Masvingo – Morgan Chikomo, an 18-year-old man from Rugara Village under Chief Serima, Chartsworth in Gutu has been dragged to court facing charges of raping his mentally challenged niece.
He appeared before Masvingo Magistrate Bishard Chineka.
State prosecutor Liberty Hove said on October 17, 2021, the complainant was at the accused’s place. The accused then ordered the complaint to carry his chair and accompany him to a homestead where he was employed as a domestic worker.
Upon arrival they then proceeded to the grazing area where Chikomo had sexual intercourse with the complainant without her consent.
After the act the accused then ordered the complainant to dress up and not to disclose the matter to anyone. Chikomo pleaded not guilty and argued that he was the younger of the two and could therefore not have raped the complainant.
“Who do you think was raped? I am (18) and she is (23)”, said Chikomo.
The case was adjourned to November 23 2021 for judgement. https://masvingomirror.com