Victim’s prayer request exposes rapist


AN abusive 26-year-old man’s shenanigans were recently exposed by his victim’s prayer request during a family prayer session, leading to his arrest and imprisonment.


Mumpande Zanda was yesterday slapped with a 12-year jail term by Hwange magistrate, Dambudzo Malunga. Two years were suspended for five years on condition of good behaviour.

Prosecutor, Bheki Tshabalala told the court that sometime between August 1 and 31 this year, Zanda proposed love to a Grade Seven pupil, and she accepted his proposal.

It is the court case that he then called the girl to his workplace, where he raped her twice.

The matter came to light when the girl’s aunt asked her to write her prayer request and she wrote asking God to heal the wounds on her private parts.

When her aunt became inquisitive and demanded to know the cause of the wounds, the girl then spilled the beans, leading to Zanda’s arrest.