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A MBERENGWA man has appeared before the courts in Gweru on allegations of raping a 9 year old primary school girl after threatening to cut her head off.

Samson Mubape, 22, who resides in village Bani under Chief Mapiravana appeared before regional magistrate, Morgan Nemadire on Tuesday.

He was remanded to Thursday for judgment.

The court heard that Mubabe pounced on the minor on her way from school.

He allegedly grabbed and dragged her into a nearby bush where he raped the girl before threatening to kill her.

After the rape Mubape told the girl that they were now lovers and that she should always walk alone when coming from school.

Prisca Kanhukamwe, for the State, told the court that on an unknown date but sometime in February 2014 at around 4:30PM the girl was on her way from school when Mubape met her along a footpath.

“The accused ordered the girl to come closer to him before grabbing her hand and dragged her to a nearby bush where he tripped the juvenile to the ground before undressing her and raping her,” she said.

The State further stated that on three other occasions in the same month of February 2014 Mubape waited for the girl on the same spot and dragged her to the same bush where he would rape again.

However, on the 17th May 2014 the girl’s mother discovered scars on her daughter’s privates and enquired what had happened to her.

It was then that the narrated the rape ordeal. A report was made to the police leading to the arrest of Mubape.

Source : New Zimbabwe