A Muslim imam appeared at the Harare Magistrates Court facing charges of raping a Grade 3 pupil.
Majidu Adini (65) appeared before magistrate Dennis Mangosi charged with rape and was remanded in custody to 22 October. He was advised to approach the High Court for bail.
Allegations are that sometime this year, the minor went to the mosque with her grandmother. On arrival, her grandmother got into the mosque, leaving the minor outside.
The accused person was sitting on a bench outside the mosque. He allegedly called the complainant and instructed her to get into his bedroom.
The complainant complied with the instruction and he allegedly ordered her to undress before raping her. He gave the complainant $20 and ordered her not to tell anyone.
On 5 October, the child complained to her grandmother of pain on her private parts. The grandmother quizzed her and she disclosed what had happened.
The following day, the grandmother reported the matter at ZRP Marimba, leading to Adini’s arrest.