A 29 year old Gweru man on Friday appeared before Gweru Magistrate Ms Judith Taruvinga for allegedly raping his landlord’s 11-year-old daughter and infecting her with a sexually transmitted disease (STD).
He was facing two counts of rape. The man was not asked to plead and was remanded in custody to January 4.
Prosecuting, Ms Senzeni Maphosa told the court that the accused person was a tenant at the complainant’s house when he raped the complainant on November 13 last year after the complainant’s mother left her with her younger brother and the accused person.
While the complainant’s younger brother was playing outside, the accused person who was taking a bath asked the complainant to give him a bathing (pumice) stone. The complainant shoved the stone under the door and the accused person quickly opened the door and pulled the complainant inside the bathroom, before pushing her on to the floor, undressing and raping her once. He threatened the complainant that if she told anyone what had happened he would kill her.