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» » Mwenezi man rapes sleeping sister

Cephas Shava

- A 21-year-old man from Muchene village five under Chief Chitanga found her sister fast asleep in her bedroom and decided to rape her, the Mwenezi court heard last week.
Appearing before magistrate Honest Musiiwa, the man, who cannot be named to protect the victim, was not formally charged of rape as defined in Section 65 (1) (a) of the Criminal Law Codification and Reform Act Chapter 9:23 but was remanded in custody. 
The prosecutor, Angelinah Makonya stated that on November 15, 2017, the accused found her 15-year-old sister fast asleep in her bedroom hut.
He then dragged the minor to the floor and when she tried to cry for help, the accused threatened her and raped her once while holding her neck.
After the ordeal, the victim reported the matter to her grandmother who then filed a police report leading to the accused's arrest.local

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