POLICE in Chipinge are looking for a 43-year-old man who assaulted and raped his 17-year-old sister in-law last week. Manicaland Police Spokesperson Inspector Enock Chishiri confirmed the incident and said the alleged rapist, Passmore Sithole (43), of Manziyo Village, Chief Mutema
in Chipinge, is still at large.
He said Sithole’s wife left for Birchenough Bridge, leaving behind Sithole with her 17-year old sister at home.
“Sithole started accusing the girl of stealing his US$56 and told her that he would report the case to the police if she refused to meet his demands.
“He asked the girl to give him s*x so that he would save her from getting arrested.
“Sithole tried to force her but he was overpowered and the girl locked herself in the bedroom.
“She came out the following morning but Sithole went on to assault her using an electric cable until she gave in and had s*x with him” said Insp Chishiri.
He raped her once.
The girl told their neighbour about the incident and she was encouraged to make a police report.
Meanwhile, Piason Shonhai (21), of Dzaramba Village, Chief Nyashanu, in Buhera is assisting police with investigations for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl on their way from church last week.
Inspector Chishiri said the girl was on her way from church last Sunday in the company of Starn Mun’on’o of the same village when Shonhai joined them on their way home.
“Mun’on’o got to his place and left Shonhai and the girl to proceed on their journey.
“On their way, Shonhai started proposing but she refused.
“Since there was no one close to them, Shonhai grabbed the girl’s hand and dragged her to a nearby bush and raped her,” he said.
Source: Manica Post