Gokwe man rapes, murders two girls


IN an incident that has shocked Gokwe villagers, a man allegedly locked two of his neighbour’s children aged two and four years in his kitchen hut and raped them before poisoning them.


Daniel Chiyangwa (45) of Nenyonga village appeared before Gokwe resident magistrate Shepherd Mjanja facing rape and murder charges on Tuesday and was remanded in custody to February 4.

The court heard that on January 7, Chiyangwa allegedly called the little girls into his kitchen hut, locked the door and raped them before poisoning them. Chiyangwa then placed the two girls’ bodies in his BMW vehicle parked at his homestead.

Some villagers found the girls’ bodies in Chiyangwa’s BMW and made a report to the police, leading to his arrest.