothing after which he raped them.

After the incident, he continued to rape the teenagers several times on different occasions.

After the matter came to light, a report was made to the police, leading to his arrest.


14 Comments

  1. vana vane 10 yrs vanganzi mateenager here. masiyanei neherald

  2. Shon corner nite school yakakuremadza go bek 2 school

  3. denga michael

    aifanira kuto urawa bhinya remunhu.

  4. nemawandiro akaita vakadzi here vakomana???????

  5. NHAIVE VEHAMA, PANE MATEENAGERS IPAPA?

  6. 10 +10 =20years, saka hameno mafungiro ake

  7. Lakelion ndiwe usina kudzidza hauzivi kuti teenager chii? Dofo remunhu

  8. thirteen,fourteen,fifteen,sixteen,seventeen,eighteen,nineteen,note the suffix teen+age equals,teenage.so since twenty-tweve they are now eleve years old,nowhere near the teenage colum.

  9. Chero waita moto mubhurugwa hazviiti zvaita murume uyu and lawyrs should say da truth

  10. Imboko yemunhu kandai ku jail zvifireko imhuka ye mhuka

  11. whr z de debate abt teenagers cmng from. Musoro wenyaya; Hiv +ve man rapes 2 ten yr old girls n infects them. Muri kurasika papi?

  12. KWIMBO-WAMBOVERENGA NYAYA HERE HAKUNA KUNZI ZVIRI PA MUSORO WENYAYA BUT ZVAKANYORWA MUNYAYA YACHO

    1. ngaatofira mujeri imomo

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