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Uncle turns niece into sex slave

by Agencies
10 Oct 2019 at 15:06hrs | Views
A MAN from Matobo district in Matabeleland South province, has been arrested and appeared in court on allegations of turning his 13-year-old niece into a sex slave, and reportedly pimping her out to sex starved men in the district, it has been heard.

The 36-year-old man, from Mabhulununi Village under Chief Masuku allegedly, raped his niece from January this year, until it was discovered recently.

The court heard that he would also pimp her out to friends in exchange for favours and money.

The two were staying in the same village during the time of the rape and the matter came to light after he dosed off next to the complainant after raping her.

The alleged rapist appeared before Bulawayo provincial magistrate Mrs Ulukile Mlea Ndlovu charged with four counts of rape.

He was remanded him in custody to 22 October this year and advised him to approach the High Court for bail.

Prosecuting, Mr Nkathazo Dlodlo alleged that sometime in January this year, the complainant and her uncle were in the bush looking for cattle where he ordered the complainant to lie down on the ground but she refused.

Mr Dlodlo alleged that the juvenile attempted escape but her uncle caught up with her and pushed her to the ground, threatening to kill her.

"The accused removed his trousers and raped her once. Three days later, the accused entered the complainant's bedroom and raped her again," Mr Dlodlo said.

"The accused person continued raping the complainant several times and almost on a daily basis until the end of May this year."

During the time of the abuse, Mr Dlodlo said the accused constantly threatened his niece not to divulge the rape to anyone.

The court heard that at the end of May, the complainant visited Bulawayo and went back to her village in September.

"Three days after she went back home, the accused entered her bedroom and raped her once and threatened her with violence if she revealed the rape to anyone.

On October 5, at around 9pm, the accused went to his nieces' bedroom with his blankets and slept besides her before proceeding to rape her without protection," Mr Dlodlo said.

He told the court that at around 11pm, one Meluleki Moyo knocked on the juvenile's door and asked about her uncle's whereabouts. The juvenile exposed his uncle who was still inside.

Source - Agencies

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