A Grade 5 learner at school in Harare disclosed to her teacher that she had been raped twice by a relative last year at her grandparents’ house in Mbare.
ZRP spokesperson in Harare Metropolitan Province, Inspector Luckmore Chakanza, said the 19-year-old suspected rapist is on the run.
He also said the girl was referred to Sally Mugabe Hospital for medical care. Said Insp Chakanza:
Police are investigating a case where a minor child was raped two times in a room where she was left sleeping.
Circumstances are that sometime in December 2021, the complainant and her brother were left by their mother at their grandparents’ place.
They stayed at the place for two days and during one of the nights, the accused entered the room where the complainant was sleeping together with her brother and raped the complainant without protection.
On another night at the same place, the accused sneaked into the room again and raped the victim.
The complainant did not tell anyone what had happened to her until November 7 this year when she told her male teacher, who informed the girl’s mother.