Police have launched a manhunt for two alleged rapists who abused a 9-year-old.
One of the suspects, Edmore Matanganye (31), appeared before Harare magistrate, Yeukai Dzuda, while his two alleged accomplices are still at large.
Matanganye was advised to approach the High Court for his bail application. He will be back in court on 5 July 2022.
Prosecuting, Anesu Chirenge, told the court that sometime in June this year, the minor was approached by a woman as she passed a certain compound.
The woman indicated to her that she was selling sweets and also wanted to give her a parcel to pass to her mother.
The woman then blocked the minor from behind and Matanganye emerged from the house and sealed the victim’s mouth with tape.
The woman tied the minor’s legs and the two carried her into a cabin where Matanganye allegedly raped the minor. The woman stood guard at the door.
When Matanganye was done, another male adult allegedly came inside and also raped the minor.
It is further alleged that the suspects later untied the minor and threatened her not to disclose the incident to anyone.
On 13 June, the minor told her mother that she was not feeling well, and then she revealed the matter to her.
The mother immediately took her to a police station and filed a report resulting in the arrest of Matanganye following investigations.