Bulawayo Police Receive 14 Rape Cases A Week, Majority Being Juveniles Raped By Relatives

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Bulawayo acting police spokesperson Inspector Abednico Ncube yesterday said they receive about 14 cases of rape a week and most of them are of juveniles raped by relatives.

He said most parents of the victims try to conceal the abuse and therefore obstruct the course of justice. Said Inspector Ncube:

Police in Bulawayo have noted with concern the increase in rape cases involving juveniles. We are receiving about 14 cases of rape a week and most of them are of juveniles raped by relatives. Sadly parents are concealing most of the cases especially if they involve a relative or their lovers. In so doing they are violating a section of the Child Protection and Adoption Act. As police we’re worried about cases of sexual abuse and we’re appealing to members of the public to help combat the crime. We’re disappointed that we’ve individuals who still believe that juvenile sex cures certain ailments. Juveniles are being raped by close relatives such as uncles, cousins, their mothers’ lovers and tenants.

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Bulawayo is Zimbabwe's second largest city. Its location was selected by the last Matebele king, King Lobengula. Bulawayo used to be one of the country's most attractive cities and a major transport hub for Southern Africa until Zimbabwe entered a period of economic depression in... Read More About Bulawayo

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