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A nine-year-old girl from Chitungwiza nailed a 56-year-old man who raped her friend after she made a police report that led to the perpetrator’s arrest.

The man will spend 15 years in jail.The victim, also nine, told her friend how their landlord had raped her and given her a packet of roasted maize (maputi) to keep quiet. Testifying in court, the victim’s friend narrated how as soon as she was told of the rape, the two went to policemen patrolling their neighbourhood and made a report.

She said they did not go to the victim’s mother because they thought she would not do anything about it.

The man was immediately arrested.

The rape occurred on January 31 this year when the victim was left in her sister’s custody as the mother went to work.

The man denied a rape charge before Chitungwiza regional magistrate Ms Estere Chivasa but was convicted after prosecutor Mr Lovet Muringwa presented a g case against him.

The man dismissed the allegation as malicious because he had served notice to evict the victim’s family from his property. He also claimed to have erectile dysfunction.

However, Ms Chivasa dismissed the eviction claim because the police report was made without the mother’s knowledge.

“The fact that she reported the matter without her mother’s knowledge totally crushed the accused’s defence.

“What the girl did was very clever because after noting the relationship between her mother and the accused she knew that if she told her the matter would not have been reported,” said Ms Chivasa.

This was after the perpetrator had told the court that he used to borrow pornographic material from the girl’s mother, indicating that they had a close relationship.

Source : The Herald