Grace Mugabe and Mike Bimha’s cousin was convicted by Chivhu magistrate, Fadzai Mutombeni in August this year for raping his teenage daughter from 2012 to April this year. He has however been granted bail pending his appeal against a 12-year jail term.
The court heard that the man whose identity has been withheld, started raping his daughter on January 25, 2012 and repeatedly raped her until she told her uncle in Harare in April this year, leading to his arrest. His daughter had visited her uncle in Harare. The uncle then reported the matter at Borrowdale Police Station and a docket was opened under case number CR199/05/17.
The case was referred to Chivhu, where the girl was examined by medical officers. The rapist father was convicted due to overwhelming evidence brought to court, but has since filed notice to appeal both conviction and sentence.