MWENEZI – A man from Village 4, Munyamani under Chief Maranda in Mwenezi is in custody after he pulled out his sister-in-law (16) from class on the guise that her brother had died and then allegeldy raped her three times on the way home.
Edwin Gwasiya (29) has appeared before Resident Magistrate Honesty Musiiwa facing three counts of rape.
The girl who is a young sister to the accused’s wife attends a local school.
Lighton Katsidzira representing the State said on November 12, 2020 at 11am Gwasiya went to the school and requested the complainant on the guise that her brother had passed away.
The two went home in a scotch cart.
The accused took a route which leads to his house and this surprised the sister in law who asked why they were using the wrong direction. The accused said he wanted to collect some money from his house.
Gwasiya then started to fondle the complainant and she jumped out of the scotchcart and ran away.
The accused followed the juvenile and caught her. He grabbed her by the neck and tripped her down.
He then allegedly raped her with his hands covering her mouth.
They proceeded home and the accused allegedly raped the complainant two more times along the way.
At home the accused told the complainant that she was now his wife. He told the complainant that he was marrying her because her parents had taken away her sister.
The complainant went to fetch some water at the borehole and ran away to her grandmother’s place and narrated the story.
The matter was reported to the Police and the juvenile was referred to Neshuro District Hospital where she was examined leading to the accused’s arrest. https://masvingomirror.com