A 17-year-old boy has been sentenced to six years in prison after pleading guilty to raping his 10-year-old biological sister.
The boy (name withheld), appeared before Chitungwiza regional magistrate Clever Tsikwa, who initially sentenced him to eight years before suspending two years on condition of good behaviour.
The teenager told magistrate Tsikwa that a traditional healer, one Sekuru Mutasa gave him some charms to get rich and informed him that the condition was to sleep with his biological sister.
Prosecuting, Zvikomborero Mupasa said that sometime in 2019, the two siblings were at home alone when the brother called his sister to their parents’ bedroom.
He instructed the minor to remove her clothes, but she refused and then he stripped her naked and raped her.
After the rape, he threatened to kill her if she told anyone.
The boy raped his sister again the following day and on two other occasions in the same year.
On 11 January 2023, the brother raped the girl again.
The court heard that when the girl tried to reveal the incident to her mother, she thought she was lying.
The matter came to light when the two siblings had a misunderstanding at their aunt’s house.
The girl told her aunt that her brother always threatened her whenever she tried to reveal that he had raped her. | H-Metro