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Uncle and niece jailed 30 years for forcibly r*ping neighbour

Wedza uncle (28)and his niece (20) were sentenced to 15 years in prison each at Marondera Magistrates’ Court after they were found guilty of r*pe and setting up a neighbour for r*pe, respectively.

The woman was  charged after she set up her 15-year-old neighbour to be r*ped by her uncle.

On the 27th of January 2024, the niece approached the complainant  (15), pretending that she wanted to sleep over at the girl’s house.

The second accused, the niece, gave the excuse that her grandmother was not around and she was afraid to sleep alone.

After the complainant agreed, the second accused( the niece) asked her to accompany her back home as she had forgotten her phone.

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The two entered the thatched kitchen when they got to the accused’s compound; that is when the the niece closed the door and stood, blocking the exit.

The first accused (uncle ) tripped the minor from behind her and caused her to fall. The first accused person (the uncle) then forcibly r*ped the minor once while his niece watched the ordeal.

The two then ordered the young girl to return home and shut her mouth. She was threatened to be killed if she ever told anyone about what happened

The arrest and sentencing of uncle and niece for r*pe

The complainant returned home and kept her mouth shut as her parents were not around, and she was with her younger siblings at home.

The matter came to light on 3 February 2024 when the complainant told her aunt who reported the matter to the police leading to the arrest of the accused persons.

“The pair was sentenced to 15 years imprisonment each”, said the NPAZ

The complainant shared her ordeal with her aunt on the 3rd of February 2024. The aunt reported the matter to the police, which led to the arrest of the two accused.

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