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Mwenezi man jailed 20 years for raping daughter

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Mwenezi man jailed 20 years for raping daughter



CHIREDZI – Magistrate Vimbai Mutukwa has sentenced a Mwenezi man to 20 years in jail for raping his biological daughter (name withheld) aged 15.
The 36-year-old man from Mutiusinazita Village under Chief Mazetese will effectively serve 18 years after Magistrate Mutukwa suspended two years of the sentence.
He was found guilty after a full trial and despite an innocent plea. The man had been staying with his daughter since 2015 when he divorced his wife.
Circumstances are that on February 11, 2024, the man raped his daughter after threatening to whip her. He then threatened her against disclosing the matter to anyone.
The rape continued until the girl narrated the ordeal to her mother who accompanied her to file a Police report leading to the man’s arrest.
Tanyaradzwa Tinagwo prosecuted.

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