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Schoolgirl raped by ‘phone-charging’ man

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A ZVISHAVANE man allegedly raped and impregnated a Form 3 girl after charging her cellphone at Ndaba village under Chief Masunda.

ALLIEWAY NYONI
OWN CORRESPONDENT

Emmanuel Dziva (26) appeared before Zvishavane magistrate Story Rushambwa, who referred the case to the Gweru Regional Court for trial on July 7.

It was the State’s case that on September 24 2013, the girl went to Dziva’s house and asked if she could charge a cellphone using his solar charger.

The State said Dziva told the girl to enter his hut and place the cellphone on the charger herself.

It was alleged that when she went inside, Dziva locked the door and grabbed the girl and raped her once.

The girl fell pregnant, but concealed both the rape and pregnancy.

The girl’s mother discovered that her daughter was pregnant when the girl visited her in Harare, but she refused to reveal the identity of the person responsible.

Her mother tasked different people to interrogate her on the pregnancy, but the girl remained tightlipped.

The girl’s mother took her to Glen View Police Station in Harare where cops interrogated her and she lied that her ex-boyfriend was responsible. The mother then ordered the girl to pack her bags and head to the person who impregnated her and that was when she revealed that she had been raped by Dziva.

They returned to the Glen View Police Station which in turn alerted the Zvishavane Police Station leading to Dziva’s arrest.
Dziva was remanded out of custody to July 7.

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