Guidance And Counselling School Lesson Help Rape Victims Speak Out

A Guidance and Counselling lesson at school is reported to have helped some minors to speak out on their sexual abuse by an Esigodini man.

It is alleged that the eight-year-old juvenile reported sexual abuses to her teacher after a Guidance and Counselling lesson. This led to the arrest of the accused, Blessing Siziba (25) of Bafazi Resettlement on charges of rape and indecent acts with a minor.

Siziba pleaded not guilty before Gwanda regional magistrate, Mr Mark Dzira. He argued that he was being framed by the bitter aunt of the complainants whom he was once in love with. He said:

I didn’t commit the offence Your Worship. Such acts are not something I would do as they are morally wrong. The aunt of the complainants was once my girlfriend and I dumped her and this left her angry. I’m sure that she is the one who advised her nieces to fabricate these allegations against me in order to fix me.

He was remanded in custody to Friday for judgment.

The Prosecutor, Mr Blessing Gundani told the court that Siziba fondled breasts of the eight-year-old juvenile and raped the five-year-old juvenile sometime last year. Siziba is reported to have threatened to kill the five-year-old juvenile if she disclosed the rape to anyone. 

Gundani also said that the juveniles remained quiet about the matter until January this year when the eight-year-old reported the matter to her Guidance and Counselling teacher after a lesson on sexual abuse.


More: The Chronicle

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