TWO eight-year-old girls were recently allegedly raped by 38 and 42-year-old men in different incidents.
SENIOR COURT REPORTER
A Dzivarasekwa girl, after running away from her mother’s beatings, landed herself in trouble when she was allegedly raped in a car by Proud Karima of 6582 Dzivarasekwa Extension Phase 2, after seeking refuge from him.
The incident which led to Karima’s arrest occurred on July 26 this year at around 5pm.
On the day in question, the girl was assaulted by her mother and after running away, she was advised by a certain man to seek refuge in Karima’s car.
While in the car, it is alleged, Karima pulled the girl’s skirt to the waist level and forced her to sit on his laps after which he raped her once.
The girl was later called by her mother’s friend who persuaded her to go home.
As she got home, her mother noticed the minor was having difficulties in walking and had blood stains on her panties.
She quizzed her to explain what had happened, but the girl remained quiet, prompting the mother to take her to the police where she spilled the beans, leading to Karima’s arrest.
His trial is set to be heard at the Harare Magistrates’ Court.
In an unrelated matter, an eight-year-old Hillside girl was allegedly raped by a wielder who had been contracted to construct a garage at her parents’ rented property.
The incident occurred on July 19 this year at around 5pm when the girl, who was riding on her bicycle, was persuaded by the wielder, Herbert Rasara (42), to go to a nearby tree where he wanted to teach her something, but she refused.
Later during the same day, Rasara again saw the girl cycling on her bike and he blocked her way, lifted her up from the bicycle and took her into the main house garage where he allegedly raped her once.
The girl screamed for help, but Rasara allegedly gagged her mouth, took his overall and spread it on the floor intending to attack her again, but this time she managed to run away and informed the housemaid who reported the matter to the girl’s mother.
Rasara appeared before regional magistrate Hosea Mujaya on Monday this week and was remanded in custody to next week for trial.