Lovemore Takura (33) a police officer stationed at Nkulumane Police Station in Bulawayo has been arrested after he allegedly raped a 16-year-old girl in the holding cells. The minor had been detained for theft. Takura who was the officer on night duty guarding the holding cells allegedly threatened the minor that he would ensure that she got locked up in prison if she did not sleep with him. He then proceeded to rape her without a condom. The girl revealed the rape when she appeared in court.
However, Takura is reported to be denying that he raped the girl. He is claiming that the two engaged in consensual sex after he promised the girl that he would release her. According to Takura, the girl is now crying rape because he reneged on his promise to free her.
Takura is expected to appear in court soon.